Postgraduate Training or Supervised Practice

The information on this page is specific to 'Limited registration for postgraduate training or supervised practice' (s.66 of the National Law).

Typically, this type of registration is for International Medical Graduates (IMGs) who are undertaking supervised training in Australian hospitals or other health care facilities. Registrants may intend to return to their country of training after completing their training in Australia, or may propose to have their specialist qualifications assessed by an Australian specialist college. This is also a suitable type of registration for medical practitioners who are undertaking training so that they can sit the Australian Medical Council (AMC) examination.

Medical practitioners with this type of registration must comply with the Medical Board of Australia’s registration standard on limited registration for postgraduate training or supervised practice that includes:

  • compliance with a supervision plan 
  • compliance with a training plan 
  • authorising and facilitating the provision of regular reports from their supervisors to the Board about their safety and competence to practise 
  • satisfactory performance in the postgraduate training or supervised practice position 
  • if intending to practise medicine in Australia longer term, providing evidence to confirm satisfactory progress towards meeting the qualifications required for general registration or specialist registration

Medical practitioners with this type of registration are in one of three pathways to registration:

  • Competent Authority Pathway (prior to 1 July 2014) 
  • Standard Pathway or 
  • Specialist Pathway

See also the Medical Board of Australia’s registration standard for limited registration for postgraduate training or supervised practice.