Limited registration for postgraduate training or supervised practice
Typically, this type of registration is for international medical graduates (IMGs) who are undertaking supervised training in Australian hospitals or other health-care facilities.
IMGs may intend to return to their country of training after completing their training in Australia, or may seek to complete the requirements to become eligible for general or specialist registration.
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) clinical 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, which includes requirements that they:
- comply with a supervision plan
- comply with a training plan
- authorise and facilitate the provision of regular reports from their supervisors to the Board about their safety and competence to practise
- perform satisfactorily in the postgraduate training or supervised practice position, and
- provide evidence to confirm satisfactory progress towards meeting the requirements for general registration or specialist registration. Medical practitioners are exempt from this requirement if they will not apply for more than three renewals of registration.
Medical practitioners with this type of registration are in one of three pathways leading to general or specialist registration:
- competent authority pathway (prior to 1 July 2014)
- standard pathway, or
- specialist pathway.
For more information see the registration standard for limited registration for postgraduate training or supervised practice.