Medical Board of Australia

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Medical Board of Australia

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) 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 
  • if intending to practise medicine in Australia longer term, provide evidence to confirm satisfactory progress towards meeting the requirements for general registration or specialist 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.

Further details can be found in the registration standard for limited registration for postgraduate training or supervised practice.

Page reviewed 5/05/2015