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Medical schools

Accreditation of medical schools and their programs of study

The Australian Medical Council (the AMC) is responsible for accrediting education providers and their programs of study for the medical profession.

The AMC assesses medical schools and their programs of study against the approved accreditation standards.

Accreditation standards take effect on the day that they are published on the Medical Board of Australia’s website or on a later day stated in the standard.

Approved accreditation standards

Document Name PDF Accessible format Publish Date Date of Effect
Current: Standards for Assessment and Accreditation of Primary Medical Programs by the Australian Medical Council

Date of Board approval: 28 June 2023
Word version
(290 KB, DOCX)
31 July 2023 1 January 2024
Retired: Accreditation Standards for Primary Medical Education Providers and their Program of Study and Graduate Outcome Statements

Date of Board approval: 12 December 2012


  21 December 2012 21 December 2012

Implementation of the revised accreditation standards

The AMC has published and is developing further implementation materials and guidance for medical schools to support implementation of the revised standards from 2024.

Approved programs of study for general registration

The AMC provides accreditation reports to the Board on the programs of study it has accredited. The Board may then approve, or refuse to approve, the accredited program of study as providing a qualification for the purposes of registration. An approval may be granted subject to conditions.

The Board has approved the following accredited programs of study as providing a qualification for the purposes of general registration.

An online search is also available for all approved programs of study.

Page reviewed 27/12/2023