FAQ for competent authority pathway

UK/Ireland - Categories B and F 

The Board will now accept certain medical courses that are accredited by a competent authority, but which are conducted outside the competent authority country. The eligible courses are on the Board’s list on the Competent Authority pathway page.

To be eligible your course must be on the Board’s list of eligible offshore courses.

The Board’s list includes some courses that are completed in two countries (a competent authority country and another country). To be eligible your course must be on the Board’s list.

No – the experience component (Foundation year 1 or other prescribed internship/experience) must be completed in one of the five competent authority countries (UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, NZ).

If you have a qualification which is now on the eligible offshore courses list but have already passed the AMC MCQ and have been granted limited registration and are now completing your 12 months supervised practice in Australia, you can use your internship equivalent in a competent authority country or your Australian experience to meet the experience component required for the Competent Authority pathway Category B or F.

Following successful completion of 12 months supervised practice in Australia you can apply for general registration without completing the AMC clinical examination.

 

USA - Category G

If you have successfully completed the COMLEX-USA from 2005, passed the AMC MCQ and have been granted limited registration and are now completing your 12 months supervised practice in Australia, you can use your two-year residency in the USA or your Australian clinical experience to meet the experience component required for the Competent Authority pathway category G.

Following successful completion of 12 months supervised practice in Australia you can apply for general registration without completing the AMC clinical examination.

1If you are using experience completed in a different competent authority country to the one where you completed your assessment or you are using experience completed in Australia, the experience component must be exactly as defined in the category where your assessment was completed. For example, the experience component in Category D and G (USA) is two years.

 
 
 
Page reviewed 16/09/2020