30 Oct 2015
The Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council has approved the Medical Board of Australia’s revised registration standards for medical practitioners.
Registration standards define the requirements that applicants and registrants in the regulated professions need to meet to be registered.
The revised standards, approved on 27 August 2015, will come into effect progressively over the next 12 months, replacing existing standards.
There are revised standards for:
There are also revised registration standards for limited registration that apply to international medical graduates who do not qualify for general or specialist registration. They are:
Start dates for the standards vary:
The standards will be published soon and more information will be available on the Medical Board’s website. The Board will also advise medical practitioners directly through updates in the Medical Board’s electronic newsletter.
The standards were revised after a scheduled review, which included public consultation. National Boards today published consultation reports summarising the consultation processes, the logic for any changes and proposed next steps, including planned further work.
The following additional resources about the revised standards are available on the AHPRA website.