18 Dec 2015
The Medical Board of Australia has warned overseas doctors to take care before handing over money or official registration documents to anyone purporting to arrange medical registration in Australia.
There are no short cuts to medical registration in Australia, so overseas practitioners should make sure they get information from reputable third parties only and double check any advice with information published on the Medical Board of Australia website.
The Board issued the warning after receiving inquiries from international medical practitioners who have received fraudulent documentation about job offers in Australia.
The Medical Board of Australia sets the professional standards that all registered medical practitioners must meet, and with other medical authorities, assesses international applicants for registration to make sure they have the skills to provide safe care in Australia.
There are a number of established pathways to registration in Australia and they all involve robust assessment, and thorough document and identity checking.
Information about the registration pathway for international medical graduates is published on the Medical Board of Australia website.
If you have a concern, contact the Board via AHPRA or via telephone on 1300 419 495 (in Australia).