Australian and New Zealand medical graduates

The Board has an approved a registration standard for Granting general registration as a medical practitioner to Australian and New Zealand medical graduates on completion of intern training that defines the requirements that Australian or New Zealand medical graduates must meet to be granted general registration.

There are different requirements for Australian and New Zealand medical graduates depending on where they completed their medical internship.

  • Australian and New Zealand medical graduates who completed an accredited internship in Australia or New Zealand are not required to complete any additional supervised practise to become eligible for general registration.
  • Australian and New Zealand medical graduates who have completed a medical internship in another country are required to satisfactorily complete 12 months (47 weeks full-time equivalent) of approved supervised practice in Australia to familiarise themselves with the Australian health care system before being eligible for general registration.

How to apply for registration

If you hold provisional registration, you can apply for general registration online.

Requirements for general registration

Australian and New Zealand medical graduates who have completed an accredited internship in Australia or New Zealand

Mandatory registration standards You must meet the requirements of the registration standards for:
  • English language skills
  • recency of practice
  • professional indemnity insurance
Proof of identity Provide evidence of proof of identity in accordance with the Board's and AHPRA’s proof of identity policy as revised from time to time.
Medical qualifications Provide evidence of having been awarded a primary degree in medicine and surgery, after completing an approved program of study from an Australian or New Zealand medical school accredited by the Australian Medical Council.
Medical internship Provide evidence of completion of your accredited medical internship in Australia or New Zealand.

Your employer will send evidence directly to AHPRA of your completion of an accredited internship.
Criminal history check Complete a criminal history check in accordance with guidance issued from time to time by the Board or AHPRA.
Fees Pay the required fee(s).

Australian and New Zealand medical graduates who completed a medical internship in another country

Mandatory registration standards You must meet the requirements of the registration standards for:
  • English language skills
  • recency of practice
  • professional indemnity insurance
Proof of identity Provide evidence of proof of identity in accordance with the Board's and AHPRA’s proof of identity policy as revised from time to time.
Medical qualifications Provide evidence of having been awarded a primary degree in medicine and surgery, after completing an approved program of study from an Australian or New Zealand medical school accredited by the Australian Medical Council.
Medical internship or comparable Provide evidence of satisfactory completion of a medical internship or comparable outside of Australia or New Zealand.
Supervised practice in Australia Provide evidence that you have satisfactorily completed 12 months (47 weeks full-time equivalent) of approved supervised practice. This must be in the form of work performance reports completed by your Board approved supervisor(s). You can use the template form for international medical graduates (template form WRIG-30).
Letter of recommendation Provide a letter of recommendation for general registration from your Director of Training, Director of Medical Services (or equivalent) or your Board approved principal supervisor.
Registration history Provide details of registration history outside of Australia. If you previously had, or currently have registration as a health practitioner in a country outside of Australia, you are also required to arrange certificates of good standing/registration status (or equivalent type of certificate) from each registration authority that you have been registered with in the past 10 years. The certificates should be supplied directly to the Board from the relevant registration authority, unless the relevant authority confirms it is not able to issue a certificate directly to the Board.
Curriculum vitae Provide a curriculum vitae that meets the standard format that has been approved by the Board.
Criminal history check Complete a criminal history check in accordance with guidance issued from time to time by the Board or AHPRA.
Fees Pay the required fee(s).

Documents supporting your application

If you have previously been, or are currently registered in a health profession in Australia under the National Scheme and have therefore provided information to a Board previously, some of the documentation requirements for registration may be waived. In most cases, the application forms indicate whether a requirement or document is waived.

All documents submitted to support an application for registration must comply with our requirements for certifying and translating documents.

You may be required to submit additional information in support of your application to help the Board determine whether you are suitable for general registration.

 
 
Page reviewed 27/08/2018