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International medical graduates in the competent authority pathway

General registration may be granted to international medical graduates who have met the eligibility criteria of the competent authority pathway and who have satisfactorily completed approved supervised practise in Australia.

How to apply for registration

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

All other application forms can be accessed on our forms page.

Requirements for general registration

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 course of study at a medical school listed by both the Australian Medical Council (AMC) and the World Directory of Medical Schools or other publications approved by the AMC and/or the Board. An approved course of study means that you must be able to demonstrate that you have completed a medical curriculum leading to an entitlement to registration in the country issuing the degree to practise clinical medicine.
Primary source verification of your qualifications Provide evidence that you have applied for, or have the results of, primary source verification of your medical qualifications by an authority approved by the Board. 

You must apply to the Australian Medical Council who will verify your qualifications through the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) Electronic Portofolio of International Credentials (EPIC).
Medical internship or comparable Provide evidence of satisfactory completion of a medical internship or comparable.
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 ( template form WRIG-30 ) completed by your Board approved supervisor(s).
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