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The Specialist pathway – specialist recognition is for IMGs who are overseas-trained specialists applying for assessment of comparability to the standard of a specialist trained in that specialty in Australia. IMGs must apply to the Australian Medical Council (AMC) for primary source verification of their medical qualifications.
Specialist registration is available to medical practitioners who have been assessed by an AMC accredited specialist college as being eligible for a fellowship. A Fellowship is not a prerequisite for specialist registration. The Ministerial Council has approved a list of specialties, fields of specialty practice and specialist titles.
The Australian Medical Council (AMC) has assessed and accredited specialist medical education and training and professional development programs since 2002. From 2002 to July 2010, the AMC process for accreditation of specialist education and training programs was a voluntary quality improvement process in which all specialist colleges had agreed to participate. From 1 July 2010, the process is mandatory. The Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009 makes the accreditation of specialist training programs an element of the process for approval of programs for the purposes of specialist registration. Similarly, the Medical Board of Australia’s registration standards indicates that continuing professional development programs that meet AMC accreditation requirements also meet the Board’s continuing professional development requirements. While this is an Australian process, the Medical Council of New Zealand uses AMC accreditation reports to assist it to make decisions about recognising medical training programs in New Zealand. The AMC works with the Medical Council of New Zealand in reviewing bi-national training programs. Revised Medical Council of New Zealand criteria is available here.
Registration standards which are:
You must demonstrate to the Boards that your competency in speaking and communicating in English is sufficient to practise. International English Language Testing System or IELTS, is an international standardised test of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers.
If you declared you have criminal history in an overseas country or have lived overseas for a period of six consecutive months or more as an adult, you will also need to complete an international criminal history check (ICHC). You cannot register you until we have received and considered the results of your ICHC.
The limited registration postgraduate training or supervised practice as a medical practitioner application is to be used by international medical graduates who do not qualify for general or specialist registration and who wish to apply for limited registration to undertake supervised practice.
Minimum requirements for competently and safely providing services to the public. Meeting the requirements does not automatically satisfy your professional and ethical responsibilities for a particular scope of practice. You must ensure that you have the knowledge and skills necessary to provide safe and effective care.