Medical Registration

To work as a medical practitioner in Australia you must be verified by the Australian Medical Council (AMC) and then apply for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

At Global Medics, we are experts in assisting you through the registration process. The pathway to registration varies on a case by case basis depending on the background and qualifications of each doctor. Please contact the Global Medics Australia team to be directed to your dedicated consultant for advice on which pathway to Australian registration is most relevant to you.

We assist with various pathways to registration:

Australian Medical Council (AMC)

  • Primary Source Verification - ECFMG and EPIC
  • Competent Authority Pathway
  • Standard Pathway
  • Specialist Pathway

Australian Health Practitioners Regulatory Authority (AHPRA)

  • General
  • Specialist
  • Limited
  • Short term training in a medical specialty pathway

College Applications

  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  • Australasian College for Emergency Medicine
  • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
  • Australian College of Rural & Remote Medicine
  • Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists
  • Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • Royal Australian College of Ophthalmologists
  • College of Intensive Care Medicine
  • Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
  • Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Radiologists
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 

English Language Test

An English Language Proficiency test is required for all international medical graduates who require registration in Australia.

Exemptions may apply when the applicant can provide evidence of secondary education and/or
tertiary qualifications in the relevant professional discipline in the UK, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa or the USA, where English is the native or first language.

Applicants will need to submit evidence to the AHPRA of competency in speaking and communicating in English by having completed an English Language Test to the following standard

  1. the IELTS (academic module) with a minimum overall score of 7 and a minimum score of 7 in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking)
  2. the OET with a minimum score of B in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking)
  3. the PTE Academic with a minimum overall score of 65 and a minimum score of 65 in each of the four communicative skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking)
  4. the TOEFL iBT with a minimum total score of 94 and the following minimum score in each section of the test

Certificates of Good Standing

International medical graduates will require a Certificate of Good Standing (COGS) to be registered with AHPRA. Note that these Certificates of Good Standing must be sent directly from the Licensing Authority to AHPRA. You may not have these in your possession. AHPRA will not accept faxed copies.

Certificates of Good Standing

Applicants are required to apply for an international criminal history check (ICHC) from an AHPRA approved vendor, who will provide the ICHC report to the applicant, and directly to AHPRA. ICHC results are valid for three months from the date of issue.

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