Some IMGs in the Standard Pathway can have their clinical skills and
knowledge assessed in the workplace by AMC-accredited authorities as
an alternative to the AMC Clinical Examination. However, the program
currently has limited availability, with five pilot assessment programs
available. The AMC is not responsible for securing employment for
Workplace-based assessment of your performance in everyday clinical
practice in the Australian healthcare setting tracks your progress in
integrating clinical knowledge and skills as a basis for safe and
effective clinical judgments and decision making. It also assesses how
well you deal with patients and whether you work productively in a team
of healthcare professionals.The content and the assessment standard of accredited
workplace-based assessment programs are approved by the AMC and overseen
by members of the AMC Board of Examiners, who ensure that the format
and content of the assessments are consistent with the required
The assessment methods for workplace-based assessment programs are
rigorous and structured. Disciplines covered include medicine and
surgery; obstetrics and gynaecology; paediatrics; and psychiatry.
Before you can take part in a workplace-based performance
assessment, you must have passed the AMC CAT MCQ Examination and been
granted limited registration by the Medical Board of Australia. You need
limited registration to be employed in an approved clinical position
for workplace-based assessment.
Accredited assessment programs
Workplace-based assessment programs must be accredited by the AMC.
To date, accredited workplace-based assessment programs are available on a pilot basis at the sites shown in Table 2.
Table 2 : AMC-accredited workplace based assessment program providers
|Goulburn Valley Health
|Monash Health (Formerly Southern Health)
|Hunter New England Local Health District
||Newcastle, Armidale and Tamworth, New South Wales
|Launceston General Hospital
||Launceston and Burnie, Tasmania
|Western Australia Health
||Bunbury and Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
|Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)
||Rural and remote areas nationally
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Applying for a place
To apply for a workplace-based assessment program, you first need to
contact the relevant workplace-based assessment manager at the site
where you intend to work or are already working. The authority will
explain the selection and application process and any additional
requirements before offering you a place in the assessment program.
Some authorities require you to undertake a pre–workplace-based
assessment program in addition to meeting the AMC's eligibility
The accredited authority has the final responsibility for offering
places in its workplace-based assessment program. The AMC has no role
in securing employment for workplace-based assessment.