Below is a list of specialist medical colleges accredited by the Australian Medical Council. For information on college fees and processes, please visit the website of the relevant college.
Fields of specialist practice
The AMC assesses specialist and area of need specialist applications for the colleges and fields of specialtist practice listed in the document below.
Download Fields of specialist practice (including subspecialties and code) (PDF 74KB).
College assessment procedures
The specialist medical colleges' assessment procedures follow the formal assessment programs for local trainees.
The assessment may include:
- initial assessment of documentary evidence of specialist training
overseas and relevant experience, including a review of log books etc.
- a formal interview
- Part I (primary) examination of the relevant college (or a modified examination based on the Part I examination)
- further specialist training
- Part II (membership or fellowship) examination (or a modified examination based on the Part II examination).
Most colleges require applicants to present for an examination as part of the assessment process.
The colleges may change their assessment requirements and procedures at
any time. For further information on college assessment of
applications, see Application Procedures and Requirements for Specialist Assessment or contact the relevant college.
You should approach the relevant specialist medical college for fee information or check its website.
You are advised to check the website of the relevant specialist medical college for information on its specific requirements. The advice the AMC has received from some specialist medical colleges about their specific requirements is summarised below.
Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists
The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) has
advised that Sri Lankan applicants must have completed their specialist
training and examinations and have had two years further experience in
either the United Kingdom or Australia to be recognised as an
independent specialist in Sri Lanka. As all applicants must be
recognised as independent specialists in their country of training, Sri
Lankan applicants seeking assessment through ANZCA must meet this
requirement to be eligible for assessment.
Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine
Applicants seeking assessment through the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) should visit the ACRRM website to confirm that they meet the eligibility requirements to apply for assessment.
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and
Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) has advised that applicants whose specialist
training was completed in Malaysia need to include in their application
a 'gazetted' letter confirming the date they were recognised as a
specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology in Malaysia.
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
Applicants seeking assessment through the Royal Australian and New
Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) should first complete the
RANZCO Self Assessment & Explanatory Notes for International Medical
Graduates and thoroughly read the assessment information available on
the RANZCO website.
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) does
not accept area of need specialist applications. Applicants should
complete and submit the Specialist Application Form with the required
documentation as listed in the checklists in the form. Applicants are
advised to do a 'self-categorisation' through the RACGP website
to help them understand which category they may be assigned to. The
self-assessment is only a guide. The RACGP will make all final
eligibility and categorisation decisions.
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Applicants seeking assessment through the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) are advised to visit the RACS website
to familiarise themselves with the Checklist of Requisite
Documentation for Specialist and Area of Need Assessment. Applicants
must have worked in the specific specialty they want to be assessed in
within the past two years to be eligible to apply.