The Australian Medical Council is an organisation whose work impacts across the lands of Australia and New Zealand.

The Australian Medical Council acknowledges the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples as the original Australians and the Māori People as the tangata whenua (Indigenous) Peoples of Aotearoa (New Zealand). We recognise them as the traditional custodians of knowledge for these lands.

We pay our respects to them and to their Elders, both past, present and emerging, and we recognise their enduring connection to the lands we live and work on, and honour their ongoing connection to those lands, its waters and sky.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of people who have passed away.

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The Australian Medical Council Limited (AMC) is an independent national standards body for medical education and assessment. Its purpose is to ensure that the standards of education, training and assessment of the medical profession promote and protect the health of the Australian community. 

The AMC is a Company Limited by Guarantee and a registered charity. It is subject to the Corporations Act 2001 and the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012 and operates in accordance with its Constitution. 

The AMC is appointed under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009 as the external accreditation authority for medicine. We operate under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (NRAS) working with the Medical Board of Australia and Ahpra. 

AMC's purpose

Our role in accreditation includes:

Developing standards for medical education and training at medical school, intern and specialist medical training stages and programs for endorsement of medical registration. Assessing, monitoring and accrediting programs against the standards

Our role in assessment includes:

Assessing International Medical Graduates via the Standard Pathway to apply for registration to practise medicine in Australia.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and Māori Health

Learn how the AMC is delivering on its commitment to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and Māori peoples.