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

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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.

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icon of a megaphoneStep 1: Notice of intent

The Notice of Intent must be submitted at least 12 months in advance of the planned implementation of the program.

An organisation wishing to apply for accreditation as a WBA provider must submit a Notice of Intent with the AMC. This notice allows AMC to schedule a review of the application and advise on application timelines.

Download the Notice of Intent form.

Completed forms can be submitted via email to

Step 2: Application for initial accreditation

The submission must be lodged at least six months in advance of the planned implementation of the program. 

Applicants must make a submission to the AMC detailing how the proposed program will meet the accreditation standards.

The AMC Prevocational Standards Accreditation Committee will assess the submission against the standards and make a recommendation to the AMC Directors on initial accreditation. AMC Directors make an accreditation decision based on this recommendation.

The fee for a new WBA application is currently $2500 (excluding GST). There is also an annual monitoring fee for WBA programs of $1000 (excluding GST).

Download the template for application for initial accreditation as a workplace–based assessment provider.

Icon of lines of text with ticks next to themStep 3: Initial accreditation granted

Based on the recommendation of the Prevocational Standards Accreditation Committee, the AMC will consider approval for initial accreditation.

An icon of a stethoscopeStep 4: Implementation of the WBA program

Following approval for initial accreditation, the WBA program may commence delivery.

An icon of a clipboard with a tickStep 5: First cohort completes the program

At completion of the program, candidate assessment results are considered by the AMC Assessment Committee for endorsement of AMC Certificate for general registration.

An icon of a badge with a tick in the middleStep 6: AMC accreditation

After considering the results of the first cohort, the AMC will consider the program for full accreditation. Accreditation may be granted for up to four years.

Step 7: Annual monitoring

The AMC will seek annual reports from the provider on how the program continues to meet the accreditation standards for AMC-accredited WBA providers.

Before the accreditation of the program expires, the provider may seek reaccreditation for up to four years via an accreditation extension submission

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