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.
There are four pathways:
The AMC manages the assessment process for the Standard Pathway (AMC assessments) only; it does not manage the competent authority pathway, specialist pathway, or short-term training in a medical specialty pathway.
The AMC has no role in processing applications for registration or in granting registration which is a function of the Medical Board of Australia (the Board).
International Medical Graduates who wish to practise medicine in Australia will need to complete a pathway to be eligible for registration with the Board.
Suitable if you are seeking general registration and have a qualification from an institution recognised by the AMC.
The AMC manages the primary source verification of medical credentials related to these pathways:
Competent Authority Pathway
If you are seeking general registration, have an eligible medical degree (final medical diploma/primary qualification) and have confirmed you are eligible for competent authority assessment by the Medical Board of Australia.
If you are an overseas-trained specialist seeking specialist recognition /applying for an area of need specialist level position with an eligible medical degree and relevant specialist qualifications, training and experience.
Short-Term Training in a Medical Specialty Pathway
If you are an overseas-trained specialist seeking short-term specialist training with a specialist level position and an eligible medical degree and relevant specialist qualifications, training and experience.
The AMC is not responsible for the eligibility and assessment process of these pathways.