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.
The AMC remains committed to delivering quality clinical examinations to international medical graduates (candidates) seeking medical registration in Australia.
In response to the COVID pandemic, the AMC temporarily closed, in March 2020, the National Test Centre (NTC) in Melbourne. To ensure candidates could continue with the clinical examination, the AMC developed an online clinical examination delivery format. This new format was launched in March 2021.
However, the online clinical examination format is significantly less economic for the AMC than the face-to-face examinations conducted at the NTC.
Following review of these additional expenses, the AMC has found it necessary to apply a $400 levy to the online clinical examination fees. This will be introduced on 1 January 2023, and is additional to the $200 fee increase.
The levy will be reviewed as changes are made to the online clinical examination format.
The NTC was re-opened in March 2022 and this $400 levy does not apply to clinical examinations conducted at the NTC.