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.
Learn more about the Competent Authority pathway, Specialist pathway, and Short-Term Training in a Medical Specialty pathway.
The AMC manages the primary source verification of medical credentials related to these pathways.
The AMC is not responsible for the eligibility and assessment processes of these pathways.
The AMC provides advice to the Medical Board of Australia (the Board) to make decisions on which competent authorities are recognised.
This pathway is for International Medical Graduates (IMGs) who are non-specialist or specialists (including general practitioners) and are seeking general registration with the Board.
This pathway is managed by the Medical Board of Australia.
The AMC accredits the specialist medical colleges and Specialist International Medical Graduate (SIMG) assessment processes against the approved accreditation standards on behalf of the Medical Board of Australia (the Board).
The Board’s approved programs of study as providing a qualification for the purposes of specialist registration is available on the Board’s website.
Through the Specialist pathway, overseas-trained specialists can apply to the relevant Specialist Medical College(s) for the following:
The AMC does not conduct assessments for the Specialist pathway. The relevant Australian Specialist Medical College undertakes these.
The short term training in a medical specialty pathway is for International Medical Graduates (IMGs) who are overseas-trained specialists or specialists-in-training who intend to undertake a short period (usually up to 24 months) of specialist or advanced training in Australia.
The AMC does not conduct assessments for the short term training in a medical specialty pathway.
To practise medicine in Australia, you must be registered with the Medical Board of Australia.
The AMC has no role in processing applications for registration or in granting registration.