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AUSTRALIA IMMIGRATION Intensive care Medicine / Echocardiography /Health care Quality Etc.

DOCTORS FOR AUSTRALIA Limited registration for area of need

Medical practitioners with limited registration for area of need are working under supervision in an area of Australia where there is a shortage of medical practitioners. They are usually registered to practice in a rural or remote location.

These practitioners have been assessed as having the necessary skills, training and experience to undertake this practice safely. The state or territory Minister for Health (or their delegate) must declare that the area in which the applicant will work is an ’area of need’.

New applicants who are eligible for the competent authority pathway or who already hold the AMC Certificate apply for provisional registration (they are not eligible to apply for limited registration).

The requirements for this type of registration are defined in the Medical Board of Australia’s registration standard for limited registration for area of need. The requirements include:

  • evidence of eligibility for registration via one of the following assessment pathways:
  • specialist pathway – area of need.
  • standard pathway
  • if you are applying for registration to work in a general skilled practice position, evidence of three years (full-time equivalent) experience in general practice or primary care
  • if you are applying via the standard pathway to work in a general practice position, successful completion of a pre-employment structured clinical interview (PESCI). Before you arrange a PESCI, Registration standard for limited registration for area of need also requires medical practitioners with this type of registration to:
  • comply with a supervision plan
  • comply with a professional development plan
  • authorize and facilitate the provision of regular reports from their supervisors about their safety and competence to practise
  • perform satisfactorily in the area of need position
  • provide evidence confirming satisfactory progress towards meeting the requirements required for general registration or specialist registration. Medical practitioners are exempt from this requirement if they will not apply for more than three renewals of registration.

Assessment of experience in general practice or primary care

 Assessment pathways to registration for international Medical Graduates

International medical graduates (IMGs) whose medical qualifications are from a medical school outside of Australia or New Zealand and who are seeking registration to practice medicine in Australia must provide evidence of eligibility to undertake one of the following assessment pathways:

  • Competent Authority pathway 
  • Standard pathway, or 
  • Specialist pathway   

The assessment process assesses the knowledge and clinical skills of IMGs seeking to qualify for medical registration in Australia.

  The Competent Authority pathway

The Competent Authority pathway is for overseas-trained non-specialists, but is also available to specialists, including general practitioners. This pathway leads to general registration.

IMGs who have passed recognised examinations or have completed training through a Board approved competent authority, can apply for assessment under this pathway.

IMGs applying for the Competent Authority pathway should apply directly to the Medical Board of Australia (the Board) for provisional registration.

The Standard pathway

The Standard pathway is for IMGs seeking general registration with the Board. This pathway applies to IMGs who are not eligible for the Competent Authority pathway or the Specialist pathway.

IMGs who have a primary qualification in medicine and surgery awarded by a training institution recognised by boththe Australian Medical Council and theWorld Directory of Medical Schools  (WDOMS) can apply for assessment under this pathway.

IMGs applying for the Standard pathway should apply directly to the Australian Medical Council (AMC).

IMGs must pass the AMC CAT MCQ Examination before they can apply to the Board for registration.

The Specialist pathway

The Specialist pathway is for the following IMGS: 

  • overseas-trained specialists applying for assessment of comparability to the standard of a specialist trained in that specialty in Australia (specialist recognition), and
  • overseas-trained specialists applying for an area of need specialist level position in Australia (area of need)

IMGs who have a primary qualification in medicine and surgery awarded by a training institution recognized by both the Australian Medical Council and the World Directory of Medical Schools (WDOMS) and who have satisfied all the training and examination requirements to practice in their field of specialty in their country of training, can apply for assessment under this pathway (specialist recognition or area of need).

IMGs applying for the Specialist pathway should apply directly to the relevant specialist medical college for assessment.

Learn more about the Specialist pathway.

Specialist medical colleges’ specialist pathway data are available on the Statistics page.

Short term training in a medical specialty pathway

The short term training in a medical specialty pathway is for IMGs who are overseas-trained specialists or specialists-in-training wishing to undertake a short period (usually up to 24 months) of specialist or advanced training in Australia.

This pathway does not lead to registration as a specialist in Australia. IMGs seeking to qualify for specialist registration apply for registration via the specialist pathway – specialist recognition.

IMGs who have a primary qualification in medicine and surgery awarded by a training institution recognized by both the Australian Medical Council and the  World Directory of Medical Schools (WDOMS) and who have satisfied all the training and examination requirements to practice in their field of specialty in their country of training or who are no more than two years away from completing their specialist training overseas, can apply for assessment under this pathway (short term training in a medical specialty pathway).

IMGs applying for the Short term training in a medical specialty pathway apply directly to the relevant specialist medical college for assessment using a Board application form (AAMC-30) before applying to the Board for registration.

Learn more about the short term training in a medical specialty pathway.

Which pathway am I eligible for?

To help you decide which pathway may be relevant to you, an initial self-assessment check and an overview of the pathways is provided as a guide.

Note: If you currently hold, or have previously held, general registration in Australia you are able to complete the specialist recognition process while holding general registration. You are not eligible to apply for limited or provisional registration to complete the specialist recognition process.

Period of general registration

When you are first granted general registration, you are granted registration up to 30 September. Thereafter, you may apply to renew registration annually by 30 September.

The Ministerial Council has approved a list of specialties, fields of specialty practice and specialist titles.

Medical practitioners with the necessary qualifications in the approved specialties will be included on the Specialist Register and their specialist title will be protected by law.

During the transition to the National Law, a range of other medical practitioners were able to be included on the specialist register as a ‘one-off ‘transitional arrangement.

 

Applicants must be able to demonstrate that

Zthey have completed a medical curriculum, leading to an entitlement to registration in the country issuing the degree to practice clinical medicine.

There are four types of limited registration, granted for different purposes, which allow internationally-qualified medical practitioners to provide medical services under supervision.

Applicants who are eligible for the competent authority pathway or who hold the AMC Certificate apply for provisional registration (they are not eligible to apply for limited registration).

  • Limited Registration 
  • Area of Need 
  • Public Interest 
  • Teaching in Research

Limited registration for postgraduate training or supervised practice

Typically, this type of registration is for international medical graduates (IMGs) who are undertaking supervised training in Australian hospitals or other health-care facilities.

 

New applicants who are eligible for the competent authority pathway or who already hold the AMC Certificate apply for provisional registration (they are not eligible to apply for limited registration).

Medical practitioners with this type of registration are in one of three pathways leading to general or specialist registration:

  • competent authority pathway (prior to 1 July 2014) 
  • standard pathway, or 
  • specialist pathway.

Limited registration for area of need

Medical practitioners with limited registration for area of need are working under supervision in an area of Australia where there is a shortage of medical practitioners. They are usually registered to practice in a rural or remote location.

These practitioners have been assessed as having the necessary skills, training and experience to undertake this practice safely. The state or territory Minister for Health (or their delegate) must declare that the area in which the applicant will work is an ’area of need’.

New applicants who are eligible for the competent authority pathway or who already hold the AMC Certificate apply for provisional registration (they are not eligible to apply for limited registration).

The requirements for this type of registration are defined in the Medical Board of Australia’s registration standard for limited registration for area of need. The requirements include:

  • evidence of eligibility for registration via one of the following assessment pathways:
  • standard pathway
  • Specialist pathway – area of need.
  • if you are applying for registration to work in a general practice position, evidence of three years (full-time equivalent) experience in general practice or primary care
  • if you are applying via the standard pathway to work in a general practice position, successful completion of a pre-employment structured clinical interview (PESCI). Before you arrange a PESCI,
  • the registration standard for limited registration for area of need also requires medical practitioners with this type of registration to:
  • comply with a supervision plan
  • comply with a professional development plan
  • authorize and facilitate the provision of regular reports from their supervisors about their safety and competence to practice
  • perform satisfactorily in the area of need position
  • provide evidence confirming satisfactory progress towards meeting the requirements required for general registration or specialist registration. Medical practitioners are exempt from this requirement if they will not apply for more than three renewals of registration.

Assessment of experience in general practice or primary care

 

Immigration Bulletin

Can Indian doctors work in Australia? The answer is, of course, yes. India provides one of the largest sources of overseas doctors or International Medical Graduates (IMGs) working in Australia at both a trainee doctor as well as specialist level.

Visas for General Practitioners

Health Workforce Certificate  a new requirement for employer sponsored visas

Visas for General Practitioners: Health Workforce Certificate ? a new requirement for employer sponsored visas.

New requirements for employers sponsoring overseas doctors to work in Australia will commence on 11 March 2021-22. When employers lodge employer nomination applications for a Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa, Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) visas or Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) visa for an overseas trained doctor (OTD) in any of the occupations listed below, they must ensure the application includes a Health Workforce Certificate issued by a Rural Workforce Agency.

Overseas Trained Doctors (OTDs) (referred to as international medical graduates by the Medical Board of Australia) may be eligible to practise, under supervision, in a declared area of need position in Australia. The Medical Board of Australia (MBA) has an approved registration standard for limited registration for area of need. Where an OTD is seeking to work in a general practice area of need position, an assessment of prior general practice experience and a PESCI may be required.

Indian MD/MS / DNB / ANY FELLOWSHIP Degree is NOT  Recognized in Australia / Canada / Europe/New Zealand / UK/USA .

Many Indians including Indian doctors are living and practicing here in Australia. Salary and work life balance is good here.You can search in here and check many are working for past couple of years. Many GP doctors in Lawton, Sydney, Melbourne and likewise are practicing in Australian medical centers.

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Training visa (subclass 407)

How Training Visa 407 Helps

  • A training visa allows you to visit Australia and participate in an occupational training or professional development Stream

Features

This visa allows you to:

  • Take part in workplace-based training to enhance your skills in your current occupation, area of tertiary study, field of expertise
  • Participate in a professional development training programme in Australia.

Eligibility

Applicant Must:

  • Be nominated (unless your sponsor is a Common Wealth Government agency)
  • Be invited (if your sponsor is a Commonwealth Government agency) Usually be at least 18 years of age
  • Functional English language, you must provide evidence that you have functional English language skills to undertake the training. (eg. 4.5 IELTS)
  • Financial support, you might be asked to provide evidence that you can financially support yourself and your accompanying family members while in Australia.

Visa Duration (Length of stay)

From 6 months Up to 2 years

Benefits of the visa

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Applicant Obligations

  • Not become unemployed, leave your training to work for someone else, or work for someone else in a second job
  • Not do any other activities that could affect your participation in the training program
  • Tell your sponsor if your personal circumstances change, such as if you cannot continue the training
  • Tell your sponsor if you have any concerns about the training program.

How to Apply

 

CANADA/ AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND  OCCUPATION LIST

FOR Doctors & OTHERS

     S.NO    Occupation Name

  1. Cardiologist
  2.  Cardiothoracic Surgeon
  3.   Clinical Hematologist
  4.   Clinical Psychologist
  5.  Dermatologist
  6.   Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist
  7.  Gastroenterologist
  8.  Medical Administrator**
  9.  Medical Diagnostic Radiographer
  10.  Medical Laboratory Scientist
  11.  Medical Oncologist
  12.  Medical Practitioners 
  13.  Medical Radiation Therapist
  14.   Neurologist
  15.   Neurosurgeon
  16.  Nuclear Medicine Technologist
  17.  Obstetrician and Gynecologist
  18.   Occupational Therapist
  19.  Ophthalmologist
  20.   Optometrist
  21.   Organizational Psychologist
  22.   Orthopedic Surgeon
  23.   Orthotics or Prosthetics
  24.  Osteopath
  25.   Other Spatial Scientist
  26.   Otorhinolaryngologic
  27.   Pediatric Surgeon
  28.   Pediatrician
  29.  Obstetrician and Gynecologist
  30. Pathologist
  31.   Physicist (Medical Physicist only)
  32.   Physiotherapist
  33.  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
  34. Podiatrist
  35.  Primary Health Organization Manager
  36.   Psychiatrist
  37.   Psychologists
  38.   Psychotherapist
  39.  Radiation Oncologist
  40.  Renal Medicine Specialist
  41.  Rheumatologist
  42.   Specialist Physician (General Medicine)
  43.   Specialist Physicians
  44.   Surgeon (General)
  45.   Thoracic Medicine Specialist
  46.   Urologist
  47. Vascular Surgeon

NURSES

  1.   Midwife
  2.   Nurse Practitioner
  3.   Nursing Clinical Director
  4.    Primary Health Organization Manager
  5.    Registered Nurse (Aged Care)
  6.    Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)
  7.    Registered Nurse (Community Health)
  8.    Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)
  9.    Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)