How do I get into a WBA program?

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Date Updated: 2024-04-12

What is WBA?

The Workplace based assessment (WBA) is an evaluation for a doctor’s performance in everyday clinical practice, and it is another option for accomplishing the clinical component of your assessment rather than taking the AMC Clinical Examination.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible, you must have:

  • Passed the AMC CAT MCQ Examination
  • Limited registration with the Medical Board of Australia
  • An appointed position at a practice or hospital for the whole program
  • Note: You must also already be working with the accredited service provider before you will be able to apply for the WBA program

How can I apply?

To apply for a workplace based assessment program, here is a visual summary:

  • Step 1: Contact the accredited WBA provider, and express your interest. If the provider offers you a place in the assessment program, proceed to the next step.
    • You can see the list of providers below.
  • Step 2: WBA provider will nominate you for the program, and WBA team will check if you qualify.
    • Note: You cannot take WBA if you are enrolled in an AMC Clinical exam.
  • Step 3: You will receive an email about a placement if you’re qualified. You can accept the offer and pay for the necessary fees or decline.

What are the accredited WBA providers?

Currently, these are the only approved providers of WBA, which means if you are considering this option you will need to apply to work at one of their hospitals:

  • Armadale Kalamunda Group
  • Central Coast Local Health District
  • Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service
  • Flinders Rural Health South Australia (in partnership with Mt Gambier Hospital)
  • Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service
  • Hunter New England Local Health District
  • Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
  • Joondalup Health Campus
  • Launceston General Hospital
  • Latrobe Regional Hospital
  • Limestone Coast Local Health Network
  • Mackay Hospital and Health Service
  • Metro North Hospital and Health Service
  • Monash Health
  • Mildura Base Public Hospital
  • Mid North Coast Local Health District
  • Northern Adelaide Local Health Network
  • Northern NSW Local Health District – Richmond Medical Workforce
  • Rockingham General Hospital
  • Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service
  • South Western Sydney Local Health District
  • Top End Regional Health Service
  • WA Country Health Service
  • Western Sydney Local Health District
  • Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service

We Can Help You

Here at People Medical Consulting, we have a passion for guiding medical practitioners through their career pathways to Australia. We have extensive experience in assisting medical facilities in recruiting doctors from local and overseas who will best suit their requirements.

We provide Document Assistance for those requiring support for their PESCI with IME, ACRRM or RACGP, registration and all other mandatory AHPRA requirements, fellowship program related forms and letters, application for Medicare provider and prescriber numbers, application for 19AB or 19AA exemptions and preparation of employment documents.

If you want to talk to someone about your pathway or practice management—book a consultation with us below, or if you need Recruitment or Document Assistance, contact us at help@peoplemedical.com.au or click the buttons below. We’d be glad to help you!

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