I am willing to hire a doctor who hasn’t sat a PESCI.. will AHPRA let me?

This is a FAQ BLOG and you can refer to our PESCI blog here.


Even if a practice is willing to take on a supervised doctor who hasn’t passed a PESCI, the doctor will not be granted registration without having passed one. 

It is a requirement of Limited and Provisional Registration for a doctor to pass a PESCI before being granted registration. This is to ensure that doctors are able to practice safely in your specific patient demographic. 

However, if the doctor has sat a PESCI at another practice, they can apply for an exemption from having to sit a PESCI for your practice. 

Learn more about PESCI on our blog here.


Note: The information presented above has been gathered from the AHPRA website and has been updated as of 2024-01-03.

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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’re looking for assistance, contact us at help@peoplemedical.com.au and we would be glad to help you.

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