Limited AHPRA VS Provisional AHPRA

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There are 3 types of AHPRA applications when first applying to AHPRA on the Standard Pathway. What are they, and what is the difference?


Provisional AHPRA Registration

If you have AMC Part 1 & Part 2, you apply for APRI-30 (Provisional AHPRA Registration). You can sit for a PESCI before applying for this registration.


Limited AHPRA Registration – Area of Need

If the clinic holds an Area of Need certificate & you have 3 years assessed experience (it isn’t required to be assessed by RACGP, but AHPRA will conduct a similar assessment so this ensures you are safe!), you can apply for AANG-30 (Limited AHPRA Registration- Area of Need). You will need to apply to AHPRA before sitting for a PESCI exam to confirm you are eligible to proceed.


Limited AHPRA Registration – Post Graduate Training & Supervised Practice

If you have completed a full training plan, then you can apply for ALPS-30 (Limited AHPRA- Post Graduate Training / Supervised Practice). You can sit for a PESCI before applying for this registration. There are many doctors presently using this as a way of getting around the Area of Need 3 year requirement however; we do not yet have confirmation that AHPRA are not holding the 3 year requirement to this type of registration as well. We are waiting feedback from several of our pending cases.


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People Medical Consulting are a team of professionals with a passion for guiding those specialising in the Medical industry to find their career pathway and settle into Australia. Working with both Australian trained and Overseas trained professionals, we have extensive experience in   Recruitment of General Practitioners,   Migration for all with a special emphasis on Medical and   Document Assistance for those requiring support with RACGP, AHPRA, 19AA and 19AB Medicare Exemption

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