What do all the different registration levels mean?

What do all the different registration levels mean?

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What do all the different registration levels mean?  


The Standard Practicing Types of Registration Area:  

Limited AHPRA Registration 

This is for Doctors who have their AMC Part 1 only (not AMC Part 2).   

There are two applications for Limited AHPRA Registration- AANG-30 Area of Need and ALPS-30 Postgraduate Training & Supervised Practice. These have different requirements, so look at them carefully!  


Provisional AHPRA Registration 

This is for Doctors who have their AMC Part 1 & AMC Part 2.  


General AHPRA Registration 

You can obtain General AHPRA 3 ways-  


  1. Complete AMC Part 1 & AMC Part 2 in a hospital job, completing the mandatory rotations in Medical, Surgical & ED.  
  2. Complete AMC Part 1 & AMC Part 2 in a GP job, and have 12 months of supervised practice.  
  3. Complete AMC Part 1 & WBA 


Specialist AHPRA Registration 

Complete Fellowship Exams & Requirements.  



Do I have to get General Registration, or can I go straight to Specialist?

No- you can stay on Limited AHPRA Registration, sit your Fellowship and apply directly for Specialist.  


Why would I get General Registration then?

Doctors may want to get General AHPRA as they will no longer require a supervisor, or to apply to AHPRA for registration to work in a different job.  


Do I require a certain amount of GP experience to work as a GP? 

For Limited AHPRA Registration, Area of Need (AANG-30) you will require 3 years of GP experience equivalent (which is interpreted to mean assessed). Limited AHPRA Registration, Postgraduate Training & Supervised Practice (ALPS-30) and Provisional AHPRA registration have no experience requirements, although we suggest caution as AHPRA may still consider your experience in their decision.  


How Can We Help? 

Our team help General Practitioners both with finding jobs and helping with the full applications process including finding the best pathway to fellowship for you and your life goals. If we can help, please contact us at [email protected].   


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, and   Document Assistance for those requiring support with RACGP, AHPRA, 19AA and 19AB Medicare Exemptions. 

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