Here at People Medical Consulting we like spreading what we know and giving you a clear pathway to your career. We’re answering a different question each week based on queries raised via our Facebook & Instagram profiles.
THIS WEEK’S QUESTION…?
What job am I eligible for?
First getting registration in Australia…
You’ve completed your ECFMG, your OET and your AMC Part 1- what next?
You’ll hear a lot of stories and rumors about where you can get a job, the difficulty and what you need to do. Keep in mind that a lot of them are just stories. Follow your journey and keep faith!
Do I apply for General Practice or Hospital?
If you’re looking to get registration with AHPRA for a General Practice role, you need to have GP experience already. There are 3 different applications for AHPRA registration when you first enter Australia looking for a GP role-
Limited AHPRA Registration (Area of Need) – You must have 3 years of GP experience assessed by RACGP or ACRRM. Your experience may also be assessed by AHPRA, however having your experience assessed prior will save you time and money.
Limited AHPRA Registration (Post Graduate Training & Supervised Practice) – There is no experience requirement for this type of registration…however, we have found AHPRA has been more likely to approve those with greater experience in General Practice, so we usually suggest to doctors to have the same experience just to be on the safe side.
Provisional AHPRA Registration – There is no experience requirement for this type of registration…however, we have found AHPRA has been more likely to approve those with greater experience in General Practice, so we usually suggest to doctors to have the same experience just to be on the safe side.
If you don’t have 3 years of GP experience assessed, we usually suggest to doctors to head to the hospital first. You can complete your compulsory rotations, your AMC Clinical and apply for General AHPRA Registration. You’ll then be able to transition into General Practice with a solid understanding of the Australian medical system.
What else do I need to know?
It’s important to have recent experience. This cannot be stressed enough- Having a large gap in practice does not help you either in your job search or when you’re applying to AHPRA. If you can, seek out a role when you first relocate to Australia. If you do take a career break, do what you can to work where you hold current registration and complete short-term stints to keep your recency of practice up to date, and to demonstrate you’ve got ongoing experience.
How Can We Help?
Whenever you’re unsure of anything, please come to us. If we don’t know, we will find out for you!
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.