International Candidates

Information for International Doctors

UExcel Medical Recruitment specialise in bringing competent international authority doctors into Australia, guiding them every step of the way, from the interview process all the way through to a welcome pack to greet you on arrival. To work in Australia, you will be required to have a suitable visa (the most common for medical practitioners is the 457 subclass). It is also essential you have suitable industry, college and AHPRA registration to begin working in Australia.


The Australian Medical Council (AMC) is the verifications authority of Australia, responsible for maintaining the AMC’s qualifications portal with information and updates on verifications processed by ECFMG. The AMC work closely with the ECFMG to complete primary source verification of a doctor. You can also apply to the AMC for a certificate of Advanced Standing, should you have completed the requirements for General Registration. The AMC also manages the AMC MCQ / Clinical examinations.

The Specialist Colleges

For all consultant level doctors (staff Specialist) that are trained overseas, you will need assessment by the college in order to gain your fellowship, these include: FRACP, FRACS, FRANZCP, FRANZCOG, FRANZCR, FANZCA and FACEM. You have the option of two assessment pathways, one being specialist assessment and the other being Area of Need. We as your agent can best advise you depending upon your circumstances which way would work best for you. An interview, usually over the phone or video conference is the first stage, followed by a lengthy paper based assessment and a clinical supervision period is essential for all specialist level doctors.


AHPRA is the Australia Health Professional Regulation Agency, and they manage all the yearly medical registrations across all clinical areas. The Medical Board of Australia is responsible for regulating medical practitioners practising in Australia. All applicants for medical registration (Australian and New Zealand medical graduates and international medical graduates) must meet a range of requirements to become eligible for registration. UExcel Medical Recruitment assist you along the way with the application process.

If you’re interesting in working as a medical practitioner in Australia, UExcel can help.

To find out more, please contact us.

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