Orientation for International Medical Graduates - PDC50263




16 hours

This online Short Course provides an orientation for International Medical Graduates (IMGs) to the Australian health care system to fulfill the requirements of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Every IMG is required under AHPRA requirements to undergo this orientation. The current process is time consuming, difficult and inconsistent, as it is performed by Supervisors with variable skill levels. This course eliminates inconsistency of information provision, is assessed formally to ensure adequate knowledge is attained and provides the depth of knowledge that is extremely difficult to provide by working clinicians in the hospital or private sector. The course is designed exactly as set out in AHPRA’s orientation requirements so it very clearly covers the issues required to achieve AHPRA compliance.

The fee for this short course will be $250.00.

Standard Course Structure

Study Mode: Online
Duration: 16 hours
  1. Understand how the Australian health care system works
  2. Understand the requirements of doctor and their professional requirements in the Australian health care system
  3. Fulfill AHPRA requirements for IMG orientation to Australia (this does not include local facility orientation).


Online Quiz

Students enrolling in this short course must be an International Medical Graduate undergoing supervised practice in Australia.

This course is relevant for International Medical Graduates undergoing supervised practice in Australia to fullfill AHPRA requirements for International Medical Graduates orientation to Australia (this does not include local facility orientation).

Once you have successfully completed this course, a signed Certificate of Completion is provided and the supervisor is then required to provide you with the relevant local orientation to the local facility including the emergency systems (fire, evacuation etc), the local referral pathways and acute care procedures (eg cardiac arrest, resuscitation etc).

When the extra boxes on the certificate have been checked the completed certificate must be forwarded to AHPRA.

16 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours will be awarded.

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