The Medical Board of Australia (MBA) took over the responsibility for registering all doctors and governing their eligibility to practice medicine in Australia in July 2010.
The role of the MBA is to:
- Register medical practitioners and medical students
- Develop standards, codes and guidelines for the medical profession
- Investigate notifications and complaints
- Where necessary, conduct panel hearings and refer serious matters to Tribunal hearings
- Assess IMGs who wish to practice in Australia
- Approve accreditation standards and accredited courses of study.
The MBA is supported by Boards in each State and Territory. These Boards make individual registration and notification decisions, based on national policies and standards set by the Medical Board of Australia.
Assessment pathways to registration for IMGs
International medical graduates (IMGs) whose medical qualifications are from a medical school outside of Australia or New Zealand and who are seeking registration to practise medicine in Austratlia must provide evidence of eligibility to undertake one of the following assessment pathways:
- Competent Authority pathway
- Standard pathway; or
- Specialist pathway
The information can be found on the IMG page on the Medical Board website.