WBA Program

The Standard Pathway - Workplace-Based Assessment Program (WBA) within the Tasmanian Health Service has been designed for International Medical Graduates (IMGs) who are not eligible for the Competent Authority or Specialist pathways and who are currently appointed as a medical practitioner to a full-time hospital position.

The Program

The WBA program is an alternative to the Standard Pathway (AMC 2 Examination) and leads to the awarding of the AMC certificate and eligibility for general registration.

The goal of the Standard Pathway WBA program is to ensure that an IMG possesses an adequate and appropriate set of clinical skills to practice safely within the Australian Health care environment. WBA is additional to the normal supervision requirements that apply to all IMGs and doctors in training.

  • Number of canditates

    Maximum 40 at any time throughout the state

  • Minimum duration

    Resident Medical Officers over a period of 12 months.
    Registrars over a period of 6 months.

Extensions can be provided in special circumstances in collaboration with AMC.

  • Current wait time

    6-9 months from receipt of successful term report and EOI

  • Assessment Level
    End of PGY 1 whether employed as a RMO or Registrar.
  • Assessment Methods
    • Mini-Clinical Evaluation Exercise (mini-CEX)
    • Case Based Discussion (CBD)
    • In Training Assessment (ITA)
    • Multi Source Feedback - 360-degree assessment

WBA Contacts

Tony Stevens

Workplace Based Assessment Coordinator
(03) 6478 5328

Dr Sana Mahmud

Workplace Based Assessment Director

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