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Overseas applications

Visas and sponsorships

Find out about International health professionals’ visa requirements. We sometimes sponsor health professionals, or you can apply for some visas independently.

Assessment of clinical knowledge and skills

All international medical graduates are required to attend a Pre Employment Structure Clinical Interview (PESCI) to assess your clinical knowledge and skills.

Last updated: 10 June 2014

Employing an overseas trained doctor

Apply for an Area of Need declaration to employ an international medical graduate. Area of Need declarations allow employers to recruit international medical graduates in areas where there are insufficient medical practitioners to meet the needs of the community.

The process applies to positions where the employer has been unable to fill the vacancy with suitably qualified Australian or New Zealand trained doctors.