ANZCA Application

The following information relates to doctors undertaking the Specialist International Medical Graduate (SIMG) assessment process in Australia and SIMGs who are undertaking the ANZCA fellowship pathway in New Zealand . For SIMGs undertaking the pathway for Vocational Registration in New Zealand, please contact the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) for information on your requirements. 

**IMPORTANT: As you may be aware there have been some changes to the skilled visa programs in Australia. The College strongly urges you to contact the Department of Immigration to investigate the potential impact of these changes prior to applying for assessment via the SIMG assessment process**

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ANZCA will rely on the documents submitted to the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ). Please contact the MCNZ to determine what documents you are required to submit with your application.
If you have previously been assessed by ANZCA/FPM in Australia and now wish to complete your clinical practice assessment period in New Zealand, you will need to apply to the MCNZ for assessment for vocational registration. The requirements for fellowship as specified by ANZCA in Australia are applicable in New Zealand, however, you will need to contact the MCNZ to discuss the assessment process for vocational registration.
If you have previously been assessed for the MCNZ vocational registration pathway and now wish to apply for assessment for fellowship of ANZCA/FPMANZCA please contact the College to find out if you need to submit a new application.  If you require a new application you must follow the same steps as outlined for application in Australia (below).
To apply for the SIMG assessment process you must submit the application form, CV form and all documents in the application checklist. Applications may be submitted by email except for any documents that are requested as certified or original documents; these must be submitted by post.

It is your responsibility to submit documentation for your assessment which details the required evidence to demonstration your comparability with the Australian and/or New Zealand requirements in respect to training, qualification, specialist practice, continuing professional development and professional conduct.  ANZCA does not assume comparability in the absence of the appropriate evidence.

If you have previously been assessed by ANZCA/FPM in New Zealand and wish to complete your clinical practice assessment period in Australia, you will need to inform the College of your change in location. Please be aware that we may require additional documentation before we can issue an assessment outcome in Australia. We will take your MCNZ assessment into account during the review your application.
Please only provide the requested documents with your application; any additional documents will be removed from your application and will not be considered. If you are unable to provide a requested document you must submit a statutory declaration to the College outlining the reasons why.

You are not required to submit copies of your qualifications with your application as the College will access these via the AMC/AHPRA portal. You can find information on accessing the AMC/AHPRA portal on the AMC/EPIC page
Once we have received your application, we will carry out an initial review. We may email you requesting further documentation or clarification. If this is the case, we will not continue processing your application until you have provided all documentation. You will be given one further opportunity to submit the outstanding documentation prior to your application undergoing a preliminary assessment. Please note that if you don’t supply the required information within one month, your application will be closed and you will need to reapply.

Once we have received your documentation we will undertake a preliminary assessment to determine whether you should progress to interview for further assessment. Please be aware that an invitation to attend an interview does not guarantee that you are partially or substantially comparable.
Frequently asked questions

Is there an application fee?
Yes. The relevant fee form can be found here
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