SIMG and AoN fees and forms

Please note that as of January 1, 2019 there was an increase in fees for all components of the specialist international medical graduate (SIMG), area of need (AoN), and specialist in training (SiT) pathways.

Please ensure that you use the correct form (below) when paying your fees.


You will be required to submit various forms throughout your SIMG assessment process, depending on your selected pathway.

 
In Australia, a fee is associated with each step of the SIMG assessment process. You also need to pay a fee for each year you are part of this process. This ensures you have continuous access to the ANZCA and FPM Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program. It also means that you can access ANZCA services if you have completed the clinical practice assessment period, but have not completed the assessments.
 
In New Zealand, you only need to pay the examination and workplace-based assessment fees, unless we inform you otherwise. Should you wish to join the ANZCA and FPM CPD Program, you need to pay the non-fellow fee and should contact the ANZCA CPD unit to discuss access.
 
Click on the links below for further information:  If you cannot find the form you are looking for please contact the SIMG Accreditation team on +61 3 9510 6299 or by email.
 
You can view the approximate cost of the SIMG process using the indicative fee schedule here .
 

Specialist international medical graduates

 

 Step 1. Submit application form and fee

In Australia, all applications for assessment via the SIMG assessment process must be accompanied by the SIMG application form and CV form

You must complete and submit the SIMG application with all requested documentation (as listed on the application form). 

We will not assess applications received without the application form and supporting documents.

Applications in New Zealand do not require this form unless it is specifically requested.


SIMG application fee form

 

This application fee is normally only applicable in Australia only. However, direct application to ANZCA New Zealand may also incur this fee. 

We will not assess applications if the fee does not accompany the application.
 

Area of Need 

The Area of Need (AoN) process applies to Australia only and is used to address medical workforce shortages in designated areas. The Area of Need process does not by itself lead to fellowship of ANZCA/FPM or specialist registration by the Medical Board of Australia.

If you have an AoN position, you must complete and submit the Area of Need Application Form and CV form with all requested documentation (as listed on the application form). We will not assess applications received without the application form and supporting documents.

 

Area of Need application fee for assessment

The Area of Need application fee must accompany the Area of Need application. We will not assess applications if the fee does not accompany the application.
 

Area of Need extension fee

We assess Area of Need extensions on a case-by-case basis and will only grant extensions if all conditions in the letter of support have been met.
 

We will not assess applications if the fee does not accompany the application.
 

 Step 2. Submit interview fee form

You must pay an interview fee once the paper assessment stage of your assessment is completed.

This fee is normally only applicable in Australia only. However, direct application to ANZCA New Zealand may also incur this fee. We will set an interview date once you have paid this fee.

 Step 3. Submit SIMG Annual fee

You must pay an annual fee for each year you are in the SIMG assessment process. You may be removed from the SIMG assessment process if you fail to pay this fee.

 

SIMGs who are undertaking their CPA period on a part-time or interrupted basis, or who gain fellowship part way through a year, are entitled to a pro rata refund. The refund will be calculated by the SIMG administrative team.


This fee is normally only applicable in Australia only. However, direct application to ANZCA New Zealand may also incur this fee.

 Step 4. Apply for approval of position and assessment of PD

You must submit all requests for consideration of a position for the clinical practice assessment period in the Application for approval of a position (SIMG) form.

 

You must submit all requests for consideration of a position for the Area of Need process in the Application for assessment of a PD for AoN form. 
 

We will not assess any request submitted in the incorrect format.

 

 Step 5. Submit ongoing clinical practice assessment reports

 Step 6. Apply to sit the exam or complete a SIMG workplace based assessment

SIMG workplace based assessment

The SIMG workplace based assessment will normally occur towards the end of the clinical practice assessment period, once you have completed at least six months of clinical practice assessment (with at least three months in the hospital in which the workplace based assessment will occur).

You must pay the SIMG workplacebased assessment fee before we make arrangements for the SIMG workplace based assessment.
 

SIMG/final examination and summative assessments

If you are an anaesthesia SIMG, you may be required to sit the SIMG examination. You can choose to sit the full final examination. You can find further information on the anaesthesia examination here.

You must pay the SIMG/final examination fee when you apply to sit the examination.
 

Pain medicine summative assessments

If you are undertaking the pain medicine pathway, you must sit all components of the summative assessments. You can find further information on these components here. The fees for the pain medicine summative assessments are:


 

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