Fees and forms

Please note that as of 1 January 2017 there has been an increase in the fees for all components of the IMGS, AoN and SIT pathways.  Please ensure that you use the correct form (below) when paying your fees.

Forms

Throughout your IMGS assessment process you will be required to submit various forms.  You can find copies of the most commonly required forms required here.

Fees

In Australia, each step of the international medical graduate specialist (IMGS) assessment process has a fee associated with it.  IMGS are also required to pay a fee for each year they are part of the IMGS assessment process. This will ensure continuous access for international medical graduate specialists to the ANZCA Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program and recognises that ANZCA services are provided to candidates who have completed the clinical practice assessment period but have not completed the assessments.

In New Zealand, international medical graduate specialists are generally only required to pay the examination and workplace-based assessment fees, unless otherwise informed.  Should an IMGS in New Zealand wish to join the ANZCA CPD Program, they will need to pay the non-Fellow fee and should contact the ANZCA CPD unit to discuss access (cpd@anzca.edu.au).


All fees listed below are in AUD and are inclusive of 10% GST unless otherwise specified.  Fees may be paid by credit card (Visa or MasterCard only) or cheque or money order, using the appropriate forms. To download the relevant form, please click on the links below.  If you cannot find the form you are looking for, please contact the College on +61 3 9510 6299 or email imgs@anzca.edu.au.


The below table outlines the fees for the those who are undertaking the IMGS process in either anaesthesia or pain medicine. For some aspects of the IMGS assessment process a combined fee is available for those who are undertaking the process in both specialities (anaesthesia and pain medicine). Please click here for information on the combined fees.

Fees for IMGS assessment in either anaesthesia or pain medicine

Fee type 2017 fee
IMGS application fee for assessment in anaesthesia or pain medicine
This application fee is normally only applicable in Australia only, however direct application to ANZCA New Zealand may also incur this fee. Applications will not be assessed if the fee does not accompany the application.
$792
IMGS interview fee for assessment in anaesthesia or pain medicine
Once you have completed the paper assessment stage of your assessment you will be required to pay the interview fee. 
This fee is normally only applicable in Australia only, however direct application to ANZCA New Zealand may also incur this fee. Once this fee has been paid the College will set an interview date.
$5,429
IMGS annual fee for anaesthesia or pain medicine
A clinical practice assessment fee must be paid for each year you are engaged in the international medical graduate specialist assessment process. Failure to pay this fee may result in your access to the ANZCA website and the continuing professional development program being removed.  This fee is normally only applicable in Australia only, however direct application to ANZCA New Zealand may also incur this fee.
$2,600
IMGS Workplace based assessment in anaesthesia or pain medicine
The IMGS workplace-based assessment fee must be paid prior to start of the arrangements for the IMGS workplace-based assessment. The IMGS workplace-based assessment will normally occur towards the end of the clinical practice assessment period, once the IMGS has 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).
$7,929
$NZD 8,166.51 
(inc 15% GST)
Area of Need application fee for assessment in anaesthesia or pain medicine
The Area of Need application fee must accompany the Area of Need application.  Applications will not be assessed if the fee does not accompany the application.
$1,983
Area of Need extension fee for assessment in anaesthesia or pain medicine
Area of Need extensions are assessed on a case-by-case basis and will only be granted if all conditions in the letter of support have been met.  Applications will not be assessed if the fee does not accompany the application.
$474
Specialist in training applciation fee (anaestheisa only)
The Specialist in Training application fee must accompany the Specialist in Training application. The application will not be assessed if the fee is not paid. For information on the Specialist in training pathway for pain medicine please visit the Faculty of Pain Medicine website.
$496
Specialist in training extension fee (anaestheisa only)
Specialist in Training extensions are assessed on a case-by-case basis.  The application will not be assessed if the fee is not paid.
$224

 

Fees for IMGS assessment in both anaesthesia and pain medicine

For some aspects of the IMGS assessment process a combined fee is available for those who are undertaking the process in both specialities (anaesthesia and pain medicine).  If a fee is not listed below you will be required to pay the fees listed above for each of your anaesthesia and pain medicine process.

Fee type 2017 fee in AUD
 (including 10% GST)
IMGS application fee for assessment in anaesthesia and pain medicine
This application fee is normally only applicable in Australia only, however direct application to ANZCA New Zealand may also incur this fee. Applications will not be assessed if the fee does not accompany the application.
$1,188
IMGS interview fee for assessment in anaesthesia and pain medicine

Once you have completed the paper assessment stage of your assessment you will be required to pay the interview fee. 

This fee is normally only applicable in Australia only, however direct application to ANZCA New Zealand may also incur this fee. Once this fee has been paid the College will set an interview date.

$8143
IMGS annual fee for anaesthesia and pain medicine
A clinical practice assessment fee must be paid for each year you are engaged in the international medical graduate specialist assessment process. Failure to pay this fee may result in your access to the ANZCA website and the continuing professional development program being removed.  This fee is normally only applicable in Australia only, however direct application to ANZCA New Zealand may also incur this fee
$3,847
Area of Need application fee for assessment in anaesthesia and pain medicine
The Area of Need application fee must accompany the Area of Need application.  Applications will not be assessed if the fee does not accompany the application.
$2,975
Area of Need extension fee for assessment in anaesthesia and pain medicine
Area of Need extensions are assessed on a case-by-case basis and will only be granted if all conditions in the letter of support have been met.  Applications will not be assessed if the fee does not accompany the application.
$947



Area of Need fees & forms

The AoN application must be completed and submitted with all requested documentation (as listed on the application form). Applications received without the application form and supporting documents will not be assessed.

 

IMGS assessment process fees & forms

All applications for assessment via the IMGS assessment process in Australia must be accompanied by the applicaiton form.  Applicantions in New Zealand do not require this form unless it is specifically requested.
The IMGS application must be completed and submitted with all requested documentation (as listed on the application form).  Applications received without the application form and supporting documents will not be assessed.

The IMGS Agreement is an agreement between the international medical graduate specialist and the College, which outlines the rights and responsibilities of each party.  The signed IMGS Agreement must be submitted with an initial application and annually thereafter.

All curriculum vitae must be submitted in the ANZCA format and must be typed (not hand written).

 

All position descriptions must be submitted in the ANZCA format.  Any position description not submitted in the correct format will not be assessed.

An IMGS Supervisor’s Agreement must accompany each position description submitted (excepting those for the Specialist in Training pathway). Assessment of position descriptions cannot occur without a signed supervisor’s agreement.

Should you change supervisors during your clinical practice assessment period, your new supervisor must submit a supervisor’s agreement.

A CPA report must be complete by your nominated supervisor every six months. You must submit this report within three months of the end date of the report. The supervisor and the international medical graduate specialist must sign the CPA report.

The IMGS exam comprises a short-answer question paper, medical clinical and anaesthesia vivas.  Please ensure you apply for the correct exam, as changes between exam categories will not be accepted after the closing date.

The final exam comprises a multiple-choice question paper, a short-answer question paper, medical clinical and anaesthesia vivas.  Please ensure you apply for the correct exam, as changes between exam categories will not be accepted after the closing date.

All IMGS are entitled to put their process on hold for up to 12 months. Further information of this can be found in our FAQ section.

If you cannot find the form you are looking for please contact the IMGS Accreditation team on +61 3 9510 6299 or by email imgs@anzca.edu.au.

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