Area of Need process
The Area of Need (AoN) process applies to Australia only and is used to address medical workforce shortages in designated areas. The AoN process does not lead to fellowship of ANZCA or specialist registration by the Medical Board of Australia. ANZCA follows the processes described on the
Applicants for AoN positions are usually international medical graduate specialists (IMGS). ANZCA’s role is to conduct an assessment of the suitability of a particular individual for a particular position. ANZCA’s support of an IMGS to work in an AoN position is site specific and non-transferable.
ANZCA support for an IMGS in an AoN position will normally be for 12 months from the date of commencement in the position. If an extension of this support is required you should submit your request to the IMGS team (email@example.com)
Further information on the fees associated with the AoN assessment process can be found here