Who is my College contact during my clinical assessment
Whilst you are on a College specialist pathway, the key contact
person at the College will be the Business Support Officer,
Department of IMG Assessments.
Phone: +61 3 9249 1124
Can I apply for interruption to clinical assessment
You may apply for family or medical leave at any time after the
commencement of your clinical assessment. This will extend the
recommendation expiry date by the period of leave granted up to a
maximum of 12 months.
Can I relocate and complete my clinical assessment period at
If you wish to relocate you must advise the specialty Board in
advance of your intention. You will be required to submit details
of the new hospital post to the specialty Board for approval prior
to the re-commencement of your assessment of clinical practice.
Can my validity period be extended?
You may apply to the specialty Board for an extension to your
validity period. The specialty Board may extend your validity
period by an additional 12 months.
Can I apply for a subsequent new assessment whilst on a
Once you have commenced the clinical assessment component of
your recommended pathway to Fellowship by Examination or Assessment
you are not eligible for further specialist assessment within that
When can I apply to sit the Fellowship Examination during my
clinical assessment period?
If you are required to undertake supervision or oversight
greater than 12 months, upon satisfactory completion of a minimum
of nine months of assessment of clinical practice, you may seek
approval from the specialty Board Chair or IMG Representative to
make an application to present for the Fellowship Examination.
If you are required to undertake supervision or oversight of 12
months or less, you may seek approval from the specialty Board
Chair or IMG Representative to make an application to present for
the Fellowship Examination at any time after commencement of your
Can I pay my assessment fees by instalments?
Fees, published on the College website, are payable in
advance. This includes any specialty specific fees. You
cannot pay your fees by instalments.
If I withdraw from the clinical assessment process can I get a
If you withdraw after the commencement of your clinical
assessment you are not entitled to any refund of fees paid.
Do I have to pay any fees once I have completed by clinical
If you have completed your period of clinical assessment and
remain on a pathway to Fellowship, an Administration Fee, equal to
10% of the Clinical Assessment Fee is payable each year.
What does standardised 3-monthly report period mean?
All IMGs commencing clinical assessment are subject to a
standardised 3-monthly reporting period.
The standardised report periods are fixed at:
- 1 February to 30 April
- 1 May to 31 July
- 1 August to 31 October
- 1 November to 31 January
You can commence employment at any time however
supervision/oversight must coincide with one of the quarterly
assessment periods listed above.
If you nominate a start date of supervision/oversight but start
employment at a later date, your commencement date will default to
the next quarterly start date.
When are assessment reports to be submitted by IMGs undergoing
You are required to submit the assessment forms within 2 weeks
after the end of the quarterly reporting period. If the assessment
forms have not been received in accordance with this requirement
your period of assessment of clinical practice may not be
Do I need to apply for the MOPS program?
IMGs undergoing clinical assessment are not required to
participate in the Maintenance of Professional Standards (MOPS)
You will only be required to register for the MOPS program in
January of the year following completion of your clinical
assessment if you have not attained fellowship. You will
remain on the MOPS program until you have attained Fellowship or
your pathway to Fellowship ceases.
During your clinical assessment period you will be required to
undertake activities that maintain your professional standards as
outlined in the Professional Development Opportunities for
International Medical Graduates policy.