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Previous Version Version Effective: 25th of March, 2021
Version Effective: 25th of March, 2021

PDC50263 - Orientation for International Medical Graduates

Course Details

Course Summary

This online Short Course provides an orientation for International Medical Graduates (IMGs) to the Australian health care system to fulfill the requirements of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Every IMG is required under AHPRA requirements to undergo this orientation. The current process is time consuming, difficult and inconsistent, as it is performed by Supervisors with variable skill levels. This course eliminates inconsistency of information provision, is assessed formally to ensure adequate knowledge is attained and provides the depth of knowledge that is extremely difficult to provide by working clinicians in the hospital or private sector. The course is designed exactly as set out in AHPRA’s orientation requirements so it very clearly covers the issues required to achieve AHPRA compliance.

The fee for this short course will be $250.00.

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • International
  • Domestic
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply
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Study Area
  • Health
Skill Area
  • Health

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

This course is relevant for International Medical Graduates undergoing supervised practice in Australia to fullfill AHPRA requirements for International Medical Graduates orientation to Australia (this does not include local facility orientation).

Once you have successfully completed this course, a signed Certificate of Completion is provided and the supervisor is then required to provide you with the relevant local orientation to the local facility including the emergency systems (fire, evacuation etc), the local referral pathways and acute care procedures (eg cardiac arrest, resuscitation etc).

When the extra boxes on the certificate have been checked the completed certificate must be forwarded to AHPRA.

16 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours will be awarded.

Course Structures

Study Mode Definitions

  • Online: Online courses provide the flexibility to study without normally requiring a student to visit a campus. Course content is studied through a number of means including the use of online discussion forums, electronic library resources, by contacting lecturers and teachers, and receiving study materials online/electronically. Work integrated learning, including placements, may be included in some courses.
  • On-campus: Students studying in on-campus mode typically are expected to attend and participate in regular, structured on-campus teaching and learning activities throughout the University’s academic term. These activities may include lectures, tutorials, workshops and practice, online or other activities and normally will be timetabled at a CQUniversity campus or approved delivery site.
  • Mixed Mode: Students studying in mixed mode will participate in a combination of online learning activities in addition to site-specific learning activities, which may include residential schools, co-op placements and/or work-integrated learning as a compulsory requirement of a unit. The additional site-specific learning activities are what differentiates a mixed-mode unit from an online unit.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

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Standard Course Structure

16 hours
  • Online
No units are associated with this course

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Understand how the Australian health care system works
  2. Understand the requirements of doctor and their professional requirements in the Australian health care system
  3. Fulfill AHPRA requirements for IMG orientation to Australia (this does not include local facility orientation).


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