Following the COAG decision in 2006 to establish a nationally consistent assessment of international medical graduates (IMGs), the Australian Medical Council (AMC) in their AMC Orientation Guidelines,  stated that it is the responsibility of the employer to provide, or source, a suitable orientation program and that the content of the orientation program should include:

  • Orientation to the Australian healthcare system
  • Communication and cultural safety
  • Orientation to the local jurisdiction; and its health services and facilities
  • Legislation and professional practice

All hospital/practice employers are required to submit a work performance report, including the orientation report to the Medical Board of Australia (MBA) confirming that the defined orientation content has been addressed, within 3 months of registration and employment for IMGs new to practice in the Australian healthcare system.

 pdf  Orientation report for IMGs with limited or provisional registration - ORIG-30

 pdf  Work performance report for IMGs with limited or provisional registration - WRIG-30

Orientation content should include but not be limited to the following: