Skilled Visa Changes 2018

Changes to the Skilled Visa programs came into effect on 18 March 2018.

No further applications under the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) program can be lodged, with the new TSS visa online forms available for use since 18 March 2018

The below is a link to the Department of Home Affairs skilled visa newsletter outlining changes as they are introduced:

Key prescribing requirements in Victoria

A summary of basic legislative requirements associated with writing prescriptions; this document also contains a checklist for general practitioners to determine when to obtain or apply for a Schedule 8 treatment permit. It also includes a brief overview of other legislative requirements, which are detailed in other documents.

Things medical practitioners need to know - key prescribing requirements >>


Resources to build Cultural Competence


cultural diagnoses

Cultural Diagnoses: A communication based learning resource

The resource:

  •     Encourages doctors to become more self-aware of the cultural basis of some of their attitudes and behaviour and how these may differ from those of colleagues and patients.
  •     Presents a number of communication strategies to maximise cross cultural communication.

A workbook provides activities, questions for reflection and background information.


Available from:

Judith Miralles & Associates - Website

(Go to RESOURCES section)




culture mate    Judith Miralles & Associates


Culturally competent medical practice is now only a mouse click away with the Culture Mate website. An annual licence provides access to practical and evidence-based:


  • Learning resource with interactive case studies.
  • Targeted demographic data on the cultural makeup of specific localities.
  • Detailed snapshots (including migration history, cultural values and demographics) on all countries of birth represented in the latest Census.


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IMG Employment Pathways

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IMG employment pathways v4