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Changes to the RACGP Registration Process

6th June 2019 | Uncategorized

The RACGP has announced that they are going to change the way that they register overseas-trained GPs from Sep 1st 2019. From this date, applicants will only be given Fellowship (ie equivalence with an Australian trained GP) after that GP has worked for 12 months under supervision, in a rural area. Their definition of “rural” is based on the official Australian “Monash Model” and they’ve specified MMM2 or above. These re typically at least 45 mins to 1 hr from a...

GP Jobs Available!

21st May 2019 | Uncategorized

The new visa requirements are becoming a bit clearer. And, most importantly, we have a couple of clients who have been able to get the appropriate “visa certificate” for their practices. The locations are: Gregory Hills, about 60km south west of Sydney CBD And Mount Helena, about 40 km east of Perth Please let me know if either are of interest: [email protected] We expect there to be other similar vacancies coming along in the next few weeks – though probably...

New Visa “Certificate” for GPs to be introduced on Monday March 11th

26th February 2019 | Uncategorized

The new visa regulation for overseas trained GPs is now due to be implemented from Monday 11th March 2019. The requirement for a visa sponsor (ie the GP clinic in Australia) to arrange a “certificate” as a condition of being able to get a visa is directly targeted at UK, Irish and NZ-trained GPs. The aim is to reduce the number of these GPs coming into the “well-serviced major capital cities and metropolitan areas”, directing them instead to “rural, remote and...

New visa issues likely from Monday 25th February

21st February 2019 | Uncategorized

There is going to be a new requirement for work visas for GPs. Our understanding is that this is going to be introduced from Monday 25th February. (Having said that, the government agency dealing with the applications for certificates say that they know nothing about this new scheme…..  So, the start date may well be delayed) On a first reading of the notes about the process: Sponsors for GPs from Monday 25th February will require a “Health Workforce Certificate”, as part of the...

GP Jobs in Australia – January 2019 update

23rd January 2019 | Uncategorized

Happy New Year. While it is currently just hovering above freezing here in Guildford, in Perth, it’s going to be about 30C this weekend…. We’re just waiting for the Immigration department to announce all of the changes to their visa rules. So far, the main one of interest is that permanent residents will be able to apply for a temporary parent visa. This’ll be valid for 3 or 5 years and renewable (up to a maximum of 10 years). There are going to be 15,000 available...

Australia to Stop Migrants Moving to Sydney and Melbourne. Does this affect GPs?

10th October 2018 | Uncategorized

A report in the Times (here but subscription required) says that Australia is planning to restrict migrants so that they can’t live / work in Melbourne and Sydney.  It will be a condition of entry that migrants must live and work where they are told to go for their first years. However, this will not affect migrants who have been sponsored by particular employers and who need to live & work where their employers are located. So, it looks like this won’t apply to GPs

Ways to get PR (permanent residency) in Australia

28th June 2018 | Uncategorized

The new visa system (see blog post and this post) has brought into focus the issues around getting PR (permanent residency) in Australia. It used to be that the simplest & quickest way was via the Skilled Independent Visa 189 (points tested) system. However, recently this has become more difficult – anecdotally, we’ve heard that you need to have  75 points in order to be in with a chance of being invited to apply (GPs can get 65 / 70 points but it is hard to get more without...

Australian Work Visa Update

25th June 2018 | Uncategorized

The Australian Department of Health and Ageing has sent out a bulletin highlighting potential skilled migration list changes.  GPs are not on this “potential changes list”, so they should remain on the Medium and Long Term Shortage Occupation List (MLTSOL) through to at least January 2019.  I.E. GPs should still be able to get 4 year / renewable visas with the option to apply for PR. However, the DoHA can change these lists whenever they want to but it is unlikely that they will...

New vacancies

21st June 2018 | Uncategorized

We’ve added some new vacancies today: Melbourne city area (open to UK GPs – rotate between different practices every 6 months Williams Landing – full time vacancy in a new practice being run by experience team South Brisbane – part of a local group of practices, about 30km south of the CBD Rural NSW – Lovely town 4.5 hours from Sydney. Great opportunity to become a partner. Varied workload and friendly place  

Changes to the GP registration system by the RACGP

18th June 2018 | Uncategorized

The RACGP is changing the way they process GP applications. This is being implemented from August 31st –  any applications submitted before then must be substantially complete by that date (and fully complete in terms of documentation by Sep 14th). Applications for the new system will be accepted from Sept 3rd Below is a copy of the email being sent to doctors by the RACGP who have begun the application process. Please see our notes below about applicants who have yet to apply. Dear...

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