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Eligibility - PESCI

A PESCI is mandatory if you are an IMG seeking registration in Australia to practice in any of the following roles:

  • general practice
  • all non-specialist positions in private hospital facilities
  • senior medical officers
  • medical officers (with or without right of private practice)
  • medical superintendents (with or without right of private practice), and
  • all non-specialist positions of high risk.

If you wish to request an exemption for sitting a PESCI, you must lodge your request with AHPRA. We are not able to grant exemptions under any circumstance.

What you will need to provide

To apply for a PESCI, you must provide declarations of the following:

  • a medical qualification as listed on International Medical Education Directory (IMED)
  • a current job offer for a position in an Area of Need and District of Workforce Shortage or after hours practice or facility, and
  • completed the Australian Medical Council (AMC) Multi Choice Questionnaire (MQC) or be eligible to apply for provisional registration through the Competent Authority Pathway.