International Medical Graduate Orientation


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.

Once the graduate has completed this course, the only requirements left is to provide an orientation to the local facility, the emergency systems (fire, evacuation etc), the local referral pathways and acute care procedures (eg cardiac arrest, resuscitation etc).

After the course is completed a signed certificate of completion will be provided and the supervisor then only needs to provide the relevant local orientation (as above), tick the extra boxes on the certificate and forward the completed certificate to AHPRA.

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)

Assessment: Online Quiz

Fee:  $250

Duration:  16 hours

CPD Hours:  16 hours




Intakes:  Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis.

Study Mode:  Online

Relevant for: International Medical Graduates undergoing supervised practice in Australia 

Course Enquiries:  Dr. John McIntosh or CPD-Enquiries@cqu.edu.au

Student Handbook: CQU link