Final Annual Report - Health Workforce Australia

International Health Professionals (IHP)

Page last updated: 18 May 2015

Labour Market Evidence and Policy

This project was established to build knowledge and evidence of factors that impact on migration and market movement, including changes in the countries that our international health professionals tend to come from and the impact of changes in visa and other regulatory policies to inform future policy guiding Australia’s international recruitment.

International Medical Graduates - Orientation and Supervision

HWA undertook the International Medical Graduates’ (IMG) Orientation and Supervision project to identify:

  • Opportunities to provide improved orientation programmes and systems for all new IMGs to Australia; and
  • Opportunities to provide system level improvements in the way supervision of IMGs is supported.

Workplace-based Assessment

The Workplace-based Assessment programme was developed as an alternative to the Australian Medical Council (AMC) clinical examination, for IMGs on the standard pathway to general registration. The programme tested performance, using a range of assessment methods and multiple assessors in a clinical setting over a 6 - 12 month period. It was undertaken in a clinical health care setting and provided candidates with inter-professional, orientation and team-work skills to practice medicine in Australia.