01 Jul 2016
From 1 July 2016, the Board will assess all applications from overseas-qualified applicants for specialist registration.
Since the start of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the National Scheme), the Australian Dental Council (ADC), on behalf of the Board, had assessed overseas specialist qualifications for substantial equivalence to an Australian specialist program.
The ADC’s assessment of a qualification was then considered by the Board.
The Board and AHPRA have developed a new process to assess overseas specialist qualifications for substantial equivalence to an Australian specialist program. Clear criteria and evidence requirements have been developed to support the assessment of overseas specialist qualifications.
The change in the assessment process applies to applications from overseas trained specialists in the following specialties:
For further information on the new assessment process of application for specialist registration in the above specialties, see our Qualification equivalence pathway page.