If I sit for a PESCI in one state and fail it, will AHPRA be able to access it for future applications?

Published on October 1, 2018

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If I sit for a PESCI in one state and fail it, will AHPRA be able to access it for future applications?  


The Short Answer… 

Yes- AHPRA gets a copy of every PESCI you sit and it will be used in evidence for future applications.    


Something to Keep in Mind 

If you fail a PESCI with an employer, choosing a different PESCI provider and/or a different employer won’t change your application with AHPRA. AHPRA will question why you failed your last PESCI and what you’ve done since that PESCI to address the difficulties you faced in the first PESCI.  


AHPRA is a national board, which means if you move state they will still have access to the prior PESCI.  


There are those that say that different state based AHPRA teams are easier to get registration with, or harder but keep in mind that they’re still assessing you against a national standard with certain criteria that have to be met regardless of state.  


How Can We Help? 

Our team help General Practitioners both with finding jobs and helping with the full applications process including finding the best pathway to fellowship for you and your life goals. If we can help, please contact us at admin@peoplemedical.com.au.   


People Medical Consulting are a team of professionals with a passion for guiding those specialising in the Medical industry to find their career pathway and settle into Australia. Working with both Australian trained and Overseas trained professionals, we have extensive experience in Recruitment of General Practitioners, and   Document Assistance for those requiring support with RACGP, AHPRA, 19AA and 19AB Medicare Exemptions.