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My GP experience is less than 3 years- Will I get registration for a GP Job?
If you’re applying for Limited AHPRA Registration (Only AMC Part 1), in our experience- No. AHPRA requires you to have 3 Years of equivalent GP experience to be granted Limited AHPRA Registration, Area of Need (AANG-30). We are also seeing applications for Post Grad Training (ALPS-30) rejected if you don’t have solid GP experience.
If you’re applying for Provisional AHPRA Registration (AMC Part 1 & Part 2), we have seen that AHPRA are applying the theory that you need recent GP experience to be approved to have registration for a GP position. This means that if you have no GP experience, despite holding your AMC Certificate it is still likely that you will be rejected. If you have less than 3 years, it will depend on your recency of practice and the strength of your supporting documents as to whether you will be approved for registration.
If you have less than 3 years of recent (within the last 12 months) GP experience, your safest route is to apply for a hospital job and work until you hold General AHPRA Registration before transitioning into General Practice.
While it is challenging to get a hospital job, it is possible providing you have good experience and a solid application. It is competitive, so without current experience in a hospital or GP role, expect to be up against candidates who DO hold that experience.
We make these suggestions because making the wrong decision could mean thousands of dollars and months of your time wasted. Our team will always suggest the safest route and it is your decision whether to follow our counsel or go your own way.
Regardless of whether you follow our advice or not, we will ALWAYS be here to support you and ensure that your applications are the best they can be.
Please don’t hesitate to ask if we can help you.
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, Migration for all with a special emphasis on Medical and Document Assistance for those requiring support with RACGP, AHPRA, 19AA and 19AB Medicare Exemptions.