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Forms and documents – overseas specialists

This page contains all relevant forms and documents for new applicants to the Specialist Pathway and existing specialist international medical graduate (SIMG) candidates. 

Specialist Pathway policies

This policy outlines the requirements of SIMG candidates on the Specialist Pathway to RANZCP Fellowship under the 2012 Fellowship Program; how to maintain their comparability status and how to progress to Fellowship during their time on the Specialist Pathway and as specified by the College. It has been written in accordance with AHPRA requirements.

This policy outlines the time and assessment requirements for SIMG candidates on the Specialist Pathway to RANZCP Fellowship, who have been assessed as partially comparable. From January 2016, these requirements are closely aligned to and are consistent with that of trainees in Stage 3 of the 2012 Fellowship Program.

This policy outlines the time and assessment requirements for SIMG canidates on the Specialist Pathway to RANZCP Fellowship, who have been assessed as substantially comparable.

Application forms

When submitting an application, please ensure that:

  1. the application is no more than 150 pages in total; applications which exceed this page limit will not be accepted for assessment
  2. the current version of the form is used
  3. all specified supporting documents are provided
  4. all supporting documentation is printed single-sided
  5. documentation in your application is not bound or stapled. 

Incorrect or incomplete applications will not be processed and an incomplete application fee may be charged.

Submission of applications

Specialist applications, extensions and renewals must be submitted to the RANZCP via post to:

Specialist International Medical Graduate Education
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
309 La Trobe Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia

Applications submitted via email or fax will not be accepted.

Application fees

All completed application forms should be lodged with their required fees. The fee types and amounts depend on the application being submitted. 

Assessment dates 

Each State Assessment Panel can assess a maximum of three applications per round of assessments. If the maximum number of complete applications has already been received for a certain round, applicants may need to wait until the next round of assessments for their application to be assessed.

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