Date: 21 September 2023
The RACGP has provided a submission to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) on possible changes to the National Boards’ English language skills requirements.
The RACGP opposes reducing the score for the writing component of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) by half a band to 6.5, but supports expanding the list of proposed countries and jurisdictions if evidence clearly demonstrates a level of English skills equivalent to at least IELTS Level 7 band. The RACGP also considers the completion of cultural awareness and cultural safety training essential for international medical graduates (IMGs) wanting to come to Australia and setting them up for success as a GP.
Read the submission
Submission to Ahpra on possible changes to the National Boards’ English language skills requirements (PDF)