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How to apply for a PESCI

Find out what’s needed for a PESCI application and how to apply.

How to apply for a PESCI

PESCI Tutorial 

Before applying:

  1. If you are applying for limited registration for area of need to work in general practice, it is recommended that you apply for registration before arranging a PESCI, so your experience in general practice or primary case can be assessed.
  2. ​Read the Pre-Employment Structured Clinical Interview Policy , Pre-Employment Structured Clinical Interview Handbook and, other related resources and policies
  3. Find a suitable position in an Australian General Practice
  4. Apply to the AMC for primary source verification of your primary medical degree and specialist qualification (if obtained)
  5. If you do not already have an RACGP ID, you can sign up for free. You will need this so you can access the online application form
  6. Pay the interview fee

Next steps:

You need to apply to have your overseas medical qualifications verified for authenticity. This is done using the Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials (EPIC) service provided by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). Step-by-step instructions are available on the AMC website.   

Once you create an EPIC account and receive an EPIC ID, you then need to establish an AMC Portfolio; your AMC candidate number will then be emailed to you.  

To submit an online application, you require the following documentation: If original documents are not in English, you must provide certified official and endorsed English translations of these documents in addition to the originals.
Register and access the online application form
Pay the interview fee
Complete the online application
Attend scheduled interview
Interview outcome issued

Apply for a PESCI

Apply or continue 

PESCI outcome:

We’ll email your PESCI outcome report to you within 15 business days. The outcome will either be that you are suitable or not suitable for the position. The report is valid for 12 calendar months from the date of the report. A report will also be sent to the Medical Board of Australia (MBA).
After receiving a successful outcome, you can apply to Ahpra for registration.

The Medical Board of Australia requires all applicants for initial registration to demonstrate English language skills suitable for registration. For further information about this registration standard, please refer to the following link.