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Australian General Practice Training Program (AGPT)

POSTED ON 26-03-2021

AGPT program is also the key 3GA program for International Medical Graduates (IMGs) who go through the Standard pathway process completing the AMC certificate requirements and one year of supervised... Read More

Applying for PESCI in 2021

POSTED ON 24-03-2021

PESCI identifies if an overseas doctor has sufficient knowledge and experience to practice in a safe and effective manner ...taken into consideration when the Medical Board decides whether to grant... Read More

Registering with AHPRA to Gain Higher Medicare Rebates | 2021

POSTED ON 19-03-2021

If you are a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners or the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine and are not currently registered as a specialist with Ahpra, you... Read More

International Women’s Day 2021, a discussion with Dr Farrah Deeba

POSTED ON 09-03-2021

I think being a mother does not make you any less efficient, you actually become better. I think I could do much more now than I used to do when I was a younger person. The only thing is, there are... Read More

Employment Contracts and Conditions for Australian Doctors

POSTED ON 18-03-2021

..employment contract is what identifies the working relationship, rights and responsibilities, and expectations between the employee/independent contractor and the employer. The contract/agreement... Read More

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How to become a Locum Doctor in Australia?

Often Locum positions request the candidate to have a provider number—a unique number you can get if you are an eligible health professional recognized for Medicare services. Locums in private practice including General Practice must have a Provider Number since you will not be able to charge patients Medicare fees for the services provided—therefore the locum role wouldn’t be viable.

5 Reasons to work as a Locum Doctor

While having the advantage of meeting many new people, grow their professional network, and work with a diverse range of patients, Locum Doctors can earn a much better income since locum work generally pays well. As a Doctor struggling to build up their bank account and lead a financially stable life or trying to pay off student medical debts, working part-time ass a locum doctor can be very helpful to earn an extra income.

How Much Can a Locum Doctor Earn in Australia?

Moreover, doctors working in the private sector are usually salaried considerably higher than those in the public sector. However, in Australia the salaries of locum doctors within the public sector are governed by several frameworks and policies in place. Take a look at these example policies —the NSW Junior Doctor Rates Policy and the QLD Health Locum arrangements and conditions.

General Practice Fellowships in Australia

There are various pathways to being recognized as a General Practitioner in Australia. Each GP Training program have their specific eligibility criteria. As an applicant, you need to self-review your individual eligibility for each GP Training Program.

Quick Summary of Pathways to Registration in Australia

Explore the different pathways available for International Medical Graduates to get registered in Australia. As an overseas Doctor seeking registration to practice medicine in Australia, you need to provide evidence of eligibility to undertake..

Employment Contracts and Conditions for Australian Doctors

..employment contract is what identifies the working relationship, rights and responsibilities, and expectations between the employee/independent contractor and the employer. The contract/agreement is important for both parties as it helps understand what involves in their business relationship. It similarly prevents any misunderstandings or risks associated with signing a contract.

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