What is the Australian Medical Council examination fee?

What is the Australian Medical Council examination fee?

It is no surprise that one of the major factors to consider whilst beginning your journey as an international medical graduate looking to get accredited in Australia as a practising medical officer is the costs involved.

As an international medical graduate, there are a series of steps to follow while deciding to appear for the Australian medical council exams.

The Standard pathway has 3 main steps

  1. Primary source verification through ECFMG/EPIC
  2. AMC MCQ-CAT Examination
  3. AMC Clinical Examination


The first step to commencing this process is to establish an AMC portfolio. This involves the submission of your primary qualification in medicine and surgery for verification and confirmation that the degree is issued by a training institution recognised by AMC. An EPIC account must be created, and all identification documents must be provided to obtain a valid EPIC ID.

This is then followed by the establishment of an AMC portfolio and an AMC candidate number is issued within 3 working days.

Thereafter, every qualification uploaded to the AMC portfolio is assessed and uploaded by AMC on its qualification portal.

Kindly refer to the official website of the Australian Medical Council www.amc.org.au for a full breakdown of ID documents required and to check which pathway you are eligible for.

The cost of establishing an AMC portfolio is $500 AUD.

There is an added charge for each additional qualification that has to be to upload to the AMC portfolio.


The AMC Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) MCQ Examination is a computer-administered fully integrated multi-choice question examination delivered in one 3.5-hour session.

The cost of applying for the AMC MCQ-CAT Exam is $2720 AUD for a one-time authorisation.

Cancellation of this booking will incur a loss of $1360.

AMC Clinical Examination

The AMC Clinical Examination assesses clinical skills in medicine, surgery, obstetrics, gynaecology, paediatrics and psychiatry. It also assesses the ability to communicate with patients, their families and other health workers.

The Clinical examination fee is $3530 AUD.  Retest fees are no longer significant post changes in the structure of the clinical examination.

On successfully clearing all three of the above steps, the candidate is awarded an AMC certificate which is the document confirming eligibility for full provisional registration after further assessment by AHPRA.

Keeping the above fees and charges in mind, the minimum cost involved for a candidate who is successful in clearing both parts of the Australian Medical Council Exams in their first attempt is $6750 AUD.

It is important to keep the pass percentages of both exams in mind as we assess the total fee involved.

Other added costs to consider include visa application fees, travel costs for the exams depending on the exam centres, cost of living in Australia, bridging courses to help you prepare for the exam, procuring study material etc.

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