On completion of your degree, domestic students must satisfactorily complete a pre-registration year of hospital service (internship) before full registration is approved by the Medical Board of Australia (see Registration with the Medical Board of Australia for further information). If you undertook your secondary education in a Country other than Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or the USA, you may need to take steps to meet English language requirements for Registration.  For more information on this, see an  AHPRA statement (PDF 63KB)  and AHPRA update (PDF 215KB) on English language requirements.

Following the internship year, most doctors complete another year of hospital service before commencing postgraduate training programs. From 2010, Registration is with a national Medical Board and applicable throughout Australia.