Proposed changes to Australian visa process for GPs

The Department of Health has published  proposed changes for the visa process for GPs, if approved General Practitioners will require employers to obtain a Health Workforce Certificate:

 These certificates are reportedly required to be attached to nomination applications for:

  1. Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS, subclass 482) visa
  2. Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS, subclass 186) visa; and
  3. Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS, subclass 187) visa.

Please note that the below visa is not included:

·        Skilled Independent (subclass 189) visa

These changes have not been finalised and were initially proposed for the 25th of Feb (which has now passed) once we have confirmation of the changes and the process we will update our website.

It is our understanding that GPs who have signed a contract prior to any changes being implemented will be processed under the existing legislation (however this has not been formally confirmed).

We can assist you in securing a position and signing a contract before the changes if this is something you are keen to do.

If you would like to discuss further please contact Vicki@headmedical.com

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