Australasian vocational medical training and recertification providers

The Council and the Australian Medical Council  (AMC) work together on accrediting the vocational medical training programmes offered by Australasian (joint Australian and New Zealand) vocational providers.

The Standards for accreditation of specialist medical training programmes are jointly agreed and applied by the Australian Medical Council (AMC) and Council.

Australasian colleges are required to apply the New Zealand specific criteria in addition to the AMC standards. These relate to cultural safety, the assessment of international medical graduates (IMGs) and recertification.

The additional criteria for assessment of specialist medical training and recertification programme is available below. You can access information relating to the joint standards and joint processes via the AMC's website . Acceditation reports for Australasian Colleges can be found here .

The Australasian colleges currently accredited by Council are:

Related scope(s) of practice

Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM)

Emergency medicine

Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians (ACSEP)

Sport and exercise medicine

Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA)


Pain medicine

College for Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand (CICM)

Intensive care medicine

The Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA)

Medical administration

Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)

Clinical genetics

Internal medicine

Occupational medicine


Palliative medicine

Rehabilitation medicine

Sexual health medicine

Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (oral and maxillofacial surgery (RACDS)

Oral and maxillofacial surgery

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)

Cardiothoracic surgery

General surgery


Orthopaedic surgery

Otolaryngology head and neck surgery

Paediatric surgery

Plastic and reconstructive surgery


Vascular surgery

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO)


Royal Australian and NZ College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG)

Obstetrics and gynaecology

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP)


Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR)

Diagnostic and interventional radiology

Radiation oncology

The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA)