New web-based online form

RACS has launched an online application system for International Medical Graduates (IMGs) wishing to apply for the RACS short term training pathway. The new web-based online form provides a streamlined application process for candidates. Paper-based applications will not be accepted after 31 March 2019.

The new online application system delivers:

  • clearer application requirements and categorisation eligibility
  • a reduction in documents required
  • functionality that allows applicants to upload documents, save their application and login multiple times
  • a clear snapshot of application progress and outstanding requirements
  • ability to pay online.

Important information before applying

Before submitting an application for a Specialist and/or Area of Need assessment, it is recommended that applicants do the following:

  1. Read the short term training in a medical specialty pathway policy (PDF 47.06KB)
  2. Read the checklist for short term training (PDF 31.26KB) (or checklist for extension (PDF 30.97KB) if applying for an extension)
  3. Apply directly to the AMC for primary source verification (PSV) of your medical qualifications
  4. A separate application is required for each individual application
  5. Fees are payable by credit card or PayPal
  6. IMGs have 12 weeks to upload all required documentation and make payment towards the short term training fee.

The application form

To access the application form, you will need to create a RACS account if you haven't already done so. Clicking on the application link below and work through the following steps:

  1. Select 'Create Account'
  2. Once an account has been created, log on to the short term application using your new account credentials
  3. Select 'Short Term Training Application' or 'Short Term Extension Application'
  4. Select Yes if 'you are completing the application' or No if you 'you are completing on behalf of the Applicant' and hit 'continue'
  5. Ensure all fields and appropriate documentation are completed and submitted with the application.

Online application form



The application fee for short term training is: AUD $1430.00 (inclusive of 10 per cent GST).