For employers

An employer who’s sponsoring an overseas trained doctor (OTD) to come to Australia, whether as a temporary or a permanent resident, has certain responsibilities.

Here’s a simple checklist showing what you’re likely to have to do to employ an OTD. Follow the links for more information on each step.

STEP

1

Get approved as a sponsor
STEP

2

Get Area of Need approval for the job you want filled
STEP

3

Approach your local RWA or medical recruitment agency
STEP

4

Help your OTD through the registration process
STEP

5

Help your OTD get a visa
STEP

6

Apply for a Medicare provider number for your OTD
STEP

7

Advise your OTD on suitable medical indemnity cover
STEP

8

Help your OTD settle in:
STEP

9

Support your OTD in ongoing professional training
STEP

10

Arrange a professional mentor