Overview - PESCI

The Pre-Employment Structured Clinical Interview (PESCI) is conducted by the College to ensure you have the knowledge, skills and experience required to practice safely and effectively in Australia.

If you are an International Medical Graduate (IMG) applying for registration to practice in Australia via the Standard Pathway you must attain a satisfactory outcome in a PESCI.

Sit a PESCI in 4-6 weeks!

ACRRM is pleased to advise that IMGs are now able to sit a PESCI in 4-6 weeks.

Our new, simplified application process and reduced wait times mean an IMG can complete the registration process and achieve their desired outcome of working in Australian sooner!

In addition, short notice vacancies (within the coming 4 weeks) are advertised via social media if an IMG wants to complete a PESCI sooner! Like us on Facebook for announcements.

Take advantage of our shorter wait times and apply today!

New PESCI Preparation Module

The College has developed a simple online module to help IMGs prepare for and understand how ACRRM conducts PESCIs.

This module has been designed to answer commonly asked questions about the interview structure and the assessment criteria.

This module is free of charge for PESCI applicants to help them prepare for the PESCI interview.

This module will provide an overview and understanding of:

  • What to expect during the interview
  • The role of ACRRM and our PESCI panel members
  • The assessment criteria used during the interview
  • Steps an IMG can take to prepare for the interview.

Want more information about the module or requirements and pathway options for IMGs? Please contact to find out ways in which ACRRM can assist.


A PESCI is a fitness-for-task assessment and interview where the panel assesses your skills, knowledge and experience for the position for which you are seeking registration to practice in Australia.

Your PESCI result is only valid for the role indicated in the position description provided and the result of the PESCI is not transferrable to another position.

A separate PESCI is required for each position and results are reported to AHPRA.

Start the application process.