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Work in Australia as a Cardiologist


There is no age limit or points score requirement to work in Australia as a Cardiologist. Due to a shortage of qualified Cardiologists in Australia, the role is on the Core Skills in Demand List. This means Internationally Qualified Cardiologists are able to live and work in Australia with the new Skills in Demand (SID) Visa.


If you are a Cardiologist seriously considering working in Australia then Medical Migration would love to hear from you. We work exclusively with ‘job ready’ Medical Professionals and approved Employers throughout Australia with active hiring opportunities for Internationally Qualified Cardiologists.

Skills in Demand Visa for Cardiologists


  • Live and work in Australia
  • Includes immediate family members
  • There is no age limit to get a Visa
  • No minimum Immigration points score
  • Four year work visa
  • Clear pathway to Permanent Residence
  • Change employers with 180 days grace period
  • Visas processed in less than 4 weeks

Criteria to apply for Cardiologist Jobs in Australia


While there are hundreds of vacancies for Cardiologists in Australia, to be seriously considered for Employer Sponsored Cardiologists jobs in Australia these are the steps you are required to take:


  • Primary Source Verification through ECFMG/EPIC
  • Submit qualifications for assessment by the AMC
  • Obtain a Job Offer from an Australian Employer
  • Apply for Provisional Registration with the Medical Board of Australia
  • Apply for a Skills in Demand Visa
  • Complete required supervision and training
  • Engage in continuous professional development
  • Achieve General or Specialist registration with RCAP


Primary Source Verification


Primary Source Verification (PSV) is the process of verifying the authenticity of your qualifications as an Cardiologist.


This verification comes directly from the original source (e.g., Universities and Medical Schools). This ensures that your Cardiology qualifications are genuine and meet the Australian standards.


Medical Migration™ is the fastest growing recruitment agency for Cardiologist IMGs relocating to Australia. Our Medical Recruitment Specialists can arrange your Primary Source Verification: Learn More


Submit qualifications for assessment by the Australian Medical Council


Submit your Tertiary Medical and Cardiology qualifications for assessment by the Australian Medical Council (AMC). Start by creating an AMC portfolio online at the AMC website. This portfolio serves as your primary hub for submitting documents and tracking your application status.


Next, initiate the primary source verification of your medical and Cardiology qualifications through the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) using their Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials (EPIC) service.


Set up your EPIC account and submit your medical and Cardiology qualifications for verification. The ECFMG will verify your credentials and forward the reports directly to the AMC.


Determine the appropriate AMC assessment pathway for your qualifications. Depending on your training and Cardiology experience, you will follow either:


  • Competent Authority Pathway
  • Standard Pathway
  • Specialist Pathway


As an Cardiologist, you will likely be on the Competent Authority Pathway. The Competent Authority Pathway is designed for international medical graduates (IMGs) who have already completed a recognized training program and have passed their examinations in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Ireland or New Zealand. This pathway allows these IMGs to streamline the process of obtaining medical registration in Australia.


As a Cardiologist on the Competent Authority Pathway you are exempt from the AMC CAT MCQ (Computer Adaptive Test Multiple-Choice Questions) Examination.


This examination is part of the Standard Pathway administered by the Australian Medical Council (AMC) and evaluates the medical knowledge of Cardiologist IMGs to ensure they meet the standards required for medical practice in Australia.


Complete the relevant AMC application form and collate all documents including your primary medical degree, internship or residency completion certificates. Ensure that you correctly certify all documents according to AMC guidelines. Submit these documents to the AMC for assessment and pay the following fees:


  • AMC Candidate Account Fee: AUD 500 (non-refundable)


  • EPIC Verification Fee: Varies based on the number of credentials being verified, typically around USD 100-125 per credential.


  • EPIC Report Fee: USD 47 per report sent to the AMC.


Once your Medical and Cardiology qualifications are verified, the AMC will issue your AMC Certificate. This certificate is essential for registering with the Medical Board of Australia.


Our Medical Recruitment Specialists can arrange your Primary Source Verification, AMC Registration in our capacity as Medical Recruiter for the Australian Healthcare Sector: Learn More


With your AMC Certificate, apply for registration with the Medical Board of Australia (AHPRA) to legally practice as a Cardiologist in Australia.


At this point you are considered ‘Job Ready’ and our teams will work tirelessly to match you with the right employer at no cost to you. We are not Visa Agents, we are Medical Recruitment Specialists that match Overseas Qualified Cardiologists with Australian Healthcare Employers.


Specialist Registration in Australia as an Internationally Qualified Cardiologist 


All Cardiologist applicants are required to already hold registration by the Medical Board of Australia. The type of registration (limited, provisional or general) depends on your qualifications and experience. Usually an Internationally Qualified Cardiologist will be granted a Provisional License and then after 12 months this converts to full registration.


In Australia, the professional college responsible for Cardiologists is the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). RCAP is the institution that oversees the training, accreditation, and continuing professional development of Cardiologists in Australia and New Zealand.


Specialist registration can be granted by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, although expect this process to take between one and two years, whereas the Competent Authority Pathway can take as little as 4 months.


Area of Need Specialist Registration


There are a number of jobs in Australia for Cardiologists in geographic areas of need. If you secure a job as a Cardiologist in an ‘Area of Need’ you can fast track through the RCAP registration and get registered with the Medical Board of Australia in less than 6 weeks.


However, you will only be able to practice in your designated ‘area of need’.


Obtain a Job Offer as an Cardiologist in Australia


Medical Migration™ is the go to International Recruiter for Cardiology employers in the Australian Healthcare Industry.


As part of the Migration Consultant LLC network, our position within International Mobility is unrivaled. Take our Free Eligibility Check today if you are serious about working in Australia.

Skills in Demand (Employer Sponsored Visas) for Cardiologists


We work exclusively with approved Healthcare sponsors throughout Australia to capitalize on the new Skills in Demand Visas in Australia for Cardiologists.


This revolutionary new visa class makes it far easier for Australia employers to hire qualified foreign Cardiologists, with a clear pathway to Permanent Residency. 


The Skills in Demand Visa lasts for an initial four years, renewable once, and benefits from processing time of less than 4 weeks. It also grants you 180 days to find a new employer should you choose to switch roles. There is no age limit for the new Skills in Demand Visas.


Medical Migration™ are not Australia Visa Agents. Any Visa processing is done by our parent Company, Migration Consultant LLC or in most instances, the employer.


Our candidates do not have to pay for their visa processing services and it is illegal in Australia to have a new hire pay their own Visa fees.


Working with Medical Migration™


Medical Migration™ are specialist Cardiology recruiters for the Australian Healthcare Industry.


We represent Internationally Qualified Cardiologists and our team of 20+ recruiters deliver a full suite of recruitment services and enterprise talent solutions to the Australian Healthcare Sector.


You Must be Provisionally Registered with the Medical Board of Australia to be our client


We receive thousands of speculative Cardiologist job inquiries each week from all over the World. Many of these applicants are suitable, although they do not hold Primary Source Validation or Provisional Registration with the Medical Board of Australia.


As an Internationally Qualified Cardiologist you will not progress to interview stage without this registration.


There are two ways of getting registered


  • Use our Medical Board of Registration Service


  • Complete the process yourself

What is the Cost?

Medical Migration™ can take responsibility for your entire Medical Board Registration as a Cardiologist.  You are assigned a dedicated account manager to work with you through the process, making your registration smooth and hassle free. Our fully managed end-to-end registration service costs just EUR 995.

Do you work with Cardiologist Canditates from all over the World?

Medical Migration™ currently works with Internationally Qualified Cardiologists from the following Countries:


  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Ireland
  • Singapore
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • France
  • Germany
  • Netherlands

What Visa will I get?

As a foreign qualified Cardiologist you are eligible for the Skills in Demand Visa (SID) provided you secure a formal job offer.


The Skills in Demand Visa has a clear path to Permanent Residence.


As a qualified Cardiologist you may be eligible for other Australia Visas such as the subclass 189 190 and 491. As a qualified Cardiologist you may be eligible for other Australia Visas such as the subclass 189 190 and 491.


However, because these Skilled Migration Visas require Specialist registration with RCAP, the process can take up to four years to process and the total cost for a family can run into many multiple $000's.

Am I tied exclusively to Medical Migration™

Once you have your Provisional Medical Board of Australia Registration as a Cardiologist we will work to place you ASAP. However, you can still apply for Cardiologist jobs on your own or through the usual sources.


You are not tied to us, yet we make our margin from the Healthcare Employers so we work hard to find your dream job in Australia.

Do I have to pay any Visa Fees?

It is illegal for an Australian Employer to charge you to process an Employer Sponsored Visa.

Are you MARA Registered?

We are not Visa Agents. We are a recruitment specialist that places overseas qualified Medical Professionals with jobs in Australia. Our parent Company, Migration Consultant LLC has access to a panel of Immigration Lawyers and Barristers in Australia that can be called upon, on a case by case basis although these fees will be covered by your employer.

What is the Skills in Demand visa for Cardiologists?

The Specialist Skills Pathway is designed for Cardiologists with guaranteed annual earnings of at least $135,000 AUD. This pathway offers priority processing within 7 days.


The Core Skills Pathway requires guaranteed annual earnings of at least $70,000 AUD and takes up to 21 days. It is unlikely that a Cardiologist will be on the Core Skills Pathway.

Do I need to take an English Test to work in Australia as a Cardiologist

If your Tertiary qualifications were taught exclusively in English there is no need for a Cardiologist to sit an IELTS English test to work in Australia.

What is the future job outlook for IMG Cardiologists moving to Australia?

The job outlook for international medical graduates (IMG) specializing in cardiology who are considering moving to Australia is highly promising.


One key factor driving this positive outlook is the aging workforce in the cardiology sector. A substantial portion of the current cardiologist workforce is nearing retirement age, with estimates suggesting that around 60% of cardiologists are over the age of 55. This demographic trend indicates an impending shortage as these professionals retire, potentially reaching a deficit of up to 120,000 cardiologists by 2030​.


The demand for cardiologists is expected to grow significantly, with an estimated annual increase of approximately 18% over the next five years.


This rise is driven by the increasing prevalence of chronic cardiovascular conditions and an expanding elderly population requiring ongoing cardiac care.


The need for specialized cardiac care professionals, including interventional and invasive cardiologists, remains high due to these factors​.


The broader healthcare and social assistance sector in Australia is also projected to experience substantial employment growth. Projections suggest a 15% increase in employment in this sector over the next five years, which includes a heightened demand for various medical specialties, including cardiology.


This growth is supported by Australia's economic stability and positive growth prospects, emphasizing the importance of acquiring and retaining skilled talent in healthcare to meet future market demands​​.

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