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Health Workforce Assessment Victoria was established in July, 2010 to conduct Pre-employment Structured Clinical Interviews (PESCIs) for General Practice.

PESCIs are conducted for all IMGs wishing to obtain registration to enter General Practice in all States and Territories of Australia.

We conduct PESCIs on behalf of employers, Medical General Practices and other recruitment agencies. The PESCI Assessment Interview is "Position Specific" and accordingly, the applicant must have a Position Description and Supervised Practice Plan to be assessed against at the time of the interview.

HWAV regularly conducts PESCI Assessment Interviews on Wednesdays and Thursdays of each week in every month, with assessment appointment times starting at 9:00am, 12:00pm and 2:30pm and usually we are booked 4-6 weeks in advance.  We suggest you would need to take this into consideration when planning your PESCI Assessment Interview.

All PESCI Assessment Interviews are conducted on a face-to-face basis in our offices in the World Trade Centre in Melbourne. Unfortunately, we are only able to offer PESCI Assessment Interviews via videoconference in a limited capacity. Please contact us for more information. 

Please note: Important Changes to Medical Registration Standards effective 01 July 2016.

The Medical Board of Australia has made a few changes to the requirements for limited registration. The revised registration standards will come into effect on 01 July 2016. The key changes to the registration standards are:

IMGs applying for or renewing limited registration for area of need, to work in a general practice position for the first time in Australia, must have at least three years’ (full-time equivalent) experience working in general practice or primary care. This is to support public safety.

IMGs submitting applications for limited registration for area of need, to work in general practice via the standard pathway from 01 July 2016, should only undertake a pre-employment structured clinical interview (PESCI) before applying for registration if they can meet the Board’s requirements for registration.

For further information go to: http://www.medicalboard.gov.au/News/2016-04-28-revised-reg-stds-for-limited-reg.aspx


PESCI Assessor Opportunities

Are you a VR GP wanting to make a contribution to rural health workforce?  Then why not consider becoming a PESCI Assessor? More information