Working and living in Australia

Are you a doctor and interested in working in an Australian emergency department? The Australian Department of Health has developed a program to help you with this process.

First Shift in the ED

This program, funded by the Australian Department of Health, has been designed for both doctors who are new to working in an Australian emergency department (ED) and International Medical Graduates (IMGs) or Specialist International Medical Graduates (SIMGs) who are either currently working in an Australian emergency department or living in another country and wanting to work in Australia.


Online resource

As a doctor, this freely-available program will introduce you to the requirements and expectations of working as a doctor in Australia as well as offering you an overview of: 
  • living in Australia
  • the Australian Health Care System
  • communication in the Emergency Department
  • emergency Care in Australia
  • clinical and professional practice.