The Medical Board of Australia sets the broad structure for intern training in its Registration standard. The total duration of internship is 47 weeks (full-time equivalent), which excludes annual leave.

The Medical Board of Australia requires all Interns to complete a series of terms in a range of specialties to ensure you have a broad-based introduction to working as a doctor. Each term will include orientation, supervised practice, education, and assessment.

The minimum requirement is to complete terms of at least 10 weeks each in medicine and surgery, and at least 8 weeks in emergency medical care. You will also usually complete other terms in a range of specialties, and in different health care settings. Examples include aged care, general practice, psychiatry, and rehabilitation medicine.