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Clinical Bridging Course FEE-HELP


Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the face-to-face course is suspended  until further notice.  Please check our online clinical preparation course alternatives.

STUDY NOW, PAY LATER WITH FEE-HELP. The FEE-HELP 12 weeks clinical bridging course is a HEAL and Victoria University collaboration that offers students the opportunity to access the FEE-HELP loan scheme.

NO UPFRONT FEE is required and repayment is by contributions via the Australian Taxation Office, once you earn a certain salary.

Our Clinical FEE-HELP course now includes specialised tutorials which offer 40 CPD points through the RACGP and 15 or 9 PRPD points through ACRRM. 

Our Clinical Bridging Course (FEE-HELP) is a full-time program (24 contact hours a week) for IMGs who are looking to practice in Australia. By the time you have finished the course, you will have the knowledge you need to sit the AMC clinical exam with confidence.

Candidates have access to a range of manikins, ophthalmoscope and otoscope to practice with in class.

A clinical trial exam is included in the course fee.

AMC Handbook Cases: cases from the AMC Handbook of Clinical Assessment are covered thouroughly during the course. Tutors focus on cases that create particularly difficult communication challenges through roleplay scenarios. 

FEE-HELP is available to permanent residents or citizens of Australia who have passed their AMC MCQ examination.  If eligible, all you need to do is apply below and attach evidence of your AMC MCQ examination pass result, evidence  of your permanent residency status or citizenship and a CV. 

Application for the FEE-HELP loan is completed on the first day of the course. 

Subjects covered by the FEE-HELP course

Taught by practitioners in their respective fields, you will be taken through a range of clinical subjects and learn how to apply them to practise in Australia.

Lectures and tutorials are classroom based and include regular ward visits, and focus on:

  • medicine
  • surgery
  • obstetrics and gynaecology
  • paediatrics
  • psychiatry
  • workplace preparation, such as diagnosis, consulting and communication skills.

As a student you will be givien the opportunity to observe in the clinical environment.

Additionally, the course features a number of role-play workshops, which encourage you to get fully involved in discussions on key issues with fellow students. The emphasis of these sessions is on the appropriate use of language in a professional medical environment.

For more information about FEE-HELP, visit www.studyassist.gov.au.

Note: HEAL reserves the right to cancel or postpone courses if we do not reach our minimum student numbers.