1- First, you will have to complete an undergraduate course of study at a university and then move on to postgraduate study. Courses of study for doctors include bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery. Your medical courses will take approximately 5 to 7 years to complete. 2- Next, secure a position as an intern at a hospital. Your internship will usually last only 1 year. 3- Then, work as a resident at a hospital. A residency can last anywhere from 1 to 3 years. Following the residency, you will need to apply to enter a training program for your area of specialty. 4- Finally, complete the training program and gain acceptance to that medical college. Typical training programs will last approximately 4 to 6 years. Before the end of the training program, you will take a series of exams to determine your acceptance to that medical college. 5- Lastly, continue your education after the end of the training program. Doctors in Australia must retain a certain number of continuing medical education course credits in order to stay accepted within the medical college. 6- If you want to pursue a specialty, you'll have to complete another training program that's separate from your physician training program. Specialties in Australia include anesthetics, palliative care, psychiatry and dermatology. Besides a bachelor of medicine or bachelor of surgery degree, potential doctors have the option of earning a 4-year graduate entry degree. This degree takes 4 years to earn instead of the 5-to-6-year bachelor of medicine or bachelor of surgery degrees.