New Health Check When Changing Jobs?

I’m in the process of changing jobs. I am leaving my current contract early as they are underpaying me (I knew this, I just really needed an ARC at the time so I could stop doing visa runs). My new school has said that I have to go and get another health check to apply for a new work permit. My last one was done in August 2012 when I got here. They said it’s over 3 months so I have to go. I can’t find anything in other related topics about this. Can anyone help? Do I definitely need to do this even though I already have an ARC? I thought it was just a matter of changing names on an ARC (once the new work permit comes through etc.)? I really don’t want to have to go through that whole process again and fork out the money. Anyone else been through this?

You answered your own question right here.

To get a new work permit you need to have a recent health check. Ridiculous? Yes. Easy? Yes.

Ah balls. Thank you. I guess I will have to get on that then.