I didn't wait for a request for medicals or police checks. I uploaded them about 3 months after I lodged the application.So there is nothing for the first 10 months after submitting? My agent told us we do not have to get police clearance or medical check done until they request for it.
The request 10 months after the application from a CO, was for the China police check but when I emailed them and said I had already uploaded it, the CO double checked and said the one I had uploaded was still within the 12 months validity period so I didn't have to upload another. A month later my visa was granted.
I had 3 police checks to do so I didn't want to wait until they were requested cause I felt that would make my application take longer but it was a risk I was willing to assume, if my application had taken longer than 12 months to grant I would have had to get all 3 police checks redone again as they would no longer be valid.