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Fellowship of the RACGP

Exam enrolments

Exam Enrolments / For information on Practice Based Assessment (PBA) including enrolment dates and fees, visit www.racgp.org.au/becomingagp/imgaus/pba/

Enrolment Dates

2014.2 Enrolment Period

AssessmentEnrolment dates
Applied Knowledge Test (AKT) & Key Feature Problems (KFP) Open: 9am AEDT, 11 March 2014
Close: 5pm AEDT, 20 June 2014
Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) Open: 9am AEDT, 11 March 2014
Close: 5pm AEDT, 12 September 2014

2015.1 Enrolment Period

AssessmentEnrolment dates
Applied Knowledge Test (AKT) & Key Feature Problems (KFP) Open: 9am AEST, 15 September 2014
Close: 8pm AEDT 12 December 2014
Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) Open: 9am AEST, 15 September 2014
Close: 8pm AEDT, 2 April 2015

2015.2 Enrolment Period

AssessmentEnrolment dates
Applied Knowledge Test (AKT) & Key Feature Problems (KFP) Open: 9am AEDT, 11 March 2015
Close: 8pm AEST 19 June 2015
Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) Open: 9am AEDT, 11 March 2015
Close: 8pm AEST, 19 June 2015

2015.3 Enrolment Period

AssessmentEnrolment dates
Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) Open: 9am AEST, 22 June 2015
Close: 8pm AEST, 11 September 2015

Fees and exam dates for each segment (GST free and in AUD)

2014.2

SegmentFee(AUD)Assessment DatesResults Publication Date
AKT $1805 Saturday 9 August 2014 Wednesday 10 September 2014
KFP $1805 Saturday 9 August 2014 Friday 10 October 2014
OSCE $3580 Sunday 26 October 2014 Friday 28 November 2014

2015.1

SegmentFee(AUD)Assessment DatesResults Publication Date
AKT $1910 Saturday 14 February 2015 Friday 27 March 2015
KFP $1910 Saturday 14 February 2015 Thursday 23 April 2015
OSCE $3780 Saturday 30 May 2015 Friday 3 July 2015

2015.2

SegmentFee(AUD)Assessment DatesResults Publication Date
AKT $1910 Saturday 1 August 2015 Friday 4 September 2015
KFP $1910 Saturday 1 August 2015 Friday 23 October 2015
OSCE $3780 Saturday 22 August 2015 Thursday 18 September 2015

2015.3

SegmentFee(AUD)Assessment DatesResults Publication Date
OSCE $3780 Sunday 8 November 2015 Thursday 10 December 2015

For information on the fee increases, please see “Why have the fees increased?” 

Payment options

Payment is made online at the time of enrolment via credit card

Financial hardship

The RACGP has a special consideration policy which allows for the provision of payment plans for those facing financial hardship. Please see the special consideration policy for further details, www.racgp.org.au/education/fellowship/fellowship-of-the-racgp/policies/

Exam Venues

AKT & KFPOSCE
Alice Springs (NT) *  
Adelaide (SA) Adelaide (SA)
Brisbane (QLD) Brisbane (QLD)
Broken Hill (NSW) *  
Broome (WA) *  
Bundaberg (QLD) *  
Cairns (QLD) *  
Canberra (ACT) Canberra (ACT)
Darwin (NT) Darwin (NT) - (not operational for every OSCE examination)
Hobart (TAS) Hobart (TAS) – (not operational for every OSCE examination)
Launceston (TAS) – (not operational for every OSCE examination)
Melbourne (VIC) Melbourne (VIC)
Mildura (VIC) *  
Perth (WA) Perth (WA)
Sydney (NSW) Sydney (NSW)
Townsville (QLD) Townsville (QLD)
Wagga Wagga (NSW) *
Warrnambool (VIC) *  

* These are regional venues which can only accommodate a limited number of candidates, and enrolments in these venues will be capped according to capacity

Venue Allocations

A candidate will be allocated to avenue according to the closest available exam centre to the preferred addressindicated at time of enrolment. . If the  exam centre closest to the preferred address reaches full capacity, candidates will be allocated to the next closest available exam centre. Candidates will be allocated to available positions at each exam centre by priority of enrolment date. Candidates should enrol as early as possible for the best chance of being allocated to the exam centre closest to their preferred address.

If a candidate is allocated to an exam centre which is not the exam centre closest to their preferred address, the candidate may advise the RACGP within 5 working days of being notified of the venue allocation that they wish to withdraw from the exam. If a candidate elects to withdraw from an exam, the candidate’s 3 year exam cycle will not be extended. Fees applicable: Candidates who choose to withdraw will be refunded the enrolment fee for that exam minus a $300 administration fee.

In circumstances where a candidate cannot attend another exam centre for medical reasons or due to other exceptional circumstances, a Special Consideration request to be placed in a specific exam centre may be submitted . Requests for special consideration must be received no later than the last day of the enrolment period for the relevant exam, and documentation to support the request must be provided.

All Venue allocations will be emailed to enrolled candidates approximately four (4) weeks prior to each exam segment. All candidates are advised to wait until placements have been confirmed prior to making travel arrangements.

Eligibility

To be eligible to undertake one or more of the RACGP Fellowship assessment segments, applicants must be on one of the prescribed pathways to Fellowship. The pathways are:

  • Practice Eligible with recognised General Practice Experience
  • Practice Eligible with General Practice Qualification
  • Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) Registrar
  • Rural Vocational Training Scheme (RVTS) Registrar
  • Specialist Pathway Program (SPP)

Refer to Becoming a GP for more information.

Medical Registration

Candidates are responsible for maintaining their eligibility to undertake one or more of the RACGP Fellowship assessment segments throughout the assessment process.

All candidates must hold current Australian medical registration throughout the assessment process. Any candidate that does not hold current medical registration must notify the RACGP immediately and withdraw from any assessment. Any candidate who fails to notify the RACGP will be withdrawn by the RACGP.

Withdrawal

Exam withdrawals are subject to a $300 fee (per exam). Exam withdrawals received less than 29 days prior to the exam will be subject to the entire enrolment fee forfeiture. Refer to the Withdrawal from Enrolment section of the Exam Handbook for more details.

A guide to selecting the RACGP Fellowship assessment segments

Candidates are eligible to enrol in the RACGP exams in their entirety or on a segment by segment basis. E.g. Enrolment is permitted for all three exams (AKT, KFP and OSCE) to be undertaken in the same exam cycle, or a candidate may choose to enrol separately for the KFP in 2014.1, the AKT in 2014.2 and then subject to a pass in the AKT,enrol into the OSCE in 2015.1. iIt remains a requirement of the RACGP that all three segments of the exam are completed within 3 years of passing the first exam segment (the KFP or the AKT)in order to satisfy the requirements for Fellowship.

Enrolment in the Applied Knowledge Test (AKT) & the Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE)

A pass in the AKT is a prerequisite to undertake the OSCE. At the time of enrolment candidates are able to apply to enrol simultaneously in both the AKT and OSCE. Where a candidate is unsuccessful in their AKT attempt, the RACGP will automatically withdraw them from enrolment in the OSCE and will issue a full refund of the OSCE enrolment fee.

Enrolment in the Key Feature Problems (KFP)

There is no prerequisite to undertake the KFP exam.

Policies

Assessment

The relevant procedures and policies for Fellowship assessment candidates are available at  www.racgp.org.au/education/fellowship/fellowship-of-the-racgp/policies/

  • Academic Misconduct policy
  • Exam Handbook
  • Practice Eligible Handbook
  • Registrar Handbook
  • Special Consideration policy

Note that before you submit your enrolment you will be asked to declare that you have read and understood the policies as part of the terms of enrolment in the Fellowship assessments.

Privacy

The RACGP has a Privacy Policy that reflects recent changes in Federal and State Privacy Legislation. The RACGP Privacy statement is available at  www.racgp.org.au/usage/privacy/ Prior to submitting your exam enrolment, you will be asked to declare that you have read and understood the Privacy Statement as part of the terms of enrolment in the RACGP Fellowship assessments.

Please note:

  • Although supporting documentation is no longer required at the time of enrolment, audits will be undertaken to verify the accuracy of information provided online, for which supporting documentation may be requested;
  • All information entered on the online enrolment system must be correct. Any falsified evidence may result in a case of academic misconduct;
  • Candidates are able to enrol in one exam segment, log out, and return at a later date to enrol in another exam segment;
  • If you have a result pending for an exam segment you cannot enrol in that same segment ;
  • Payments are only accepted by debit or credit card for exams, and candidates receive an immediate email receipt of payment;
  • Registrars must ensure they have obtained authorisation from their Regional Training Provider (RTP) prior to submitting their enrolment.

Queries

For enrolment queries please contact:

Fellowship Services

Phone: 1800 626 901 (M-F 8am-8pm AEDT)
Email: racgpeducation@racgp.org.au

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