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Fellowship of the RACGP

Important Information - RPL requirements for exam eligibility

Registrars requiring Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to meet examination eligibility requirements must apply to the RACGP at least three months prior to the opening of enrolments, for further detail see the Applying for Recognition of Prior Learning Guidance Document.The opening of enrolments for the 2017.1 examination cycle will be on or after 12 September 2016. The 2017.1 examination cycle dates will be confirmed in July 2016.

2016.2 Enrolment Period

SegmentEnrolment dates
OSCE Open: 9am AEDT, 15 March 2016
Close: 8pm AEST, 9 September 2016

2017.1 Enrolment Period

SegmentEnrolment dates
AKT & KFP Open: 9am AEST, 20 September 2016
Close: 8pm AEDT, 2 December 2016
OSCE Open: 9am AEST, 20 September 2016
Close: 8pm AEDT, 31 March 2017

2017.2 Enrolment Period

SegmentEnrolment dates
AKT & KFP Open: 9am AEDT, 20 March 2017
Close: 8pm AEST, 19 May 2017
OSCE Open: 9am AEDT, 20 March 2017
Close: 8pm AEST, 15 September 2017

Fees and exam dates for each segment (GST free)


2016.2

SegmentFee(AUD)Assessment DatesResults Publication Date
AKT $2010 Saturday 30 July 2016 Thursday 1 September 2016
KFP $2010 Saturday 30 July 2016 Thursday 29 September 2016
OSCE $3980 Sunday 30 October 2016 Thursday 8 December 2016

2017.1

SegmentFee(AUD)Assessment DatesResults Publication Date
AKT $2120 Saturday 4 February 2017 Thursday 16 March 2017
KFP $2120 Saturday 4 February 2017 Wednesday 29 March 2017
OSCE $4200 Saturday 27 May 2017 Thursday 6 July 2017

2017.2

SegmentFee(AUD)Assessment DatesResults Publication Date
AKT $2120 Saturday 15 July 2017 Thursday 24 August 2017
KFP $2120 Saturday 15 July 2017 Wednesday 13 September 2017
OSCE $4200 Sunday 12 November 2017 Thursday 14 December 2017

Payment options

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

Financial hardship

Candidates facing financial hardship may request an alternative payment arrangement by emailing racgpeducation@racgp.org.au. Please see clause 3.1 of the Fellowship Exams Candidate Handbook for further details at www.racgp.org.au/education/fellowship/fellowship-of-the-racgp/policies/.

Exam Venues

AKT & KFPOSCE (May and October)
Alice Springs (NT)
Adelaide (SA) Adelaide (SA)
Armadale (NSW)
Brisbane (QLD) Brisbane (QLD)
Broken Hill (NSW)
Broome (WA)
Bundaberg (QLD)
Cairns (QLD)
Canberra (ACT) Canberra (ACT)
Carnarvon (WA)
Darwin (NT) Darwin (NT) ^
  Geelong (VIC)^
Gold Coast (QLD)
Hobart (TAS) Hobart (TAS) ^ Launceston (TAS) ^
Launceston (TAS)
Melbourne (VIC) Melbourne (VIC)
Newcastle (NSW)
Mildura (VIC)
Perth (WA) Perth (WA)
 Sunshine Coast (WA) Shepparton (VIC)^
Sydney (NSW) Sydney (NSW)
Townsville (QLD) Townsville (QLD)
Wagga Wagga (NSW)
Warrnambool (VIC)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Some venues can only accommodate a set number of candidates and numbers will be capped accordingly. 

^ May not be operational for every OSCE

Venue Allocations

IMPORTANT: Candidates are advised to wait until their venue allocation had been confirmed prior to making any travel arrangements.

When candidates submit their application for enrolment, they will be allocated to the closest available exam centre to their preferred address by priority of enrolment date. Full details on the venue allocation process and options available to candidates who cannot attend a particular venue are detailed in clause 5.2 of the Fellowship Exams Candidate Handbook, available at www.racgp.org.au/education/fellowship/fellowship-of-the-racgp/policies.

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 Pathway
  • Vocational Training Pathway
  • Specialist Pathway Program

Refer to Becoming a GP for more information.

Restrictions on Exam Attempts

After three unsuccessful attempts at the same exam segment, candidates will be required to show just cause to be able to enrol for a fourth attempt. If a candidates is unsuccessful again, further restrictions will apply according to clause 1.4 of the Fellowship Exams Candidate Handbook.

Medical Registration

Candidates must hold current Australian medical registration throughout the assessment process. Candidates must disclose any restrictions on their practise or changes to their medical registration to the RACGP. Failure to do this will be handled as per the Educational Misconduct Policy.

Withdrawal

Exam withdrawals received up to and including 20 business days before any scheduled exam date will be refunded the exam fee less a $100 withdrawal fee (per exam). Exam withdrawals received after this date are non-refundable.

Exam prerequisites

Candidates can enrol in all three exams of a cycle, however, must pass the AKT as a prerequisite to undertaking the OSCE.

From 1 January 2017, Candidates must pass the AKT and KFP as a prerequisite to undertaking the OSCE.

Changes to an exam

The RACGP strives to deliver the exams as published, however, in limited circumstances it will need to make changes to the delivery and format of an exam, postpone an exam or even cancel an exam. For example, the RACGP cannot run an exam when enrolment numbers are insufficient to achieve statistically reliable outcomes. In these circumstances, the RACGP is not liable to candidates for any damages, costs, losses or expenses of any kind incurred or suffered in connection with the exams.

Policies

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

  • Educational Misconduct policy
  • Fellowship Exams Candidate Handbook
  • Practice Eligible Handbook
  • Registrar Handbook
  • RACGP Examinations Special Consideration Policy

Note: Prior to submitting your enrolment, you will be asked to declare that you have read and understood the policies as part of the terms of enrolment in 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:

  • Audits will be undertaken to verify the accuracy of information provided online, and supporting documentation may be requested;
  • All information entered on the online enrolment system must be true and correct. Provision of false or misleading information will be handled as per the Educational Misconduct Policy;
  • Candidates are able to enrol in one exam segment 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 until your results are released;
  • Payments are only accepted by credit card for exams, and candidates receive an immediate receipt of payment via email;
  • Registrars must ensure they have obtained authorisation from their Regional Training Provider (RTP) prior to submitting their enrolment.

Queries

For enrolment queries please contact the RACGP:

Phone: 1800 626 901 (Monday-Friday 8am-8pm)
Email: racgpeducation@racgp.org.au

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