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Fellowship of the RACGP

Exam enrolments

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

Enrolment Dates

2015 August OSCE Enrolment Period

AssessmentEnrolment dates
OSCE August (limited venues)*

*To be eligible to sit the August OSCE, you must have a pass in the AKT from 2015.1 or prior

UPDATE: This examination has been cancelled. The next OSCE is scheduled on Sunday 8 November 2015; Candidates wishing to enrol in the OSCE can do so until 8pm AEST, 11 September 2015

2015.2 Enrolment Period

AssessmentEnrolment dates
AKT & KFP Open: 9am AEDT, 11 March 2015
Close: 8pm AEST 19 June 2015
OSCE November Open: 9am AEST, 11 March 2015
Close: 8pm AEST, 11 September 2015


Fees and exam dates for each segment (GST free)

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 August OSCE

SegmentFee(AUD)Assessment DatesResults Publication Date
OSCE - Saturday 22 August 2015 - CANCELLED -

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 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

Candidates facing financial hardship may request an alternative payment arrangement by emailing racgpeducation@racgp.org.au. Please see clause 5.1 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 November)
Alice Springs (NT) *
Adelaide (SA) Adelaide (SA)
Brisbane (QLD) Brisbane (QLD)
Broken Hill (NSW) *
Broome (WA) *
Bundaberg (QLD) *
Cairns (QLD) *
Canberra (ACT) Canberra (ACT)
Carnarvon (WA) *
Darwin (NT) Darwin (NT) ^
Hobart (TAS) Hobart (TAS) ^ Launceston (TAS) ^
Melbourne (VIC) Melbourne (VIC)
Mildura (VIC) *
Perth (WA) Perth (WA)
Sydney (NSW) Sydney (NSW)
Townsville (QLD) Townsville (QLD)
Wagga Wagga (NSW) *
Warrnambool (VIC) *

* Regional venues which can only accommodate a limited number of candidates and Enrolments in these venues will be capped according to capacity

^ May not be operational for every OSCE

Venue Allocations

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 (SPP)

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 have current medical registration throughout the assessment process. The medical registration requirements are detailed in clause 4.2.1 of the Fellowship Exams Candidate Handbook, available at www.racgp.org.au/education/fellowship/fellowship-of-the-racgp/policies/.

Candidates must disclose any conditions on, or changes to, their medical registration. Failure to do this will be handled as per the Academic Misconduct Policy, available at www.racgp.org.au/education/fellowship/fellowship-of-the-racgp/policies/.

Withdrawal

Exam withdrawals received up to and including 20 business days before the scheduled exam date will be refunded the exam fee less a $100 withdrawal fee (per exam). Exam withdrawals received after this date will not receive a refund.

A guide to selecting the RACGP Fellowship assessment segments

Candidates can enrol in any or all of in the RACGP exams at any one time, however all three segments of the exam must be completed within 3 years of passing the first exam in order to satisfy the requirements for Fellowship.

AKT: There is not prerequisite for the AKT

KFP: There is not prerequisite for the KFP

OSCE: The AKT must be passed before the OSCE can be attempted.  When a candidate is enrolled in the OSCE and fails the AKT, the OSCE fee will be refunded.

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:

  • Academic Misconduct policy
  • Fellowship Exams Candidate Handbook
  • Practice Eligible Handbook
  • Registrar Handbook
  • RACGP Examinations 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:

  • 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. Any incorrect information may result in a case of academic misconduct;
  • 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 ;
  • 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:

RACGP First Contact

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

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