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Becoming a GP in Australia

Practice Based Assessment – Current Candidates

From 31 December 2016, the Practice Based Assessment (PBA) will cease and be replaced by the Practice Based Assessment Pathway. Current PBA candidates can find further information on the new pathway here or can direct any questions to the PBA Delivery Team via pba@racgp.org.au.

For current candidates, the relevant dates for 2016 are as follows:


2016.2 exam cycle

Professional Portfolio  15 July 2016
Recorded Consultations due 16 September 2016
Viva and ECV 29 August 2016 - 28 October 2016
Results published  16 March 2017 

PBA Fees (GST free)

2016.1 & 2016.2

PBA (coupled=all segments)

$10590AUD

Viva (uncoupled segment)

$3385AUD

ECV (uncoupled segment)

$3325AUD

RVC (uncoupled segment)

$3880AUD

Financial hardship

The RACGP Special Consideration Policy allows for the provision of payment plans for those facing financial hardship. Please refer to www.racgp.org.au/education/fellowship/fellowship-of-the-racgp/policies/ for further details.

Payment options

Payment is made at the time of enrolment by either credit card or cheque. 
For detailed information, please refer to the PBA Handbook or contact Fellowship Services on 1800 626 901 or email racgpeducation@racgp.org.au.


All appendices/forms relevant for enrolment into PBA are only available to existing PBA candidates and can be requested by emailing pba@racgp.org.au

See all pathway policies

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