Fellowship Support Program Registrar handbook

Fellowship exams

Enrolment in exams

      1. Enrolment in exams

Enrolment in exams

It's your responsibility to monitor when Fellowship exams are scheduled and enrol in any you wish to sit. You won’t be automatically enrolled in an exam based on your eligibility. If you’re coming to the end of your FSP education component and your eligibility is pending completion of education and training activities, you’ll be able to enrol in the meantime. Your program team will confirm with the assessment team if your program requirements are met.

For more information about exam enrolment and upcoming exam dates, visit the Exam enrolment webpage.

Unsatisfactory progress and readiness to sit exams

If you’ve completed the program time requirements for exam eligibility but we consider that your education and training requirements haven’t been satisfactorily completed, we may deem you ineligible to sit the relevant RACGP exam. Your program team will discuss this with you and how you can work towards being eligible to sit the exam.

Sitting exams while on approved leave

If you’re on a period of leave approved under the Leave Policy, you’re not eligible to sit Fellowship exams unless you’re granted an exemption (this excludes registrars on parental leave who are eligible to sit exams and their request to sit is supported by the program team). Speak with your program officer if there are extenuating circumstances where you believe you need to sit a Fellowship exam while on leave.

Sitting exams while on remediation

If you’re on a remediation term, you’re not eligible to sit Fellowship exams. You can provisionally enrol in an exam scheduled after your remediation term is due to finish, however, your ability to sit the exam is subject to your remediation term being satisfactorily completed.

If you don’t satisfactorily complete your remediation term, we'll withdraw you from any exams you have enrolled in for the following term.

For more information about withdrawal from a Fellowship exam, refer to the Assessment and examinations candidate handbook.

Becoming ineligible after enrolling in an exam

You must maintain your exam eligibility from the time of enrolment through to the exam day.

You may become ineligible if:

  • there is a change in your medical registration (addition of addenda, loss of registration or change to type of registration held)
  • you commence a remediation term
  • your GPE assessment expires prior to exam day or does not meet the required criteria
  • you are on an approved period of leave and don’t have an exemption to sit the Fellowship exam while on leave.

We conduct exam eligibility audits up to the day of the exam to ensure enrolled candidates are eligible to sit that exam. If at any stage after enrolling in an exam you become ineligible, you’re required to withdraw from that exam. Sitting any Fellowship exams while ineligible is a breach of the Academic Misconduct Policy.