PEP Entry Assessment (PEPEA)


Please note, the content of this site is regularly updated in line with each respective state or territory’s Department of Health's regulations. We strongly suggest all PEPEA candidates frequently check this site for the latest updates. We will however communicate individually via email if any significant updates occurred.

PEPEA – Standard Stream

The PEPEA is a test which comprises clinical applied knowledge questions and situational judgement test (SJT) questions. There are 100 questions on the PEPEA.

It is a requirement to pass the PEPEA before progressing into the next step of the program.

After applying for the PEP, eligible candidates will be advised via email about how to enrol in and pay for the PEPEA. Candidates must undertake the PEPEA in order to determine their suitability to enter the program.

The cost of the PEPEA is $725.00.

Information relating to the January 2022 PEPEA

Due to COVID restrictions, there are different requirements in place based on your location and local department of health instructions.

Detailed information for candidates enrolled to sit the next PEPEA can be found by following the relevant State/Territory map tile below.

If the COVID requirements change for your venue, we’ll send you an SMS or eDM and update this page.

Key dates

PEP Application dates*

PEPEA Enrolment Closes*

PEPEA dates*

PEPEA Results Release*

Program commencement*

4 October – 25 October 2021

Thursday 2 December 2021

Thursday 13 January 2022
Friday 14 January 2022
Saturday 15 January 2022

Monday 14 February 2022

April 2022 - PEP 2022.2

10 January – 1 February 2022

Thursday 10 March 2022

Friday 1 April 2022
Saturday 2 April 2022

Tuesday 3 May 2022

July 2022 - PEP 2022.3

*Dates are subject to change.

Please note, those candidates who are unsuccessful at the January 2022 PEPEA will be allowed to re-sit the April 2022 PEPEA which will be the last iteration of this exam under the current government funded scheme.

There is only one more application period remaining under the current government funding scheme. Places are limited and we cannot guarantee that every eligible applicant will be accepted.

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