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Assessments and Examinations Candidate Handbook

Part 1: RACGP National entry assessment

Withdrawing from the CAAKT

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Last revised: 22 May 2024

Withdrawing from the CAAKT

The RACGP understands that you may need to withdraw from a test in which you’re enrolled. To withdraw from the CAAKT, you must email selection@racgp.org.au.

If you wish to withdraw from the CAAKT, please note that:

  • your enrolment can't be transferred to a future sitting of the test. This includes transfer of the selection fee. You must enrol again if you wish to sit the CAAKT at a future date.
  • confirmed enrolments can’t be transferred to another applicant.
  • fees paid may not be refunded.

Refund of selection fee

The selection fee covers the CAAKT, MMI, and various other activities related to your selection.

You may be eligible for a partial refund of your selection fee if you withdraw from the test.

The refund schedule is as follows.

Request for withdrawal received Refund
  • at least 48 hours before the scheduled test date

50% refund of selection fee

  • less than 48 hours before the scheduled test date

No refund (except for extenuating and unforeseen circumstances)

Extenuating and unforeseen circumstances

If you withdraw within 48 hours of the scheduled test, you may apply for an exemption to the refund schedule on the grounds of extenuating and unforeseen circumstances.

Extenuating and unforeseen circumstances are considered on a case-by-case basis, but must relate to circumstances that were unforeseen, outside your control, and that can be shown to have a direct and significant impact on your ability to sit the test, for example:

  • ill-health (other than minor illnesses)
  • carer’s leave
  • bereavement
  • acute adverse life circumstances
  • hospitalisation
  • Australian Defence Force deployment leave
  • other significant changes to your circumstances.

We assess applications on a case-by-case basis. We take into consideration any costs already incurred by the RACGP when determining any refund amount. Some applications may receive a partial refund.

To apply for an exemption, send a completed Special exemption application form to education.appeals@racgp.org.au with relevant supporting documentation. Supporting documents must be from appropriate professionals, provided that the person issuing or signing the document is not a family member, close associate or colleague of the candidate, or a candidate in the same test.

Exemption for COVID-19

If you need to apply for an exemption because you have contracted COVID-19, you must provide a medical certificate and evidence of a positive PCR test with your special exemption application. Rapid antigen tests (RATs) will not be accepted.

Change to medical registration

You must inform the RACGP if there are any changes to your medical registration by sending an email to education@racgp.org.au. This includes any restrictions, conditions, limitations, reprimands, supervision requirements, tribunal outcomes, suspensions, undertakings, and/or other addenda on your medical registration, whether in Australia or overseas. Failure to do so will be investigated in line with the Academic Misconduct Policy.

Candidates will be withdrawn from the CAAKT if they no longer meet the test eligibility requirements.

This event attracts CPD points and can be self recorded

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