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Assessments and Examinations Candidate Handbook

Part 2: RACGP Fellowship examinations

Enrolling in the exams

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Last revised: 20 Mar 2024

Enrolling in the exams

Visit the RACGP website to enrol in exams and find details of exam dates, enrolment dates, venues and fees.

Exam enrolment fees are payable by credit card or PayPal, and payment is processed immediately when you enrol. Once you’ve successfully enrolled, you’ll receive a confirmation email from the RACGP with detailed information about your enrolment.

If your credit card isn’t charged and/or you don’t receive the confirmation email, do not assume you are enrolled. Contact the RACGP immediately to confirm the status of your enrolment.

Only candidates with a valid enrolment will be permitted to sit an exam.


Exam prerequisites

The AKT and KFP can be done in any order. You must hold a pass in the AKT and the KFP before you can sit the CCE.

You may enrol in all three exams within the one semester. If you are awaiting results from the AKT and/or KFP, you may enrol in the CCE while you are still awaiting those results; however, if you are unsuccessful in the AKT and/or KFP, you will be automatically withdrawn from the CCE and refunded the full CCE enrolment fee.


Exam attempts

Candidates for Fellowship are permitted to enrol in Fellowship exams in up to six semesters over a maximum period of three years, subject to granted periods of suspension or leave.

From 1 January 2022, all medical practitioners who wish to commence their candidacy and attempt the Fellowship exams must have undertaken an RACGP-approved program and met all exam eligibility requirements of the respective training pathway.

For further information, please read the Fellowship Exams Policy, or the General Practice Experience Pathway – Exam Eligibility Policy, or the Practice Experience Program – Specialist Stream Partially Comparable Exam Eligibility Policy.


Personal information

The RACGP will collect your personal information and may need to share it with other agencies as deemed necessary. These agencies include, but are not limited to:

  • Australian Department of Health and Aged Care
  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Australian Medical Council (AMC)
  • Medicare.

Your personal information will be handled as per the RACGP’s Privacy Policy.


Late enrolment

The RACGP understands that circumstances may cause you to miss the enrolment deadline for an exam. In this case, we’ll accept a late enrolment if it’s received within 7 calendar days of the closure of enrolments. You don’t need to demonstrate extenuating and unforeseen circumstances to be eligible for a late enrolment within this period.

Late enrolments will incur a non-refundable fee of $100 and will be added to your enrolment invoice. You will not be able to sit the exam if the late enrolment fee is not paid.

No late enrolments will be accepted more than 7 calendar days after the closure of enrolments. To request a late enrolment, please email examinations@racgp.org.au.


Financial hardship

If you’re experiencing financial hardship, you may request an alternative payment arrangement by submitting an Application for special consideration for financial hardship form via email to examinations@racgp.org.au.


Venue allocation for AKT and KFP

The AKT and KFP are delivered at designated venues across Australia.

When you enrol in the AKT or KFP you will be asked to nominate your preferred venue. If your preference changes after enrolling, please notify the RACGP via email to examinations@racgp.org.au as soon as possible so we can update your details.

We encourage you to complete your enrolment as soon as possible after enrolment opens, since venue capacity is strictly limited. If your preferred exam venue is oversubscribed, you will be allocated to the next closest venue.

For the AKT and KFP, you’ll receive confirmation of your venue location approximately four weeks before the date of the exam in which you’re enrolled. We advise you not to make any travel arrangements until your exam venue has been confirmed.

Make sure you carefully plan your travel to and from the exam venue and consider the impact of fatigue and stress on safe travel. Where appropriate, you may want to consider overnight accommodation close to your allocated venue after the location has been confirmed.

 

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