Assessments and Examinations Candidate Handbook

Part 1: RACGP Entry assessments

5. Incidents

Last revised: 07 Apr 2022

While every effort is made to ensure all assessments run smoothly and without incident, circumstances beyond the control of the RACGP may occasionally arise.

If a candidate has encountered an incident during the assessment that they believe has had a significant effect upon their performance in the assessment, they are encouraged to advise assessment staff at the venue, or to notify the RACGP via email to within two business days of the assessment. Any incident reported after the two business day deadline will not be considered.

Candidates may encounter events during an assessment that are not considered incidents caused by RACGP procedural or administrative error, and candidates will not be compensated for the occurrence of these events. Examples include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • assessment staff or other assessment candidate sneezed or coughed during the assessment
  • Staff accent
  • Known disturbance that caused pause during the assessment
  • Not reading case instructions/details properly and missing vital information
  • Technical issues (eg computer glitches) that occurred before the commencement of the assessment

All incidents are investigated and the impact on a candidate’s performance is considered by the Council of Censors (or delegate) prior to the release of results. If it is determined that an incident occurred due to RACGP procedural or administrative error and the candidate does not pass the assessment , the candidate may be compensated in the form of a reduced enrolment fee for the next assessment (same segment). Compensation cannot extend to the re-marking of an assessment of an adjustment to results.

This event attracts CPD points and can be self recorded

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