Clinical Competency Exam


About the Clinical Competency Exam

The Clinical Competency Exam (CCE) is the final exam on the pathway to Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP). The CCE is a new exam for the 2021.2 cycle and replaces the long-standing Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE), and the interim Remote Clinical Exam (RCE).

The CCE will be delivered over two consecutive weekends in November. Candidates will be presented with nine clinical cases. Each case will be 15 minutes in duration plus reading time. Four will be case discussions over Zoom, similar to the RCE, and five cases will be face-to-face clinical encounters. Different cases will be presented across each day. Cases will test the same skills and competencies at Fellowship standard. For more details on multiple-day delivery, see the 2020.2 Remote Clinical Exam public report.

We ask candidates to keep both weekends free until notified of their individual exam days and sessions. Candidates will be allocated one exam session for the case discussion component of the exam in the first weekend, and one session for the clinical encounters component in the second weekend. Each exam session will be up to three hours. Exam sessions will be allocated at the close of enrolments and will be communicated to candidates in the week commencing 4 October 2021. Candidates will not be able to request a specific session except where an application for special arrangements has been approved.

To find out more about enrolment, eligibility, applying for special consideration, fees and exam dates, click here.

Upcoming dates

Monday 9 August 2021

1.00 pm (AEST)

2021.2 CCE - Enrolments open

Monday 6 September 2021

9.00 am (AEST)

2021.2 CCE - Enrolments close

Saturday and Sunday 6–7 November 2021

2021.2 CCE – Day one: case discussions

Saturday and Sunday 13–14 November 2021

2021.2 CCE – Day two: clinical encounters

Thursday 16 December 2021

2021.2 CCE – Results released

Preparing for the exam

The best way to prepare for the clinical competency exam is to continue working in practice with patients. A suite of free CCE-specific exam support resources will be available in gplearning and on this page from mid-July. 

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