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  • 2022 exam dates are being finalised. Enrolment dates will be listed on this page once available.

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Vocational Training Pathway – Examination Eligibility

General Practice Experience Pathway – Exam Eligibility

Practice Experience Program – Specialist Stream Partially Comparable Exam Eligibility

Remember, from 1 January 2022 GPE pathway candidates need to have completed the Practice Experience Program – Standard Stream before sitting exams. Check the General Practice Experience Pathway Exam Eligibility Policy for details.

Enrolment dates

 

AKT and KFP

Clinical Exam

 

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2021.2

1 March 2021

5:00 pm on Wednesday 12 May 2021

1:00pm (AEST) on Monday 9 August 2021

9:00am (AEST) on Monday 6 September 2021

Important: Make sure you record the correct date in your calendar as late enrolments cannot be accepted. We always recommend enrolling early to avoid missing out.


My candidacy

All candidates who enrol in a Fellowship exam after 1 January 2019 have three years to complete their candidacy. If you have enrolled in an exam since 2019.1, you can track your journey to Fellowship in the ‘My candidacy portal’.

Special arrangements are available to the following groups of candidates:

  • All candidates eligible to sit the RCE or Clinical Competency Exam (CCE) in 2020 or 2021 will be granted an additional semester in their candidacy. Candidates can sit one or more exams in this semester or use the time to prepare for a later exam.
  • All candidates who were enrolled in the 2020.2 AKT and/or KFP as at 9 am on Friday 9 October 2020 will be granted an additional semester in their candidacy. Candidates can sit one or more exams in this semester or use the time to prepare for a later exam.

Candidates may be eligible for more than one of these special arrangements. Eligible candidates may have a maximum of eight semesters in which they can enrol in exams over four years (plus approved suspensions and leave).

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Exam dates

 

AKT

KFP

Clinical Exam

2021.1

6 February 2021

5 February 2021

Day one:
Saturday 3 July 2021
Day two:
Sunday 4 July 2021
Optional final day*:
Thursday 15 July 2021

2021.2

10 July 2021

9 July 2021

Day one: Saturday and Sunday
6-7 November 2021
Day two: Saturday and Sunday
13-14 November 2021

*Only candidates with borderline results will be invited to sit on the final day.

Important things to know about the clinical exams:

  • The RCE is delivered in two days of six cases, with four additional cases on an optional final day for borderline candidates.
  • All candidates in the RCE will sit on the first days.
  • Only candidates with borderline results will be invited to sit on the final day.
  • Candidates who sit and are unsuccessful in the 2020.2 RCE (March) will be allowed to enrol in the 2021.1 RCE (July) through a late enrolment process as long as normal exam eligibility requirements are met. For the 2021.1 RCE, eligibility requirements include a valid pass in both AKT and KFP. Detailed instructions on how to enrol via this late enrolment process will be provided to all candidates who were unsuccessful in the 2020.2 RCE at the time of results release
  • The CCE is delivered across two consecutive weekends. Candidates will be allocated one exam session in the first weekend, and one session in the second weekend.


Exam fees

  AKT KFP Clinical Exam

2021.1

$2330

$2330

$4770 + $1095 for optional final day

2021.2

$2330

$2330

$4770

Payment is made online at the time of enrolment via credit card.


Financial hardship

Candidates are encouraged to enrol into an examination as soon as possible after enrolments open, and to not wait until the end of the enrolment period. Any candidate experiencing financial hardship may make a request for an alternative payment arrangement by submitting an Application for Special Consideration for Financial Hardship via email to examinations@racgp.org.au

Please see the RACGP Assessments and Examinations Candidate Handbook for further details.

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