We are using the highest service level of a globally recognised courier company to ensure papers are transported safely, securely and quickly back to our scanning and data management vendor.
If a paper is delayed in transit, we will start marking the other exam papers while working to recover the delayed exams.
In the extremely unlikely event that a paper is destroyed in transit, the candidate will need to take another exam.
We can’t make copies of the exam papers at the venues. Photocopying or photographing 1,600 exam booklets before transportation for professional scanning is not feasible, and such additional handling creates unacceptable risks.
As soon as the RACGP receives the digitised papers, they will immediately be stored safely and securely, with all our usual data protection including secure storage and both on- and off-site backups.
These arrangements are consistent with the procedures implemented by other educational institutions, including Australian specialist medical colleges, when delivering paper-based exams at multiple sites.