Examinations

In the course of ANZCA training, trainees are required to successfully complete the primary examination (while in basic training) and the final examination (during advanced training). Trainees should be familiar with the format, minimum marks required and eligibility requirements for each of these important examinations.

Each of these examinations is offered twice a year. Applications and documentation will not be accepted after the closing date. Refer to the sections below:

 

Conditions of entry to the examination

Trainees are advised that no time-keeping, electronic or audio recording devices are allowed on their person or taken into an examination room, including any pre-exam or post-exam waiting  (quarantine) areas. These items include, but are not limited to watches, wrist bands, fitness trackers, timers or alarms, mobile phones, calculators, portable computers, tablets, audio-recording devices, notes, books, textbooks or other learning materials. These changes are consistent with other medical colleges and are intended to protect the academic integrity of our high stakes examinations.

 

2017 critical dates and venues – primary exam

 

First sitting

Second sitting

Closing date

December 3, 2016

June 8, 2017

Withdrawal fee date February 5, 2017 July 30, 2017

Written sections: multiple choice and short answer questions        

February 20, 2017

August 14, 2017

Written venues

Australia: Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Canberra, Darwin, Hobart, Launceston , Melbourne, Newcastle, Perth, Sydney, Townsville
 

New Zealand: Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton, Wellington

Other ANZCA venues: Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore

Viva examination

April 10-12, 2017
Melbourne

 September 25-27, 2017
Melbourne

Late applications and late documentation will not be accepted after the closing date. All application fees are to be paid in full. No payment plans will be granted.


Applications are accepted via, email, fax and post. Acknowledgement of applications will be done via email within two business days of receipt by the College, except for weekends and holidays, these will be acknowledged within 48 hours of the next working day.

 

2017 critical dates and venues – final examination

 

2017 final examination application forms: Applications for the 2017 Final Examinations have now closed.

 

First sitting

Second sitting

Closing date

January 9, 2017

June 13, 2017

Withdrawal fee date

March 2, 2017

August 10, 2017

Written and medical

March 17-18, 2017

August 25-26, 2017

Written and medical venues

Australia: Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

New Zealand: Christchurch (first sitting); Auckland (second sitting)

Other ANZCA countries: Hong Kong

Viva examination

May 19-20, 2017
Melbourne 

October 20-21, 2017
Brisbane

Late applications and late documentation will not be accepted after the closing date. All application fees are to be paid in full. No payment plans will be granted.

 

Applications are accepted via, email, fax and post. Acknowledgement of applications will be done via email within 48 hours of receipt by the College, except for weekends and holidays, these will be acknowledged within 48 hours of the next working day.

Dates for the 2018 Final examinaions can be found here.
 

2018 critical dates and venues – primary exam

 

First sitting

Second sitting

Closing date

December 7, 2017

June 5, 2018

Withdrawal fee date February 12, 2018 August 6, 2018

Written sections: multiple choice and short answer questions        

February 27, 2018

August 21, 2018

Written venues

Australia: Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Canberra, Darwin, Hobart, Launceston , Melbourne, Newcastle, Perth, Sydney, Townsville
 

New Zealand: Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton, Wellington

Other ANZCA venues: Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore

Viva examination

April 16 - 18, 2018
Melbourne

 October 8 - 10, 2018
Melbourne

 

2018 critical dates and venues – final examination

 

First sitting

Second sitting

Closing date

January 8, 2018

June 12, 2018

Withdrawal fee date

March 1, 2018

July 26, 2018

Written and medical

March 16 - 17, 2018

August 10 - 11, 2018

Written and medical venues

Australia: Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

New Zealand:  Auckland 

Other ANZCA countries: Hong Kong

Viva examination

May 18 - 19, 2018
Melbourne 

October 26 - 27, 2018
Sydney

 

 

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