New Zealand primary exam refresher course

We are hoping to be in a position to offer a primary exam revision course in 2021 prior to the first sitting of the ANZCA exams for the year.

Given the uncertainty of the COVID-19 situation in Australasia we are initially considering applications as expressions of interest.

Traditionally we have offered 25 places in the course, and we usually have a mix of NZ and AU candidates as well as NZ and AU based tutors. At this stage it seems likely that there will only be NZ candidates and tutors in any face to face meeting and even that is not certain.

The Christchurch course has traditionally been exam focused and highly interactive with multiple SAQ and viva sessions throughout the six days with written and verbal feedback provided. It is NOT a lecture course and we expect candidates to be prepared for the first sitting of the exam.


Sitting the primary exam in the first sitting of 2021.
Application received within the two week registration window.

Ranking Preference will be given to local Christchurch candidates (including those on rotation).
Preference will be given to those sitting the exam for the first time.

In event of over subscription, eligible candidates will be selected in random order with numbers 26 and above moving onto a waiting list.


Payment will be required within seven days of being offered a place on the course.

A full refund (minus bank fees) will be offered up to one month before the start date for individual reasons (eg not sitting), or up to and including the start date if the course cannot proceed due to Covid.

Australian Candidates

Australian candidates should feel free to register interest, but will likely go on the waiting list at this stage, and no payment would be required unless a virtual course was offered either along side or instead if a face to face.

Please note that the course may be cancelled at any time due to public health considerations for either tutors or candidates. 

To apply please complete the registration form.

  • Date

    14 February - 19 February

  • Time

    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Location

    Christchurch, NZ, Christchurch, NZ

Last updated 12:55 9.09.2020