AFOEM Stage B Practical Examination

The Stage B Practical Examination tests your clinical skills in Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the end of Stage B training.

Key dates

Due to COVID-19, the postponed 2020 Stage B Practical Examination has been combined with the 2021 Examination.

Applications open Monday 3 May 2021
Applications close 5pm AEST, Friday 14 May 2021
Pre-exam special consideration requests close
(for provisions on exam day)
Friday 14 May 2021
Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 November 2021
Exam day special consideration requests close
(for technical and procedural issues)
Thursday 16 November 2021
Results released From 3pm AEDT, Thursday 9 December 2021
Dates are correct as of 3 September 2020 and are subject to change due to the impacts of COVID-19.

Contingency plan

If the rescheduled 2021 exam can’t go ahead, the following contingency plan will be put in place. The safety of all participants is at the core of this plan.

Plan B | We run the exam virtually on the scheduled dates.

Our aim

All candidates eligible to sit the 2021 exam will be able to meet their required annual assessments by the end of 2021. If this requires an alternative format to the current exam, we’ll make this decision 3 months before the exam date.

If one or more locations can’t go ahead with the exam on the planned date due to COVID-19, those in unaffected areas can still take their exam.


Royal North Shore Hospital
Reserve Road
St Leonards NSW 2065



See College Fees Terms and Conditions to learn more about paying your exam fees.


To be eligible to sit the examination, you must be an AFOEM trainee in Stage B training with:

  • current general AMC/MCNZ medical registration
  • approved registration for the current training period
  • an Educational Supervisor
  • a minimum of 18 months completed and certified active Stage B training (3 training period)
  • your most recent training period certified with all teaching and learning activities and assessments complete
  • a relevant University Graduate Diploma (or equivalent) and proof of completion received by the Faculty

You must also have:

  • paid all College training fees
  • applied by the exam due date

If you have outstanding training fees, you’re ineligible to sit the exam. See College Fees Terms and Conditions.

Exam attempt limit

You cannot continue Advanced Training if you exceed the examination attempt limit based on when you commenced training.

Commenced training Before 2019 From 2019 onwards
Attempt limits 5 3

See Progression Through Training Policy for more information about examination attempts.

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