AFRM Fellowship Clinical Examination (General)

The Fellowship Clinical Examination (General) tests your clinical knowledge and skills in rehabilitation medicine in a hospital setting. You must perform a competent clinical examination, and analyse and interpret findings to manage patient outcomes.


Key dates

Applications open Monday 7 February 2022
Applications close 5pm AEDT, Friday 18 February 2022
Pre-exam special consideration requests close
(for provisions on exam day)
Friday 18 February 2022
Sunday 8 May 2022
Exam day special consideration requests close
(for technical and procedural issues)
Friday 13 May 2022
Results released From 3pm AEST, Thursday 16 June 2022
Dates are correct as of 13 April 2022 and are subject to change due to the impacts of COVID-19.

Contingency plans

Plan A

Deliver the exam face-to-face at 3 sites on Sunday 8 May 2022. 

Deliver face-to-face in hospitals in VIC, NSW and QLD on the planned date in May.

If border closures or other restrictions prevent interstate or international candidates from attending their allocated exam location, re-allocate the candidate to another exam site. 

If interstate or international candidates cannot be reallocated to another state for exam day, enact Plan B for the affected candidates.

Plan B

Candidates complete the reserve exam on a backup date of Sunday 11 September 2022.

Candidates who need to travel interstate/internationally for their exam and are unable to because of border restrictions will undertake the reserve exam. The location of the reserve exam will be determined based on the geographic location of the candidates sitting this exam. 

Plan C

If one or more exam locations are unable to deliver the exam on 8 May 2022 due to a COVID-19 lockdown or restrictions, or other circumstances the exam will proceed at all other locations and be rescheduled to the reserve date for the impacted site/s.

Affected candidates will be able to sit a reserve exam on Sunday, 11 September 2022.


Australia: AUD$3039.00

Aotearoa New Zealand: N/A

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


The FCE will be delivered at three (3) hubs, in Melbourne, Sydney and the Gold Coast, using the face-to-face model. Candidates in Victoria, NSW and Queensland are automatically scheduled to attend the hub in their state. Contact us if you prefer to sit in a different location.

Candidates based outside these three states will be contacted individually for their first and second preference of venue.

We make every attempt to accommodate everyone’s first location preference, but this is not guaranteed.

New South Wales

Royal North Shore Hospital Sydney

Ambulatory Care Centre
Level 3 (Ground Floor entry level)
Reserve Road, St Leonards 2065 NSW

Plan your journey to Royal North Shore Hospital


St. Vincent's Hospital Melbourne
Specialist Clinics, Daly Wing, Block D
35 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy 3065 Victoria

Plan your journey to St. Vincent's Hospital



Gold Coast University Hospital

Adult Outpatients, Level 1, Block D
1 Hospital Blvd, Southport QLD 4215

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