AFRM Module 1 Written Assessment

The AFRM Module 1 Written Assessment tests your basic medical knowledge in rehabilitation medicine.


The postponed 2020 AFRM Module 1 Written Assessment has been combined with the 2021 Assessment and will be delivered via computer-based testing.

Key dates

Applications open Monday 1 February 2021
Applications close 5pm AEDT, Friday 12 February 2021
Pre-exam special consideration requests close
(for provisions on exam day)
Friday 12 February 2021
Tuesday 18 May 2021
Exam day special consideration requests close
(for technical and procedural issues)
Sunday 23 May 2021
Results released From 3pm AEST, Tuesday 8 June 2021
Dates are correct as of 7 September 2020 and are subject to change due to the impacts of COVID-19.

Contingency plans

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

Plan B | We run a paper-based version of the exam at your workplace, or another location convenient to you, with a local invigilator 4 weeks after the scheduled date.

Plan C | We run the exam for the 2020 and 2021 cohorts separately at later 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.


Venues are in Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand capital cities and regional centres, selected at our discretion.

All exam locations will be selected ensuring full compliance to social distancing guidelines.


Australia: AUD$1986.00
Aotearoa New Zealand: NZD$2283.90

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

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