Divisional Clinical Examination

Provisional progression to Advanced Training

The 2020 Divisional Clinical Examination (DCE) has been postponed until 2021. If you were planning to sit the exam this year, you can apply for provisional Advanced Training (pAT) for either later in 2020 or in 2021 if you meet the requirements.

Find out more about pAT.

The exam assesses your clinical and interpersonal skills and clinical acumen to determine if you’ve reached the standards required to complete Basic Training.

Find out more about previous exam pass rates.

Key dates

We'll advise new dates as soon as they've been confirmed.


Australia: AUD$2972.00
Aotearoa New Zealand: NZD$3417.80

See College Fees Terms and Conditions (PDF).

If you have outstanding fees, you’re ineligible to sit the exam unless you’ve applied to the Honorary Treasurer for special consideration.


To find out if you’re eligible to sit the exam:

We’ll email you if you’re eligible to apply for the exam.

If you’re not currently in an accredited training position, register your interruption of training with the College to sit the exam.


The exam is hosted across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand and you're required to travel to a different city or state from where you reside to complete your exam.

You won’t be examined in hospitals where you’ve had training rotations.

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