Divisional Written Examination

Overview of February 2023 Divisional Written Examination

The Divisional Written Examination (DWE) is comprised of 2 papers to assess your understanding of basic science and clinical knowledge.

The February 2023 DWE will be held on Monday, 13 February 2023, using paper-based testing. It will count as an exam attempt.

The exam consists of a combination of new and previously used questions. There are approximately 50 questions that are used for equating purposes, these questions will count towards your total score for the exam.

Find out more about previous exam pass rates and how the exams are marked

Application, examination and results release dates

Application opening and closing dates

Country Division Application opening date Application closing date
Australia Adult Medicine 9am (AEDT)
Monday
21 November, 2022
12pm (AEDT)
Tuesday
6 December, 2022
Paediatric & Child Health
Aotearoa New Zealand Adult Medicine 9am (NZDT)
Monday
21 November, 2022
12pm (NZDT)
Tuesday
6 December, 2022
Paediatric & Child Health

Application for Special Consideration key dates

Country Division Pre-examination applications close Exam day/post-examination applications close
Australia Adult Medicine 5pm AEDT/5pm NZDT, Friday 27 January 2023
Applications for provisions on exam day and venue change
5pm AEDT/5pm NZDT, Monday 20 February 2023
Applications for technical and procedural issues
Paediatric & Child Health
Aotearoa New Zealand Adult Medicine
Paediatric & Child Health

Exam key dates and results release dates

Country Division Exam date Results release date
Australia Adult Medicine

Monday
13 February 2023

Thursday
16 March 2023

Paediatric & Child Health
Aotearoa New Zealand Adult Medicine
Paediatric & Child Health

Locations 

Venues are in Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand capital cities and regional centres.

Auckland

Novotel Auckland Ellerslie
RIMU 2 and 3
72/112 Green Lane East, Ellerslie
Auckland AoNZ 1051

Plan your journey: public transport | directions | parking

 

 


Christchurch

Novotel Christchurch
Rakaia Room
52 Cathedral Square
Christchurch AoNZ 8011

Plan your journey: public transport | directions | parking

 

 


Dunedin

Fable Dunedin
Bracken Room
310 Princes Street, Central Dunedin
Dunedin AoNZ 9016

Plan your journey: public transport | directions | parking

 

 


Hamilton

Claudelands
Brooklyn 1 Room
Corner of Brooklyn Road and Heaphy Terrace, Claudelands
Hamilton AoNZ 3214

Plan your journey: public transport | directions and parking

 

 


Wellington

Sofitel Wellington
Lady Norwood Room
11 Bolton Street, Wellington Central
Wellington AoNZ 6011

Plan your journey: public transport | directions | parking

 

 

Australia

For up-to-date COVID-19 restrictions, familiarise yourself with public health recommendations in your state or territory.


Australian Capital Territory | New South Wales | Northern Territory | Queensland 
South Australia | Tasmania | Victoria | Western Australia


Canberra

Crowne Plaza Canberra
Glebe Room
1 Binara Street
Canberra ACT 2601

Plan your journey: public transport | directions and parking

 

 

Newcastle

McDonald Jones Stadium
Broadmeadow Room 1 and 2
294 Turton Road
Broadmeadow NSW 2305

Plan your journey: public transport | directions | parking

 

 

Sydney

Wentworth Park Grandstand - Janison Exam Centre
Exam Hall, Room 1, 2, 4, 6
Level 3, Wentworth Park Grandstand, Wattle Street
Ultimo NSW 2007

Plan your journey: public transport | directions and parking

 

 

Wollongong

Quality Suites Pioneer Sands
Gregory Room
19 Carters Lane
Towradgi NSW 2581

Plan your journey: public transport | directions | parking

 

 

Darwin

Adina Vibe Darwin Hotel
Zealandia Room
7 Kitchener Drive
Darwin NT 0800

Plan your journey: public transport | directions | parking

 

 

Brisbane

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Boulevard Room
Corner of Merivale and Glenelg Street
Southbank QLD 4101

Plan your journey: public transport | directions | parking

 

 

Cairns

Pullman Reef Hotel Casino
Reef Room
35-41 Wharf Street
Cairns City QLD 4870

Plan your journey: public transport | directions | parking

 

 

Gold Coast

Novotel Surfers Paradise
The Burleigh Room
3105 Surfers Paradise Blvd
Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

Plan your journey: public transport | directions | parking

 

 

Townsville

Quest Townsville on Eyre
Meeting Room
19-21 Leichhardt Street
North Ward QLD 4810

Plan your journey: public transport | directions and parking

 

 

Adelaide

Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Theatre B
98 Port Road
Hindmarsh SA 5007

Plan your journey: public transport | directions and parking

 

 


Tasmania

Familiarise yourself with Tasmania COVID-19 Public Health Orders.

Hobart

Salamanca Inn
Churchill Room
10 Gladstone Street
Hobart TAS 7004

Plan your journey: public transport | directions and parking

 

 


Victoria

Familiarise yourself with Victoria COVID-19 Public Health Orders.

Geelong

Rydges Geelong
Portside Room
Myers Street and Gheringhap Street
Geelong VIC 3220

Plan your journey: public transport | directions | parking

 

 

Melbourne

Moonee Valley Racing Club
Celebrity Room
Feehan Avenue
Moonee Ponds VIC 3039

Plan your journey: public transport | directions and parking

 

 

Perth

Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre
Meeting Room 1, 2, 3
21 Mounts Bay Road
Perth WA 6000

Plan your journey: public transport | directions and parking

 

 

Contingency plans

We've established contingency plans if a significant event, including changes to the COVID-19 situation, impacts delivery of the Divisional Written Examination scheduled for 13 February 2023.

If needed, a second exam paper and logistical arrangements are in place to hold the exam at centres across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand on the contingency date of 7 March 2023.

The contingency options provide a range of ways to manage an adverse situation. The available contingency options may be applied to an individual exam site or multiple impacted sites.

The current plan is that the Divisional Written Examination is delivered as a paper-based exam on the planned date of 13 February at exam centres across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.

Fees

Australia | AUD$2031.00
Aotearoa New Zealand | NZD$2335.65

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


RACP Support Program

Preparing for exams can be stressful. Reach out to the RACP Support Program for free, 24/7, completely confidential support. Make an appointment or speak with a consultant by calling 1300 687 327 (Australia) or 0800 666 367 (Aotearoa New Zealand).

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