Divisional Written Examination

Overview

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

The October 2022 DWE will be held on Tuesday, 25 October 2022, using paper-based testing. The October 2022 DWE will count as an exam attempt.

The exam consists of a combination of new and previously questions. There are 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

Key dates

October 2022 exam
Applications open 12pm AEST/12pm NZST, Tuesday 31 May 2022
Applications close

5pm AEST/5pm NZST, Monday 20 June 2022

Pre-exam special consideration requests close
(for provisions on exam day and venue change)
5pm AEDT/5pm NZDT, Friday 7 October 2022
Exam Tuesday 25 October 2022
Exam day special consideration requests close
(for technical and procedural issues)

5pm AEDT/5pm NZDT, Monday 31 October 2022

Results released 3pm AEDT/3pm NZDT, Thursday 17 November 2022

Locations

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

Auckland

Copthorne Hotel Auckland City
Fergusson A Room
150 Anzac Avenue
Auckland NZ 1010

Plan your journey: public transport | directions and parking

 

 

 


Christchurch

Rydges Latimer Christchurch
Boardroom
30 Latimer Square,
Christchurch NZ 8011

Plan your journey: public transport | directions and parking

 

 

 


Dunedin

Fable Dunedin
Godfrey Room
310 Princes Street, Central Dunedin,
Dunedin 9016

Plan your journey: public transport | directions and parking

 

 


Hamilton

Claudelands
Brooklyn 2 Room
Corner of Brooklyn Road and Heaphy Terrace, Claudelands,
Hamilton NZ 3214

Plan your journey: public transport | directions and parking

 

 

 


Wellington

Sofitel Wellington
Rosa Room
11 Bolton Street, Wellington Central, Wellington 6011

Plan your journey: public transport | directions and 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 | Queensland 
South Australia | Tasmania | Victoria | Western Australia


Canberra

Crowne Plaza Canberra
Glebe Room
1 Binara St,
Canberra ACT 2601

Plan your journey: public transport | directions and parking 
Familiarise yourself with Canberra COVID-19 Public Health Orders

 

Newcastle

McDonald Jones Stadium
Waratah Room
294 Turton Rd,
Broadmeadow NSW 2305

Plan your journey: public transport | directions and parking

 

Sydney

Wentworth Park
Exam Hall
Level 3, Wentworth Park Grandstand
Wattle St,
Ultimo NSW 2007

Plan your journey: public transport | directions and parking

 

 

Wollongong

Adina Wollongong
Conference Room
19 Market Street
Wollongong NSW 2500

Plan your journey: public transport | directions

 

Brisbane

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
P9 Room
Cnr Merivale and Glenelg Streets,
South Bank QLD 4101

Plan your journey: public transport | directions and parking

 

Gold Coast

Mantra Legends
Phoenix Room 1
25 Laycock Street,
Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

Plan your journey: public transport | directions and parking

 

Townsville

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

Plan your journey: public transport | directions

 

Adelaide

The Monastery
Sebastian Room
15 Cross Road
Urrbrae SA 5064

Plan your journey: public transport | directions and parking

 

 


Tasmania

Familiarise yourself with Tasmania COVID-19 Public Health Orders.

Hobart

Salamanca Inn
Salamanca Room
10 Gladstone Street,
Battery Point TAS 7004

Plan your journey: public transport | directions and parking
Familiarise yourself with Tasmania COVID-19 Public Health Orders

 


Victoria

Familiarise yourself with Victoria COVID-19 Public Health Orders.

Melbourne

Moonee Valley Racing Club
Committee Room Level 4
Feehan Avenue,
Moonee Ponds VIC 3039

Plan your journey: public transport | directions and parking

 

Perth

Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Vocus Suite Room
21 Mounts Bay Rd,
Perth WA 6000

Plan your journey: public transport | directions and parking

 

Contingency plans | October 2022 DWE

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 25 October 2022.

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 14 November 2022.

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 25 October 2022 at exam centres across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.


COVID-19 related contingency plans

The safety of all participants in the examination is at the core of these plans.

Density limits at exam venues | If COVID-19 related social distancing and/or density limits are in place, we’ll use additional rooms in existing test centres or source additional alternative venues. Decisions may be specific to local COVID-19 restrictions.

Candidates unable to attend the exam due to a positive COVID-19 test | Contact the College as soon as possible at examinations@racp.edu.au, if you're unable to attend the exam on the scheduled date of 25 October due to:

  • a positive COVID-19 test
  • experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
  • compliance with any Public Health Orders currently in place should 

If candidates are unable to sit the exam due to other exceptional circumstances the Special Consideration for Assessment Policy (PDF) will apply.

If the exam can’t go ahead due to COVID-19 related restrictions or impacts at one or more locations. Those in unaffected areas can still take their exam. If the exam can’t go ahead at one or more locations, the reserve exam will be delivered for those locations on 14 November 2022.

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 (PDF).


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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