Divisional Written Examination

The Divisional Written Examination is made up of 2 papers to assess your understanding of basic science and clinical knowledge.

Questions are based on topics and concepts detailed in the Knowledge Guides. Use the Workplace Learning Planner to supplement your study.

Find out more about previous exam pass rates and how the exam is marked.


2021 updates

The exam is paper-based. All venues will adhere to social distancing and COVID safety measures.

Contingency plans are under development and will be released soon.

Key dates

Applications open 9am AEDT/9am NZDT, Thursday 5 November 2020
Applications close 12pm AEDT/12pm NZDT, Monday 30 November 2020
Submit PREP requirements
(for Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand)
Sunday 31 January 2021
Pre-exam special consideration requests close
(for provisions on exam day and venue change)
5pm AEDT/5pm NZDT, Friday 29 January 2021
Exam Monday 15 February 2021
Exam day special consideration requests close
(for technical and procedural issues)
5pm AEDT/5pm NZDT, Friday 26 February 2021
Results released
3pm AEDT/3pm NZDT, Thursday 11 March 2021


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

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


To find out if you're eligible to sit the Exam:

You can still apply for the Exam even if you haven’t yet completed all your training requirements for the year by the application deadline. To be eligible by the Exam date, submit all PREP requirements, including your Annual Progress Report by the dates specified in the key dates section.

If you're not currently in an accredited training position, you're eligible to sit the Exam but must have registered your interruption of training with us.


The Exam is held in locations across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. Select the city where you want to sit the exam when you apply. Venue details are emailed to you 4 weeks before the exam date.

Aotearoa New Zealand

Auckland | Christchurch | Dunedin | Hamilton | Wellington


LIFE Central
25 Normanby Road
Mt Eden
Auckland 1024


Novotel Cathedral Square Hotel
52 Cathedral Square
Christchurch 8011


Fable Dunedin
310 Princes Street
Dunedin 9016


Claudelands Conference Exhibition Centre
Corner of Brooklyn Road and Heaphy Terrace
Hamilton 3214


Sofitel Wellington
11 Bolton Street
Wellington 6011


Adelaide | Brisbane | Cairns | Canberra | Darwin | Geelong | Gold Coast | Hobart | Melbourne | Newcastle | Perth | Sydney | Townsville | Wollongong


Mercure Grosvenor Hotel
125 North Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000


Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Corner of Merivale and Glenelg Streets
South Brisbane QLD 4101


Hilton Cairns
34 Esplanade
Cairns City QLD 4870


Crowne Plaza Canberra
1 Binara St
Canberra ACT 2601


Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront
7 Kitchener Drive
Darwin NT 0800


Rydges Geelong
Myers Street and Gheringhap Street
Geelong VIC 3220

Gold Coast

Mantra on View Hotel
22 View Avenue
Surfers Paradise QLD 4217


Salamanca Inn
10 Gladstone Street
Hobart TAS 7000


Moonee Valley Racing Club
1 McPherson Street
Moonee Ponds VIC 3039


McDonald Jones Stadium
294 Turton Road
Broadmeadow NSW 2292


Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
21 Mounts Bay Road
Perth WA 6000


Language & Testing Consultants
Level 1, Wentworth Park Sporting Complex
Wattle Street entrance
Ultimo NSW 2007


Mercure Townsville
166 Woolcock Street
Townsville QLD 4812


Quality Suites Pioneer Sands
19 Carters Ln
Towradgi NSW 2518

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