DWE October 2024


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

The October 2024 DWE will be held on Tuesday, 22 October 2024 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.

To sit the October 2024 DWE exam, you must meet all the RACP Basic Training requirements.

Key dates 

October 2024 exam
Applications open 10am AEST/10am NZST, Wednesday, 29 May 2024
Applications close 5pm AEST/5pm NZST, Wednesday, 19 June 2024
Exam Tuesday, 22 October 2024
Special Consideration key dates
Pre-exam special consideration requests close
(for provisions on exam day and venue change)
5pm AEDT/5pm NZDT, Friday, 4 October 2024

Refer to Appendix A of the Special Consideration for Assessment Policy (PDF)
Exam day/post examination special consideration requests close (for technical and procedural issues)

5pm AEDT/5pm NZDT, Tuesday, 29 October 2024

Refer to Appendix A of the Special Consideration for Assessment Policy (PDF)
Proposed results released 3pm AEDT/3pm NZDT, Thursday, 21 November 2024


Venues are located in Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand capital cities and regional centers. The details for the October 2024 DWE exam locations will be confirmed soon.

Contingency plans

Contingency plans are in place in case significant events or disruptions prevent the October 2023 Divisional Written Examination from going ahead. The available contingency options may be applied to an individual exam site or multiple impacted sites. The safety of all participants is at the core of these plans.

Ensure your contact details are up to date, including your mobile phone number. You can check or update your contact details by logging into MyRACP and clicking on the My details tile. If there are any changes in timings or other issues impacting your exam location on the day, you will receive an SMS and an email with relevant updates and detailed information. Please ensure your contact information is correct so we can reach you directly.

Plan A | The Divisional Written Examination will proceed as scheduled as a paper-based exam at exam centres across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.

Plan B | If significant events or disruptions prevent the October DWE from going ahead at one or multiple exam venues, impacted trainees will be offered a full refund and will be able to register for the February DWE the following year.


Australia | AUD$2153.00
Aotearoa New Zealand | NZD$2475.95

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


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).

The Training Support Unit is here to support your progress through your examinations. The Training Support Unit will be in contact with you to offer support and provide important information shortly after you register for the final attempt of your exam. If you are not on your final attempt of an exam and would like support from the Training Support Unit, please email trainingsupport@racp.edu.au for Australian Candidates or trainingsupport@racp.org.nz for Aotearoa New Zealand Candidates.

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