Revised 2020 Examination Timetables:
- Pathology Examination Timetable
- Faculties Examination Timetable
I have safety concerns about attending examinations in Sydney. Has the College considered the safety of examination candidates?
The College is looking at contingency plans and the most appropriate ways to manage the evolving situation as per COVID-19 government guidelines. The College will communicate with all trainees as to the 2020 examination timetable, most suitable arrangements and possible changes as appropriate and when required.
I will now have the required training time to sit the examination at the end of 2020. Can I apply to sit examinations?
The College will not be accepting any further examination applications in 2020.
If candidates are unable to sit examinations in the fourth quarter of 2020, will the College offer full refunds?
If you would like to withdraw from your examination, you will have the opportunity for the College to hold your fee until 2021 or you may choose a full refund, on request.
What will happen to my examination fee if I decide to defer my examination to 2021?
The College will hold your examination fee to 2021, however, you will need to submit another examination application for 2021 to indicate your intention to sit.
I will no longer be in a laboratory position at the time of examination. What should I do?
If you have guaranteed employment in a laboratory position up to August 2020, then you may be eligible to sit.
I have planned deferment due to maternity leave in the last quarter and I will be sitting an examination. What fee will I be required to pay?
Trainees will be required to pay a pro-rata training fee. Please contact the College to arrange this payment.
I will no longer be in a training position at the time of the new scheduled examinations. Will I be able to sit the postponed examinations?
The College will consider this, on request, on a case by case basis.
Will it be possible for Haematology and Microbiology Joint Trainees to sit Part I and Part II in their final year of training?
Yes, the College has considered this in the revised timetabling. However, the Part 1 and Part II oral examinations will be on consecutive days.
Will Trainees in their final year of training be offered repeats for all disciplines? When will the repeats be held?
Repeat examinations will be offered as specified in the Trainee Handbooks for each discipline. Refer to the examination calendar for the proposed dates of repeat examinations for eligible candidates.
It is anticipated that candidates eligible to repeat an oral examination will be offered the repeat oral examination later the same day.
What will the gap be between the slide/phase 1 and oral/phase II examinations?
Please refer to the rescheduled examination timetable when available. As far as possible, the sequence of rescheduled examinations will mirror the normal examination timetable.
Will examinations be rescheduled again?
The College will continue to closely monitor the situation related to the COVID-19 pandemic and it may be necessary to make further changes to our examination schedule later in the year. Should this eventuate, the College will provide as much notice as is feasible.
What if I am not available to sit my examination on the revised scheduled date?
The College appreciates and regrets that the rescheduled examination timetable might make it impossible for some trainees to sit the examinations. If you can’t sit the examination on the revised scheduled date, you can defer until 2021 without penalty.
When will the examination timetable be available for 2021?
We anticipate the timetable will be available early November 2020.