Assessments - College-administered

COVID-19 update 

No-disadvantage changes

Candidates undergoing an assessment in the remainder of 2020, will have ‘No-Disadvantage’ status. The ‘No Disadvantage’ examination implies that an unsuccessful outcome for the examination will not be counted towards candidates’ training trajectory. This applies to the Essay style examination, MCQ and OSCE in 2020.

13 October 2020 update from the Education Committee about no-disadvantage changes [PDF; 120 KB]

Remote audio-visual OSCE 

The College is running a remote AV OSCE on Saturday 21 November 2020.

Remote audio-visual (AV) OSCE

Please contact clinicals@ranzcp.org with any questions.

October Essay-Style Examination and November MCQ Examination

The Essay-style Examination will be held on Wednesday 21 October 2020.

The Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) Examination will be held on Wednesday 25 November 2020.

13 October 2020 essential update from the Education Committee [PDF; 100 KB]

Please contact writtens@ranzcp.org with any questions.


Trainees in the RANZCP Fellowship Program must successfully complete all the following College-administered assessments to obtain Fellowship.

Specialist International Medical Graduates (SIMGs) assessed as Partially Comparable must successfully complete some of these College-administered assessments.

.Requirements of the Partial Comparability Placement

 Trainees and SIMGs must also complete assessments in their workplace.

.Assessments - workplace

Assessment Description Type Timing
MCQ Exam Multiple-choice computer-based exam Summative assessment Recommended for Stage 2. Should be passed by 36 months FTE training. 
Essay-style Exam Paper-based written exam Summative assessment

Recommended for Stage 3. Should be passed by 60 months FTE training. 

OSCE Practical clinical exam Summative assessment Recommended for Stage 3. Should be passed by 60 months FTE training. 
Psychotherapy Written Case One long psychotherapy intervention, with a written case report Summative assessment Should be passed by 60 months FTE training. 
Scholarly Project Original research in an area relevant to psychiatry Summative assessment Plan the project early in training. Should be passed by 60 months FTE training.

 

Formative assessments are part of the training process – they provide information that indicates how a candidate is progressing and feedback into training delivery.

Summative assessments are intended to evaluate a candidate's knowledge and skills after delivery of training.