Remote audio-visual (AV) OSCE

The remote AV OSCE is being offered in 2021.

Key dates

Session times (morning or afternoon) will vary according to venues, allocations and time zones. 

Candidates will be notified via email of their OSCE venue and allocation time, approximately six (6) weeks prior to the examination date.


The remote OSCE consists of six long stations of 20 minutes each, and one bye station that may be active or inactive of 20 minutes.

The examination will be delivered via Zoom.

Candidates, examiners and role players will be located remotely throughout Australia and New Zealand. Invigilators will be stationed in-person and there will be a remote proctor with candidates at each venue.

Venue allocation will be managed by the College and include specialty assessment centres, workplaces and College approved locations.

The College reserves the right to decide on the final venue for the candidate to sit the remote AV OSCE.

Exam preparation

Read the familiarisation guide

AV OSCE Candidate familiarisation guide [PDF; 1 MB] Member sign-in required

This document provides a detailed explanation of how the exam will work, including Zoom settings, testing days and equipment to bring into the exam. 

Get to know Zoom

Familiarise yourself with Zoom.

Review previous OSCE stations

Previous stations are available to review in preparation for the exam

Watch how to sign in and access the AV OSCE

The below videos provide a walkthrough demonstration of how to sign into the RANZCP website and access your personalised links to the examination. 

Candidate access

Examiner access

On examination day

Candidates are to register in person at the specified time and venue as indicated in their examination timetable. 

Candidates must bring to the examination:

  • A government issued photographic proof of identity (e.g. passport or drivers’ licence) to be presented at registration
  • personal timer
  • pen.

Please note that candidates are not required to bring a clipboard and stethoscope, as this is a virtual exam.

Existing OSCE protocols for arrival rules, permitted and prohibited items remain unchanged as per the following documents:

Applying for special consideration

Candidates requesting special consideration for the OSCE must apply in writing to the Committee for Examinations (CFE), in accordance with the  Special Considerations Policy (18.2) [PDF; 59 KB]. 

Requests for special consideration must accompany the Application Form, unless exceptional circumstances apply (such as the candidate experiencing a significant change in personal circumstances or medical condition(s) that occur after the examination Application Close Date). 

A separate application for special consideration must be submitted for each examination and for each re-attempt (if any). However, applicants are only required to resubmit the supporting documentation if there is a change in circumstances. 

Incident reports

Incident reports from the examination need to be submitted within five (5) working days after the examination date. 

Incident report form


Results will be released on the RANZCP website at 5 pm on the specified date in the Examination Timetable

A copy of the candidate’s results will be sent to their Director of Training and/or Director of Advanced Training where applicable and will also be made available via MyRANZCP.



The College reserves the right to cancel the OSCE on the advice of the Australian and New Zealand Health Authorities in relation to COVID-19. If the OSCE does not proceed a full refund will be given.