Admission to the ACSEP Specialist training program

This page is for doctors applying for entry to the ACSEP Specialist Training Program. Below you will find key information about the Entrance Examination and the admissions process including links to all the relevant policies. 

If you are an Overseas Trained Specialist medical practitioner (outside of Australia and New Zealand), please refer to our OTS page.

Entrance Examinations

Successful completion of the ACSEP Entrance Examination is the first requirement for selection into the ACSEP Training Program. The Entrance Examination has been designed to test basic medical sciences. 

For further information, please see the ACSEP Entrance Examination FAQ's.

Key Exam Dates

The Entrance Exam is held twice a year on the first Saturday of March and the third Saturday of July.

In 2024, the Entrance Exam will be held on:

  • Saturday 9 March 2024
  • Saturday 20 July 2024 

2024 Exams will be held remotely.

APPLY to sit the entrance examination

Please click here to submit your application.

Your application will be submitted to ACSEP National Office for review and consideration. National Office will respond to you within five business days and if you are approved to sit the Exam, you will be provided with a link to pay the Entrance Exam fee. 

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Applying to the ACSEP Training Program

Applicants who have passed all sections of their Entrance Examination will be invited to proceed to the next stage of the selection process and apply to join the ACSEP Training Program by submitting the application form and CV for consideration.

application AND CV SUBMISSION 

The 2023 Selection process will commence with applications opening on Friday 28 July 2023 - Apply HERE 

You will receive an Application Form and CV template to complete and a private Dropbox link for your evidence documents. 


You will be notified in late August of your outcome and whether you have been offered an interview. For details of the interview, please see the Selection Process document below. 

Interviews in 2023 are scheduled to run online via Zoom video conferencing. Applicants who are offered an interview will receive additional information.

Selection interviews are undertaken in the following way: 

  1. ACSEP uses the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) format. Applicants move through a series of stations of between 6-10 minutes in length where an interviewer will ask a series of pre-determined questions.
  2. The domains of practice that are evaluated during the interview can include the following: Communication - Collaboration - Management - Quality and Safety - Health Advocacy - Research - Teaching and Learning - Professionalism and Cultural Awareness.  

There is a payment associated with the interview process. If you are approved to attend an interview, you will be provided with a link to pay the candidate interview fee.

Selection interview date: Saturday 9 September 2023.

Key policies


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