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Once an Applicant has commence/completed their Foundation Training, the next stage of the Application Process onto the ACSEP Training Program, is the successful completion of the ACSEP Entrance Examination.

The Entrance Examination has been designed to test basic medical sciences.  It is NOT designed to see how much knowledge you know of Sport and Exercise Medicine (this is what we teach you on the Training Program).



To be eligible to sit the Entrance Exam, Applicants must:

  • Be an Australian or New Zealand Resident
  • Have successfully completed an MBBS or equivalent
  • Have medical registration to practice in Australia or New Zealand
  • Applicants may sit the Entrance Exam while they are completing their Foundation Training, however Applicants should be aware that the Entrance Exam has a currency expiry date of 5 years (see "Entrance Exam Information" below), and as such, should time their Exam sitting for when they wish to complete the next step of the Application Process which is the CV Submission.



what does the entrance examination consist of?

The Entrance Examination is split into two core topics sections and one RPL topic sections:

  • Part A – Anatomy: This section consists of anatomy questions with an emphasis on functional and musculoskeletal anatomy. 
  • Part B – Physiology:  This section consists of questions covering general physiology, exercise physiology and pathology General Pathology (including immunology)
  • Part C – Exercise Physiology (RPL):  This section is for those who have completed other College's Entrance Exam equivalents.

There is a fee for sitting the Entrance Exam.

The Entrance Exam is held at a central examination centre usually in Australia and are conducted electronically.  Depending on the number of applicants, there may be other centres in other locations in Australia or New Zealand made available.

Applicants are required to pass all sections of their Entrance Exam sections.  If an Applicant fails one or more sections of the Exam, they are allowed to resit the failed section(s) at a later Exam sitting.  Applicants have a maximum of three attempts in total to pass all Exam sections.  Exam currency lasts for 5 years - if the Applicant has passed the Entrance Exam, but does not apply/be accepted into the Training Program within 5 years of passing the Exam, they must resit the Entrance Exam if they wish to pursue application to the Training Program.

For more information about the exam, and if the Applicant is able to apply for RPL, please refer to Extra Entrance Examination Information.



what are the key exam datEs?

The Entrance Exam is held twice a year on the 1st Saturday of March and the 3rd Saturday of July. 

To apply to sit one of the Exams, you must complete the Application Form (click button below) during the relevant application period (ie, if you want to sit the July 2019 Exam, you need to apply during 1st April and 31st May 2019).  You must provide your personal contact details, evidence of your medical registration and medical degree.  If you are apply for RPL, you must also provide evidence of this.

Your application will be submitted to ACSEP National Office for review and consideration.  National Office will respond to you within 2 business days and if you're approved to sit the Exam, you will be provided with a link to pay the Entrance Exam fee.  Payment of the Exam fee is expected within 24hrs.

Applications Open

Applications Close
& Fee Due

Exam Dates 2019

1st September 2018

30th November 2018

Saturday 2nd March

1st April 2019

31st May 2019

Saturday 20th July


Applications Open

Applications Close
& Fee Due

Exam Dates 2020

1st December 2019

17th Jan 2020

Saturday 7th March

1st April 2020

31st May 2020

Saturday 18th July




what's next?

Only Applicants who have passed all sections of their Entrance Examination will be invited to proceed to the next stage of Application and submit their CV for consideration.

Find out more about the CV Submission Process here.