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EXAMINATION DATES 2016

WRITTEN EXAMINATION VENUES
Please note that all written examinations will be held in the following venues as standard, unless otherwise specified:
Australia: Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth & Sydney
New Zealand: Auckland and Wellington
Examination venues cannot be changed after the closing date of registration.
All GSSE and early Specialty examinations will be delivered electronically (no paper will be used) and will take place in the locations above.
The written Fellowship examinations are currently paper based but are moving towards electronic delivery in 2016. Please see the Fellowship Examination webpage for
updates.

GENERIC SURGICAL SCIENCES EXAMINATION (GSSE)
GSSE
SET and JDOC

JDOC only

Opening Date
4th Nov 2015

Time
12.00 Noon AEDT*

Closing Date
2nd Dec 2015

Time
12.00 Noon AEDT*

Examination date
10th & 11th Feb 2016

16th Mar 2016

12.00 Noon AEDT*

13thApril 2016

12.00 Noon AEDT*

22nd & 23rd Jun 2016

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6 July 2016

12.00 Noon AEST**

*AEDT - Australian Eastern Daylight Time (Melbourne time)
**AEST - Australian Eastern Standard Time (Melbourne time)

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3 Aug 2016

12.00 Noon AEST**

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13 & 14 Oct 2016

Locations
Standard written venues.

Standard written venues.

.CLINICAL EXAMINATION (CE) Clinical Examination Centralised Exam February 2016 Opening Date 4th Nov 2015 Time 12. Sydney (two centres).00 Noon AEDT* Examination date 6th & 7th Feb 2016 Decentralised Exam June 2016 16th Mar 2016 12. Australia: Adelaide. Brisbane. Melbourne (two centres). the need to have a minimum and maximum number of candidates at each centre may require candidates to travel to a centre that is not their first preference. Melbourne. Perth & Auckland *AEDT .Australian Eastern Standard Time (Melbourne time) Locations February examination The Clinical Examination in February is a centralised examination held in a central venue. June examination June is a decentralised examination and is offered in the following centres. the venue at which you choose to present for the examination cannot be altered after the closing date. providing there are a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 20 candidates. Sydney.00 Noon AEDT* 13th April 2016 12. Examination times cannot be altered after the closing date.Australian Eastern Daylight Time (Melbourne time) **AEST . Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning. While most candidates can be accommodated at the centre of their first preference. The centres used for each examination depend on the number and preferences of candidates. Candidates will have the option of sitting the Examination on Saturday morning. Brisbane. Please note Saturday afternoon will incur a period of quarantine.00 Noon AEDT* 25th Jun 2016 Sydney Locations Adelaide.00 Noon AEDT* Closing Date 2nd Dec 2015 Time 12. New Zealand: Auckland only For the June examination. Perth. all trainees presenting for the February sitting must sit the examination in this venue.

00 Noon AEST** 8th Jul 2016 12.00 Noon AEDT* 2nd Dec 2015 12.00 Noon AEDT* 22nd & 23rd Jun 2016 6th July 2016 12.00 Noon AEDT* 24th June 2016 16th Mar 2016 12. 24th June 2016 Standard written venues. Standard written venues. Standard written venues.00 Noon AEDT* 11th Mar 2016 12.00 Noon AEDT* 13thApril 2016 4th Nov 2015 12.00 Noon AEDT* Examination date Locations Standard written venues.00 Noon AEDT* 2nd Dec 2015 12. .00 Noon AEDT* 13thApril 2016 12.00 Noon AEDT* 13th April 2016 12.00 Noon AEDT* 13thApril 2016 12.00 Noon AEDT* 12th Feb 2016 Standard written venues. Head & Neck Surgery 12.00 Noon AEDT* 12th Feb 2016 16th Mar 2016 12.00 Noon AEDT* 21st May 2016 Brisbane 10th June 2016 12.00 Noon AEDT* 10th & 11th Feb 2016 16th Mar 2016 12.00 Noon AEDT* 2nd Dec 2015 12.00 Noon AEDT* 22nd & 23rd Jun 2016 Cardiothoracic Surgery – Clinical Viva 12th Feb 2016 12.00 Noon AEDT* 24th June 2016 Neurosurgery Orthopaedic Surgery Otolaryngology.00 Noon AEDT* 13thApril 2016 12. 16th Mar 2016 12.00 Noon AEDT* 2nd Dec 2015 12.00 Noon AEST** 3rd Aug 2016 12.00 Noon AEDT* 12th Feb 2016 16th Mar 2016 12.00 Noon AEST** 17th Sept 2016 Sydney General Surgery 4th Nov 2015 12.00 Noon AEST** 5th & 6th Oct 2016 4th Nov 2015 12.SPECIALTIY SPECIFIC EXAMINATIONS Specialty Specific Examinations Cardiothoracic Surgery Written Examination Opening Date Time Closing Date Time 4th Nov 2015 12.

Clinical component: 27th Aug 2016 Melbourne 13th Oct 2016 Standard written venues. .00 Noon AEST** Locations Standard written venues.00 Noon AEST** 3rd Aug 2016 Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 16th Mar 2016 12.Specialty Specific Examinations Paediatric Anatomy and Embryology Opening Date Time 16th Mar 2016 12.00 Noon AEDT* Closing Date 13th April 2016 Time 12.00 Noon AEST** 3rd Aug 2016 12.00 Noon AEST** 13th Oct 2016 4th Nov 2015 12.00 Noon AEDT* 24th June 2016 Vascular Surgery *AEDT .00 Noon AEST** 13th & 14th Oct 2016 Urology 16th Mar 2016 12.00 Noon AEDT* 13thApril 2016 12.00 Noon AEDT* Examination date Written component: 24th June 2016 Standard written venues.00 Noon AEDT* 12th Feb 2016 16th Mar 2016 12.00 Noon AEST** 3rd Aug 2016 12.Australian Eastern Standard Time (Melbourne time) 12.00 Noon AEDT* 22nd & 23rd Jun 2016 6th July 2016 12. Standard written venues.00 Noon AEDT* 2nd Dec 2015 12.Australian Eastern Daylight Time (Melbourne time) **AEST . Paediatric Pathology and Pathophysiology 6th Jul 2016 12.00 Noon AEDT* 13th April 2016 12.00 Noon AEDT* 13th April 2016 12. Standard written venues.00 Noon AEDT* 24th June 2016 6th July 2016 12.

00 Noon AEDT* 12.Australian Eastern Standard Time (Melbourne time) Time Closing Date Time 12.00 Noon AEST** Examination date Locations Written component: 13th April 2016 Standard written venues Clinical/Vivas: 13th.15th May 2016 Auckland Written component: 13th April 2016 Standard written venues Clinical/Vivas: 20th – 23rd May 2016 Brisbane Written component: 17th August 2016 Standard written venues Clinical/Vivas: 16th – 19th Sept 2016 Sydney .Australian Eastern Daylight Time (Melbourne time) **AEST .FELLOWSHIP EXAMINATION Fellowship Examination May 2016 – New Zealand May 2016 Australia September 2016 – Australia Specialties General Surgery Neurosurgery Orthopaedic Surgery Paediatric Surgery Vascular Surgery Opening Date 5th Jan 2016 Cardiothoracic Surgery General Surgery Orthopaedic Surgery Otolaryngology Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Urology 5th Jan 2016 Cardiothoracic Surgery General Surgery Neurosurgery Orthopaedic Surgery Otolaryngology Paediatric Surgery Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Urology Vascular Surgery 10th May 2016 *AEDT .00 Noon AEST** 29th Jan 2016 3rd June 2016 12.00 Noon AEDT* 12.00 Noon AEDT* 12.00 Noon AEDT* 29th Jan 2016 12.