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Exams - Second Part


The subject areas for the Second Part Examination are the theory and practice of intensive care medicine, including relevant aspects of the basic sciences, anaesthesia and clinical medicine, as set out in the Objectives of Advanced Training in Intensive Care and Competencies, Learning Opportunities, Teaching and Assessmentsfor Training in General Intensive Care .

Candidates presenting for admission to the Second Part Examination must have completed Basic Training, a suitable primary exam and one year of Advanced Training in core intensive care. These requirements must be satisfied by the date on which the written section of the examination commences.

All candidates must submit a completed "Hot Case Assessment Form" . This form is to be used to confirm that a candidate has completed a formative assessment of at least four (cases) with a Supervisor of Training or delegate within 3 months of the advertised closing date. Each case should be in the ICU and involve 20 minutes of assessment and 10 minutes of feedback. Each case may be performed separately at different times and places. If you are re-sitting the exam you are required to submit four new hot cases.

The examination is held twice a year and it comprises of a written and oral section. The written section may be taken in cities of Australia and New Zealand or other areas at the discretion of the Board. The oral section will be held in various major cities at the discretion of the Board.

The Exam Fee is AUD$3340. To apply for the Second Part Exam please email Frieda Keo and include your member id number, preferred date and city to sit the written exam.  

If a candidate withdraws after the closing date they will incur an administration charge of 30% of the examination fee.

For previous exam reports, click here.

Click here to access the 2015 exam calendar!

Second Part Exam - 1st sitting Date Location
Applications Close  2 February  -
Written Section  16 March  Various
Oral Section 
14 - 15 May      Melbourne 


Second Part Exam - 2nd sitting Date Location
Applications Close  13 July  -
Written Section  17 August   Various
Oral Section 
15 - 16 October Adelaide


Notes to Candidates- Second Part Exam
Hot Case Assessment Form - NEW