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DipPHRM Written Examination

The DipPHRM Written Examination comprises sixty multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and five short-answer questions (SAQs). The examination is conducted online, under the supervision of an approved invigilator, at a candidate’s DipPHRM training site. If a candidate cannot undertake the Written Examination at their DipPHRM training site, it is the responsibility of the candidate to contact the ACEM PHRM Training Team to discuss alternative arrangements.

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  • Eligibility


The DipPHRM OSPE is a face-to-face examination comprising practical skills stations through which candidates move in a timed fashion. Examination stations may include standardised patients, observation stations, clinical scenarios, communication scenarios and simulations of management of critically ill or injured patients. The DipPHRM OSPE is run once per year and will rotate between large PHRM training facilities across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.

In 2021, the DipPHRM OSPE will be held at the ACE Training Centre in Sydney.

Candidates sitting the OSPE will only be required to attend one day of the examination. Exam schedules will be released closer to the exam date with candidates notified of the specific day and time they will be required to attend.

In light of rapidly changing circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the OSPE venue may change at short notice. Trainees are advised not to finalise travel and accommodation arrangements until such time as the College is able to confirm the venue, no less than four weeks prior to the OSPE date(s).

  • Key Details
  • Eligibility

How to prepare for the DipPHRM Examinations

  • Identify your specific learning needs and discuss them with your Training Supervisor and other consultants with whom you’ve worked who can provide informed advice on your exam preparation.
  • Actively participate in all education opportunities provided by your accredited training site to address these needs.
  • Identify other learning opportunities, through the support of your Training Supervisor and others with whom you work, that may address your learning needs.
  • ​Complete all WBAs to ensure that you are receiving constructive feedback and support from your colleagues and supervisors regarding your performance against the learning outcomes in the DipPHRM curriculum.
  • Familiarise yourself with all matters pertaining to the DipPHRM examinations. Relevant resources can be found on the PHRM Training Program Resources elearning site, including sample written examination questions.

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