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The College sent a communique to all candidates on 23 February 2021 regarding the delivery of the 2021 Phase 1 and Phase 2 Examinations. A copy of that communique is available here: Communication to Trainees 2021 Phase 1 and Phase 2 Examination
One central training site/location per Network and Cliftons Centre for New South Wales Network candidates..
One central training site/location per Network and Cliftons Centre for New South Wales Network candidates.
2021 Phase 2 Examination Application Form
Pre Phase 2 Exam Interview Form
Cliftons Centres in Australia (Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra and Sydney) and New Zealand (Auckland). These venues have not yet been confirmed and further information will be provided to registered candidates.
There are two major exams in the radiation oncology training program:
The Phase 1 exam is a written examination that assesses your knowledge of the Oncology Sciences. It is usually taken in the second year of training. There are two papers, both of which consist of six short answer questions in the 3 Oncology Sciences subjects:
The Phase 2 exam consists of written examinations in radiation therapy, clinical oncology and pathology, and vivas (oral exams) and is usually taken in the final year of training:
* A virtual examination set-up will again be used to deliver the viva examination component for 2021.
To sit the Phase 1 exam, you must be in an accredited training position and must have completed 12 months of training (1 FTE) and all required assessments and prorated assessments. You must take the whole exam at once.
To sit the Phase 2 exam, you must have passed the Phase 1 exam, continued training for a further 18 months (1 FTE) (calculated from date of Phase 1 exam result outcome letter), completed 36 months of training time (1 FTE) overall, rotated to another site for 12 months (1 FTE), completed all required assessments (calculated prorated from training commencement date) and be in an accredited training position.
A note for Phase 1 candidates: At the time of the examination you must be employed as an accredited radiation oncology trainee and you must have completed all required training program assessments at the time of applying to sit the examination.
Trainees pay an examination fee to cover the costs of operating the exams. Visit Fees page
If you need to withdraw from an exam, you must inform the College in writing.
If you withdraw up to four weeks before the exam, there is no financial penalty. If you withdraw within four weeks of the exam, you will be refunded 50% of the exam fee.
If you fail to attend the exam you forfeit the exam fee.
RANZCR provides you with access to past exam papers to help you prepare for your Phase 1 and Phase 2 exams.
1999 to 2009 (Radiotherapeutic Physics)
1999 to 2009 (Clinical Radiobiology)
2020 – Series 2
2020 – Series 1
2019 – Series 2
2019 – Series 1
2018 – Series 2
2018 – Series 1
2017 – Series 2
2017 – Series 1
2016 – Series 2
2016 – Series 1
2015 – Series 2
2015 – Series 1
2014 – Series 2
2014 – Series 1
2013 – Series 2
2013 – Series 1
2012 – Series 1 and 2
2011 – Series 1 and 2
2010 – Series 1 and 2
1999 to 2009 (Radiation Therapy)
1999 to 2009 (Clinical Oncology)
1999 to 2009 (Tumour Pathology)
View Past Papers resource document index
The College presents prizes to the most successful candidates in College examinations. Visit our Examination Prizes page for more information.