Initial Assessment Questions
Please allow approximately 8 weeks from the day the application is received for your application to be assessed.
If additional information or documentation is required, the initial assessment period may be extended.
If you have not practised in the past five years, or since graduation, you will be required to provide a signed written statement with your application, explaining the reasons why you have not worked during this period.
If you completed your secondary education in Australia, New Zealand, Canada,
the UK, the USA, the Republic of Ireland, or South Africa, you will need to provide
evidence of your secondary education in your application.
If you did not complete your secondary education in one of these countries, you are
not required to provide this information.
Your certificate, or letter, of good standing should be sent to the ADC during your
initial assessment application period.
When the ADC receives this document, it will be held securely and matched with
Your regional registering authority must arrange to send an original certificate or
letter of good standing directly to the ADC.
This cannot be sent by you as an applicant.
An initial assessment can be completed at any time of year. However, if you
would like to sit the next written examination, it is recommended you submit your
initial assessment 12 weeks prior to the written examination application closing date.
This allows sufficient time for the ADC to process your application.
The ADC will email you following the assessment of your application to advise you of
Applicants with incomplete applications will be asked to provide further information
during this time.
The ADC will provide successful applicants with the paperwork required for the next
stage of the assessment process. This includes your eligibility letter for the written
It is your responsibility to notify the ADC of any changes to your contact information.
If you have changed your contact details, notify us as soon as possible using the
Notification of change of contact details form
The ADC will not accept responsibility for the non-receipt of correctly addressed
emails, correspondence or other communications.
For applicants living in India, Africa or the Middle East, please allow four to six weeks
for mail travel to and from Australia.