The online proctored exam is available for the Intern Written and CAOP exams.
OnVUE exams allow you to conveniently take an examination in the comfort of your home or office while being monitored by an online proctor. All communication with the proctor is in English.
You can sit the online proctored exam anywhere that has:
You will need a smartphone to verify your identification.
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OnVUE exams run 24 hours a day.
For details on how to register for your exam see either:
You cannot change delivery mode after you've confirmed your appointment. For details between the two options, see a comparison between test centre and online proctored exams.
Once you have registered, you'll receive a confirmation email from our exam provider, Pearson VUE.
Read this email carefully because it will contain important details on the exam process such as:
You can reschedule the time of your OnVUE appointment up until 1 hour before your exam's scheduled time. This is subject to availability.
You can cancel your exam and request a refund in the 'My Exams' section of the candidate portal.
Supporting documentation will be required if you request a refund after the registration period. You will need to provide these details within 4 weeks after the exam date. See our Examinations fee refund policy for more information.
This policy also applies if you're ill, or if personal circumstances prevent you from sitting the exam on the day.
The check-in process:
The proctor will stop your exam if you:
You will not be able to continue or reschedule your exam. You will not be eligible for a refund.
You can have:
You cannot have:
PearsonVUE provides the following online tools:
You'll need to show 1 form of identity to commence the exam. It must be an acceptable form of primary ID from the list below. All IDs must be current and valid. We cannot accept expired, photocopied or digital IDs.
If you do not have an acceptable primary ID from that country, use an international travel passport from your country of citizenship as your primary ID.
This ID document must be issued by your government and contain:
Types of acceptable primary ID include:
IDs that we cannot accept for online proctored exams:
The Intern Written Exam is 'open-book'. This means you can bring any printed or hand-written reference materials. Please see the Intern Written exam guide and sample paper for more details.
The CAOP is a 'restricted open-book exam'. This means you can bring with you 1 copy of each of the approved reference books (any edition):
Please see the CAOP exam guide and sample paper for more details.
To ensure your device is compatible with OnVUE, you are required to run a system test prior to your registration and exam date. Make sure you run through the entire test and complete the latest updates on your device.
You should be able to launch a sample exam and successfully complete the system test. A BrowserLock message will appear if your system is blocking the program. It will note what applications are preventing you from running the program. If you cannot get past the BrowserLock message, your device may not be compatible.
OnVUE requires a stable internet connection and strong Wi-Fi. You cannot use a mobile hotspot.
If you experience any technical interruptions, you should immediately raise your concern to your online proctor.
Please see OnVUE's system requirements for more information.
Before exam day
You can reschedule/cancel up until 1 hour prior to your exam by logging in to the candidate portal.
On exam day
If your access code is invalid, try closing the tab, and getting a new access code.
Your exam will begin within 15 minutes of your appointment time. If you have checked in early this may seem like a long time to wait but please be patient.
Exam conditions will begin during the check-in process. You will be recorded.
OnVUE's online proctoring combines live proctoring with Artificial Intelligence (AI). Your proctor will be a Pearson VUE certified proctor who monitors you via webcam and microphone.
SmartReview, powered by AI, monitors, records, and flags suspicious behaviour. For example, it will detect if the candidate swaps seat with someone during the exam.
Exams are terminated immediately if prohibited or suspicious behaviour is detected.
Pearson VUE manages and deletes your data according to the data privacy laws in Australia.
Your information is kept for 90 days. It will then be permanently deleted.
Your keystrokes are saved every three seconds to avoid data loss.
You will need to check yourself in. This means you will run through ID authentication protocols using artificial intelligence (AI).
If you cannot pass your AI photo verification process, you will be automatically connected to a live greeter, who manually performs the ID verification. They will instruct you to make any necessary modifications to the testing environment.
You will not be permitted to sit your exam if you cannot be positively identified.
To learn more about the contents of your exam see: