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Learn about your Situational Judgement Test
What is a Situational Judgement Test?
Situational Judgement Tests assess non-cognitive aptitudes such as empathy, integrity, teamwork and resilience. The tests use scenarios to assess implicit traits – the spontaneous evaluation of a situation – in a workplace setting. Applicants are presented with a situation accompanied by multiple choice responses. In partnership with Workplace Research and Monash University, RACS has designed a Situational Judgement Test (SJT) and will administer the SJT on behalf of AOA, ASOHNS, and GSA. The RACS SJT tests specific domains of the RACS competencies, i.e. Professionalism and Ethics, Management and Leadership, Collaboration and Team work, Communications, and Health Advocacy.
Which specialties are using the SJT as a selection tool?
In 2024 the Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA), the Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (ASOHNS), and General Surgeons Australia (GSA) require applicants to complete a SJT as part of the selection process for the 2025 intake.
For further information about the selection process for the AOA, ASOHNS, and GSA please visit the following websites:
Please note that the SJT is a mandatory component of the selection process for selection into training with the AOA, ASOHNS, and GSA.
Registration for the SJT is open 9 January - 2 February 2024. An email with a link to complete the online registration form will be sent to the email you use to submit your SET registration. Please contact us at SET.Enquiries@surgeons.org if you do not receive this.
When do I sit the Situational Judgement Test?
The test will be held on Tuesday, 26 March 2024.
The test will be conducted online from a location of your choice. We recommend that you do not undertake the test from your work setting.
How much will the SJT cost?
The fee for the 2024 SJT is $580.00 (including GST)
How do I sit the Situational Judgement Test?
You'll take your Situational Judgement Test online using Monash University's assessment and online eVigilation platform.
A trained Monash University online supervisor will greet you once you log in and continue to supervise you for the duration of your test. Your entire test session will be supervised and recorded using your computer's webcam, microphone and speakers. You can speak directly to your online supervisor, if you have a query, at any time.
We'll email you to confirm the date and time of your RACS Situational Judgement Test.
There are three things you need to do to prepare for your test:
- Prepare your device, network, internet browser and smartphone to optimise your test experience.
- Ensure your test space is suitable and meets the test rules and conditions.
- Complete a practice session a week before your actual test to make sure everything goes smoothly on the day of your test. We'll email you details about how the practice session will work.
For more information, please access the SJT Information booklet (PDF 307.14KB).