FASEA closes exam venues for Melbourne
Following the reinstatement of stay-at-home restrictions for metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire, FASEA will not be offering physical exam locations for the August sitting for Melbourne.
FASEA has advised that while advisers will not be able to attend physical exam locations in Melbourne, advisers will have the option to sit the exam remotely or defer to October or a later sitting.
At this stage, Geelong, Ballarat, Traralgon and Albury/Wodonga physical exam locations will continue to be offered, it stated.
“This measure is being taken in light of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic situation in Victoria and in the interests of all involved with the exam,” it explained.
“The exam administrator (ACER) will contact candidates registered for August Melbourne metropolitan exam sittings to explain their options to sit the exam.”
The exam administrator has asked candidates to ensure their email addresses are up to date in the registration system to facilitate this contact.
FASEA said it will continue to monitor the advice of the federal and state governments and act accordingly.
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