Preparing for your medical assessment accurately is important for optimal results.  We have outlined a detailed list of what you should do or bring before you arrive for your medical.  Please read the information below carefully to understand what is required for your medical assessment.

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Preparing for the assessment on the day

Carefully check your confirmation email for the activity(ies) you have been booked for, to see if any of the preparations below apply to your assessment. For the best possible outcome we recommend the following preparations:



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Audio (AUD) Content

Avoid exposure to loud noises such as loud music, riding a motorbike or travelling in an aeroplane for at least 16 hours prior to the test. 

On the day you will be asked to sit inside a booth wearing headphones and to indicate to the screener when you hear variations in sound intensity and pitch, involving thresholds and differing frequencies.

Note:  If you have a cold, or ear wax build up we may not be able to complete the audio on the day and will need to reschedule.



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Spiro (SPIRO) Content

If you are using bronchodilator medication, where possible and safe, ensure that you withhold your current treatment for at least 4-6 hours prior to your appointment.

Refrain from the following activities prior to testing:

Consuming alcohol or other intoxicating substances - 8 hours prior

Smoking/vaping/water pipe - 1 hour prior

Vigorous exercising - 1 hour prior

Avoid wearing tight clothing

This assessment requires you to place a mouthpiece just past your teeth, inhale completely until your lungs are full and then force out the air as fast and hard as possible until your lungs are completely empty. To ensure results are valid, three acceptable and reproducible tests will need to be completed.

Note: You may need more than 3 attempts to achieve the desired result.

DAS Screen


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DAS Screen (DAS or INSTANT) Content

Urine Drug Screens
You will be asked to provide a urine sample, during which time you may be supervised when providing the sample.

Bring a list of medications both prescription and non-prescription you may have taken in the last 30 days.  

Prior to the DAS you will be asked to remove any jackets, bulky items of clothing and empty your pockets; your belongings are securely stored.

Sometimes the results may require confirmatory testing which includes additional paperwork, this doesn’t necessarily mean the result is positive.

Note: Confirmatory testing does incur additional costs.

Breath Alcohol Tests
Avoid eating or drinking approximately 20 minutes prior to the test (this includes chewing gum and water).

 Medical Assessment


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Medical Assessment (MA) Content

This is a physical assessment conducted by a nurse or screener and Doctor.

Ensure you provide copies of current reports for any ongoing medical conditions you may have.

Bring your prescription glasses if worn.

Personal examinations such as breast exams, prostate exams etc. are not part of employment medical assessment. 

Musculoskeletal & Fitness Assessment


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Musculoskeletal & Fitness Assessment (MUSC or MUSC + FIT) Content

Avoid rigorous exercise, caffeine and smoking for optimal performance. 

You will be required to undertake a series of exercises to assess, range of motion, flexibility, upper body and core strength, lower limb function, lifting technique and general fitness.

Wear loose comfortable clothing and closed in footwear.

Respiratory Fit Testing


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Respiratory Fit Testing (RESPFIT) Content

It is advised that Clients have a “Clean-Shave Policy”. Candidates presenting for Respiratory Fit Testing with facial hair will be provided with the option to shave prior to the test. However if the offer is declined, then the Candidate will still be tested but a disclaimer added to the result sheet indicating that the test was performed on a candidate with facial hair. Results in this instance cannot be relied upon and are for educational purposes only.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to bring?
  • Photo identification which must contain full name and date of birth e.g. driver’s license, passport or government issues ID.  Photocopies, emailed versions or photos on a digital device will NOT be accepted. If you do not have suitable identification your appointment may need to be rescheduled
  • Prescription glasses or contact lenses if required
  • Hearing Aids (if you wear hearing aids please bring your most recent audiologist report)
  • If you take prescription or labelled medication bring the prescription or labelled medication package
  • Current medical reports for any health conditions you may have
  • Vaccination records if available
How long will the assessment take?

The complexity of the assessment will influence how long it takes.  Below is an indication of how long the assessment may take:

  • Basic medical 1hr
  • Standard medical inc Drug and Alcohol Screen  (DAS), Audiometry & Spirometry 1.5 hrs
  • Complex medical inc DAS, Audiometry, Spirometry & Musculoskeletal & Fitness 2 hrs

These timings may vary from clinic to clinic and should an unexpected emergency arrive at the clinic this will take priority over booked appointments.

As our clinics perform a variety of medicals requiring different and sometimes complex components, you may not necessarily be seen in the order you arrive.

Whilst in the clinic, should you be waiting more than 20 minutes without notification of the delays, you are welcome to seek assistance from the reception staff.

What do I wear?

We encourage you to wear loose comfortable clothing and closed footwear i.e runners, especially if you have been booked in for a musculoskeletal assessment.

What to expect on the day of the assessment?

It is recommended that you arrive 10 minutes before your appointment time to ensure you have enough time to complete all necessary paperwork required.

Upon arrival you will be asked to present your photo ID and complete a questionnaire related to your medical history. This will include questions about your physical and mental health, both current and previous conditions, we encourage you to answer these questions honestly. 

Basic screening for the physical assessment includes; blood pressure, height, weight, vision, urinalysis (this is not a DAS screen), this will be conducted with a nurse or screener. 

The Doctor will review your medical history questionnaire, peripheral vision, oral and ear, respiratory, cardiovascular, abdominal, skin, nervous system and basic musculoskeletal.

During the assessment you may be required to remove items of clothing down to your underwear to allow examining health professional to assess your joints, neck, spine, chest and upper and lower abdomen. This may include examination for hernias or other abnormalities which will require the doctor to palpate your lower abdomen. You may request a gown and/or a chaperone.

Once all services have been completed the results are reviewed by the assessing Doctor and a final determination issued to the requestor of the assessment.

Please note: We are committed to providing a respectful, safe and positive environment for the benefit of our staff, patients and candidates, and take a zero-tolerance approach to inappropriate behaviour in our workplaces.  If you behave inappropriately (for example, you are abusive, aggressive or violent) we will immediately stop providing services to you.  This may mean that we terminate a phone call or correspondence with you, cancel or discontinue your appointment, ask you to leave our premises, and/or ban you from returning.  We may also inform on-site security services, the police and (in relation to occupational health candidates) the employer or prospective employer who referred you to us.

Pay on Day – Private Patient

Payment is required on the day of the assessment.  
EFTPOS/Credit card payment is the preferred payment method. Not all clinics accept Amex.

As not all of our clinics accept cash, please check beforehand whether the clinic you are attending accepts cash, and if they do, please ensure that you bring the correct change.


Please allow at least 24 hours notice for appointments that need to be cancelled/rescheduled.

For more information please read our cancellation policy.

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