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Selection to the Surgical Education and Training Program

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) is the principal body for the training and education of surgeons in Australia and New Zealand. Accreditation is given by the Australian Medical Council to the College and standards for education and training are established by the College.

The Board of Paediatric Surgery has oversight for the conduct of the College Training Program in Paediatric Surgery, reporting to the Education Policy Board and Council of the College.

The College collaborates with the ANZAPS as an agent of the College, to administer the Training Program.

The Surgical Education and Training (SET) Program in Paediatric Surgery is designed to provide trainees with clinical and operative experience in order to learn special methods of investigation and become competent in techniques related to the discipline. At the conclusion of the Training Program it is expected that trainees will be able to perform as independent practitioners, meeting the requirements of all identified College competencies.


Download the current Guide to Surgical Education and Training; which includes how to apply for Selection for an overview of what is expected during training.

For further information regarding the Paediatric Surgery training program visit the RACS website.

For enquiries that cannot be answered by the RACS website information, please contact: or phone +61 3 9249 1114

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