Courses and Events


Find a surgeon

The Find a Surgeon directory is a listing of active Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons who meet the requirements of the College's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program and have opted to be on the list. This list excludes retired or inactive Fellows.


Academy Forum 2017

The next Academy Forum will be in Sydney.

Sydney Academy Forum

Date: Thursday, 2 November 2017
Time: 6.00pm to 9.00pm
Venue: The Amora Hotel, Sydney
Fee: (all values include GST):
A$120.00 (members of the Academy)
A$155.00 (non members of the Academy)

The online enrolment form will be open soon. For further details please contact

The Academy Forum is proudly supported by Covidien Covidien

Academy Educator Studio Sessions

The Academy of Surgical Educators will be hosting a number of Educator Studio Sessions (ESS) in 2017.

The next one will be on:

Date: Tuesday, 27 June 2017
Time: 6.00pm to 7.00pm
Venue: RACS Melbourne
Fee: Free

Speaker and Topic: Assoc Prof Martin Richardson - 'Teaching and Learning in the Operating Theatre'

RSVP to with your name and RACS ID.

In the meantime, Academy members can view the webinar recordings (RACS login required).

National Health Education and Training in Simulation (NHET-Sim)

Academy members are invited to participate in NHET-Sim, National Health Education and Training in Simulation program.

The NHET-Sim Program is a nationwide training program for healthcare professionals aimed at improving clinical training capacity and consists of e learning modules on simulation-based education. NHET-Sim is funded by the Australian Government. The project, being undertaken in partnership with Monash University, offers a training program for healthcare educators and clinicians from all health professions. The curriculum has been developed and reviewed by leaders in the simulation field across Australia and internationally.

Already over 6,000 participants have registered for NHET-Sim and there are eleven online training modules to choose from. NHET-Sim is designed for anyone who currently or intends to use simulation as an educational method to support the development of healthcare students and professionals. The e-learning component of the NHET-Sim Program takes approximately 12 hours to complete.

Registrations are already open for the 2017 NHET-Sim courses. (log in required).

Simulated Patient Methodology and Patient-focused Simulations modules: 2 June 2017

Debriefing in Simulations and Developing Scenarios modules: 22 September 2017

For more information please visit the NHETSim website.

Graduate Programs in Surgical Education

Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Masters level programs in surgical education are now offered in partnership with the Department of Surgery and Medical Education Unit, the University of Melbourne and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

The programs are designed to support surgeons in gaining formal skills in teaching and educational scholarship. There are core and optional subjects with flexible delivery modes. Subjects include: Contemporary Context of Surgical Education, Educational Methods - Practice & Theory, Curriculum Design in Surgical Education, Recruitment & Selection of Trainees, Teaching Human Factors and Professional Skills for Surgery. The content reflects critical issues in the broader education community together with specific challenges for surgical education - the role of regulatory bodies, balancing clinical service with training, ethical imperatives for simulation based education, safer working conditions including safe hours and more.

The programs are open to anyone holding an MBBS (or equivalent) and a practicing or trainee surgeon.

Further information on Graduate Programs in Surgical Education can be found on the 2017 brochure (PDF 147 KB) or via the University of Melbourne website.

Victorian Showcase of Educational Research in the Health Professions

A collaboration between EXCITE University of Melbourne Master of Clinical Education, HealthPEER Monash University Master of Health Professional Education and Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) / University of Melbourne Master in Surgical Education.

The next Victorian Showcase will be in 2017.



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