Renewal of accredited educational courses and activities


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How to renew accreditation

Please refer to the Standards and Criteria for Course Accreditation (PDF 573KB)

Accreditation is valid for one year from the date of approval.

RACS is currently reviewing its approach to the development and delivery of educational services to our members. During this period all courses will be accredited for a maximum of 12 months.

Education providers will receive notification 60 days prior to the expiration of their accreditation and will be asked to login to the Provider Portal to submit evidence of ongoing quality assurance i.e.

  • Changes, which affect the learning outcomes of accredited educational activities
  • Participant evaluation/feedback summary
  • Course certificate
  • Latest course program/syllabus
  • Changes to any regulatory agreements
  • Copy of current promotional material i.e. flyer, brochure and/or link to website

If the above information is not provided prior to the expiration of accreditation, reference to the course will be removed from the RACS website. The provider must also remove all references to RACS from the course outline, as well as cease to promote or list their course using the RACS accreditation logo.

Please refer to the Instructions for course reaccreditation (PDF 140KB) for more information.


No fees apply for renewal of accreditation.

Approval process

All applications will be reviewed by the Accreditation Review Panel to ensure that all courses/activities meet the required educational standards and criteria, and to verify that the teaching methods, learning aims and outcomes are sound. All accreditation approvals are ratified by the RACS Education Board.

RACS aims to complete course/activity accreditation approvals within eight weeks. Please note, if your application is incomplete i.e. missing the requested supporting documentation, this will delay the approval turnaround time.


Course Accreditation Administrator
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
College of Surgeons' Gardens
250-290 Spring Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002 Australia

Telephone: +61 3 9249 1297