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 of Surgical Educators presents: Educator Studio Sessions

The Academy of Surgical Educators hosts a number of Educator Studio Sessions around Australia and New Zealand each year.  Each session is a one hour informative event, curated to help to provide a deeper understanding of the issues, themes and topics that matter.

We are leading the way in Surgical Education. 

Register for and read more about the Academy of Surgical Educators Studio Sessions

Academy Forum 2019

ASE 2019 Forum


This year's Academy Forum will be held in Melbourne. It will be held in conjunction with the Annual Joint Academic Meetings. Details below:

  • Date: Thursday, 7 November 2019
  • Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Venue: Rydges Melbourne, 186 Exhibition St, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • Speakers: Prof Margaret Hay and Dr Claudia Di Bella

If you would like to view the recording for the Academy Forum 2018 presentations, please visit the Academy e-learning portal.

For further information, contact


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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 elearning 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.

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 in 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 on 12th of November 2019. For more details and registration, please visit the University of Melbourne website.


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Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
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East Melbourne VIC 3002 Australia

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