Registrations are now open (log in required).
What will you learn?
The Supervisors and Trainers for Surgical Education and Training
(SAT SET) course aims to enable supervisors and trainers to
effectively fulfil the responsibilities of their important roles,
under the new Surgical Education and Training (SET) program. This
free 3 hour workshop assists Supervisors and Trainers
to understand their roles and responsibilities, including
legal issues around assessment. It explores strategies which focus
on the performance improvement of trainees, introducing the concept
of work-based training and two work based assessment tools; the
Mini-Clinical Evaluation Exercise (Mini CEX) and Directly Observed
Procedural Skills (DOPS).
Key learning outcomes
By the end of the course participants will:
- Define the responsibilities of Supervisors, Trainers and
- Develop awareness of the College's training policies and legal
- Compare work-based assessment tools and select appropriate
tools for assessing different competencies
- Gain skills in use of assessment tools:
- Recognise the importance of feedback following assessment, and
barriers to giving effective feedback.
Now available online!
The SAT SET online modules have been redesigned to incorporate
the new content of the face-to-face course. There are four short
interactive modules, covering the topics of Roles and
Responsibilities; Work-based assessment; Assessment tools; and
Giving feedback. The modules include videos and an opportunity to
practice using work-based assessment tools, such as the Mini-CEX
Target group - This course is recommended for
Fellows who are supervisors and trainers. Participants are
encouraged to attend the SAT SET Course in conjunction with the Foundation
Skills for Surgical Educators Course, Keeping Trainees on Track
Course and Surgical Teachers Course.
9am to 12pm
Location and date:
Friday 12 July 2019 - Gold Coast, QLD, Australia; Venue TBA
Tuesday 20 August 2019 - New Zealand; Venue TBA
Friday 8 November 2019 - Launceston, TAS, Australia; Venue
Fee (All values contain GST):
Free for members (Fellows, Trainees or International Medical
Graduates within the College)
A$200 for non-members of the College
NZ$225 for non-members of the College
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
This educational activity has been approved in the College's CPD
Program. Fellows who participate can claim 1 point per hour
(maximum of 3 points) in Category 3 - Maintenance of Knowledge and
Skills. For those with a RACS CPD requirement this activity will be
automatically uploaded to your record.
Presenters: RACS Fellows trained in
Generic course program (PDF 108
Counselling for Supervisors handout (PDF 97 KB) contains tips
that can be used to critique the performance of the supervisor in
the Mid-Term Meeting Scenario.
The Assessing Surgical
Trainees manual (PDF 305 KB) is for supervisors
and trainees and provides guidelines for assessing surgical
trainees under clinical assessment.
Department of Professional Development
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
College of Surgeons' Gardens
250-290 Spring Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002 Australia
Telephone: +61 3 9276 7440
Fax: +61 3 9276 7412