Paediatric Surgery


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Paediatric Surgery 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, on behalf of the Medical Board of Australia, and the Medical Council of New Zealand to conduct training and education of surgeons in all specialties in Australia and New Zealand.

RACS Board of Paediatric Surgery has oversight of the Paediatric Surgery Surgical Education and Training (SET) program, reporting to the Board of Surgical Education and Training.

The Paediatric Surgery SET training program 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 training it is expected that trainees will be able to perform as independent practitioners, meeting the requirements of all identified RACS competencies.

SET applications closed for 2020 intake

Applications to the Paediatric Surgery Surgical Education and Training (SET) program in 2019 for the 2020 intake is closed. The Board of Paediatric Surgery will not be accepting SET applications in 2019 for the 2020 intake into Paediatric Surgery.

The training program is at maximum capacity and as a result of the high demand for the program there are limited SET posts available in the next year for Trainees. 

The Board of Paediatric Surgery appreciates that this is very disappointing for the many deserving applicants, however, please don't be discouraged, the SET program in Paediatric Surgery is competency based, and time spent in surgery will benefit applicants in Paediatric Surgery in the future.     


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Terleetha Kruger
Executive Officer Paediatric Surgery
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
College of Surgeons Gardens
Melbourne VIC 3000
Telephone: +61 3 9276 7416