Surgical Education and Training (SET) Policies and Regulations

Policies for SET

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) has the overall responsibility for the training, education and accreditation of surgeons in Australia and New Zealand and is responsible for the determination of general standards in these areas.

RACS has been accredited by the Australian Medical Council to deliver specialist medical education and training for surgery in Australia. RACS produces principle-based policies for surgical training.

RACS SET Principle Based Policies

Training Regulations for SET in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

The Australian Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (the Board) develops specialty-specific regulations for SET in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, based on the RACS principle-based policies. Published Training Regulations have been approved by RACS.

The Training Handbook (for SET Trainees and Supervisors) compliments RACS Policies and Board’s Training Regulations.

All queries regarding the PRS SET training program requirements may be directed to the ASPS Education and Training Unit by email:

Approved Training Regulations for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Assessment of Clinical Training – for use UP TO 1 August 2021 (Updated: October 2020)

Assessment of Clinical Training – for use AFTER 1 August 2021 (Updated: May 2021)
Recognition of Prior Learning
(Updated: October 2020)
Research Requirements
(Updated: October 2020)
Surgical Supervision
(Updated: May 2021)
Variations to Training
(Updated: May 2021)
Training Agreement Regulation
Training Agreement
(Updated May 2021)
Trainee Misconduct
(Updated: October 2020)

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