SET Training Policies and Regulations

SET Policies

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

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

Assessment of Clinical Training
(Updated: October 2020)
Recognition of Prior Learning
(Updated: October 2020)
Research Requirements
(Updated: October 2020)
Surgical Supervision
(Updated: October 2020)
Variations to Training
(Updated: October 2020)
Training Agreement
(Updated October 2020)
Trainee Misconduct
(Updated: October 2020)

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