Selection for Training

Updated: 11 December 2017

Trainees for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery are selected on a competitive basis. Strict eligibility criteria apply and are published annually on The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) website. The P&RS Regulations for Selection are subject to annual review, and are published on this page each November.


2018 Selection Information: For training commencing in 2019

Important Notices:

All enquiries must be sent in writing to

11 August 2017: Interview dates set by the Board
9 October 2017: The 2018 Selection Regulations are approved
31 October: Interview date in Victoria changed
6 November: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander selection initiative published
11 December 2017: Referee contact sheet published

Related documents:

  • 2018 Selection Regulations for Selection into 2019 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Education and Training: Download
  • 2018 Selection Referee Contact Details: Download
  • Training Agreement: Download

Previous version: 2017 Selection Regulations for Selection into 2018: Download

 Key Dates

  • Selection Registration Opens    Thursday 4 January 2018 12:00pm AEDT
  • Selection Registration Closes    Friday 2 February 2018 5:00pm AEDT
  • Selection Application Opens     Wednesday 28 February 2018 12:00pm AEDT
  • Selection Application Closes     Wednesday 28 March 2018 12:00pm AEDT
  • Referee Reporting Opens         Thursday 26 April 2018 AEST
  • Referee Reporting Closes         Wednesday 23 May 2018 5:00pm AEST
  • Interviews                                  Wed 20 June 2018 (Victoria),  Sat 23 June 2018 (all regions except Victoria)
  • Announcement of Offers          Monday 23 July 2018

Application Processing Fee

All applicants will be charged a non-refundable application processing fee which must be paid at the time of application.

The 2018 fee is $828.00 (in GST).