Selection for Training

Updated: 20 July 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.

2017 applications are closed for Selection into Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery SET program.


2017 Selection Information: For training commencing in 2018

Important Notices:

All enquiries must be sent in writing to

Applicants for selection for the 2018 intake must provide evidence of a pass in the RACS Surgical Sciences Exam (SSE) prior to the selection application closing date, Friday 31 March 2017 12:00pm AEDT.

20 July 2017: Revised Training Agreement (Training Regulation) published
6 July 2017: Training Agreement (Training Regulation) published.
31 March 2017: Applications are closed.  Feedback and invitations for interview will be advised per the Selection Regulations.

1 March 2017: Applications are open.
3 February 2017: Corrections published to selection regulation numbering (see selection regulations 4.8 - 4.10).
9 January 2017: Inteview Dates for 2017 confirmed.

22 December 2016: Application fee is set for 2017.
28 October 2016: The 2017 Selection Regulations are published online.

Related documents:

  • 2017 Selection Regulations for Selection into 2017 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Education and Training: Download
  • 2017 Selection Referee Contact Details: Download
  • Training Agreement: Download

Previous version: 2016 Selection Regulations for Selection into 2017: Download

 Key Dates

  •  Selection Registration Opens    Thursday 5 January 2017 12:00pm AEDT
  • Selection Registration Closes    Friday 3 February 2017 5:00pm AEDT
  • Selection Application Opens       Wednesday 1 March 2017 12:00pm AEDT
  • Selection Application Closes      Friday 31 March 2017 12:00pm AEDT
  • Referee Reporting Opens           Thursday 27 April 2017 AEST
  • Referee Reporting Closes          Wednesday 24 May 2017 5:00pm AEST
  • Interviews                                    14 June 2017 (Victoria), 17 June 2017 (other regions)
  • Announcement of Offers             Monday 24 July 2017

Application Processing Fee

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

The 2017 fee is $828 (including GST). Credit Card surcharges apply (Visa/MasterCard = 1%; AMEX = 2%)


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