Selection for Training

Updated: 1 March 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 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.

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

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

To Apply

Applicants wishing to apply for selection into SET must first register with RACS. Registered applicants who meet the College's minimum eligibility criteria will then be able to able to apply to the Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery SET program.

Eligible and registered applicants would have received an email containing a link to the online application form. If you have not receive the link, please contact with details including your name.

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).


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