Surgical Education and Training


The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (the College) is the principal body accredited by the Australian Medical Council and the Medical Council of New Zealand to provide and manage the education, training (including assessment) and professional development programs for surgeons in Australia and New Zealand. The Specialist Surgical Associations act as agents of the College in the delivery of these programs, the extent of which varies with their level of contracted services. Thes organisations are consulted by the College on all matters of quality and standards.

The aim of the SET program in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery is to educate, train and produce independent surgical specialists.

Research During Surgical Eduation and Training

A pathway exists for combining specialist surgical training with a PhD or MS at an Australian University. This program is conducted over an extended period depending on the research undertaken. Applications for the Surgeon Scientist program can only be made once a place on the specialist surgical training program has been offered.

Please click on the link below to obtain information about applying for Surgical Education and Training in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery:

Selection Information

Please click on the link below for information about Surgical Education and Training in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery:

Surgical Education and Training


Training Program Contacts

Selection and Application Information:


Heven Iskender

Executive Officer, OHNS (Selection and Hospital Inspections)


Tel: +61 3 9276 7481

Fax: +61 3 9249 1240


 Information Regarding Administration of Training:


Ian Denney, Surgical Education & Training Adminstrator


Tel: +61 2 9954 5856

Fax: +61 2 9957 6863

Matters Relating to Curriculum, Standards, Hospital Accreditation and Discipline:

Board of OHNS, RACS

Dr Niell Boustred, Chair, Board of OHNS, RACS


Matters Relating to Examinations:

RACS, Examinations Department

GSSE and Specialty Specific Examinations Ph: +61 3 9249 1244 

Clinical Examination       Ph: +61 3 9249 1245 

Fellowship Examination  Ph: +61 3 9249 1222 or 1247

Fax: +61 3 9249 1298