Last Update: 20/11/2014 09:21
Courses accredited by the College
Fellows and surgical trainees regularly participate
in educational activities. Courses and educational activities
developed and delivered by providers other than the College may be
accredited by RACS. The College lists all RACS
accredited courses and educational activities. RACS
accredited online training is also listed on the eLearning page
Courses may be accredited for Fellows' Continuing Professional
Development (CPD), or for Surgical Education and
Training (SET) training, or both. This page provides
information about accreditation for SET training activities. CPD
points are not awarded in the SET course accreditation process
although, when applying for accreditation, course developers may
also nominate to have their application considered for CPD
What is accreditation?
Accreditation is the formal recognition of a course or
educational activity by RACS and demonstrates that a course or
educational activity meets College quality assurance requirements.
Trainees can be confident that accredited courses are of
educational merit. Providers of accredited courses may use
the RACS accreditation logo to promote accredited
courses and all accredited courses are listed on
the College website.
Courses and educational activities accredited by the College
support trainees and pre-vocational doctors to obtain, maintain and
extend their professional skills. Accredited courses and
educational activities may be requirements of SET or might be in
addition to course requirements; they may be entire courses or
components of training (for example, individual subjects, units or
Some activities that could be eligible for accreditation
- university courses for medical students
- postgraduate level courses
- online learning activities
- practice visit programs
- conferences and workshops
- short courses
Activities not on this list will also be considered.
Please note that there are no Continuing Medical Education
(CME)/Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points attached to
accreditation of activities for trainees.
How to apply
RACS is pleased to consider courses and educational activities
for accreditation that are developed and delivered by other
organisations. Course developers who wish to apply for
accreditation are advised to read the following:
educational activity accreditation policy (PDF)
accreditation flowchart (PDF)
The College is currently reviewing its course accreditation
processes and a revised application form will be available from the
15th December 2014.
The course accreditation assessment process normally takes up to
three months to complete. The College respects applicants'
intellectual property rights in their learning resources submitted
In 2014 the application fee for course accreditation is:
Australia (including GST) - $1,250.00
New Zealand (including GST) - $1,660.00
Following receipt of application, an invoice for the above
non-refundable fee will be sent to the applicant.
Please address enquiries about course accreditation to email@example.com