Critical Literature Evaluation and Research (CLEAR)

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Find a surgeon

The Find a Surgeon directory is a listing of active Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons who meet the requirements of the College's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program and have opted to be on the list. This list excludes retired or inactive Fellows.

 

Course overview

For information about the content of the course please visit CLEAR overview.

Eligibility

The course is available to doctors post graduate year 1 and above, including Fellows.

You must be eligible at the time of enrolment.

CLEAR is a mandatory component of surgical training in General, Urology, and Orthopaedic - NZ only. Trainees required to complete CLEAR will automatically receive information about registering when entering the training program.

If CLEAR is a mandatory component of your training and you believe that you may be eligible for exemption, please make your request in writing to the chair of your specialty training board.

Enrolment

For information about how to register for a course please visit CLEAR online enrolments.

Fees

2016:

  • Australia - $1,530.00 (incl. GST)
  • New Zealand - $1,790.00 (incl. GST)

In Australia, the CLEAR course is an approved course under the tax system. This exempts SET trainees required to complete CLEAR from having 10% GST levied on their course fees. Australian fees for all other CLEAR course participants are subject to 10% GST.

Courses conducted in New Zealand will be invoiced in NZ dollars, regardless of residential country of applicant.

Cancellation policy

2016:

  • Cancellations of more than 10 weeks prior to course: 90% refund of course fee
  • Cancellations of less than 10 weeks prior to course: 50% refund of course fee
  • Cancellations of less than 6 weeks prior to course: No refund of course fee

This policy also applies should you elect to enrol in an alternative course within this time frame.

Course Schedule

There are two different CLEAR courses available.

Provider course
Provider courses run for two days and are conducted for a maximum of thirty-two participants. The provider course is a combination of engaging lectures and small group teaching held on various dates and locations across Australia and New Zealand.

CLEAR Course Schedule 2016 (PDF 17KB)

CLEAR Course Schedule 2017 (PDF 64KB)

Consultants course

The consultants course runs for two days and is conducted for a maximum of thirty-two participants. Course content is specifically intended to be relevant for Consultants and is delivered via a combination of engaging lectures and small group teaching.

Additional information related to the CLEAR course for Consultants.

Venue

For information about the venue please visit venue details.

Committee

For information about course governance visit CLEAR Committee.

Contact

CLEAR administrator

Skills Training Department
Division of Education Development and Assessment
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
College of Surgeons' Gardens
250-290 Spring Street, East Melbourne VIC 3002

Telephone: +61 3 9276 7450
Facsimile: +61 3 9249 1298
Email: clear@surgeons.org