Last Update: 07/08/2014 11:07
The course is available to doctors post graduate year 1 and
above, including Fellows.
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
The waiting list to be placed onto a CLEAR workshop is
approximately eighteen months to two years.
Register onto the waiting list
$1400 (including 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.
$1860 (including GST)
Courses conducted in New Zealand will be invoiced in NZ dollars,
regardless of residential country of applicant.
If you request transfer to an alternative course, a transfer fee
to cover relevant administrative costs will be payable, regardless
of whether the course invoice has been raised and/or paid at the
time the request is made.
If the request is made ten or less weeks before the course start
date, the cancellation policy will also apply. In this
instance, in addition to the initial course fee that has been paid,
you will then be required to pay the following:
- Half of the fee for the course to which you are transferring
(if request made between six and ten weeks before the course)
- The entire fee for the course to which you are transferring (if
request made less than six weeks before course)
In 2014, the course transfer fee is AU$195 (incl. GST) and NZ$255
For cancellations less than ten weeks before the course,
participants receive a 50% refund. There are no refunds for
cancellations less than six weeks before the course.
This policy also applies should you elect to transfer to another
course within this time frame, as outlined under 'Transfer
CLEAR courses are held on various dates and locations across
Australia and New Zealand.
CLEAR Course Schedule 2015 (PDF 8KB)
CLEAR Course Schedule 2014 (PDF 13KB)
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