For information about the content of the course please visit TIPS
"Opportunities to explore the team environment in a difficult
situation and have the opportunity to debrief and reflect on the
"Tutors/facilitators were the best part of the course. A great
deal of fun. Wonderful educational experience"
"Excellent actors and plenty of time for all team members to
take part in simulations"
"A great immersive course that should be compulsory for surgical
To attend TIPS all participants must be Medical Graduates
Post Graduate Year (PGY) two or over with an interest in
a surgical career. Surgical Education and Training (SET) Trainees
and International Medical Graduates (IMG) undergoing assessment
with the College are given preference for course places, followed
by doctors PGY2+ who are intending to apply to SET.
You must be eligible at the time of
For information about how to register for a course please visit
TIPS online enrolment.
- Trainees - $2,075.00 (incl. GST)
- Non-Trainees - $3,135.00 (incl. GST)
2016: New Zealand
- Trainees - $2,430.00 (incl. GST)
- Non-Trainees - $3,670.00 (incl. GST)
Courses conducted in New Zealand will be invoiced in NZ dollars,
regardless of residential country of applicant.
- 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.
Note: Courses are not run in every state.
TIPS Course Schedule 2016 (PDF 201KB)
Schedule 2017 (PDF 76KB)
For information about the venue please visit
For information about course governance please visit
Skills Training Department
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
College of Surgeons' Gardens
250-290 Spring Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002 Australia
Telephone: +61 3 9276 7419
Facsimile: +61 3 9249 1298