Training in Professional Skills

Course Schedule
Teaching on TIPS

What participants are saying about TIPS...

"Emotive. Well-lead; trainers were focused and truly cared about the topic"

"Excellent actors and plenty of time for all team members to take part in simulations"

"Very cohesive presentations. Approachable clinicians with very insightful discussions/observations"

"Amazingly effective use of technology and role playing. Good tutor-student ratio"

"Opportunities to explore the team environment in a difficult situation and have the opportunity to debrief and reflect on the principles"

"Overall, an excellent program that should be a must for everyone to do. I am really glad I have been given the opportunity to do this course"


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.


Please click here for registration information. 

2015 courses

TIPS course registrations are still open for 2015 courses, and there are limited places available.

If you are interested in attending a course in 2015, please complete the TIPS course registration form (PDF 2MB) and return to



Trainees: $1995 (including GST)

Non-Trainees: $3015 (including GST)

New Zealand

Trainees: $2400 (including GST)

Non-Trainees: $3625 (including GST)

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

Transfer fee

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)


  • The transfer fee

In 2015, the course transfer fee is AU$205 (incl. GST) and NZ$245 (incl. GST).

Cancellation policy

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 fee'.

Course Schedule

Note: Courses are not run in every state.

TIPS Course Schedule 2015 (PDF 188KB)


TIPS administrator
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