Last Update: 10/02/2015 09:41
Teaching on TIPS
What participants are saying about TIPS...
"Emotive. Well-lead; trainers were focused and truly cared about
"Excellent actors and plenty of time for all team members to
take part in simulations"
"Very cohesive presentations. Approachable clinicians with very
"Amazingly effective use of technology and role playing. Good
"Opportunities to explore the team environment in a difficult
situation and have the opportunity to debrief and reflect on the
"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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: The College is transitioning to online registration
and payment facilities for all College events, which will include
skills training courses. To ensure a smooth transition, the skills
course waitlist system has been discontinued. Please
click here for further information.
Trainees: $1995 (including GST)
Non-Trainees: $3015 (including GST)
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.
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 2015, the course transfer fee is AU$205 (incl. GST) and NZ$245
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
Note: Courses are not run in every state.
TIPS Course Schedule 2015 (PDF 188KB)
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