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The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons is the principal body for training and educating surgeons in Australia and New Zealand. Accreditation is given by the Australian Medical Council to the College and standards for education and training are established by the College.

The College collaborates with the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia, as agent of the College, to administer the SET Program in Neurosurgery.   The Board of Neurosurgery represents both the College and the Society on all matters relating to the Surgical Education and Training (SET) program in Neurosurgery.

The Surgical Education and Training Program in Neurosurgery provides trainees with clinical and operative experiences to learn special methods of investigation and become competent in techniques related to the discipline. Satisfactory completion of the training program enables trainees to perform as independent practitioners, meeting the requirements of all identified College competencies.

View the Contract (113 KB PDF) between the College and the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia.

View the Memorandum of Understanding (161 KB PDF) between the College and the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia.

Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
Spine Society of Australia


Please direct any questions to:

Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
College of Surgeons' Gardens
250-290 Spring Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002
+61 3 9249 1294