Learning outcomes

  • A better understanding of how human factors effect performance.
  • Development of a language (taxonomy) for discussing non-technical skills.
  • Use of an assessment tool for non-technical behaviours.
  • Reflection on your own non-technical skills.

Is this course right for me?

SST is offered to a surgical unit/ country regional hospital. Participants on a SST course should always include surgeons, nurses and anaesthetists. Please contact pdactivities@surgeons.org if you would like this course to be offered to your surgical unit/ country regional hospital.

Delivery mode

This course is delivered face-to-face in your working teams.

A faculty of four, cross-College facilitators will lead you through a series of interactive exercises to help you to reflect on your own performance and that of the operative team you work with.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points

As RACS transitions towards a new and innovative CPD framework, there will be specific CPD activities that Fellows will be asked to undertake between January and June 2021. During this time, other education activities will not be recognised for CPD points, however we encourage Fellows to continue to participate in education activities relevant to their scope of practice and learning needs.

For Fellows who undertook this activity prior to 31 December 2020, CPD was allocated at one point per hour (maximum of seven points) in Category 3 - Maintenance of Knowledge and Skills.

For further enquiries about the new CPD program, please contact the team: CPD.College@surgeons.org or +61 3 9249 1282

Surgical competencies

  • Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Management and Leadership