Application for Selection to the 2025 SET intake through the RACS website is now open for the following specialties:
- Cardiothoracic Surgery
- Paediatric Surgery
- Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (Aotearoa New Zealand)
If you intend to apply for selection in 2024 you must have registered while registration was open between 9 January 2024 at 12:00 noon AEDT and Wednesday 31 January 2023 at 12:00 noon AEDT. No extensions are available.Apply for 2024 SET Selection
Please refer to the links below for information about applications to specific specialties.
We recommend that doctors download and read the following documents , to ensure you are fully informed about the SET program application and selection process:
- Registration and Selection to Surgical Education and Training regulation (PDF 222.84KB)
- Guide to SET Selection booklet (PDF 1.7MB)
- Guide to SET booklet (PDF 1.3MB)- provides greater details about the RACS SET training program
- Guidelines: Registration for Selection Form (PDF 839.09KB)
- Guidelines: Application for Selection Form (PDF 1000.23KB)
Timeline for selection 2024
Stage 1: Registration for selection
Opened Tuesday 9 January 2024 (12:00 noon AEDT). Closes Wednesday 31 January 2024 (12:00 noon AEDT)
Stage 2: Apply to the SET program
The opening and closing dates will vary between specialties.
Please check the individual specialty websites below for the closing date for the specialties you intend to apply for.
Stage 3: Referee reports collected
Stage 4: Interviews
Stage 5: Announcement of offers
Latest day of notification of outcome: Friday 8 November 2024
SET selection preparation courses
RACS in partnership with the Specialty Societies delivering the Surgical Education and Training Program do not accredit, endorse or recommend any commercial providers delivering SET selection and interview training courses.
RACS and the Specialty Societies do not share with commercial providers any information regarding the content and style of SET selection interviews or any other selection tools, and have no evidence of the usefulness of these commercial courses.
For information about applications for the following specialties please check the appropriate webpage: