Applications for the 2022 SET intake are now closed.
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 for selection into SET regulation (PDF 89.39KB)
- Selection to Surgical Education and Training regulation (PDF 102.76KB)
- Guide to SET booklet (PDF 1.68MB) (An overview of Selection and Training 2021: provides greater details about the RACS SET selection process and training program - an essential reference for SET applicants and Trainees)
- Guidelines: Registration for Selection Form (PDF 442.51KB)
- Guidelines: Application for Selection form (PDF 402.26KB)
Timeline for selection 2021
Stage 1: Registration for selection
Opened Wednesday 6 January 2021 (12.00 noon AEDT). Closed Wednesday 3 February 2021 (5.00pm AEDT)
Stage 2: Apply to the SET program
Opened Wednesday 24 February 2021 (12.00 noon AEST). Closed Wednesday 24 March 2021 (12.00 noon AEDT)
Stage 2a: Situational Judgement Test
To be considered for the 2022 SET Intake you must sit the Situational Judgement Test (SJT) pilot on 30 April. You can use your own computer and sit this from a location of your choice with an internet connection.
Stage 3: Referee reports collected
For applicants to Cardiothoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, General Surgery Australia, and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery New Zealand:Nominated referees will be contacted directly and will be able to provide an online reference for potential applicants from Wednesday 21 April until Wednesday 19 May 2021, 8.00pm AEST.
For all other specialties, please check the appropriate webpage (links below).
Stage 4: Interviews
Stage 5: Announcement of offers
Latest day of notification of outcome: Friday 12 November 2021
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: