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These Regulations are applicable for the 2025 intake conducted during 2024 only.
Last updated: 2 November 2023
Current version: 1.0
Selection Regulations may be changed from year to year and cannot be relied on for the intakes conducted in future years for the SET Program. Any regulations for the SET Program from any previous years are not applicable and cannot be relied on for meeting the SET Program requirements for the 2025 intake unless specifically stated in the Selection Regulations.The Cardiothoracic Surgery Training Committee and its staff will not enter into any form of advice, pre-scoring or interpretation of the Regulations outside of the formal application and scoring process.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Selection Initiative
The Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery implemented the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Selection Initiative policy in the 2018 Selection Process. Please refer to the Selection Regulations for further details.
2024 Registration and Application Dates
Registration Opens: 12 noon (AEDT) - Tuesday, 9 January 2024
Registration Closes: 12 noon (AEDT) - Wednesday, 31 January 2024
Applications Open: 12 noon (AEDT) - Wednesday, 21 February 2024
Applications Close: 12 noon (AEDT) - Monday, 25 March 2024
Applicants are responsible for ensuring their application is complete and correct at the time of submission.
Once an application is submitted, it cannot be changed.
Date of interview: TBC - June 2024
Location: RACS Adelaide office
Future confirmed eligibility requirement
Changes to the RACS Clinical Examination (CE)
- Successful completion of the CE will be a mandatory eligibility requirement in 2024 SET Selection for the 2025 intake.
- Further information about the RACS CE can be found here.
Announcement of offers
Announcement of offers to successful applicants will be made by the end of July 2024. Any final offers will be made by 8 November 2024.
In 2017 eight (8)* Trainees were appointed into the SET Program to commence in 2018
In 2018 three (3)* Trainees were appointed into the SET Program to commence in 2019
In 2019 thirteen (13)* Trainees were appointed into the SET Program to commence in 2020
In 2020 there was no selection process
In 2021 six (6)* Trainees were appointed into the SET Program to commence in 2022
In 2022 seven (7)* Trainees were appointed into the SET Program to commence in 2023
In 2023 six (6)* Trainees were appointed into the SET Program to commence in 2024.
*Includes deferred offers