How to renew accreditation
Please refer to the Standards
and Criteria for Course Accreditation (PDF 573KB)
Accreditation is valid for one year from the date of
RACS is currently reviewing its approach to the development and
delivery of educational services to our members. During this period
all courses will be accredited for a maximum of 12 months.
Education providers will receive notification 60 days prior to
the expiration of their accreditation and will be asked to login to
Portal to submit evidence of ongoing quality assurance i.e.
- Changes, which affect the learning outcomes of accredited
- Participant evaluation/feedback summary
- Course certificate
- Latest course program/syllabus
- Changes to any regulatory agreements
- Copy of current promotional material i.e. flyer, brochure
and/or link to website
If the above information is not provided prior to the expiration
of accreditation, reference to the course will be removed from the
RACS website. The provider must also remove all references to RACS
from the course outline, as well as cease to promote or list their
course using the RACS accreditation logo.
Please refer to the Instructions for course reaccreditation (PDF
140KB) for more information.
No fees apply for renewal of accreditation.
All applications will be reviewed by the Accreditation Review
Panel to ensure that all courses/activities meet the required
educational standards and criteria, and to verify that the teaching
methods, learning aims and outcomes are sound. All accreditation
approvals are ratified by the RACS Education Board.
RACS aims to complete course/activity accreditation approvals
within eight weeks. Please note, if your application is incomplete
i.e. missing the requested supporting documentation, this will
delay the approval turnaround time.
Course Accreditation Administrator
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
College of Surgeons' Gardens
250-290 Spring Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002 Australia
Telephone: +61 3 9249 1297