MALT - Information for ANZTBCRS


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The Find a Surgeon directory is a listing of active Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons who meet the requirements of the College's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program and have opted to be on the list. This list excludes retired or inactive Fellows.


MALT is available for use by surgeons undertaking formal colorectal surgical training run by the Australia and New Zealand Training Board in Colon and Rectal Surgery (ANZTBCRS) - a conjoint board formed by the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSSANZ) and the College.

The following shows the requirements as prescribed by the ANZTBCRS.




Fellows undertaking the ANZTBCRS Post Fellowship Training Program have been allocated the "SNOMED - ANZTBCRS" logbook and are required to use this logbook for the duration of their training.

This logbook will be allocated in addition to existing logbooks such as "SET - General Surgery" and "Fellow - General Surgery".

*Note - if you commenced training prior to 2017 you may continue using the non-SNOMED logbook.


MALT uses the terms Nominated Supervisor and Alternate Supervisor.  Supervisors can view cases for the Fellows they are supervising and provide comments on specific cases.

Nominated supervisor: Hospital Unit Supervisor as allocated by the Board
Alternate supervisor: Surgeon in theatre with Fellow, if present.

The nominated supervisor is responsible for approving cases (see approval process below).


Record cases done in all hospitals (both accredited and unaccredited).


ANZTBCRS logbook

A procedure list (PDF 136 KB) has been set by the Training Board. If the specific procedure performed is not in MALT, use one of the "other" procedure options such as "Other abdominal procedures" and specify the details in the comments for that case.

Non-Colorectal Cases need to be recorded as Non-Colorectal Elective or Non-Colorectal Emergency cases. The procedures under these categories are: Other Major, Other Minor and Other Endoscopy.

Anorectal Physiology and Endorectal Ultrasound Cases need to be recorded as 'New Non-Operative'.

For cases where more than one surgical procedure has been undertaken, MALT allows multiple procedures to be recorded.


This logbook utilises the SNOMED CT-AU reference set with Board Reporting Terms (Excel 12.3 MB) determined by the Board. All Fellows commencing training in 2017 are to use the logbook from R1 2017.


Approval process

Cases move through a supervisory workflow progression from "Draft" to "For Review" to "Approved".

  1. Fill in and save the case (Draft).
  2. Once you are satisfied that the case is complete and accurate, refer to Nominated Supervisor (For Review).
  3. Nominated Supervisors are automatically notified of cases awaiting review, in accordance with the email preferences setup on their MALT Account page. Supervisors should review these cases and, where they are satisfied that the case is complete and accurate, approve (Approved).

Once all the cases have been approved, you can print the Logbook Summary Report and submit to the Training Board. Note: the report should only contain 'Approved' status. 


Rotation Periods

Rotation periods are deactivated at a set date, after which no further cases can be entered. The ANZTBCRS Post Fellowship Training Program has a flexible start date and the R1 2016 and R1 2017 rotation periods overlap. Fellows commencing the program in 2017, should only add cases for the R1 2017 rotation period.

R1 2017 1 January 2017 28 February 2018 14 March 2018
R1 2018 1 January 2018 28 February 2019 14 March 2019

Access MALT

MALT is accessed via the College website. 

Log in by clicking on the Portfolio icon in the top right-hand corner of any webpage. Enter your College username and password.

From your Portfolio Dashboard, click on any of the 'My Logbook' icons to be directed to MALT. Alternatively, select the Portfolio 'My Audits' tab and then click the Morbidity Audit and Logbook Tool (MALT) icon.


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