MALT - SET in Cardiothoracic Surgery


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The following shows the requirements as prescribed by the Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery.


Mandatory: All SET levels.


Trainees are allocated a SET - SNOMED Cardiothoracic logbook to record their cases.

Trainees who have transferred from a different specialty, where access has been granted to MALT, will retain access to the logbook from that specialty for reporting.


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

Nominated supervisor: the hospital supervisor.
Alternate supervisor: the surgeon in theatre with the Trainee during a procedure.

All supervisors must be Fellows of the College (FRACS). Only one nominated supervisor can be selected per rotation.

The Alternate Supervisor approves assigned cases.  If no Alternate Supervisor is selected on a given case, responsibility for approving that case falls to the Nominated Supervisor.


Record cases done in accredited hospitals only.


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

This logbook type utilises the SNOMED CT-AU procedure list, with selected terms identified by the Training Board as Board Reporting Terms (Excel 9.9 MB). The MALT Logbook Summary Report will only show procedure counts for Board Reporting Terms. The new Non-Board approved report captures all other procedures entered in your logbook.

Note: The procedure list has recently been updated to reduce the number of reporting terms to make case entry simplier. 

A report listing ALL procedures can be generated via the MALT Custom Report Tool, All Procedures Logged Report tab. Please note that the All Procedures Logged Report is not valid for submission to the Training Board.

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 Alternate Supervisor (For Review).  If no Alternate Supervisor is selected on a given case, responsibility for approving that case falls to the Nominated Supervisor.
  3. 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.

R2 2018 27 May 2018 20 January 2019 3 February 2019
R1 2019 21 January 2019 26 May 2019 9 June 2019
R2 2019 27 May 2019 19 January 2020 2 February 2020

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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