MALT has been launched to IMGs in all specialties.
The following shows the requirements as prescribed by the Board of
Surgical Education and Training.
In addition, for General Surgery IMGs, the Board in General
Surgery has produced instructions on logbook recording and
submission, outlining their requirements for IMGs.
Mandatory for IMGs commencing from 1 January 2013, under
MALT uses the terms Nominated Supervisor and Alternate
MALT Nominated Supervisor is one of the IMGs current Overseers
MALT Alternate Supervisor is the surgeon in theatre with the
The Nominated Supervisor can be changed during the assessment
period. The Nominated Supervisor is responsible for approving all
Nominated and Alternate Supervisors can login to MALT to view
an IMG logbook at any time, and add comments to cases.
Record cases done in all hospitals (both accredited and
Cases move through a workflow progression of "Draft" to "For
Review" to "Approved":
- Fill in and save the case (Draft).
- Once you are satisfied that the case is complete and accurate,
refer to Nominated Supervisor (For Review).
- 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,
At the end of each quarter, the Department of IMG Assessments
will generate Logbook Summary Reports (and other custom reports if
relevant) for IMGs in all specialties except General
General Surgery IMGs will need to print the Logbook Summary
Report themselves and submit to General Surgeons
Australia along with the forms for MOPS, Fellowship Examination Preparation
and Sentinel Events.
IMGs are required to log all operative procedures. A case may
have multiple procedures.
These logbooks utilise
reference setwith Board
Reporting Terms (bolded in MALT) determined by each Specialty
Board. See list below for Board Reporting Terms in your
Surgery (PDF 322 KB)
Neurosurgery (PDF 605
Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (PDF 300
(PDF 665 KB)
Paediatric Surgery (PDF 736 KB)
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (PDF 619
(PDF 470 KB)
Vascular Surgery (PDF 297
All IMG Logbooks (except General Surgery) have been
moved to SNOMED. This is the current approved procedure
list for General Surgery (PDF 216 KB).
General Surgery will move to a SNOMED list from Q1
The MALT Logbook Summary Report
and any other Training Board Reports will show procedure counts for
Board Reporting Terms only. A report listing ALL procedures can be
generated via the MALT Custom Report Tool, All Procedures Logged
Report tab; however, this report is not valid for submission to the
Please select the procedure that is the closest description of
the procedure you have performed.
If you need asistance you can use the 'Can't Find My
Procedure' option on the data entry screen. A MALT team
member will respond with suggestions from the board approved
Rotation periods are deactivated at a set date, after which no
further cases can be entered.
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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
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.
guides and documentation
Telephone: +61 8 8219 0939