MALT - SET in Orthopaedic Surgery (NZ)


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The following shows the requirements as prescribed by the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association.


MALT is mandatory for all SET Trainees.


Trainees are allocated a SET - SNOMED Orthopaedic Surgery (NZ)  logbook:

This logbook uses the SNOMED CT-AU reference set with Board Reporting Terms determined by New Zealand Orthopaedic Association.

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.

Supervisors can be Fellows of the College (FRACS) or International Medical Graduates (IMG). Only one nominated supervisor can be selected per rotation.

Individual cases do not require supervisor approval from within the MALT system (see approval process below).


Record cases done in accredited hospitals only.


This logbook type utilises the SNOMED CT-AU procedure list, allowing users to enter any of the procedures available in MALT. However, only selected terms have been identified by the Training Board as Board Reporting Terms (Excel 9.67 MB).  The MALT Logbook Summary Report only shows procedure counts for Board Reporting Terms. Additional children terms that have been assigned to board reporting terms will also roll up to be included in the total for the reporting term.

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

Approval process

Cases move through a non-supervisory workflow progression from "Draft" to "Completed".

  1. Fill in and save the case (Draft).
  2. Ensure all cases are marked as Complete (Completed).
  3. Print the Logbook Summary Report.
  4. Ask your Nominated Supervisor to sign the top of the report.
  5. Submit the signed report to the Training Board. Note: the report should only contain 'Completed' status.

Rotation Periods

Rotation periods are deactivated at a set date, after which no further cases can be entered. 


SET1 R4 2018 3 September 2018 9 December 2018 21 January 2019
SET1 R1 2019 10 December 2019 10 March 2019 24 March 2019
SET1 R2 2019 11 March 2019 9 June 2019 23 June 2019
SET1 R3 2019 10 June 2019 8 September 2019 22 September 2019
SET1 R4 2019 9 September 2019 8 December 2019 22 December 2019


R2 2018 11 June 2018 9 December 2018 21 January 2019
R1 2019 10 December 2018 9 June 2019 23 June 2019
R2 2019 10 June 2019 8 December 2019 22 December 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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