MALT - SET in Paediatric Surgery


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


From the commencement of SET, trainees will maintain a logbook by using the MALT system according to College processes. Data entry should not be delayed more than four weeks at any one time, and must be completed and submitted to the Board at the conclusion of each rotation.


SET - SNOMED Paediatric Surgery

All trainees will have the SET - SNOMED Paediatric Surgery  logbook allocated. 

SNOMED - Paediatric-General Surgery (Early SET)

For use by trainees on General Surgery rotations commencing R1 2018. This logbook type utilises the SNOMED CT-AU procedure list configured to meet the requirements of the General Surgery Training Board

SET SNOMED Paediatric - Urology

Trainees on a Urology rotation may request to have the SNOMED Paediatric - Urology logbook allocated which is configured with Board Reporting Terms determined by the Urology Training Board. Please contact the MALT Helpdesk if allocation of this logbook is required.

Trainees who have transferred from a different specialty, where access has been granted to MALT, will also 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 is the hospital supervisor.
Alternate supervisor is the surgeon in theatre with the Trainee.

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

Individual cases do not require supervisor approval from within the MALT system.


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


Procedures available for reporting vary across Logbooks. For cases where more than one surgical procedure has been undertaken, MALT allows multiple procedures to be recorded.

SET - SNOMED Paediatric Surgery logbook

This logbook type utilises the SNOMED CT-AU procedure list with selected terms identified by the Training Board as Board Reporting Terms  (Excel 9.67 MB).

The MALT Board Approved Logbook Summary Report (LSR), Paediatric Operative Experience Report and the Major and Minor Totals Report will only show procedure counts for Board Reporting Terms.

SNOMED - Paediatric-General Surgery (Early SET)

This logbook type utilises the  SNOMED CT-AU procedure list configured to meet the requirements of the  General Surgery Training Board

Paediatric-General Surgery (Early SET)

The non-SNOMED General Surgery procedure list (PDF 216 KB) for Trainees on a General Surgery rotation has been set by the Board in General Surgery.

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 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 Board Approved Logbook Summary Report (LSR) and sign the top of the report.
  4. If on a Paediatric Surgery rotation, also print both the Paediatric Operative Experience Report and the Major and Minor Totals Report.  Instructions for printing reports (PDF 280 KB). These reports are not required if on a General Surgery rotation.
  5. Ask your Nominated Supervisor to sign the top of the Logbook Summary Report. Reports not signed by both parties will be considered invalid and that period of training may be assessed as unsatisfactory.
  6. 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.

The rotation periods have been configured within MALT  with start and end dates which encompass both the Australian and New Zealand actual rotation period date ranges. This has been requested by the Training Board and has been done to cater for Trainees moving countries. Trainees should select the rotation period that is correct for their situation.

Australia & New Zealand

R2 2018 11 June 2018 3 February 2019 3 March 2019
R1 2019 9 December 2018 2 August 2019 30 August 2019
R2 2019 8 June 2019 7 February 2020 6 March 2020

MALT is accessed via the College website. Access MALT

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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