The TIPS course aims to teach junior doctors,
surgical Trainees and IMGs the importance of non-technical skills
for safe and effective surgical practice. Through interactive
lectures, small groups activities and immersive simulation
scenarios involving professional actors, participants learn skills
in patient-centred communication and teamwork within a clinical
TIPS is a two day course conducted for 12 participants with a
faculty of eight instructors.
Approximately 10 courses are run each year. A list of this
year's TIPS courses is available on the TIPS Course Schedule.
Teaching on Skills Training courses enables RACS Fellows to
claim 1 CPD point per hour, with a maximum of 30 per annum.
Register your interest
Surgeons from all specialties and other medical professionals in
a relevant field are welcome to apply to become a TIPS instructor.
Please register your interest by:
- Ensuring minimum eligibility criteria is met Checking against
the course prerequisites
- Completing the Instructor
Application form (PDF 1.31MB)
- Submitting form to firstname.lastname@example.org
- All applications to be considered by the TIPS committee
- Surgeons, anaesthetists, intensivists and emergency
- Medical professionals in relevant field with interest and/or
experience in teaching non-technical competencies
- Have experience and an interest in non-technical skills
Prerequisites and training process:
- Attend a TIPS Provider course as an observer to gain an
understanding of the course objectives, content and delivery
- Attend a TIPS Instructor Training Workshop
- Teach on a TIPS course as an Instructor Candidate to achieve
- Teach a minimum of one course per year to maintain Instructor
The Skills Training Department is the communication link between
participants, faculty and the TIPS committee.
Skill Training Department
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
College of Surgeons' Gardens
250-290 Spring Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002 Australia
Telephone: +61 3 9276 7419
Fax: +61 3 9249 1298