Mandatory for all SET levels.


Trainees need to complete the SET - Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Logbook, which will be automatically allocated to them.

This logbook type utilises the SNOMED CT-AU reference set with Board reporting terms determined by the Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Training Board.

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: Specialty surgical supervisor
Alternate Supervisor: Surgeon in theatre with Trainee during procedure

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 (see approval process below).


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 (XLSX 4.3MB). 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 simpler.


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 and the Accumulative Procedure and Indicator Totals Report. Instructions for printing reports (PDF 332.05KB)
  4. Submit the reports to the Training Board. Note: the report should only contain ‘Completed’ status

Rotation periods

Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand 2021

Rotation period Start date End date Deactivation date
R1 2021 1 February 2021 1 August 2021 15 August 2021
R2 2021 2 August 2021 6 February 2022 20 February 2022

Australia 2022

Rotation Period Start date End date Deactivation date
R1 2022 7 February 2022 7 August 2022 14 August 2022
R2 2022 8 August 2022 5 February 2023 19 February 2023

Aotearoa New Zealand 2022

Rotation Period Start date End date Deactivation date
R1 2022 31 January 2022 31 July 2022 13 August 2022
R2 2022 1 August 2022 25 January 2023 11 February 2023

Accessing MALT and support

MALT access and support documentation can be found in the links below.