The use of MALT is mandatory for all SET levels.


Trainees are allocated a logbook to record their cases. This logbook type utilises the SNOMED CT-AU reference set with Board Reporting Terms determined by the Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery New Zealand. 

SET 1-5 

As of 2019, Plastic Surgery (NZ) is transitioning its Trainees to a combined board reporting term list for Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. SET 1, SET 2, SET 3, SET 4 and SET 5 Trainees will be allocated the SET - Plastic Surgery (AoNZ) SET 1-5 logbook to record their cases.

SET 6+

SET 6 and above Trainees should continue to use their SET - Plastic Surgery (AoNZ) logbook.

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.

All supervisors must be RACS Fellows. Only one nominated supervisor can be selected per rotation.

The Alternate Supervisor approves assigned cases. If no Alternate Supervisor is selected on a given case, responsibility for approving that case falls to the Nominated Supervisor.


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


 SET - Plastic Surgery (AoNZ) SET 1-5

This logbook type utilises the SNOMED CT-AU procedure list with selected terms identified by both the Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Training Boards as Board Reporting Terms (XLSX 150.94KB) (XLSX 150.94KB).

 SET - Plastic Surgery (AoNZ)

The SET - Plastic Surgery (AoNZ) logbook type utilises the SNOMED CT-AU procedure list with selected terms identified by the Training Board as Board Reporting Terms (XLSX 9.76MB) (XLSX 9.76MB).


The MALT Logbook Summary Report will only show procedure counts for Board Reporting Terms.

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)

The Training Board will generate Trainees' logbook summary reports after the deactivation date.

Rotation periods

Rotation period Start date End date Deactivation date
R2 2022 1 August 2022 29 January 2023 12 February 2023
R1 2023  30 January 2023 29 July 2023 12 August 2023
R2 2023 30 July 2023 20 January 2024 12 February 2024

Accessing MALT and support

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