Surgical Education and Training in Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery


The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (the College) is the principal body accredited by the Australian Medical Council and the Medical Council of New Zealand to provide and manage the education, training (including assessment) and professional development programs for surgeons in Australia and New Zealand. The Specialist Surgical Associations act as agents of the College in the delivery of these programs, the extent of which varies with their level of contracted services. These organisations are consulted by the College on all matters of quality and standards.


The aim of the SET program in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery is to educate, train and produce independent surgical specialists.


Appointment to the program is made on an annual basis. Advancement through the program is dependent on satisfactory progress each year. As it is a national training program Trainees must be prepared to be assigned to a unit anywhere in Australia.


Research During Surgical Education and Training


A pathway exists for combining specialist surgical training with a PhD or MS at an Australian University. This program is conducted over an extended period depending on the research undertaken. Applications for the Surgeon Scientist program can only be made once a place on the specialist surgical training program has been offered.

Please click on the link below to obtain information about applying for Surgical Education and Training in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery:

Selection Information


Please click on the link below for information about Surgical Education and Training in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery:

Surgical Education and Training




Training Program Contacts
Selection Application and Hospital Accreditation Information:


 Executive Officer, OHNS (Selection and Hospital Accreditation)


 Tel: +61 3 9276 7481

 Fax: +61 3 9249 1240



 Information Regarding Administration of Training:


Surgical Education & Training Administrator, ASOHNS


 Tel: +61 2 9954 5856

 Fax: +61 2 9957 6863

 Matters Relating to Curriculum, Standards, Hospital Accreditation and Discipline:

 Board of OHNS, RACS

 Board Chair

 Dr Niell Boustred


Matters Relating to Examinations:

RACS Examinations Department


GSSE and Specialty Specific Examinations     Ph: +61 3 9249 1244 

Clinical Examination                                          Ph: +61 3 9249 1245 

Fellowship Examination                                     Ph: +61 3 9249 1222 or 1247 

Fax: +61 3 9249 1298