Surgical Training in OHNS - Graduate Outcomes

The Board of OHNS in collaboration with RACS administer the training program in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery in Australia and New Zealand.

ASOHNS supports the Board in delivery of the aspects of training in Australia that are delegated to it by RACS.

The Board implemented a strategic plan in 2022 including its purpose, vision and framework.



To enable delivery of best practice Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery care in Australia and New Zealand.




To produce internationally recognised competent, patient centred, ethical and evidence based trained specialists whose diversity reflects the community in which they serve.  



To achieve the overall objective the Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgical Training Program is underpinned by the 10 RACS Competencies.

Graduates of training in OHNS will be eligible to be Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

They will also be recognised by AHPRA with specialist medical registration in the field of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.

The scope of training will include:

  • Facial plastic surgery
  • Head and Neck 
  • Laryngology
  • Otology 
  • Rhinology
  • Paediatrics
  • Sleep surgery

A competency based curriculum including progress through Novice, Intermediate and Competent training is made available to all trainees prior to commencement of training.