The training seminars are held twice a year and deliver topics on a
rotational basis. Trainees are required to attend all scheduled training seminars occurring while they are
undertaking the Surgical Education and Training Program unless they have been granted leave by the Board Chair.
Applications for leave must be submitted in writing at least two months
prior to the training seminar commencement unless the circumstances make
this impractical. Applications must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Expenses incurred in attending the training seminars are the
responsibility of the trainee. Trainees are responsible for their own
accommodation and travel arrangements. A fee may be charged. Trainees may be required to submit presentations or abstracts for
training seminars. All submissions must be received prior to the due
date in the format requested. The program will usually be released by email 2 months prior to the scheduled commencement of the training seminar.
The SET Program training requirements include as a minimum successful completion of:
- Two training seminars during Basic Training; and
- Six training seminars during Intermediate Training.
A training seminar will not be recognised as a completed training requirement if the trainee:
- does not attend the training seminar or part thereof without leave being granted; or
- does not present at the training seminar if requested or given the opportunity; or
- does not submit the presentation and/or abstract by the due date; or
- attendance at the training seminar was deemed unsatisfactory by the Board Chair or nominee.
If a trainee disputes a decision regarding completion of a training requirement or wishes to apply for special consideration, the trainee is required to submit a request for a review to the Board Chair within 14 days’ of being notified of the Report or decision in accordance with Regulation 1.8. The review will be conducted in accordance with Regulation 1.8.
Download the Training Program Regulations here
Training Seminars 2020
Functional Neurosurgery Training Seminar
Wednesday 29 April - Friday 1 May 2020
SET Trainees and RACS International Medical Graduates Only
Oaks on Market
60 Market Street, Melbourne
Paediatric Neurosurgery Training Seminar
To run in conjunction with the Asian-Australasian Society of Paediatric Neurosurgery
Thursday 19 November 2020 to Saturday 21 November 2020
Provisional Training Seminar Locations and Topics 2021
Skull Base - Auckland, 2021
Neuro-oncology - Sydney, 2021