Orthopaedic Surgery

    Entry Requirements

    • Australia or New Zealand permanent resident or citizen
    • General medical registration
    • Completion of PGY3
    • Completion of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) Hand Hygiene Learning Module
    • Completion of the Generic Surgical Sciences exam
    • Completion of the RACS “Operating with Respect” eLearning module
    • AOA Specialty Specific Eligibility Criteria:
      - Completion of the Generic Surgical Sciences exam
      - Successful completion of a state-licenced Radiation Safety Course

    • Refer to the Australian Orthopaedic Association AOA 21 Training Program for further information on selection and/or eligibility.

    Total Training Time

    The AOA 21 Training Program is competency-based rather than time-based. Average time to complete the program is 5 years.

    How to apply for a specialist training position in Orthopaedic Surgery

    Selection to the AOA 21 Training Program in Orthopaedic Surgery in Queensland is managed by the Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA) and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS).

    Applicants wishing to apply to the Australian Orthopaedic Association AOA 21 Training Program must first register with Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) and fulfil all of the RACS generic eligibility criteria.

    In addition to RACS generic eligibility criteria, applicants must fulfil the AOA special criteria.

    Applicants who are successful with AOA and RACS will need to apply to the Queensland Health RMO Campaign for an employment contract to be issued by the allocated facility.

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    Find out more about Queensland-specific workforce demographics and specialty information.

    If you would like to get more information on training in Orthopaedic Surgery, please contact us.

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