Becoming an AOA Trainee

Successful applicants for the 2020 intake

AOA would like to congratulate the following candidates who have been successful in their application to the 2020 intake of the AOA 21 Training Program in orthopaedic surgery.

Hussain Al-Ramadani

Melissa Bairstow

Luke Barr

Ewan Batchelor

Michael Catanach

Timothy Chung

Duane Collins

Harry Constantin

Luca Daniele

Robert Evans

John Farey

Blake Fidock

Simon Flower

Matt Free

Amy Gibbens

Vanessa Giddins

Matthew Greenaway

Gorokgodage Gunaratne

Darren Hinton

Jarred Hogan

Roseanna Hoswell

Paula Jeffries

Michael Jenkins

Brenton Johns

Timothy Karbowiak

Geffrey Keighley

Stephen Kent

David Kerr

Grant Kingston

David Kitchen

Sun Loong Keegan Lee

Benjamin Levy

Jonathan Liew

David Ma

Varaguna Manoharan

Grant Menegon

Luke Miller

Sheldon Moniz

Dean Morris

Christopher Mulligan



Nathan Myhill

Christopher Nash

Antony Nguyen

Douglas NIzzero

Edward O’Bryan

Annabel Probert

John Rayner

Kerian Robinson

Andrew Shehovych

Marcus Simonian

Saumiyar Sivaji

Oludolapo Sotade

David Strong

Benjamin Treffene

Nathan Underwood

Simon van Rosendal

Jessamy Ward

Adam Wertheimer

Christopher Wylde

AOA 21 Training Program selection regulations for the 2020 intake

Regulations for the 2020 AOA 21 Training Program intake are now available. To download the Regulations, please click the link below.

2020 Training Program Selection Regulations

Please be advised that the Selection Regulations change on an annual basis. It is imperative that applicants read the Regulations as well as supporting documentation in detail. Incomplete or incorrect applications may result in ineligibility or failure to progress through the selection process.

If you have any questions regarding the 2020 Regulations, please check our Frequently Asked Questions

How to apply to the AOA 21 Training Program

Application to the AOA 21 Training Program is a two-stage process:

1.  Registration with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)

RACS assesses each registrant against generic eligibility requirements which are common across all surgical specialties. Information on registration can be found on the RACS website.

2.  Apply to the Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA)

AOA 21 Training Program selection applications for the 2020 intake are now closed.

Overview of Dates selection 2018

AOA 21 Training Program selection enquiries

All enquiries must be sent in writing to

Only enquiries lodged through this email address will be accepted. Phone enquiries will not be accepted.