Becoming an AOA Trainee



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 will open 27 February 2019.

Overview of Dates selection 2018

AOA 21 Training Program selection enquiries


All enquiries must be sent in writing to selection@aoa.org.au

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