Becoming an AOA Trainee

SET Selection Regulations for 2018 Intake

Regulations for the 2018 SET Intake are now available. To download the Regulations, please click the link below.

Regulations for Selection to Surgical Education and Training in Orthopaedic Surgery for 2018

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 2018 Regulations, please check our Frequently Asked Questions.

How to Apply to the Surgical & Education Training (SET) Program

Application to the SET 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 SET Selection applications will open Wednesday 1 March 2017.

Overview of Selection Dates

SET 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.