Orthopaedic Surgery


  • Minimum 5 years full time
  • Flexible training available


  • Minimum PGY3
  • At least 26 weeks orthopaedic surgery experience within last 2 years at PGY3+
  • RACS Surgical Sciences Generic Examination
  • State licensed Radiation Safety Course


  • 12-18 months Introduction to Orthopaedics
  • 36 months Core Orthopaedics Training
  • 12 months Transition to Consultant Practice


  • Curriculum divided into three sections:
  1. Foundation Competencies
  2. Medical and Surgical Expertise
  3. Applied Medical and Surgical Expertise in Orthopaedics
  • Requirements for skills courses, higher education and research also apply
  • No more than 3 attempts at AOA selection are allowed
Information from regionalmedicaltraining.com.au is intended as a summary to assist with career planning and has been developed by The South Eastern Regional Training Hubs Collaboration. While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, details should be verified through the relevant Specialist College and health services. LAST UPDATED April 4, 2023