Selection into Surgical Education and Training

Selection into Surgical Education and Training for 2021 has resumed.

For the purpose of enabling selection to the 2021 Surgical Education and Training (SET) Program under COVID-19 conditions, the Education Board has approved a range of amendments to be included in specialty specific Selection Regulations.

Please click here for the Board of Vascular Surgery’s Selection Regulations for training in 2021.

Please click here for the Board of Vascular Surgery’s CV Scoring Guidelines.

Key dates and information for selection into SET in 2021

Applications open for those who have registered with RACS prior to the 26 February 2020 at Registered applicants may use the log on and password  received from the office of the ANZSVS via email on 18 February 2020.


Application opening date: 20 May 2020
Application closing date: 12 June 2020
Notification of shortlisting for Interview:  

Applicants will be notified 10 business days prior to interview.

Interview date to be confirmed

Interviews will be held between the dates:


24 August 2020 – 25 October 2020

Latest date of Notification of outcome: 30 November 2020


The selection process uses three selection tools, each contributing a weighted score as:

Structured Curriculum Vitae 25%
Structured Referee Reports 35%
Semi-Structured Interview 40%


Interviews will be offered on a ratio of three (3) applicants to one (1) available accredited SET 1 post. Applicants will be invited to interview based on ranked order of the combined CV and referee report score.