For general eligibility requirements, applicants must:
ENT-specific Eligibility Requirements:
The selection process uses three selection tools, each contributing a weighted score as:
The CV will be scored out of a maximum 18 points of the following:
Applicants must score a minimum of 50% for the structured curriculum vitae to be eligible. A ranking according to a combined score for the structured curriculum vitae and reference report will determine semi-structured interview eligibility.
The number of applicants interviewed will be based on estimated number of positions available in 2023.
The intake for the SET program in the 2022 year was: 16
Compulsory 6 months paeds surg, 6 months head/neck surg
Placements / Courses / Research / Assessments; managed by ASOHNS
Clinical Exam – must be passed within first 2 years of training – max 4 attempts
Specialty Surgical Exam in OHNS (120 MCQs, 2.5 hours) – may be attempted at same time as GSSE.
Must be passed within first 2 years of first rotation/research. Max 4 attempts
Competency-based (Novice / Intermediate / Competent) – trainees need to meet requirements to progress.
ASOHNS Member Fee: AUD $1425-$1520; $365 joining fee
SET training fee: AUD $3590 for RACS + $525 for OHNS
GSSE: AUD $4,315.00
Clinical / OSCEs: AUD $3,270.00
Specialty Surgical Sciences exam: AUD $2,150.00
Fellowship exam: AUD $8,950.00
PGY Intake Year (earliest)
Training Duration (minimum)