Victoria & Tasmania

The VIC/TAS Training Committee of the Australian Board in General Surgery is responsible for providing recommendations and advice to the Board on regional issues including trainee requests, selection, hospital inspections, and educational courses.

The membership and 2022 meeting dates are listed below.

Victorian/Tasmanian Training Committee


Professor Glenn Guest, FRACS

Deputy Chair

Dr Sarah Martin, FRACS
Dr Damien Loh, FRACS

Training Guide

Download the 2022 VIC-TAS Training Guide.

2022 VIC/TAS Training Committee Meeting Dates and Requests Due

Meeting Date: Tuesday 22 February 2022
Trainee request/agenda items due: Tuesday 1 February 2022

Meeting Date: Tuesday 17 May 2022
Trainee request/agenda items due: Tuesday 26 April 2022

Meeting Date: Tuesday 19 July 2022*
Trainee request/agenda items due: Tuesday 28 June 2022

Meeting Date: Tuesday 6 September 2022
Trainee request/agenda items due: Tuesday 16 August 2022

Meeting Date: Tuesday 15 November 2022
Trainee request/agenda items due: Tuesday 25 October 2022

*PLEASE NOTE: As per the Board in General Surgery Training Regulations all requests for the following year (for interruption/extension to training, transfer etc) must be approved by 31 July by both the VIC/TAS Training Committee and Australian Board in General Surgery. Requests submitted after this date will only be considered in exceptional circumstances. Requests for medical or parental interruption will be provided with exemptions to this timeline provided appropriate documentation is submitted with the request and adhere to all relevant College Policies.

Term Dates

Term 2 – 2021
Start Date: Monday 2 August 2021
End Date: Sunday 6 February 2022

Term 1 – 2022
Start Date: Monday 7 February 2022
End Date: Sunday 7 August 2022

Term 2 – 2022
Start Date: Monday 8 August 2022
End Date: Sunday 5 February 2023


2022 VIC/TAS Assessment Due Dates

Submission of assessment paperwork due no later than:

  • Term 1 - 2022
    Mid Term: 5pm Sunday 8 May 2022
    End of Term: 5pm Sunday 7 August 2022
  • Term 2 - 2022
    Mid Term: 5pm Sunday 6 November 2022
    End of Term: 5pm Sunday 5 February 2023

2022 Event Dates

Simulation Sessions

Three simulation workshops will be conducted at the RACS Skills Centre, East Melbourne, supported by industry partnership. These workshops deliver high quality advanced simulation workshops to complement regular training and are free of charge to all Trainees/SIMGs.

Simulation Course Dates:

  • Workshop 1 – Laparoscopic Tissue Approximation -  2nd April 2022
  • Workshop 2 – Laparoscopic Common Bile Duct 23rd July 2022
  • Workshop 3 – Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia 22nd October 2022

For all queries please contact:

Karen Clark
Regional Executive Officer
E: [email protected]

T: 0436 910 919