Becoming an AOA Trainee

AOA 21 Training Program selection regulations for the 2019 intake

Regulations for the 2019 AOA 21 Training Program intake are now available. To download the Regulations, please click the link below.

2019 AOA 21 Training Program Selection Regulations

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 2019 Regulations, please check our Frequently Asked Questions.

Successful applicants for the 2019 intake

The following applicants were successful in gaining a position on the 2019 AOA 21 Training Program (alphabetical order):

Daniel Awwad
Daniel Benz
Luke Bursle
Scott Campbell
Nicholas Croker
Daniel De Villiers
Andrei Diacon
Hao Nan Du
Rachel Farrelly
Robert Glanfield
Jessica Hall
Benjamin Hardy
Madeleine Jolley
David Kelly
Anton Lambers
Brendan Maher
Lisa Major
John McNicholl
Cyrus Mehta
Rajpal Narulla
Jonathan Quinn
Elizabeth Shelton
Adrian Talia
Wan Jie (Jaye) Yick

How to apply to the AOA 21 Training Program

Application to the AOA 21 Training 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 21 Training Program selection applications for the 2019 intake have now closed.

Overview of Dates selection 2018

AOA 21 Training Program 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.