Becoming an AOA Trainee




AOA 21 Training Program selection regulations for the 2023 intake

Regulations for the 2023 AOA 21 Training Program intake are now available. To download the Regulations, please click the link below.

2023 Training Program Selection Regulations

If you have any questions regarding the 2023 Regulations, please check our Frequently Asked Questions

Far North Queensland (FNQ) rural training rotation pathway

Applicants who select Queensland as their primary or secondary preference will have the opportunity to indicate an interest in being considered for the Far North Queensland (FNQ) rural training rotation pathway. Find out more via the information sheet.


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 2023 will open on Wednesday 2 March 2022.


A timeline for the AOA training selection process


Selection applications for the 2023 intake


The number of available training posts for any intake varies from year to year, as it is affected by accreditation of training posts and progression of existing trainees. Read more on our Selection applications for the 2023 intake page.

AOA 21 Training Program selection enquiries


All enquiries must be sent in writing to selection@aoa.org.au

Only enquiries lodged through this email address will be accepted. Phone enquiries will not be accepted.