Selection applications for the 2024 intake

Each year AOA receives a very, very high number of applications for what is a limited number of training posts. This makes the probability of a successful outcome for candidates quite low.

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.

The graph below demonstrates the numbers of applicants, interviews and offers by region in 2022 for the 2023 intake.

2023 intake graph 
The table below shows historic data of applicants, interviews and offers by region for the last five years. 

2023 historic intake data table
*Click table to enlarge. 

Based on initial modelling, the approximate number of vacancies expected for the 2024 intake is as follows:

 QLD  Newcastle  NS/SS NSW  VIC/TAS   SA/NT   WA 
  9   5    17   13 5   6

For more details about AOA Selection application please visit the Becoming an AOA trainee page and refer to the Regulations for Selection to the AOA 21 Training Program in Orthopaedic Surgery for 2024.

Should you have any questions about Selection, please don’t hesitate to email

Return to the Becoming an AOA trainee page for more information.