Mr Banting completed his undergraduate medical training at the University of Melbourne with honours in 1981. He then underwent post graduate surgical training based at St Vincents Hospital Melbourne. This culminated in being awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1990. He then became the inaugural Follow in HPB surgery for an 18 month period under the tutelage of Mr Ivo Vellar. This was followed by two year advanced surgical training in Scotland, where he worked as the Senior Registrar for Professor Alf Cuschieri gaining experience in advanced laparoscopic surgery and upper gastrointestinal surgery. Mr Banting then went to Edinburgh, where he worked as a senior Registrar for Professor David Carter and Professor James Garden, this involved experience in hepatobiliary surgery, liver transplantation and endoscopic practice in ERCP Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography. After returning to Melbourne, he worked in the HPB/UGI service at St Vincents Hospital along with liver transplantation at the Austin Hospital.