New Zealand training

ANZCA training program 

The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists is responsible for the training, examination and specialist accreditation of anaesthetists and pain medicine specialists in Australia and New Zealand. For all information about the ANZCA anaesthesia training program, see here.


The New Zealand Trainee Committee has updated its guide for trainees just starting their anaesthesia training. See Anaesthesia Training in New Zealand Made Easy here.


New Zealand rotational training program

Trainees need to complete clinical fundamentals and specialised study units that cover general and sub-specialty areas in anaesthesia practice. Training rotations are designed to rotate a trainee through these sub-specialty areas as well as gaining general exposure in other hospitals.

  • For information about New Zealand's training rotations and training positions, see here.

  • For inquiries about the New Zealand rotational training program, email


Provisional fellowship

For information about the mandatory provisional fellowship requirements under ANZCA's curriculum and a list of pre-approved provisional fellowship training positions, see here. Some positions are advertised in the anaesthesia job vacancies section here.


For inquiries about your provisional fellowship plan, email


Examination dates and courses

  • For information about primary and final examination venues and critical dates, see here.

  • For information on examination preparation courses, see here.


Trainee events and courses

For information on events and courses offered in New Zealand, see here.


New Zealand Trainee Committee

For information on the New Zealand Trainee Committee, including membership and meeting dates, see here.


BWT Ritchie Scholarship for trainees

The BWT Ritchie Scholarship is open to New Zealand trainees in anaesthesia or pain medicine who have passed their final examination for the Diploma of Fellowship in their respective sphere, and who wish to undertake a further year of study outside New Zealand in their final year of training or in the year following completion of their fellowship. Applications for scholarships close on October 31 each year. See here for information about the scholarship, how to apply and the experiences of past recipients.


Further information

For further information about training and education in New Zealand, email

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