Victorian training

ANZCA is responsible for the training, examination and specialist accreditation of anaesthetists and pain medicine specialists in Australia and New Zealand. To learn about the ANZCA anaesthesia training program please click here. To learn about rotation and training sites please click here.

Courses for trainees

Our trainee courses are scheduled to run throughout the year. These courses are specifically designed to assist and prepare trainees for the primary and final written and oral exams.

These courses are comprehensive, and cover many of the curriculum topics that are potentially included in the exams. The written components of the courses are led by course convenors, Dr Adam Skinner, Dr Glenn Downey and Dr Damien Castanelli.

The practice viva sessions are led by medical registrars, at the various participating hospitals throughout Melbourne.

Part Three Course

Events and social networks for trainees


Victorian Registrars' Scientific Meeting (VRSM)


Friday November 13

ANZCA, 630 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
For more information and to register, visit the event page. 

Event secretariat
Cathy O'Brien
VRC Coordinator
Phone: +61 3 8517 5313 

Victorian trainees' Facebook group

The Victorian trainee committee has set up the Victorian Anaesthestic Registrars' Facebook group as a way of improving interaction between the registrars across the state, and as part of our efforts to improve trainee welfare. We will also use this group to promote trainee social events. Please note that this is a closed group, so you need to be added or approved following a request to be added.

For further information about Victorian courses, and the Victorian trainee events & social networks please contact:

Ms Cathy O'Brien 
Victorian Regional Committee

Phone: +61 3 8517 5350.

Provisional fellowship

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


For inquiries about your provisional fellowship plan, email


Selection into the 2021 hospital employment year

Frequently asked questions regarding the Victorian anaesthesia training program are answered here.


For information regarding entry into the Victorian rotational training program, introductory and basic training for the 2021 hospital employment year, please click here. 

For further information from the the three hospital rotation schemes see links to their powerpoints shown at the 2019 Information evening: Monash, North West, and Eastern. 


For information on the advanced training registration of interest, please click here.

For information about selection criteria for admission into introductory and basic training for the Victorian rotational training program please click here.


Training E-Newsletter

The six-weekly Training E-Newsletter is a regular e-newsletter designed to keep trainees abreast of the latest events, news and developments at ANZCA. Read the Training E-Newsletter here.

Trainee forms

All the forms required by trainees in their dealings with the college can be found here.


e-Learning resources

The college offers a range of e-learning resources for ANZCA trainees and fellows.

These resources can be found in Networks, ANZCA's online learning and collaboration system. Access Networks here.


Interactive webinars for ANZCA trainees

The Education unit has developed a series of e-Learning resources to assist trainees with their progression through the ANZCA Training Program.

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