Joining the ANZCA and FPM CPD program

Non-fellows and specialist international medical graduates

The ANZCA and FPM CPD program is open to all registered medical practitioners who choose to join the program as non-fellows. Those in the non-fellow category may include, for example, general practitioners who practice anaesthesia in Australia, and New Zealand general registrants with a scope of practice restricted to anaesthesia in New Zealand.


Specialist international medical graduates (SIMGs) undergoing assessment by ANZCA may also be required to enrol in the CPD program, and are classified as a non-fellow.


Non-fellows must complete the same CPD requirements as ANZCA or FPM fellows, depending on the participant's practice type. They receive the same access to the CPD portfolio system and other college benefits such as the services of the ANZCA Library.


Non-fellows will also be included in the selection for the annual verification of CPD activities.

For non-fellows, an annual fee is payable in order to participate in the ANZCA and FPM CPD program.


An annual fee will be confirmed on an annual basis following the November ANZCA Council meeting.  An invoice will be sent to all CPD partcipants following this meeting.  A reminder will be sent for all unpaid invoices by January 30 annually.  Any unpaid invoice by June 30 may result in the closure of your CPD portfolio until full payment is received.



Provisional fellowship trainees

2013 Curriculum

When you begin provisional fellowship training (PFT), you will automatically be enrolled into the ANZCA and FPM CPD program, and you will be given access to the CPD portfolio.  Your CPD requirements are detailed in Regulation 37 Training in Anaesthesia, leading to FANZCA, and Accreditation of Facilities to Deliver this Curriculum, as follows: Provisional Fellows must enrol in the ANZCA and FPM Continuing Professional 

Development (CPD) program at the commencement of their PFT, and participate in 

the program throughout the minimum 52 weeks training period and during any 

extended provisional fellowship training if applicable. Evidence of participation on a 

pro-rata basis will be required in order to complete the vocational training program. 

The pro-rata CPD requirement will be a minimum of 60 CPD credits to be achieved 

by the conclusion of the minimum 52 weeks PFT. Additional CPD credits on the 

same pro-rata basis will be required for time spent in extended training.  



2004 curriculum

There is no CPD related requirement in the 2004 curriculum. Trainees in provisional fellowship or ATY3, who wish to join the CPD program, or are directed to do so by their supervisor of training, may do so by applying as a non-fellow (see application form above).  


Please note that you will not need to pay the fee associated with the non-fellow application, please indicate on the form that you are a current ANZCA trainee. 


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