Requirements by type of practice

Practice evaluation

This category has a minimum requirement of 100 credits per triennium, including two mandated activities, and is equivalent to category 3 in the previous program.

 

Knowledge and skills

This category has a minimum requirement of 80 credits per triennium and is a combination of categories 1, 2 and 4 from the previous program.

 

Emergency responses

This category has a minimum requirement of two activities within each triennium and is a new category.

 

Please see below for a detailed view of which requirements will apply to you depending on your type of practice.

 

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Retired Fellows

Fully retired Fellows, or Fellows who are not maintaining their Australian Medical Board or Medical Council  of New Zealand registration, are not required to participate in the CPD Program.

 

Retired Fellows who are not involved in direct patient care, though work in any other capacity, are required to achieve 80 credits across the triennium through participation in knowledge and skills activities. They are not required to complete practice evaluation or emergency responses activities. An annual statement of participation will become available to retired Fellows upon completion of the CPD plan and 15 credits.

 

Fellows working part-time

Both Fellows in part-time and full-time practice are required to meet the same CPD requirements according to the type of practice they are involved in (refer to Table above). 

 

There is no reduction in minimum annual requirements or minimum triennial requirements for those working part-time as it is important that the requirements are intended as a minimum to demonstrate that every practitioner is keeping up to date.

 

Faculty of Pain Medicine Fellows

Faculty of Pain Medicine Fellows may choose to do the CPD program of their primary college, however, they will be required to ensure their CPD meets the requirements of the ANZCA CPD Standard.

 

Dual FANZCA/CICM Fellows

In order to maintain ANZCA Fellowship, dual CICM/ANZCA Fellows who practise solely intensive care medicine, are only required to achieve the CICM CPD Standard.  ANZCA does not recognise the CICM CPD standard/program as satisfying the requirements of the ANZCA CPD standard for anaesthesia.

 

In order to maintain ANZCA Fellowship, dual CICM/ANZCA Fellows who practise anaesthesia are required to meet the ANZCA standard either by completing the ANZCA CPD program (required in New Zealand) OR by confirming annually with ANZCA that they are meeting the ANZCA CPD standard in another program or a self-directed program (in Australia only).  

 

Australian and New Zealand Fellows residing overseas

Fellows residing outside of Australia and New Zealand who wish to maintain their medical registration with the AMC or MCNZ are required to fulfil the requirements of the ANZCA CPD Standard, and may be selected as part of ANZCA's annual verification of CPD activities process.

 

Fellows residing overseas who are no longer maintaining their medical registration with the AMC or MCNZ, but wish to maintain Fellowship of ANZCA, need to fulfil the requirements of the relevant local CPD standard.

 

 

 

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