If trainees wish to undertake training that varies from the standard anaesthesia training program or believe they have previous relevant training, the trainee may request prospective or retrospective approval through the director of professional affairs (assessor). The main items eligible for prospective or retrospective accreditation are given in the table below.
|Provisional fellowship program
|To undertake the final year of training in a provisional fellowship position a trainee must have completed 208 weeks of training (four years), completed modules 1 to 10 and passed both the primary and final examinations.||Reg 15.7.5
|Part-time training 110kB
||Part-time training requires a minimum commitment of 50 per cent of the duties of a full-time trainee.||Reg 15.9|
|Interrupted training, for example, maternity leave, extended parental leave or sick leave.
Please notify the College by email:firstname.lastname@example.org
|Approved training must include at least two continuous years of training time, interrupted only by normal leave. Any period of leave longer than normal leave (a total 16 weeks in basic training, and 24 weeks in advanced training) is considered interrupted training. If training is interrupted for more than one year, subsequent training must include at least one continuous year of supervised training.||Reg 15.10|
|A trainee will require approval from the director of professional affairs assessor to ensure that their proposed course of study can be credited towards ANZCA training.||Reg 15.6.3 and 15.7.4|
|Training outside anaesthesia, intensive care or pain medicine, for example, emergency medicine, formal research
||A trainee will require approval from the director of professional affairs assessor to ensure that their proposed course of study can be credited towards ANZCA training.||Reg 126.96.36.199|
The College has established closing dates for trainees who wish to submit an application for retrospective recognition of training under regulation 15.11 and who wish this application to be processed in the 2012 hospital employment year.
Applications for New Zealand closed on August 31. The closing date for applications for Australia is October 31.
|Partial training in a foreign training program prior to beginning ANZCA training 103kB
||If a trainee has completed partial training in a foreign training program pre-dating the start of ANZCA approved training and is not an international medical graduate specialist, the trainee may be eligible for credit of up to 104 weeks approved basic training.||Reg 15.11.1|
|Accreditation of training for holders of postgraduate qualifications in anaesthesia by examination 107kB
||Hong Kong, Malaysia or Singapore trainees who hold a postgraduate qualification in anaesthesia by exam that is accepted by council may be eligible for retrospective approval of this prior training.||Reg 15.11.2|
|UK senior house officer appointments in anaesthesia 106kB
||A trainee must have occupied a senior house officer appointment in anaesthesia in the United Kingdom between April 1, 1996 and July 31, 2007, to be eligible to apply.||Reg 15.11.3|
|Full-time research or training in an anaesthesia-related discipline
|Previous full-time research in an anaesthesia-related discipline conducted by another College may be recognised provided that the conditions listed in the relevant regulations have been met.||Reg 188.8.131.52 and 15.11.4|
|Recognition of supervised training in clinical anaesthesia undertaken during training for College of Intensive Care Medicine (CICM).
||If a trainee holds a fellowship of the College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand (FCICM), they may be granted retrospective approval for supervised training in clinical anaesthesia in approved training sites undertaken during training for FCICM.||Reg 15.11.5|
|Retrospective module completion
Standard Module Form
|If a trainee has had training time retrospectively accredited (in either ANZCA or overseas hospitals) they may have relevant modules signed off by a module supervisor and/or current supervisor of training, after satisfactory discussion about the relevant module experience and the provision of satisfactory documentation, such as a log book or signed entry in the learning portfolio, to support the completion of the module.|
Special Requests Officer
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