Supervisor of training
The following information should be read in conjunction with ANZCA professional document TE5: Policy for Supervisors of Training in Anaesthesia.
Supervisors of training are ANZCA's representatives on training in anaesthesia in its approved hospitals. They have an important role and must have a broad understanding and experience in College activities.
They provide liaison between registered vocational trainees and hospital authorities regarding matters related to training as well as with regional education officers and the central administration of the College.
Information required to support the nomination of supervisors of training
When a director of the relevant department of anaesthesia nominates a supervisor of training, he or she should provide information on the four following criteria to assist the College with ratification of the nomination.
- The supervisor of training in anaesthesia should be nominated by the director of the relevant department of anaesthesia, and should not be the director of the department or administratively responsible for its functioning unless the circumstances are exceptional.
- The supervisor of training should hold the Diploma of FANZCA or a comparable qualification acceptable to the College Council and should not be a candidate for any College examination.
- The supervisor of training should be able to carry out all duties within and outside the hospital, as outlined in paragraph two of ANZCA professional document TE5: Policy for Supervisors of Training in Anaesthesia.
- The supervisors of training should be provided with resources, as outlined in paragraph three of ANZCA professional document TE5: Policy for Supervisors of Training in Anaesthesia.
Supervisor of training support kit
The task of the supervisor of training is both challenging and rewarding. The supervisor of training support kit is designed to support supervisors of training as they guide trainees throughout their pre-fellowship education.
There are a number of educational resources available to supervisors of training, including links to medical education journals, medical education references, and modules.
There are a wealth of educational contacts supervisors of training can use in support of their duties, including ANZCA staff, regional education officers and advisors.
College professional documents and regulations relevant to supervisors
Many of ANZCA's professional documents and regulations form a significant framework for the role of supervisor of training.
ANZCA Teacher Course
The ANZCA Teacher Course is designed to support supervisors of training, module supervisors and anyone involved in the clinical teaching of ANZCA trainees to develop their teaching knowledge, skills and professional behaviour.