Changes to the training program

Over the past 12 months ANZCA has been making changes to the Training Program, following a period of evaluation. The changes include improvements to the curriculum, the handbook, regulation 37 and the training portfolio system (TPS). Changes will take effective at various stages. 


Changes effective as of 2018 HEY:

  • Curriculum updates to perioperative medicine and safe sedation (IT, BT and AT). 
  • Roles in practice (all trainees).
  • Specialised study unit review question guide. A bank of SSU questions has been developed to guide SSU supervisors. These questions can be asked by SSU supervisors or alternatively they can formulate their own questions. 

Changes effective from January 2018:

  • Leave in introductory training (IT only). 
  • RPL process (all trainees).
NOTE: The updated forms for RPL and request for exception to the regulations for leave in IT are now available in the forms section of the college website.

Changes effective March 2018:

  • VOP target changes for paediatric anaesthesia, regional and local anaesthesia and vascular surgery and interventional radiology (IT, BT and AT).
  • Recording VOP cases in the TPS (all trainees).
  • Provisional fellowship training (AT and PFT).

Changes effective as of October 2017:

  • Supervision levels for IAAC (IT only).
  • Examination attempts (IT and BT only).
  • Leave and interrupted training (all trainees).
  • Scholar role exemptions and RPL (all trainees).
  • Prospective approval timeframes and consequences (all trainees).
  • Financial hardship (all trainees).
  • VOP definition (all trainees).
The links below outline the changes in more detail.
The SSU Review Question Guide - Appendix 8 of the handbook can also be found on the ANZCA Training Program 2013 webpage.
If you have any questions, please contact the Training and Assessments team via email or phone (+61 3 9510 6299).
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