Provisional fellowship training


Trainees are eligible to move into provisional fellowship training after completing all requirements of advanced training. Before submitting an application, please review the advanced training checklist and ensure all requirements are complete, recorded in the training portfolio system (TPS) and confirmed by your supervisor of training. Some requirements frequently missed include: 

  • Scholar role activities required by end of advanced training (refer here for more information).
  • Clinical placement reviews (CPRs) for every placement. This must include both planning and feedback CPRs.
  • Advanced life support course completed during advanced training. 
  • All workplace-based assessments (WBAs) for advanced training including non-specified WBAs.

If you are unable to complete the requirements of advanced training before commencing a provisional fellowship position you must submit an application for deferment of training period requirements. The application should be supported by the supervisor of training  and provide confirmation that you will be able to complete the outstanding requirements during provisional fellowship training. Please note that applications will be considered on an individual basis and will not necessarily be approved.


All trainees must apply prospectively for approval of their provisional fellowship training plans. Please use the trainee application guidelines when completing your application.


There are two categories of provisional fellowship training plans to choose from: 

  1. Pre-defined plans
    These plans are pre-approved by the College for provisional fellowship training.  
    List of positions with pre-defined provisional fellowship study plans (login required).
    Trainees choosing plans from this list must complete the following application form and submit it to the College prior to commencement of provisional fellowship training.
    Pre-defined Provisional Fellowship Application
  2. Individualised fellowship plans 
    The provisional fellowship year is an opportunity to develop special expertise in an ANZCA role or roles or in sub-specialised areas of practice. Such experience may be gained in training positions in organisations or departments not currently approved for training, including overseas positions. 
    Individualised Provisional Fellowship Application
    Provisional Fellowship Application - Overseas


Trainees undertaking provisional fellowship training on a part-time basis will need to submit a part-time training application together with their provisional fellowship training application.



Hospitals are encouraged to apply to the College for approval of the provisional fellowship study plans they offer. This form must be signed and submitted by a supervisor of training, department director or deputy director. Applicants are encouraged to make use of our Application Guidelines when completing a Training Site Application.


Training Site Approval Form (standard PDF)

Training Site Approval Form (interactive PDF)

Example training site application.

Promotion of provisional fellowship positions

ANZCA lists all pre-approved provisional fellowship positions here and the table includes links to government recruitment websites where provisional fellowship position employment opportunities may be listed. Hospitals are also able to use the ANZCA website’s anaesthesia job vacancies section here to advertise positions. 

The College is unable to use its database and/or emailing system to actively promote provisional fellowship positions on behalf of hospitals or other external organisations.


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