Trainees who have completed all requirements of the vocational training program described in regulation 6.5 may submit an application to be considered for admission to fellowship of ANZCA.
Preparing to apply for fellowship
Before submitting an application, we encourage trainees to review their training records against the training program checklist to establish that all requirements have been met.
Trainees can apply for fellowship up to four weeks before completing their training time. To enable an early application submission, trainees may submit the clinical placement feedback review for provisional fellowship or the final in-training assessment up to four weeks before the anticipated completion date together with a statement via email from the supervisor of training confirming that the trainee will remain in the post until the anticipated completion date.
Please note - when applying in advance, you need to continue recording your time in the TPS until you have completed all training requirements.
How to apply
The application form can be emailed, faxed or posted to the College up to four weeks in advance of the anticipated completion date. Remember that if applying in advance an email from the SOT is required.
Fax: +61 3 9510 6786
Mailing address: Fellowship Officer, Records Management Unit, ANZCA
PO Box 6095, Melbourne Victoria 3004, AUSTRALIA.
College process to consider an application for fellowship
Applications are reviewed and endorsed by the director of professional affairs assessor prior to consideration by the Executive Committee. The completion of training date will be determined by the director of professional affairs assessor during the review. Applications can take up to two weeks from receipt of confirmed training requirements to be considered by the Executive Committee.
Endorsed applications will be presented to the weekly Executive Committee for consideration at the earliest opportunity after the date the trainee has been deemed as having completed all training requirements.
Post application processes
Once the ANZCA Executive Committee approves an application, the medical practitioner will be sent a welcome pack within one week. The pack includes a provisional certificate for fellowship certifying a medical practitioner is eligible for fellowship, together with an entrance and subscription fee notice, which, once paid, confirms fellowship of ANZCA.
A diploma will be sent within three months of the date the entrance and subscription fee payment is received.
There are non-College processes to becoming a consultant that can take time to organise and may have a cost involved. Planning is important to ensure a smooth transition from trainee to fellow.
For Australian citizens and permanent residents of Australia, the College will notify Medicare Australia of your new fellowship and role as a specialist anaesthetist. Temporary residents, including New Zealand citizens will need to make a written application to Medicare Australia. The appropriate form is available on Medicare Australia’s website: www.humanservices.gov.au.
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
To practice as a specialist in Australia, you will need to submit your registration application form, application fee and original certified copy of the provisional certificate for fellowship directly to AHPRA. Please refer to the AHPRA website for application processing time: http://www.ahpra.gov.au.
Medical Council of New Zealand
To practice as a specialist in New Zealand, you will need to submit your registration application form, application fee and original certified copy of the provisional certificate for fellowship directly to MCNZ. Please refer to the MCNZ website for application processing time: https://www.mcnz.org.nz.