Specialist in training

Applicants who wish to enter a short-term specialist anaesthetic training position in Australia must be assessed by ANZCA for the purpose of medical registration.  The Specialist in Training (SiT) pathway does not lead to fellowship of ANZCA.

Employers must submit the necessary documentation directly to ANZCA, which considers whether an applicant is suitable for the position described. Employers make the final determination about the most suitable applicant. ANZCA’s role is to assess the suitability of the applicant for the proposed position and advise the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).


To apply to ANZCA for assessment you must complete the relevant Medical Board of Australia application form AAMC-30 and send it to the College.

Applications should contain:

  • Curriculum vitae (in the ANZCA format).
  • Position description (in the ANZCA format).
  • Training program which must include at a minimum:
    • Purpose.
    • Anticipated duration.
    • Location.
    • Content and structure of training.
    • The anticipated date of any examinations or assessments.
  • Medical Board of Australia application form AAMC-30.
  • Copies of relevant medical qualifications.
  • A statement from the overseas specialist College  or body awarding the specialist qualification which contains the following information:
    • Confirmation of trainee status.
    • Content, structure and duration of training program.
    • Confirmation that the trainee is no more than two years from completion of the training program.
    • Confirmation that the trainee has passed a basic specialist exam or satisfactorily completed substantial training.

Should you application for Specialist in Training be supported by ANZCA that support will be for 12 months from the date the AAMC-30 form is signed and approved by ANZCA.  An extension of this support may be requested by emailing imgs@anzca.edu.au 

Information on fees associated with the Specialist in Training assessment process can be found here.


For further information please email imgs@anzca.edu.au


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