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. During this assessment ANZCA will take into consideration any other relevant information including assessments associated with the ANZCA training program and SIMG assessment process. 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. Applicants will also be required to submit their primary medical qualification for primary source verification via the AMC portal. Information on this process can be found here.

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.
  • Evidence of having uploaded relevant medical qualifications to the AMC portal for primary source verification.
  • 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 your application for Specialist in Training be supported by ANZCA, that support will be for the period specified in the position description supplied. An extension of this support may be requested by emailing simg@anzca.edu.au 

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


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


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