Education & Training

Lifelong education, training and professional support is at the heart of everything we do. We're responsible for training, assessing and the continuing education of anaesthetists and specialist pain medicine physicians in Australia and New Zealand, and for setting the standards in anaesthesia and pain medicine.

In this section, you'll find everything you need to know about our anaesthesia and pain medicine training programs; how to get your overseas qualifications certified by the college so you can practice in Australia or New Zealand; how you can join our continuing professional development (CPD) program (even if you’re not a member of the college); and the range of lifelong courses and resources available to support our fellows and trainees throughout their career.
 

Anaesthesia training program

Our anaesthesia training program is accredited by the Australian Medical Council (AMC) and the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ). 

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Pain medicine training program

The pain medicine training program comprises a minimum of two years clinical experience directly related to pain medicine, which allows specialists and those completing a speciality training...

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Training site accreditation

We accredit hundreds of hospitals and private practices in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore to deliver elements of our anaesthesia, pain medicine, and diving and hyperbaric medicine ...

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Courses and resources

Access our calendar of clinical teaching courses; Networks; and the Training Resource Hub

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ANZCA and FPM CPD Program

Participating in a continuing professional development (CPD) program is compulsory for specialist registration in Australia and New Zealand. Access to our world-leading CPD program is free for...

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Perioperative medicine

We're developing a formal perioperative medicine qualification as part of a major ANZCA-led multi-disciplinary collaboration that aims to establish an effective, integrated and collaborative...

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Advanced diving and hyperbaric medicine diploma

Our diploma of advanced diving and hyperbaric medicine (ANZCA Dip Adv DHM) provides a unique opportunity for specialist doctors to "take the plunge" into an exciting, emerging area of medicine.

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Procedures Endorsement Program

In early 2021 we will be launching a pilot procedural pain medicine skills training and endorsement program for practising FPM fellows.

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Specialist international medical graduates

If you trained as an anaesthetist (anaesthesiologist) or specialist pain medicine physician overseas, we offer a number of pathways for you to practice in Australia or New Zealand as a specialist...

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Advertised training positions

Looking for a training position? We advertise anaesthesia and pain medicine roles at all levels and across Australia and New Zealand.

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Doctors' health and wellbeing

Healthy doctors ensure a sustainable workforce that provides best patient care. Find out what we're doing to support our trainees' health and wellbeing, and the services and resources available to...

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Specialist Training Program

This Australian government initiative aims to extend vocational training for specialist registrars into settings outside traditional metropolitan teaching hospitals, including regional, rural and...

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COVID-19 - information for trainees

We encourage all ANZCA and FPM trainees to refer to this list of potential impacts to education and training as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, first published on 24 March 2020.

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Last updated 09:07 30.06.2020