Admission to ANZCA fellowship

Once you've met your training requirements, you're eligible to apply for admission to fellowship. Here's everything you need to know about the process, as well as information on registering as a specialist.

Before submitting an application, please complete the provisional fellowship review in the training portfolio system (TPS), and check that you've met all the requirements. You can apply for fellowship up to four weeks before your training completion date. If you're submitting your application in advance, your supervisor of training is required to sign the application form.  

Application form

Approval process

Our director of professional affairs (DPA) assessor will:

  • Confirm that you've completed all requirements of the vocational training program.
  • Endorse your application.
  • Determine the date of admission to fellowship.

The day after the confirmed completion date, we'll send your application to the ANZCA Executive Committee for consideration. Admissions to fellowship usually occur on the following Wednesday.

Once the ANZCA Executive Committee has approved your admission to fellowship, we'll email you a welcome pack containing a provisional certificate for fellowship. This can be used to notify the Australia Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) of your change in registration. 

We'll post out your diploma within three months of receiving your entrance and annual membership fee.

Medical registration

To practise as a specialist in Australia or New Zealand, you will need to submit a registration form, application fee and original certified copy of the provisional certificate for fellowship directly to relevant regulatory body.

Australia          New Zealand

Medicare (Australia only)

If you're an Australian citizen or permanent resident, we will notify Medicare Australia of your admission as a specialist anaesthetist. Temporary residents, including New Zealand citizens, will need to make a written application to Medicare Australia. The form is available on the Medicare website.

Membership fees and benefits

College membership is a condition of fellowship and the use of the post-nominals FANZCA. It gives you access to an extensive range of resources and activities designed to support you at every stage in your career and help you meet your continuing professional development requirements. 


Participating in a continuing professional development (CPD) program is compulsory for specialist registration in Australia and New Zealand. Access to our world-leading ANZCA and FPM CPD program is included in your ANZCA membership fees. 

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Last updated 08:27 3.11.2021