Anaesthesia supervisors of training toolkit

As an anaesthesia supervisor of training (SOT), you play a vital role in the training, assessment, and welfare of your trainees and should have a broad understanding of the anaesthesia training program.

The role of supervisors is both challenging and rewarding. These resources aim to support you in your role as you guide trainees through the training program.

Understanding training requirements

The below resources detail the requirements of the anaesthesia training program.

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ANZCA Anaesthesia Training Program Curriculum PDF
ANZCA Handbook for Training PDF
ANZCA Handbook for Training Appendix 1 (IAACQ sample questions) PDF
ANZCA Handbook for Training Appendix 2 (clinical practice review questions) PDF
ANZCA Handbook for Training Appendix 3 (SSU review question guide) PDF
Regulation 37 PDF
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Use your college ID to access a range of support resources for specific components and processes of the training program:

Trainees requiring additional support

There will be times when your trainees may need more support to cope with the demands of  training. Consider starting them on a trainee support process (TSP) (formally known as Trainees experiencing difficulties process (TDP)). The TSP is a supportive process for those trainees who need extra help. 

Download the trainee support process guidelines and template

A series of checklists has been developed to help Supervisors of Training (SOTs) identify and assist a trainee who is struggling.  Use your college ID to access these checklists in networks
 
Supporting Anaesthetists’ Professionalism and Performance - A guide for clinicians document has been developed to assist Fellows and trainees by providing them with a framework for understanding professionalism and performance as it applies to the practice of anaesthesia.

You can find more information regarding the trainee support process, see section 3.4 of the handbook for training or contact the college at traineesupport@anzca.edu.au
 

Personal and professional learning

Learn to teach with the ANZCA Educators Program, a modular practical teaching course. The course is delivered throughout the year in major centres around Australia and New Zealand.

Use your college ID to access resources that will help you with:

Welfare and support

The ANZCA doctors support program is available to all fellows, trainees and specialist international medical graduates (SIMGs). ANZCA has engaged the professional services of Converge International, a specialist in psychology, mental health and wellbeing who will provide a confidential and independent counselling and coaching service. This service is available 24/7.

The director of professional affairs (assessor) is available via assessor-requests@anzca.edu.au to provide advice on challenging training issues or clarification on training program requirements.
 
Other welfare support services by jurisdiction are available here.

Training and supervisor forms

Below is a list of application forms relevant to anaesthesia training program. Trainees may occasionally submit forms to you for endorsement.

Workplace based assessment assessors and specialised study unit supervisors without FANZCA will need to be nominated so relevant access to the training portfolio system can be created. Nominations for other supervisory roles can be made via email to training@anzca.edu.au

Training and TPS forms

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TPS - Case-based discussion (CbD) paper form PDF
TPS - Clinical placement review – clinical anaesthesia time PDF
TPS - Clinical placement review – intensive care medicine PDF
TPS - Direct observation of procedural skills (DOPS) paper form PDF
TPS - Mini clinical evaluation exercise (Mini-CEX) paper form PDF
TPS - Multi-source feedback (MsF) paper form PDF
TPS - Multi-source feedback (MsF) summary form PDF
TPS - Specialised study unit (SSU) review PDF
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The workplace based assessment forms can be downloaded by trainees or WBA assessors if internet availability prevents TPS access. The WBA assessor is responsible for submitting the WBA online after the assessment using their TPS login so the WBA is recorded in the trainee's online portfolio

Individual trainee applications

Applications to the director of professional affairs (DPA) assessor must be made prospectively.

Trainees requesting changes to training or exceptions that require prospective approval in regulation 37 will now have up to four weeks to submit their applications

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Application for reconsideration of a training decision PDF
DPA Assessor request form PDF
DPA Request - Interrupted training application form PDF
DPA Request - Part-time training application form PDF
Training approval request PDF
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Forms for supervisors

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SSU supervisor nomination form PDF
WBA assessor nomination form PDF
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Application, registration and recognition of prior learning

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ANZCA Training Program applicant agreement PDF
ANZCA Training Program application form PDF
ANZCA Training Program registration form PDF
ANZCA Training Program training agreement PDF
Recognition of prior learning PDF
RPL - Checklist for VOP and WBAs XLSX
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Scholar role activities - Evaluation forms and Guidelines

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Scholar role activities – Exemption - Teach a skill / facilitate a small group discussion PDF
Scholar role activities – Exemption - Critical Appraisal of a Paper / Topic PDF
Scholar role activities – Audit evaluation PDF
Scholar role activities – Audit Guidelines PDF
Scholar role activities - Critical Appraisal of a Paper Evaluation PDF
Scholar role activities – Critical Appraisal of a Paper Guidelines PDF
Scholar role activities - Critical Appraisal of a Topic Evaluation PDF
Scholar role activities - Critical Appraisal of a Topic Guidelines PDF
Scholar role activities - Facilitating a Group Discussion/Tutorial Evaluation PDF
Scholar role activities - Facilitating a Group Discussion/Tutorial Guidelines PDF
Scholar role activities – Teach a skill Evaluation PDF
Scholar Role Activities - Option B completion PDF
Scholar role activities – Teach a skill guidelines PDF
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Provisional fellowship training

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Individualised PF application PDF
Individualised PF non-ANZCA accredited training site application PDF
Training site application PDF
Training site re-approval application PDF
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Last updated 13:47 27.04.2021