Progressing to provisional fellowship

In order to progress to provisional fellowship training, you will need to complete the requirements of advanced training and secure a suitable provisional fellowship position. 

The Provisional Fellowship training represents the final year of ANZCA training and transition from trainee to specialist anaesthetist.

This year broadly aims to build on the ANZCA Roles in Practice, promote increasing clinical independence where appropriate, and foster the opportunity to acquire new technical and non-technical skills including the supervision of others and engagement in departmental or institutional activities

Provisional Fellowships are diverse in nature, with trainees independently selecting and applying to roles of interest. The fellowships may be based within Australia & New Zealand, or may be located overseas.

Each provisional fellowship position will need an approved study plan. Some study plans are pre-approved by the college, but you may put forward your own individualised study plans for approval. For information relating to provisional positions, please see below.

Securing a provisional fellowship position

There are two categories of provisional fellowship training plans to choose from:

1. Pre-approved plans

These plans have been pre-approved by the college and will have a unique predefined position ID. Pre-defined positions are listed below.  If you have selected a pre-approved plans, please email us with the following information:

- Predefined position ID (see below)
- Copy of employment contract confirming position title and the start and end date

2. Individualised fellowship plans

You may choose to use the provisional fellowship year to focus on developing special expertise in an ANZCA role or roles or in sub-specialised areas of practice. Such experience may be gained in training positions in organisations or departments not currently approved for training, including overseas positions. 

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Trainees undertaking provisional fellowship training on a part-time basis will need to submit a part-time training application together with their provisional fellowship training application.

Please be aware, no more than 208 weeks of training can be completed at a single training site

Pre-defined position list (by jurisdiction)

Australian Capital Territory

Hospital

Position title

Position ID

Approved positions

Calvary Hospital

Anaesthetic Provisional Fellow (Senior Registrar)

PF0145

2

Canberra Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Anaesthesia and Hepatobiliary and Upper GIT Surgery

PF0081

1

Canberra Hospital

Anaesthetic Provisional Fellow (Senior Registrar)

PF0144

4

Canberra Hospital

Provisional Fellowship in Anaesthesia - Perioperative Medicine

PF0266

1

Canberra Hospital

Provisional Fellowship in Anaesthesia - Obstetric Anaesthesia

PF0271

1

Capital Region Retrieval Service.

Retrieval Registrar/Senior Registrar/Fellow (6 months)

PF0290

3

New South Wales

Hospital

Position title

Position ID

Approved positions

Albury Wodonga Health

Provisional Fellow in Anaesthesia

PF0191

1

Auburn Hospital

General Provisional Fellowship

PF0239

1

Bankstown Lidcombe Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Anaesthesia

PF0187

2

Blacktown and Mt Druitt Hospitals

Registrar (Provisional Fellow) in Anaesthesia

PF0257

1

Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital (Satellite of John Hunter)

Provisional Fellow in Anaesthesia

PF0075

1

Canterbury Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Anaesthesia

PF0219

2

Careflight Ltd

Retrieval Registrar (6 months)

PF0076

4

Children's Hospital At Westmead

Provisional Fellow in Anaesthesia

PF0176

6

Coffs Harbour Health Campus

Provisional Fellow, Anaesthesia

PF0299

2

Concord Repatriation General Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Anaesthesia

PF0077

4

Dubbo Base Hospital

Provisional Fellow (Rural and Remote Area Anaesthesia)

PF0300

1

Gosford Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Anaesthesia

PF0032

4

Gosford Hospital

Regional Anaesthesia Provisional Fellowship

PF0285

1

Gosford Hospital and Hunter Retrieval Service Retrieval Fellowship PF0281 1

Greater Sydney Area Helicopter Emergency Medical Service

Registrar in Retrieval Medicine (6 months)

PF0119

2

John Hunter Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Anaesthesia

PF0074

8

John Hunter Hospital

Simulation/Anaesthesia Fellow

PF0181

3

John Hunter Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Anaesthesia/Retrieval Medicine

PF0186

4

John Hunter Hospital

Anaesthesia Quality & Safety Provisional Fellow

PF0193

1

John Hunter Hospital

Perioperative Medicine Provisional Fellowship

PF0196

1

John Hunter Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Regional Anaesthesia

PF0211

2

Lismore Base Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Regional Anaesthesia

PF0030

1

Lismore Base Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Anaesthesia and Simulation

PF0254

1

Liverpool Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Anaesthesia and Ultrasound

PF0104

2

Liverpool Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Anaesthesia

PF0105

5

Liverpool Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Airway

PF0250

1

Liverpool Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Cardiac Anesthesia

PF0317

2

Nepean Hospital

Provisional Fellow – Obstetric Anaesthesia

PF0208

1

Nepean Hospital

Provisional Fellow – Ultrasound Regional Anaesthesia

PF0209

1

Nepean Hospital

Provisional Fellow – General Anaesthesia

PF0210

2

Northern Beaches Hospital

Provisional Fellow - Anaesthesia

PF0308

1

Orange Health Service

Provisional Fellow in Anaesthesia, Regional Anaesthesia

PF0279

1

Port Macquarie Base Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Regional Anaesthesia

PF0277

1

Prince of Wales and Sydney Children's Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Anaesthesia

PF0156

9

Royal Hospital For Women

Provisional Fellow in Anaesthesia (6 months)

PF0177

2

Royal North Shore Hospital

Provisional Fellow, Anaesthesia

PF0045

9

Royal North Shore Hospital

Airway Fellowship

PF0264

1

Royal North Shore Hospital

Cardio-Thoracic Anaesthetic Fellowship

PF0268

1

Royal North Shore Hospital

Clinical Simulation Provisional Fellow

PF0278

2

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

Anaesthesia Provisional Fellow

PF0092

10

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

Provisional Fellow - Research

PF0323

1

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Advanced Gastrointestinal Surgery

PF0262

1

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia

PF0263

1

St George Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Anaesthetics

PF0093

6

St George Hospital

Airway Fellow

PF0304

1

St George Hospital

Simulation Fellow

PF0305

2

St George Hospital

Trauma and Regional Anaesthesia Fellow

PF0306

2

St Vincent's Hospital, NSW

General Anaesthesia Provisional Fellow

PF0106

4

St Vincent's Hospital, NSW

Provisional Fellow in Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia

PF0107

2

Tamworth Hospital

Provisional Fellowship in Rural/Regional Anaesthetic

PF0139

2

The Tweed Hospital

Provisional Fellow, Anaesthetics

PF0162

2

Wagga Wagga Base Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Anaesthesia

PF0185

3

Westmead Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Cardiac Anaesthesia & Transoesophageal Echo

PF0113

2

Westmead Hospital

Provisional Fellow in General Anaesthesia

PF0114

7

Westmead Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Obstetric Anaesthesia

PF0121

1

Westmead Hospital

Airway Anaesthesia Provisional Fellow

PF0201

1

Westmead Hospital

Simulation and Education Provisional Fellowship

PF0202

2

Westmead Hospital

Perioperative Medicine Provisional Fellowship

PF0203

2

Westmead Hospital

Regional Provisional Fellowship

PF0204

2

Westmead Hospital

Research Fellow

PF0220

1

Westmead Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Anaesthesia - Trauma

PF0225

1

Westmead Hospital

Neuroanaesthesia Fellowship

PF0321

2

Wollongong Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Anaesthesia

PF0016

3

Wollongong Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Regional Anaesthesia

PF0214

1

Wollongong Hospital

Provisional Fellow (Simulation)

PF0287

1

New Zealand

Hospital

Position title

Position ID

Approved positions

Auckland City Hospital

Vascular Anaesthesia Fellowship

PF0034

1

Auckland City Hospital

Anaesthesia Research Fellow

PF0035


1

Auckland City Hospital

Neuro-anaesthesia Fellowship

PF0036

1

Auckland City Hospital

Medical Simulation Fellow

PF0037

1

Auckland City Hospital

Liver Transplant Anaesthesia Fellowship

PF0038

2

Auckland City Hospital

Pain Fellow

PF0091

1

Auckland City Hospital

Provisional Fellowship in Perioperative Medicine Anaesthesia

PF0233

2

Auckland City Hospital

Regional Anaesthesia Fellowship

PF0276

2

Auckland City Hospital

Onco-anaesthesia Fellow

PF0283

2

Auckland City Hospital, National Women's Health

Women's Health Anaesthesia Fellowship

PF0006

2

Auckland City Hospital (Starship Children's Hospital)

Paediatric Anaesthesia Fellowship

PF0055

2

Christchurch Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Anaesthesia

PF0040

6

Christchurch Hospital

Obstetric Fellowship

PF0206

1

Counties Manukau Health

Fellowship in Anaesthesia

PF0149

3

Counties Manukau Health

Fellowship in Anaesthesia, Subspecialty - Regional Anaesthesia and Orthopaedics

PF0150

1

Counties Manukau Health

Fellowship in Anaesthesia, Subspecialty – Perioperative Medicine and Major Surgery

PF0151

1

Counties Manukau Health

Fellowship in Anaesthesia, Subspecialty – Burns and Reconstructive Surgery

PF0152

1

Counties Manukau Health

Anaesthetic Registrar

PF0155

3

Counties Manukau Health

Fellowship in Anaesthesia, Subspecialty – Obstetrics

PF0241

1

Dunedin Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Anaesthesia

PF0230

4

Dunedin Hospital

Regional / Pain Provisional Fellowship

PF0291

1

Hutt Hospital

Provisional Fellowship in Regional Anaesthesia (6 months)

PF0296

1

Hutt Hospital

Provisional Fellowship in Anaesthesia for Children (6 months)

PF0297

1

Hutt Hospital

Provisional Fellowship in Anaesthesia for Head and Neck Surgery (6 months)

PF0298

1

North Shore Hospital

General Anaesthesia Fellow

PF0124

2

North Shore Hospital

Medical Education Fellow

PF0126

1

North Shore Hospital

Pain Medicine Fellow

PF0127

1

North Shore Hospital

Perioperative Medicine Fellow

PF0128

1

North Shore Hospital

Regional Anaesthesia Fellow

PF0129

1

North Shore Hospital

Senior Registrar

PF0130

2

North Shore Hospital

Upper GI Anaesthesia Fellow

PF0131

1

North Shore Hospital

Obstetric Anaesthesia Fellow

PF0258

1

Palmerston North Hospital

General Anaesthesia Fellow

PF0227

1

Palmerston North Hospital

Malignant Hyperthermia Fellow

PF0313

1

Palmerston North Hospital

Perioperative Medicine Fellow

PF0314

1

Rotorua Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Anaesthesia -RMO

PF0288

1

Taranaki Base Hospital

Rural Anaesthesia Fellowship

PF0261

2

Tauranga Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Anaesthesia

PF0179

1

Waikato Hospital

Senior Registrar

PF0080

4

Waikato Hospital

Acute Pain and Regional Anaesthesia Fellowship

PF0085

1

Waikato Hospital

Cardiac Anaesthesia Provisional Fellowship Year

PF0086

1

Waikato Hospital

Obstetric Anaesthesia Fellowship Year

PF0087

1

Waikato Hospital

Research Provisional Fellowship Year

PF0088

1

Waikato Hospital

Anaesthetic Simulation Provisional Fellowship

PF0231

1

Waikato Hospital

Anaesthetic Fellow - Bespoke PF program

PF0270

2

Waikato Hospital

Te Manawa Taki Rural Generalist Provisional Anaesthesia Fellow

PF0319

1

Wellington Hospital

Provisional Fellowship Trainee in Pain Medicine (6 months)

PF0063

1

Wellington Hospital

Provisional Fellowship Trainee in ENT and Dental Anaesthesia (6 months)

PF0064

1

Wellington Hospital

Provisional Fellowship Trainee in Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia (6 months)

PF0065

2

Wellington Hospital

Provisional Fellowship Trainee in Vascular Anaesthesia (6 months)

PF0066

1

Wellington Hospital

Provisional Fellowship Trainee in Obstetric Anaesthesia (6 months)

PF0067

1

Wellington Hospital

Provisional Fellowship Trainee in Anaesthesia of Children (6 months)

PF0068

1

Wellington Hospital

Provisional Fellowship Trainee in Simulation Training (6 months)

PF0069

1

Wellington Hospital

Provisional Fellowship Trainee in Perioperative Medicine (6 months)

PF0070

1

Wellington Hospital

Provisional Fellowship Trainee in Anaesthesia for Gastrointestinal surgery and ERAS (6 months)

PF0071

1

Wellington Hospital

Provisional Fellowship Trainee in Anaesthesia for Orthopaedic Surgery (6 months)

PF0072

2

Wellington Hospital

Provisional Fellowship Trainee in Remote Anaesthesia (6 months)

PF0073

1

Wellington Hospital

Provisional Fellowship Trainee in Research in Anaesthesia

PF0143

2

Wellington Hospital

Provisional Fellowship trainee in Neuroanaesthesia (6 months)

PF0223

1

Whangarei Hospital

Provisional Anaesthetic Fellow

PF0302

1

Northern Territory

Hospital

Position title

Position ID

Approved positions

Royal Darwin Hospital, NT

Anaesthetic Provisional Fellow

PF0031

6

Royal Darwin Hospital, NT

Simulation, Education and Clinical Fellowship

PF0242

1

Royal Darwin Hospital, NT

Perioperative Medicine Fellow

PF0244

1

Royal Darwin Hospital, NT

Peri-operative Goal-directed TTE Fellowship

PF0316

1

Royal Darwin Hospital, NT

High Risk Obstetric and Women's Health Anaesthesia Fellow

PF0318

1

Queensland

Hospital

Position title

Position ID

Approved positions

Bundaberg Hospital

Education Fellow in Anaesthesia

PF0194

1

Cairns Base Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Regional Anaesthesia

PF0094

1

Cairns Base Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Obstetric Anaesthesia and Analgesia

PF0120

1

Cairns Base Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Anaesthesia

PF0272

1

Caboolture Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Anaesthesia

PF0226

2

Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service

Provisional Fellow, Anaesthetics

PF0078

14

Ipswich Hospital

Provisional Fellow

PF0033

2

Ipswich Hospital

Regional Anaesthesia Provisional Fellowship (6 months)

PF0294

1

Ipswich Hospital

Perioperative Medicine Anaesthesia Provisional Fellowship (6 months)

PF0295

1

LifeFlight Retrieval Medicine

Retrieval Registrars (40 weeks with 10 weeks in CAT)

PF0011

4

Logan Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Anaesthesia

PF0049

3

Mackay Base Hospital

Regional Anaesthesia Fellowhip

PF0237

1

Mater Health Services

Fellow in Anaesthesia

PF0189

4

Prince Charles Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Anaesthesia

PF0171

1

Prince Charles Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia

PF0172

2

Princess Alexandra Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Anaesthesia

PF0025

2

Princess Alexandra Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Acute Pain and Regional Anaesthesia

PF0026

1

Princess Alexandra Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Cardiac Anaesthesia and Perfusion

PF0027

1

Princess Alexandra Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Trauma Anaesthesia

PF0028

1

Princess Alexandra Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Hepatobiliary and Transplant Anaesthesia

PF0029

1

Princess Alexandra Hospital

Advanced Airway Provisional Fellowship

PF0190

1

Princess Alexandra Hospital

Research Provisional Fellowship

PF0232

1

Princess Alexandra Hospital

General Provisional Fellowship in Colorectal

PF0245

1

Princess Alexandra Hospital

Provisional Fellowship in Neuro-anaesthesia

PF0246

1

Princess Alexandra Hospital

General Provisional Fellowship in Upper GI

PF0247

1

Princess Alexandra Hospital

Provisional Fellowship in Vascular Anaesthesia

PF0248

1

Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Anaesthesia

PF0178

2

Queensland Children's Hospital

Fellow in Paediatric Anaesthesia and / or Anaesthesia and Intensive Care

PF0175

5

Redcliffe Hospital

Provisional Fellow, Anaesthesia

PF0001

2

Rockhampton Base Hospital

Orthopaedic/Regional Provisional Fellow

PF0255

1

Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital

Senior Registrar/Anaesthesia Provisional Fellowship Year

PF0048

15

Sunshine Coast University Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Anaesthesia

PF0243

6

Sunshine Coast University Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Regional Anaesthesia / Acute Pain (RAAP)

PF0286

1

Surgical, Treatment and Rehabilitation Service

STARS Anaesthesia Provisional Fellowship (6 months)

PF0322

2

Toowoomba Hospital

Anaesthetic Registrar/Provisional Fellow

PF0118

2

Toowoomba Hospital

Regional Anaesthetic Fellowship

PF0292

2

Townsville University Hospital

Provisional Fellow (Clinical Education)

PF0090

1

Townsville University Hospital

Provisional Fellow (General)

PF0133

2

Townsville University Hospital

Provisional Fellow (Ultrasound)

PF0253

1

Townsville University Hospital

Provisional Fellow (Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia)

PF0301

1

Townsville University Hospital

Provisional Fellow (Trauma Anaesthesia)

PF0320

1

South Australia

Hospital

Position title

Position ID

Approved positions

Flinders Medical Centre

Hepato-biliary Anaesthesia Provisional Fellowship

PF0017

1

Flinders Medical Centre

Obstetric Anaesthesia Provisional Fellowship

PF0018

1

Flinders Medical Centre

Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia Provisional Fellowship

PF0019

1

Flinders Medical Centre

Regional Anaesthesia Provisional Fellowship

PF0020

1

Flinders Medical Centre

Vascular Anaesthesia Provisional Fellowship

PF0021

1

Flinders Medical Centre

Simulation and Medical Education Provisional Fellowship

PF0022

1

Flinders Medical Centre

Provisional Fellow in Anaesthesia

PF0234

4

Flinders Medical Centre

Provisional Fellow in Neuroanaesthesia

PF0251

1

Flinders Medical Centre

Research Provisional Fellowship (Anaesthesia)

PF0321

1

Lyell McEwin Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Anaesthesia

PF0002

3

Lyell McEwin Hospital

Obstetric Fellowship

PF0003

1

Lyell McEwin Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Regional Anaesthesia

PF0050

2

Royal Adelaide Hospital

Provisional Fellowship Training in Airway

PF0147

1

Royal Adelaide Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Hyperbaric Medicine/Anaesthesia

PF0153

1

Royal Adelaide Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Anaesthesia

PF0157

5

Royal Adelaide Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Regional Anaesthesia

PF0182

1

Royal Adelaide Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia

PF0188

1

Royal Adelaide Hospital

Provisional Fellowship Training in Simulation

PF0192

1

Royal Adelaide Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Anaesthesia - Acute Pain Medicine

PF0222

1

Royal Adelaide Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Perioperative Medicine

PF0315

1

Royal Flying Doctor Service (SA/NT)

Senior Registrar, Retrieval Services

PF0309

1

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Provisional Fellowship – Upper GI/Hepatobiliary Anaesthesia and ERAS

PF0205

2

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Provisional Fellowship - Airway and crisis management education

PF0289

1

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Provisional Fellowship (Registrar) in Research in Anaesthesia & Pain Medicine

PF0307

1

Women's and Children's Hospital (Paediatric)

Provisional Fellowship in Paediatric Anaesthesia

PF0256

4

Women's and Children's Hospital (Obstetrics )

Provisional Fellowship in Obstetric Anaesthesia

PF0260

4

Tasmania

Hospital

Position title

Position ID

Approved positions

Launceston General Hospital

Anaesthetic Senior Registrar

PF0079

2

Royal Hobart Hospital

Anaesthetic Senior Registrar

PF0015

4

Royal Hobart Hospital

Provisional Fellow General

PF0215

1

Victoria

Hospital

Position title

Position ID

Approved positions

Alfred Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Anaesthesia (Trauma)

PF0097

2

Alfred Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Anaesthesia (Cardiac)

PF0098

2

Alfred Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Anaesthesia (General)

PF0099

9

Alfred Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Anaesthesia (Perioperative Medicine)

PF0252

1

Austin Health

Anaesthesia Fellow

PF0115

9

Austin Health

Cardiac/Hepatobiliary Anaesthesia Fellow

PF0005

3

Ballarat Base Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Anaesthesia

PF0052

2

Bendigo Hospital

Provisional Fellow Anaesthetist

PF0199

1

Box Hill Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Anaesthesia

PF0096

4

Casey Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Anaesthesia

PF0235

4

Dandenong Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Anaesthesia

PF0198

4

Frankston Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Anaesthesia

PF0012

3

Geelong Hospital

Anaesthetic Provisional Fellowship

PF0053

5

Geelong Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Anaesthesia (Regional)

PF0228

2

Geelong Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Anaesthesia (Cardiac)

PF0229

2

Geelong Hospital

Airway Provisional Fellowship

PF0303

2

Goulburn Valley Health

Anaesthetic Simulation Fellow

PF0284

1

Maroondah Hospital

Provisional Fellow

PF0122

1

Mercy Hospital For Women

Fellow in Anaesthesia

PF0013

4

Monash Medical Centre

Anaesthesia Fellow

PF0004

8

Northern Hospital

Senior Anaesthesia Registrar / Fellow

PF0024

3

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Anaesthetic Fellow

PF0112

5

Royal Children's Hospital

Anaesthesia Fellow

PF0014

13

Royal Melbourne Hospital

Anaesthesia Provisional Fellow

PF0047

16

Royal Melbourne Hospital

Neuroanaesthesia Provisional Fellowship Program

PF0275

2

Royal Melbourne Hospital

Education Provisional Fellowship

PF0310

2

Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital

Provisional Fellow

PF0123

4

Royal Women's Hospital

Provisional Fellowship/Senior Registrar

PF0054

6

St Vincent's Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Anaesthesia

PF0084

6

Werribee Mercy Hospital

Fellow in Anaesthesia

PF0216

1

Western Health Service

Anaesthetic, Simulation and Medical Education Provisional Fellow

PF0100

1

Western Health Service

Anaesthetic Provisional Fellow

PF0101

3

Western Health Service

Obstetric Anaesthesia Fellowship

PF0249

1

Western Health Service

Perioperative Medicine Provisional Fellowship

PF0265

1

Western Health Service

Fellowship in Environmentally Sustainable Anaesthesia

PF0282

1

Western Australia

Hospital

Position title

Position ID

Approved positions

Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group

Anaesthesia Research Fellow

PF0165

1

Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group

Anaesthesia Regional Fellow

PF0167

4

Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group

Obstetric Anaesthesia Fellow

PF0168

2

Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group

Airway Provisional Fellow

PF0169

2

Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group

Simulation Fellow

PF0170

2

Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group

General Provisional Fellow

PF0173

10

Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group

Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia Fellow

PF0174

2

Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group

Perioperative Fellowship

PF0212

2

Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group

Anaesthesia for Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Surgery Provisional Fellowship

PF0269

2

Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group Provisional Fellowship in Anaesthesia (Vascular Surgery) PF0280 2

Joondalup Health Campus

General Anaesthetic Fellowship

PF0051

4

Joondalup Health Campus

Regional Anaesthesia Fellow

PF0095

2

Joondalup Health Campus

Peri-operative Goal Directed Cardiac Ultrasound Fellowship (6 months)

PF0116

3

Joondalup Health Campus

Simulation and Medical Education Fellow

PF0117

2

King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women

Fellow Anaesthetics (6 months)

PF0042

4

Perth Children’s Hospital

Anaesthesia Senior Registrar Provisional Fellow (6 months – paediatric anaesthesia)

PF0023

2

Perth Children’s Hospital

Anaesthesia Fellowship (8 months in paediatric anaesthesia/4 months in PICU)

PF0236

3

Perth Children’s Hospital

Paediatric Provisional Fellowship Year in Clinical Anaesthesia

PF0274

1

Royal Flying Doctor Service

Provisional Fellow in Anaesthesia and Emergency Medicine

PF0218

2

Royal Perth Hospital

Regional Anaesthesia Fellowship (6 months)

PF0102

3

Royal Perth Hospital

Airway Fellowship (6 months)

PF0103

2

Royal Perth Hospital

Research Fellowship

PF0108

3

Royal Perth Hospital

Malignant Hyperthermia Fellow

PF0109

1

Royal Perth Hospital

Simulation Fellowship

PF0110

2

Royal Perth Hospital

Trauma Anaesthesia Fellow

PF0180

2

Royal Perth Hospital

General Fellow (Senior Registrar)

PF0240

8

Royal Perth Hospital

Perioperative Medicine Fellowship

PF0293

2

Royal Perth Hospital

Human Factors in Healthcare Fellowship

PF0311

4

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

Provisional Fellowship in Anaesthesia Simulation and Clinical Education (6 months)


PF0135

2

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

Regional Anaesthesia Fellowship (6 months)

PF0136

2

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

Research Fellow

PF0324

1

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

Provisional Fellow in Anaesthesia, General (6 months)

PF0137

8

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

Neuro Anaesthesia Fellowship (6 months)

PF0213

1

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

Peri-Operative Fellowship (6 months)

PF0259

1

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

Peri-Operative Allergy Fellowship (6 months)

PF0325

1

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

Echocardiography Fellowship

PF0273

4

St John of God Midland Hospital

General Anaesthesia Provisional Fellowship

PF0197

2

Training sites

Hospitals are encouraged to seek pre-approval for an ongoing study plan, also known as predefined position. These study plans are valid for five years and are approved by the Provisional Fellowship Subcommittee. 

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Application guidelines for trainees and training sites

These guidelines will assist you in preparing an application for an individualised, overseas study plan training sites pre-approval. Scan, fax, or post application forms to the college along with a position description. An original copy of the form is not required. All questions on the application form must to be addressed with as much detail as possible.

Position description standards

You should address each of the following standards in the position description. There is considerable variability in provisional fellowship positions and applications can be quite different. 

  • Clinical experience: Describe the range and volume of clinical practice case numbers) that will be available to the trainee and how this practice will enable them to complete the requirements of provisional fellowship training. This needs to be demonstrated by a typical weekly roster. Clinical experience must meet the requirement set by regulation 37.
  • Supervision: Detail the levels of supervision offered to the trainee and how/if these will be altered throughout the course of the term to suit the trainees transition into independent practice.
  • Supervisory roles and assessment: Outline the level of access trainees will have to qualified supervision and assessment, including methods of assessment as per the ANZCA curriculum, such as WBAs and CPRs.
  • Education and teaching: Outline the opportunities within the department to allow provisional fellowship trainees to develop formal and informal teaching skills.
  • Transition to independent practice: Stipulate how the position will facilitate the trainee’s transition into independent practice. It should be made clear what the difference is between the provisional fellowship position and; other training positions, consultant positions.
  • Clinical leadership: Outline how and when trainees are given the opportunity to develop their clinical leadership capacity, such as training junior trainees and managing the caseload/list independently.
  • Clinical support time/non-clinical time: State how much time/how many sessions per week are dedicated to the clinical support activities of research, audit, teaching or administration, to meet the requirement set by regulation 37.

Frequently Asked Questions

All applications

What is the purpose of this application?

This application is intended to ensure that the PF position applied for meets the standards expected by ANZCA for training, supervision, and development of advanced technical and non-technical skills. Outlining the structure of the position in the application form offers transparency and clarity of expectations for the trainee, the training site, and for ANZCA. A well-designed Provisional Fellowship position has benefits to both the trainee and training site.

How are applications reviewed for approval?

Completed applications are submitted to ANZCA Training for formal review. Applications are initially reviewed to ensure all information and required documents are included, and then forwarded to the ANZCA Provisional Fellowship Program Subcommittee (PFPSC) for review and voting.
All members of the PFPSC receive the application and supporting documentation within XXX days of a complete submission being received. The application is reviewed by each member of the PFPSC independently. To be approved, a minimum of 75% of committee members must assess the position as meeting the requirements for Provisional Fellowship. Following PFPSC voting, applicants will be informed of the outcome within within four weeks.
 
Where applications are unsuccessful, feedback is provided to the applicant as to the reasons for the decision, and opportunity for resubmission following amendments is made. Resubmissions will go back through the earlier described voting and outcome notification process.

Common reasons applications are returned for review

The most common reasons applications are returned for review by the applicant include:

  1. Inadequate Clinical Support Time (CST) or CST that is ad hoc in nature. CST must be regularly rostered, be entirely separate from any clinical duties, and make up a minimum of 10% of rostered sessions. This time should not overlap with recovery time from on-calls. The provided session planner should illustrate clearly how CST time is offered.
  2. Application forms not signed by the appropriate Supervisor(s). For ‘Overseas or non-ANZCA accredited site applications’ this includes the ANZCA Supervisor nomination, in addition to the Site Supervisor Declaration on the final page.
  3. Application is submitted without the necessary supporting documents i.e. Employment Contract and Position Description
  4. The included Session Planners are unclear or not reflective of what is outlined in the Position Description
  5. The Session Planner is in conflict with fatigue management best practice as outlined in PG43(A): ‘Guideline on fatigue risk management in anaesthesia practice’ to the degree that it raises significant concerns about the quality of the educational environment in this setting.

How can the Provisional Fellowship experience be maximised?

ANZCA recognises that the goals and expectations of a Fellowship may vary depending on the role and the individual. To provide maximum benefit to both groups, ANZCA encourages clarity in published position descriptions, and early goal setting discussions between the site and trainee.
 

Individualised applications

What is the difference between a pre-approved and individualised fellowship?

A number of PF positions have undergone the application and approval process and are listed on the ANZCA website. These positions have been determined to meet the standards expected for PF training and do not require an individual to therefore seek approval for this position and time to be recognised towards training.

There are occasions where individuals seek to undertake PF training time in a site or role that has not undergone the approval process. This may include positions outside Australia & New Zealand. In these instances, the individual will need to submit an application to ANZCA with supporting documentation to demonstrate that this position meets the standards expected for training. Applications with at least 10 weeks / 20% clinical anaesthesia time (CAT) will be reviewed by the PFPSC. Applications with less than 10 weeks  / 20% CAT will be reviewed by the director of professional affairs in keeping with Reg 37.13.8.

The need to complete this process should not deter an individual from pursuing a position that they feel is of interest and professional benefit. Guidance is available to support individuals through this process, and assistance may be provided where required.

When should I submit my application?

In order to minimise delays to approval, ANZCA advises applicants to submit their individualised application as soon as possible after receiving the employment contract and position description necessary to make the application.

ANZCA does not encourage late application submissions, however trainees have up to four weeks following PF commencement to submit their completed application and supporting documents. This is to account for any administrative delays, including waiting for Final Examination results. Should the submission be more than four weeks late, Regulation 37, item 37.13.9 “Up to four weeks training prior to application may be approved as PFT” will apply.
 

Who should I include as a named ‘Supervisor’ on the application?

A nominated ANZCA Supervisor is required as part of every individualised application whether overseas or within Australia and New Zealand. A current or recent Supervisor of Training is typically the most appropriate individual in this instance. They will be required to periodically review trainee TPS submissions during the period covered by the application in order to validate time and assessments as appropriate.
 

How do I arrange for an overseas position to be accredited towards training?

Once a potentially suitable role has been identified, the individual should download and start to complete the appropriate ‘Individualised’ application form below:

The following individuals will also need to complete portions of this form:
  • A nominated Supervisor from the overseas site to complete the ‘Characteristics of position’
  • A nominated ANZCA Supervisor to complete the ‘Nomination’ section
The following documents will need to be submitted alongside the application form:
  • Employment Contract covering the dates specified in the application form, and stating the position applied for
  • Position Description. This is a document that provides the details of what this role entails, including core duties and responsibilities, and supervisory arrangements. This is separate to the Employment Contract which typically does not include such details, and must be submitted as part of the application.

I am part of an overseas site assisting with an individualised application by a prospective Provisional Fellow. How should I best complete this application?

ANZCA encourages overseas sites to share as much information as possible, with consideration as to why they are inviting the ANZCA Provisional Fellow to join their team, what skill set their unit offers, and what clinical and non-clinical opportunities are there for the Provisional Fellow in this time.

The College is happy to provide further clarification and guidance should there be uncertainty as to how best to complete an application. Please contact the training team.
 

Training Site Applications

What is the purpose of the Session Planner, and how do I complete it?

The Session Planner provides an indication of the typical work pattern of the PF including CST and CAT/OCT as appropriate. The planner provides information around the frequency of sub-specialty or service theatre lists where relevant, or other non-clinical activities such as simulation, education or research sessions. Further valuable information around the structure of any on-calls or after-hours work, including rostering practices surrounding these shifts is also utilised to inform an approval decision.

The Session Planner template included in the application form may be too simple in order to reflect the detail above, in which case the PFPSC will review alternative templates that are submitted in lieu. Commonly, sites opt to include a template that covers a longer timeframe, and incorporates after-hours periods in a tabular format.

The Session Planner does not need to be a precise replica of a roster, but is intended to demonstrate an average roster pattern over a period of time, and includes examples of how after-hours work is rostered where relevant to the position.

What is the purpose of Clinical Support Time (CST) and how much is required?

Clinical Support Time is an integral component of PF training, and a requirement of all PF positions as outlined in Regulation 37. In practical terms, this equates to a minimum of 10% of rostered sessions being allocated to CST.

This time provides the PF opportunity to develop non-clinical skills in accordance with ANZCA Roles in Practice, and explore areas of interest beyond the clinical setting. These interests may demonstrate benefit to the individual and/or training site. Regularly scheduled CST allows for greater planning, time-management and engagement with such activities which provides for a richer overall experience and the opportunity for more meaningful professional development.
 

What information is required when detailing level of supervision?

As the nature of PF positions is highly variable, the level of supervision required is equally so. In order to maximise the PF experience, ANZCA encourages clarity of expectations around supervision in Position Descriptions, and early discussion between PFs and Supervisors to navigate expectations.

Providing details around the level of supervision allows for the PFPSC to understand the purpose of the position, for example whether it is increased independence, or opportunities for supervised practice and specific learning. Further to this, the information provided indicates how this is achieved.
As this remains a supervised training position, there is an expectation that some form of supervision will remain in place at all times.
 

What information is required when detailing how Workplace Based Assessments are completed?

Provisional Fellows are required to complete a limited, but valuable set of mandatory Workplace Based Assessments comprising two Case-Based Discussions and one Multi-Source Feedback during the 12 months FTE allocated to Provisional Fellowship. These assessments need not be all completed at one site if the PF year is divided between more than one area, but this number of assessments is the minimum required, with PFs welcome to complete additional WBA opportunities for their personal benefit should they so wish.  

This component of the application should outline the understanding the department holds as to which WBAs are able to be completed at the site, what local mechanisms exist to facilitate this, and whether there are specialists within the department skilled at the provision of feedback and supportive of reflective practice.
 

What information is required when detailing what opportunities for professional development are available?

Given the variety of Provisional Fellowships, the opportunities for professional development will be diverse and may be linked to particular strengths or focus of the site. This component of the application should outline what opportunities exist within this role and how the PF will be supported to access these. This information is helpful for the Subcommittee to understand the type of experience being offered to the trainee, and how this role promotes the broader professional development of the trainee during their time at this site.
 

Last updated 09:42 11.07.2024