Courses and resources

All of our trainees, fellows, SIMGs, and specialist doctors participating in our CPD program have access to our calendar of clinical teaching courses, workshops, and webinars, as well as our e-learning platform, Networks.

Training & Exams Resource Hub

This hub has been designed for trainees and educators participating in the ANZCA, FPM and DHM training programs to identify suitable training and education resources, and includes online access to the Primary Exam Reading List.

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COVID-19 - information for trainees

We encourage all ANZCA 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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Networks: Our online learning portal

Through Networks, we offer a wide range of free online courses and resources to support the personal and professional development of our fellows and trainees.

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EMAC course

Effective Management of Anaesthetic Crises (EMAC) is a simulation-based course focused on managing anaesthetic emergencies. It consists of five modules, run over two and a half days, and is a compulsory requirement of the anaesthesia training program.

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ANZCA Educators Program

Learn to teach with our modular practical teaching course. It's available to all fellows, trainees and specialist international medical graduates, with course modules being delivered throughout the year in major centres around Australia and New Zealand.

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Introduction to anaesthesia course

We strongly encourage all new trainees to attend this free, one-day orientation course. It covers everything you need to know about training to be a specialist anaesthetist, and it's a great opportunity to meet other registrars in your local training cohort.

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Primary exam preparation courses (formerly Part 1)

We offer a range of activities around Australia and New Zealand specially designed to help trainees prepare for the written and oral components of the ANZCA primary exams. Find out what's available in your area.

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Final exam preparation courses (formerly Part 2)

We strongly encourage all trainees preparing for the ANZCA final exam to take advantage of the refresher courses and mock vivas we run in major centres around Australia and New Zealand.

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FPM centralised trainee tutorials

The centralised trainee tutorial program is an exciting initiative introduced in 2021 to provide all pain medicine trainees with access to a formalised teaching program and regular opportunities to engage with other trainees.

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Pain medicine clinical skills courses

Our basic and advanced clinical skills courses are designed to support pain medicine trainees.

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Better Pain Management program

Better Pain Management is a professional, high quality online education program developed by the Faculty of Pain Medicine. 

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Upcoming courses and events

Find out what's on, from exam preparation to EMAC

ANZCA Educators Program (Brisbane)

14 September 2021 - 17 September 2021 | ANZCA Qld Office

This three and a half day AEP event equips clinicians with the skills and knowledge to engage...

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2021 Combined SIG meeting

9 July 2021 - 11 July 2021 | Riley Crystalbrook

Join us for the 2021 Combined Communication, Education, Welfare and Leadership and Management SIG...

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Anaesthesia Research Coordinators Network in-service session

8 July 2021 | Webinar

Join us on Thursday 8 July, 1-2pm AEST for the next Anaesthesia Research Coordinators Network in...

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ANZCA Educators Program (Auckland)

9 November 2021 - 10 November 2021 | University of Auckland

This one and a half day ANZCA Educators Program (AEP) aims to equip clinicians with the skills...

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ANZCA Educators Program (Cairns)

7 July 2021 - 9 July 2021 | Double Tree By Hilton Cairns

This is a two and a half day event open to fellows, specialist international medical graduates...

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ANZCA Educators Program (Christchurch)

11 August 2021 - 13 August 2021 | Christchurch

This is a two and a half day event open to fellows, specialist international medical graduates...

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ANZCA Educators Program (Darwin)

22 November 2021 - 24 November 2021 | Darwin, NT

This two and half day day AEP event equip clinicians with the skills and knowledge to enable...

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ANZCA Educators Program (Hobart)

29 July 2021 - 31 July 2021 | Hobart

This is a two and a half day event open to fellows, specialist international medical graduates...

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ANZCA Educators Program (Sydney)

10 November 2021 - 12 November 2021 | NSW Regional Office

This is a three-day event open to fellows, specialist international medical graduates...

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Final exam preparation course (NZ)

29 July 2021 - 31 July 2021 | Wellington Hospital

This three-day course is focussed on the medical and anaesthetic viva components of the final...

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Final exam refresher course (Auckland)

14 June 2021 - 25 June 2021 | Auckland

This fortnight-long intensive course covers many of the core curriculum topics that could be...

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NSW final exam refresher course

6 December 2021 - 10 December 2021 | Northside Conference Centre

This full-time, five day intensive course covers many of the core curriculum topics that could be...

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NSW Introduction to Anaesthesia

13 November 2021 | Venue TBC

This free one day course is aimed at new trainees about to commence anaesthetic training.

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NSW primary exam refresher course

5 July 2021 - 9 July 2021 | Northside Conference Centre

A five-day course (formerly called the part 1) for ANZCA trainees preparing for the primary exams.

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NSW primary exam refresher course

29 November 2021 - 3 December 2021 | Northside Conference Centre

A five-day course (formerly called the part 1) for ANZCA trainees preparing for the primary exams.

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Queensland ASBD workshop

26 June 2021 | ANZCA QLD regional office

Join us for the acute severe behavioural disturbance (ASBD) workshop, and facilitator training...

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Queensland final exam refresher course

26 July 2021 - 30 July 2021 | ANZCA QLD regional office

This full-time, five day intensive course covers many of the core curriculum topics that could be...

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Queensland final practice viva

5 October 2021 - 8 October 2021 | ANZCA QLD regional office

Two free mock viva sessions designed to help trainees prepare for the ANZCA final exam

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Queensland primary lecture program, series 2

17 July 2021 - 13 November 2021 | Brisbane, Queensland

Interactive long course held over five Saturdays covering core topics of the primary examination.

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Queensland primary practice viva

2 September 2021 - 8 September 2021 | ANZCA QLD regional office

A series of two free mock viva sessions designed to help trainees prepare for the ANZCA primary...

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Queensland primary viva weekend course

2 October 2021 - 3 October 2021 | ANZCA QLD regional office

This intensive course consists of continuous practice vivas to help trainees prepare for the...

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SA primary exam refresher course

28 June 2021 - 2 July 2021 | ANZCA SA Regional Office

This full-time, five day intensive course covers many of the core curriculum topics that could be...

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Victoria final anatomy course

26 July 2021 | ANZCA House

A comprehensive one-day course covering the anatomy knowledge required to pass the ANZCA final...

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Victoria final exam refresher course

19 July 2021 - 23 July 2021 | ANZCA House

This full-time, week-long intensive course covers many of the core curriculum topics that could...

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Victoria final practice viva

4 October 2021 - 13 October 2021 | Various locations

A series of four free mock viva sessions designed to help trainees prepare for the ANZCA final...

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Victoria primary exam refresher course

15 November 2021 - 26 November 2021 | ANZCA House

This full-time, ten day long intensive course covers many of the core curriculum topics that...

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Victoria primary practice viva

6 September 2021 - 15 September 2021 | Various locations

A series of four free practice viva sessions to assist trainees in preparing for the ANZCA...

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