ANZCA Educators Program (AEP)

Learn to teach with the ANZCA Educators Program.

This is an interactive five module course, delivered over 1.5 days, designed to equip anaesthetists and faculty of pain medicine specialists with the knowledge and skills to be competent clinical teachers.



We have recently undertaken a review to ensure the program is in line with current medical education theory. 

It is available to all fellows, specialist international medical graduates and trainees (other than introductory trainees). The course is delivered in locations around Australia and New Zealand. 

The course includes pre-course reading and a post course activity.

Five core modules

Planning effective learning and teaching

Focuses on the core elements required to plan and deliver effective learning and teaching experiences with emphasis on psychological safety, needs assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation, and reflection.

Facilitating learning in clinical settings 1

Enables the participants to apply tools to facilitate learning in the clinical setting, consider utilising planned and opportunistic learning, concepts related to teaching a technical skill and adapting teaching and learning in a variety of clinical settings.

Facilitating learning in clinical settings 2

Delves into feedback and clinical supervision. The feedback section looks at models for an effective feedback conversation and opportunity to apply the theoretical concepts into practice. The clinical supervision section explores the factors required for effective clinical supervision and provides opportunity to consider relevant supervision based on clinical scenarios.

Assessment and evaluation in medical education

Provides an overview of the key concepts in assessment, focuses on WBAs as learning tools and relationship with the feedback conversation and considers evaluation of the learning and teaching encounter from a learner and teacher perspective.

Teaching in non-clinical settings

Enables the participants to actively engage in a variety of approaches to engage small groups of learners in interactive learning and teaching experiences including a small group discussion. Exploration of approaches to working with different participant behaviours that may disrupt leaning in a group will be covered.

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Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Participants of the ANZCA and FPM CPD program will be able to claim time spent at AEP under the Knowledge and skills category ‘Short format learning’ activity.

Trainees and Scholar role activity exemptions

The course provides an opportunity for trainees to be exposed to activities relevant for the Scholar role activities.

Trainees who complete the five core AEP modules and undertake the post-course activity will get credit towards the scholar role activities modules “teach a skill” and “facilitate a group discussion/running a tutorial”.

Further details can be found in on page 41 of the ANZCA Handbook for Training.

Cancellation policy

Click here to view ANZCA event’s cancellation policy.

Refund for cancellation of registration is subject to the following deadlines and administrative charges:

Cancellation Date

Administrative Charge

At least two (2) months prior to the event start date

Refund issued less cancellation fee equal to 10% (excluding GST) of the registration fee paid

Between two (2) months and two (2) weeks prior to the event start date

Refund issued less cancellation fee equal to 50% (excluding GST) of the registration fee paid

Less than two (2) weeks prior to the event start date

No refund issued

COVID-safe updates

The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists will take all reasonable steps to provide the safest possible environment for our participants, facilitators and staff.  We will be guided by the government health and safety measures and will work closely with the venues and all suppliers to plan and implement a COVID-19 safety plan.

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Last updated 11:21 29.08.2023