The following documents outline the course content and structure of the diploma.
To register for diploma of rural generalist anaesthesia training, applicants must:
- Be registered trainees with RACGP and/or ACRRM and have completed at least one year of their primary fellowship training OR have fellowship with RACGP or ACRRM; and
- Have obtained a position approved for rural generalist anaesthesia training; and
- Have completed an accredited Advanced Life Support 2 (ALS-2) course within 52 calendar weeks prior to commencing diploma of rural generalist anaesthesia training.
If you are a current trainee of ACRRM and / or RACGP, your primary college will send your registration information and documentation directly to ANZCA. You will receive confirmation once you are successfully registered in the RGA training program.
If you are a FACRRM and / or FRACGP, please use the button below to register for training in 2023.
ANZCA does not appoint trainees to accredited RGA training positions . If you are interested in undertaking the Rural Generalist Anaesthesia Training Program, please contact your primary college (ACRRM
) for advice on available training positions and application processes.
Recognition of prior learning and experience (RPLE) is a process to acknowledge previously completed anaesthesia training that is comparable and relevant to RGA training and the required competencies. This may then be used to gain credit towards the requirements of RGA training.
To be eligible for RPLE, you must:
- Be a fellow or trainee of RACGP or ACRRM and registered for RGA training
- Have completed training in a recognised anaesthesia training department and been part of a recognised anaesthesia training program
- Have performed at anaesthesia registrar/principal house officer or above level
- Be comparable with RGA training and the competency outcomes
For anaesthesia training more than 3 years old, applications must be supported by evidence including recent logbooks, upskilling courses / experience, and continuing professional development (CPD).
If you meet the above criteria, use the button below to apply.
Apply for RPLE
More information regarding RPLE can be found in section 1.6 of the Rural Generalist Anaesthesia Handbook for Training.