College bursaries

15 November 2023

Applications for 2024 bursaries are now open.

Every year, the college offers a number of bursaries to assist trainees who are experiencing financial hardship. Eligible anaesthetic and pain medicine trainees can receive up to a 50 per cent reduction in their annual training fees. All applicants will also receive an extension to the annual training fee due date.
Applicants must be registered as a trainee with ANZCA or FPM. Successful applicants will be notified by the end of February 2024. 

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Applications close 31 January 2024

Key information

  1. All bursary applications are assessed equally, regardless of an applicants’ gender, race, religion, or other personal attributes.  
  2. Bursary applications must be received by the due date of 31 January 2024.
  3. The college provides a maximum of 20 bursaries per year. Successful applicants will receive a 50 per cent reduction of the annual training fee.
  4. Applicants must be registered as a trainee with ANZCA or FPM.
  5. New trainees are also encouraged to apply, and may be eligible for a 50 per cent refund of their annual training fee
  6. Those not eligible to apply include:
    • Applicants to the training program.
    • Trainees who are suspended or have conditions placed on their registration.
    • Trainees undergoing a trainee performance review (TPR) process.
  7. The bursary assessment process includes a review of trainee income and expenditure. This assessment is made on the basis of information supplied by the trainee using the bursary application form, supporting documentation, and the minutes of previous Trainee Bursary Evaluation Sub-Committee meetings.
  8. Factors considered for eligibility include:
    • Voluntary or low paying humanitarian service.
    • Illness (including personal or family related illness that impacts a trainee’s ability to work full time or reduces a trainee’s ability to work).
    • Unexpected expenses beyond an applicant’s reasonable control.
  9. Factors not considered for eligibility include:
    • Reduced income due to parental leave.
    • School fees.
    • Mortgage(s), hire-purchase(s) or loan repayments.
    • Completing multiple training programs.
  10. Final approval to award ANZCA training bursaries lies with the Trainee Bursary Evaluation Sub-Committee.

For further information, please contact the Training and Assessments team.

Last updated 09:22 15.11.2023