Anaesthetists in Australia complete seven years in post graduate training including; 2 years of prevocational experience and five years in specialist anaesthesia training after graduating from medical school.
The specialist qualification for Australia and New Zealand is Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. FANZCA set standards the training and accreditation of specialist anaesthetists.
In order to work in Australia as an anaesthetist your qualifications would to be assessed by the ANZCA on a case by case basis. Your Ochre consultant will be able to guide you with your enquiry.
Anaesthetists out of the UK with Full UK qualifications are generally considered substantially comparable to work in Australia.
Anaesthetists out of Ireland, USA, Canada, and South Africa are generally considered partially comparable. Following your assessment you may seek registration in an area of need position as a specialist or procedural GP.
Specialist trainees out of UK, Ireland, USA, Canada and South Africa with less than 2 years remaining may also apply.
Feel free to give us a call to talk about your experience and how we can help to get you registered and working in fantastic anaesthetics jobs in Australia.
Currently the New Zealand demand for Anaesthetists is greatest outside of the main centres.
Whether you are interested in a seaside location or looking to explore our mountains and lakes, there are some fantastic opportunities available in numerous locations around some of the most picturesque areas of New Zealand.
If you hold one of qualifications listed below you are eligible to work as a Locum Tenens Specialist for up to 12 months, and also to apply for Vocational Registration which has no restriction on the time you can work in New Zealand.
The approved specialist qualifications in Anaesthesia are:
- Fellowship of the Faculty of Anaesthetists, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons;
- Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists;
- Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (United Kingdom), along with the Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT/CCST);
- Fellowship of the Faculty of Anaesthetists, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland;
- Certificate of the American Board of Anaesthesiology;
- Specialist Certificate in Anaesthetics and Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada;
- Fellowship of the College of Anaesthetists (South Africa);
- Master of Medicine (Anaes), University of Cape Town, South Africa;
- Master of Medicine (Anaes), University of Pretoria, South Africa;
- Master of Medicine (Anaes), University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.
Doctors who hold a specialist qualification in Anaesthesia but not one of those listed above may be eligible to apply for Vocational Registration in New Zealand, allowing you to work at Consultant level. Please contact us for more information.
Doctors without specialist qualifications, but who have worked in Anaesthesia for a minimum of 30 hours per week for at least 33 out of the last 48 months in one of the following Comparable Health countries, are eligible to work in New Zealand at Registrar level, depending on your level of training and experience. Comparable Health System countries are:
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Norway, Republic of Ireland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States of America.
Each case is different, and there are a number of pathways to registration in New Zealand, so please register with us to have an in depth assessment of your eligibility and registration options with one of our Consultants.
Feel free to give us a call to talk about your experience and how we can help to get you registered and working in a fantastic New Zealand Anaesthesia position.