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Anaesthesia Diploma


RACGP Rural is working with the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) in developing a Diploma of Rural General Practice Anaesthesia (DRGPA).

Please note that the name of the qualification is still to be determined.

The DRGPA would facilitate:

  • consistency of anaesthetic training
  • access to established educational resources to supplement the clinical based training program
  • standardised examination process
  • linking ongoing CPD to the currency of the qualification.

RACGP Representation

A Consultative Working Group (CWG) formed with members of all three Colleges is tasked with the development of the DRGPA.

All the RACGP representatives are rural GPAs committed to the interests of our members and their patients.

Ongoing management

The ongoing governance of the DRGPA will be decided by all three Colleges (RACGP, ANZCA and ACRRM) and RACGP Rural will strongly advocate for the best outcomes for our members.

Updates on the progress of the Anaesthesia Diploma will be added to this page.

If you should have any questions or comments about the DRGPA or for our representatives on the CWG please email rural@racgp.org.au.