The JCCA supervises and examines GP registrars from the RACGP and ACRRM who are completing a 12 month advanced rural skills (ARS) / advanced specialised training (AST) post in anaesthesia, using the Curriculum for General Practitioner Anaesthesia, 6th edition, 2020 as the basis of the training. This training includes:
- A 12 month training period in a JCCA-accredited post
- A satisfactory report from the director of the training department. This report may be generated in a similar fashion to the in-training assessment process for ANZCA trainees. Registrars must produce this satisfactory report of training from their supervisor before they are permitted to sit for the examination.
- Success in the JCCA examination.
The JCCA, in liaison with ANZCA, inspects and accredits the ARS/AST training posts for these registrars, and oversees the examination process in anaesthesia. The training posts are mainly in ANZCA accredited hospitals, but there are some in ANZCA non-accredited hospitals. All hospitals accredited for ANZCA training are accepted for accreditation as a training post upon submission of relevant documentation relating to the GP anaesthesia training to be offered by the hospital.
Registrar enrolment in training
Registrars who have arranged a training position must enrol with the JCCA’s Secretariat at the commencement of training. The enrolment form is to be completed and forwarded to the JCC Secretariat at email@example.com.
An administration fee (includes GST) is due for the issue of the confirmation letter following successful completion of training and/or a statement of equivalence. Increases are applied at 1 July each year in line with the CPI increase.
Completion of emergency medicine course as part of training
Registrars training in 2022 with a completion date of February 2023 will be required to complete their emergency medicine course prior to 31 December 2022.
Completion of an emergency medicine course within the last four years is required as part of the GP anaesthesia training.
The approved courses are:
- Anaesthetic Crisis Resource Management (ACRM)
- Emergency Life Support Course (ELS)
- Rural Emergency Skills Training (ACRRM REST)
- Emergency Management of Anaesthetics Crises Course (EMAC). (It is the policy of the EMAC organisers that anyone attending EMAC must have first completed one year of accredited anaesthetic training (this includes the JCCA’s GP anaesthesia training).
Other courses may be considered by the JCCA. For clarification JCCA registrars should contact the JCCA Secretariat.
All JCCA registrars will be required to maintain a log book throughout their training. This log book will be needed to be reviewed by the supervisor at regular times throughout the training term. It will be assessed by the training supervisors as part of the end of training supervisors’ report. Or if preferred registrars can use the online log books of My Gas or Med Gas. These will still need to be signed off by the training supervisor as with the JCCA proforma.
The Joint Consultative Committee on Anaesthesia (JCCA) has prepared an explanatory document to be read in conjunction with its Paediatric Policy which is outlined in the Curriculum for General Practitioner Anaesthesia, 6th edition, 2020. This document can be downloaded below. It outlines the documentation which will be required at your end of training before assessment can take place to consider the issue of a letter of satisfactory completion of training.
- The paediatric log of cases is to be collated in a spreadsheet (template below) with the patients’ ages in order of age as follows:
- With the relevant (deidentified) details and date of each case
- Totals for each age range as detailed in the Paediatric policy are to be included
- newborn to 4yrs 364 days age ( ie less than 5 years)
- 5 yr 0 days to 9yr 364 days age (ie less than 10 years)
- Logbooks not provided in the correct format are unable to be accepted and will be returned to be updated.
- The paediatric log of cases is to be submitted by the registrar to the training supervisors at the time of preparation of their end of training report. The training supervisors will confirm the actual numbers of cases performed and include these numbers in the report. The log of cases is to be attached to the training supervisors’ report before submission to the JCCA.
Training supervisors' and exam reports
The training supervisors' and exam reports templates for the sixth edition can be downloaded from the list of documents below.
Introduction of the Diploma of Rural Generalist Anaesthesia (DRGA)
Rural GPs in Australia will be able to access a new rural generalist anaesthesia qualification from 2023 in a collaboration between the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA), the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).
The Diploma for Rural Generalist Anaesthesia will be available to rural generalist registrars seeking formal training and certification in anaesthesia who are enrolled in the fellowship of the ACRRM training program and/or the RACGP fellowship of advanced rural general practice training program.
A copy of the media release can be viewed here
There are some frequently asked questions to assist in answering queries about the diploma. You can find these on the ANZCA website here
For queries about the new DRGA that are not answered in the FAQs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
. This page will be regularly updated by ANZCA based on the queries received.
Curriculum for general practitioner anaesthesia, 6th Edition, 2020