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
There is a requirement for completion of an emergency medicine course as part of the GP anaesthesia training within the last four years, or for a secure position to be confirmed within a future course. The approved courses are:
- Anaesthetic Crisis Resource Management (ACRM)
- Emergency Life Support Course (ELS)
- Rural Emergency Skills Training (ACRRM REST)
- Clinical Emergency Management Program (CEMP) Advanced (this course has now been discontinued. It can be counted towards training if completed during 2017-19)
- 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.
For registrars who have not completed the emergency medicine course prior to their training completion date advice of a secure position in a future course is to be advised. The certificate of satisfactory completion of the course is to be supplied to the JCCA within two weeks of completion. This regulation relates to the JCCA’s training. If a registrar intends to apply for the RACGP’s FARGP or the FACRRM it is recommended that they contact the relevant College to enquire on regulations for completion of emergency medicine courses for application for these awards.
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.
Information for training supervisors and registrars re potential disruption to training time due to COVID-19
Training supervisors and registrars can access information and advice from the JCCA on the potential for disruption to the JCCA’s GP anaesthesia training during 2020 due to COVID-19 in the document below
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.