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Advance your career, expand your professional network, and remain at the forefront of Australian anaesthesia by joining the ASA today.

Applications are generally approved within 5 business days. For inquiries or assistance with membership, please reach out to us at 1800 806 654 or via email.

Answer some questions to confirm if you qualify for this membership type.

Become a Trainee Member

We extend membership to medical graduates engaged in pre-vocational medical education and training, who have an interest in pursuing a career in anaesthesia, as well as medical practitioners registered as trainees with the Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA).

Trainee members enjoy a range of benefits and can attend the Annual General Meeting but do not have voting rights.

Membership benefits

Get a head start to your anaesthetics career by joining the ASA your professional community.

Gain access to a range of valuable resources, including online materials to enhance your interview skills, online subscriptions to the Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Journal and Australian Anaesthesia magazine and networking opportunities to connect with professionals in the field.

Key Benefits:

  • Super Saturdays: Q & A style panel for expert advice on joining the training program
  • Trainee Handbook
  • Access to online resources to learn more about the specialty
  • CPD Home: discounted rates to access their easy and intuitive CPD management system.

 

Enhance your chances of success in primary exams with ASA’s expert guidance and support.

Access resources and expert advice to improve your exam performance, connect with the ASA Trainee Members Group (TMG) which offers an independent voice and secure member rates to attend our National Scientific Congress (NSC) for professional development and networking.

Key Benefits:

  • Primary exam support sessions and Part 1 Mock Exam
  • Online educational resources
  • Opportunity to apply for CIG Scholarships valued at $5000 (AUD) to attend annual anaesthesia conferences in UK, USA or Canada
  • Opportunity to apply for CRASH Scholarships valued at $200 (AUD) when returning from a period of leave

Maximise your potential for success across final exams with ASA’s expert guidance and resources.

Access resources and expert advice to improve your exam performance, connect with the ASA Trainee Members Group (TMG) which offers an independent voice and secure member rates to attend our National Scientific Congress (NSC) for professional development and networking.

Key Benefits:

  • Final exam support sessions
  • Free Anaesthetic Crisis Manual (ACM) educational resource for Part 1 exam – valued at $55
  • Free ASA logo branded theatre cap – valued at $45
  • Opportunity to apply for CIG Scholarships valued at $5000 (AUD) to attend annual anaesthesia conferences in UK, USA or Canada
  • Opportunity to apply for CRASH Scholarships valued at $200 (AUD) when returning from a period of leave

Empowering your transition into public or private practice as you embark on a fulfilling career in anaesthesia.

Belong to your professional community to influence decisions affecting the specialty. Access continuing professional development and networking, enhance your leadership skills by volunteering on our various Committees, connect with likeminded anaesthetist and pursue your passion, participate in ASA Workforce Survey mapping the future of profession and access scholarships, prizes and grants championing scientific excellence*.

Key Benefits:

  • Career development courses focusing on contract negotiation (public versus private) and what pitfalls to avoid, IFC and RVG billing
  • CPD accredited courses focussing on subspecialty with social component
  • Relative Value Guide (RVG) to assist with patient billing
  • Opportunity to apply for CIG Scholarships valued at $5000 (AUD) to attend annual anaesthesia conferences in UK, USA or Canada
  • Free ASA logo branded theatre cap (valued at $45)
  • Free NSC registration reimbursement claim (valued up to $1000) * T & C apply.

Progress path

 

TRAINEE
PMET: FREE *

Intern/RMO 2-3 years

Super Saturday

Trainee Q&A Panel

Insights on how to get into training

Trainee Handbook

AMA CPD home: discounted junior doctor rates

 

 

TRAINEE
Introductory / Basic: Free

 2 years

Primary exam support

SAQ & VIVA sessions

Trainee Handbook

Independent voice via TMG Committee

 

 

 

TRAINEE
Advanced: $ 187.44    

 2 years

Final exam support

SAQ & VIVA sessions

Anaesthetic Crisis

Manual (ACM) essential
for final exam preparation
valued at $55.

ASA branded theatre
cap valued at $46

 

TRAINEE
Provisonal Fellow:      $ 561

1 year

Part 3

How to succeed beyond
training

Apply for CIG Scholarships
valued at $5000* T&C
apply

Relative Value Guide
(RVG) and Medicare
compliance

 

ORDINARY
First Year Fellow: $935.88

1 year prior to full Ordinary

Relative Value Guide
(RVG)


AMA CPD Home:
discounted rates

Free NSC/CSC Registration
valued at $1000* T&C
apply

Advocacy

*For PMET applications please provide best estimates for training commencement dates, otherwise it may delay the approval process. If your circumstances change – the training dates can be amended later.

For further information on any of these please get in touch with our Membership Services Team at 1800 806 654 or membership@asa.org.au

Membership Rates (Standard Members)

Category Yearly rate (incl GST) Monthly rate (incl GST)
Prevocational Medical Education and Training Complimentary Complimentary
Introductory/Basic Trainee Complimentary Complimentary
Advanced Trainee $187.44 $15.62
Provisional Fellow $561.00 $46.75
*Part time – Provisional Fellow $279.84 $23.32

*Fees cover the calendar year and exclude GST. Pro-rata fees are available for those joining later in the year.

NZSA Trainee – NZSA Member and ANZCA Trainee

Gain access to ASA’s education resources, expert guidance, and support for your exams.

Who is eligible to apply:

  • NZSA trainee member

  • Registered as ANZCA trainee.

  • MCNZ Medical Registration Number, to confirm they are registered medical practitioners to practice in NZ.

Overseas based Trainees will be entitled to receive e-notices, e-journals and education e-resources but won’t be able to attend or vote at business meetings.

Upon achieving FANZCA they will not be automatically transfer to Ordinary membership unless they relocate and are registered to practice in Australia.

This essentially means that their ASA trainee membership will end upon FANZCA completion for NZSA trainee members.

  • Primary and Final exam support sessions and Part 1 mock exam.
  • Trainee Handbook and online education resources.
  • Independent voice via Trainee Members Group (TMG) Committee.
  • Parental leave guidance and advice.
  • Discounted rates to attend our annual National Scientific Congress.
  • Online access to AIC Journal for educational reading material.
  • Stay informed of topical issues affecting the specialty with your quarterly issue of Australian Anaesthetist (AA) magazine.

Membership Rates 

CategoryYearly rate (excl. GST)Monthly rate (excl. GST)
Introductory/Basic TraineeComplimentaryComplimentary
Advanced Trainee – Overseas $85.20$7.10
Provisional Fellow – Overseas$254.40$21.20

*Fees cover the calendar year and include GST. Pro-rata fees are available for those joining later in the year

What it means to be an ASA Trainee Member

I joined the ASA in 2023 as a PMET looking to gain entry into anaesthesia training. In this time, I found the Super Saturday Q&A incredibly helpful, as current registrars/fellows in training provided advice on the application and interview process. As a current trainee, there are various resources the ASA offers which I am finding incredibly useful in the lead up to sitting my exams. There are regular SAQ and VIVA sessions run by consultants over zoom, as well as education videos available through the ASA website to aid with exam preparations. And the best thing is that all of these resources are offered free to junior trainees! I would highly recommend joining the ASA to those looking to gain entry into training and for those preparing for exams.

Dr Praba Sekhar

Asa member since 2023

Trainee member benefits

Dr Vida Viliunas – ASA Education Office

Testimonials

ASA member Dr Richard Seglenieks describes his experience.