Non Specialist Diplomas in EM and Non Specialist Training Schemes in EM

Medical practitioners wishing to become specialist Emergency Physicians should contact the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine directly.

Just visit and or discuss training options with accredited Emergency Departments (EDs) within Australia and New Zealand.

Non specialist training programs are being establishing in assorted jurisdictions due to manpower shortages, the need to ensure a skill acquisition and maintenance amongst " Career Medical Officers" (CMOs) in Australia and Medical Officers of special scale (MOSS) in New Zealand.

Across the Tasman, New Zealand offers courses in Community Emergency Medicine (see below link)
The University of Auckland


A Fellowship is available following the completion of that course and examination to the Accident and Medical Practitioner Association AMPA (see below link)

In Australia, non specialist training in EM is advancing in a more haphazard way. The newly created college of rural medicine (ACCRM) have created streams in EM that suit the needs of rural doctors working at district hospital level "Emergency Rooms" around the country. Please see below for further information!

Additionally, a diploma course in Emergency Medicine is offered by the University of Melbourne.

In New South Wales, curriculum objectives have been developed by NSW Health to ensure that non specialist CMOs in that state have the necessary skills to work in Emergency Departments.

**NEW Non Specialist Training and Diploma Schemes**
Multiple learned Colleges, Universities and Professional Associations now offer certificate or diploma qualifications for non specialists working in Emergency Medicine.

Such qualifications may in the future become minimum standard entry points for senior (non specialist EM physician) appointments in Australian Hospitals.

ACEM Emergency Medicine Certificate

The Emergency Medicine Certificate is a competency-based training program that is conducted in the workplace. Candidates are required to undertake at least six months of work placement within an emergency department under the supervision of an approved ACEM Supervisor.

During these six months, candidates are also required to complete three online units which include ongoing assessment at the completion of each module. Candidates can commence training at any time provided they have identified an approved supervisor.

Please contact ACEM for further details on 03 9320 0444 or for candidate information please visit:


Image Advanced Specialist Training program. A one year end of fellowship training program for ACRRM registrars working in accredited Emergency Departments.

For an information booklet please click here


Image A one year end of fellowship training program for RACGP registrars working in accredited Emergency Departments.

For an information booklet please click here

The Master of Clinical Medicine (Leadership and Management) (M Clin Med)(L+M) is a joint innovation of NSW Health and the University of Newcastle designed to develop hospital doctors to be clinical leaders with a broad perspective on patient care and hospital management.

Entry is open to doctors with at least three years full-time postgraduate medical experience who have a minimum one year continuous employment contract at 0.5 FTE level or above.

For further information please click here

Charles Sturt University

These courses are the only Emergency Management degrees offered by distance education in Australia. There is no other specific Emergency Management masters degree in Australia. The Bachelor of Emergency Management is the longest running undergraduate Emergency Management course in Australia.

Bachelor of Emergency Management – six years by distance education. This course is designed to give a broad appreciation from a middle management perspective of the concepts, principles and practices involved in effective emergency management. Developed for those persons already connected in some way with emergency management, this course will enhance students’ current practices and capabilities and enhance the chances of future promotion and job advancement. This course provides students with skills, knowledge and best practice in the areas of Emergency Management Planning, Operations Management and Recovery Management. Students could utilise these skills to enhance their chances of obtaining full time employment in an emergency management agency or allied industry, or could enhance promotion prospects for those already employed in the emergency management industry.

Master of Emergency Management – two years by distance education.
This degree is designed to allow students employed within an emergency management related field to enhance their understanding and practice in emergency and risk management through the conduct of workplace/industry projects, thereby enhancing their own capabilities and improving an area of emergency management practice within a community or industry setting. Students in the postgraduate course will be able to enhance their current knowledge and skills, thereby improving their chances of promotion within the industry.

For further information please visit

ACEM Certificate

Image A 6 months to 2 year program for EM HMOs working in accredited Emergency Departments for either a certificate or diploma qualification.

For an information booklet please click here

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