Our mission

Promote excellence in the delivery of quality emergency care to all of our communities through our committed and expert members.


The College's role is to:

  • Deliver Emergency Medicine education and training  leading to specialist recognition and Fellowship, as well as other training programs including the Certificate, and Associateship Training Programs in Emergency Medicine.
  • Maintain professional standards in training, including accreditation of Emergency Departments, for Emergency Medicine training.
  • Advance professional standards in emergency medicine.
  • Advocate on behalf of the profession, including providing expert guidance and advice on policy to relevant bodies on matters relating to Emergency Medicine.
  • Improve and enhance emergency medical education, training and emergency medical care in rural and regional areas.
  • Engage in proactive discussions with jurisdictions and agencies in relation to complex matters such as workforce, as well as widening the membership of College entities to ensure that the necessary breadth of stakeholder input is available to enable informed decision-making.

Emergency Medicine

Members and trainees

ACEM is a member-based, not-for-profit organisation with over 3,850 members throughout Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. The College's membership comprises:

  • Specialist emergency medicine practitioners / Fellows (FACEMs)
  • Retired Fellows
  • Honorary Fellows
  • Certificants, Diplomates and Advanced Diplomates of Emergency Medicine
  • Educational Affiliates
  • International Affiliates

There are over 3,250 trainees undertaking one of the College training programs. Of this number, over 2,700 are enrolled in and undertaking the Specialist Emergency Medicine (FACEM) Training Program across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. Trained by FACEMs, trainees undertake their training in Emergency Departments accredited by the College.

ACEM Strategic Plan

The work of the College is guided by the ACEM Strategic Plan 2022–2024: Building on Success, with six strategic priorities:

  • Education
  • Member Support and Wellbeing
  • Equity Through Advocacy
  • Research
  • Standards
  • Organisational Sustainability

Commitment to Reconciliation and improving outcomes for Māori

The College's vision for reconciliation addresses the inequities in health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

The College is progressing a strategy to achieve equity for Māori in Aotearoa New Zealand.