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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 specialist Emergency Medicine education and training for full Fellowship as well as a Certificate and Diploma in Emergency Medicine, including all relevant assessments.
  • Maintain professional standards in training, including accreditation of Emergency Departments for Emergency Medicine Training.
  • Advance professional standards in emergency medicine.
  • Advocacy, including providing expert guidance and advice on policy to relevant bodies on matters relating to Emergency Medicine.
  • Improve emergency medical education in rural and regional areas.
  • Engaging in proactive discussions with jurisdictions and agencies in regard to complex matters such as workforce, as well as widening the membership of its entities to ensure that the necessary breadth of stakeholder input is available to enable informed decision-making.

Emergency Medicine

Members and trainees

We are a member-based, not-for-profit organisation with nearly 2,500 members throughout Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. The College's membership comprises of:

  • Fellows of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (FACEMs)
  • Certificants and Diplomates of Emergency Medicine
  • Educational Affiliates
  • Honorary Fellows
  • Retired Fellows

We have over 2,500 trainees in our Specialist Emergency Medicine 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 2019 – 2021: The Next Phase

The work of the College is guided by the ACEM Strategic Plan 2019 – 2021: The Next Phase, with six strategic priorities:

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

The ACEM Board is pleased to provide a mid-term report on the College’s 2019-2021 Strategic Plan.

ACEM Business Plan 2019 - 2021

The ACEM Business Plan outlines the activities to be conducted in order to achieve the priorities associated with the ACEM Strategic Plan 2019 - 2021.

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.