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.
Members and trainees
We are a member-based, not-for-profit organisation with nearly 2,500 members throughout Australia and 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 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:
ACEM will, with a focus on quality improvement, facilitate and support the education, training and CPD of emergency medicine professionals in a way that ensures the production of a high-quality workforce that meets the needs of the diverse populations in Australia and New Zealand.
Member Support and Wellbeing
ACEM will represent and support members in their professional life in a manner that enables longevity of emergency medicine professionals and sustainability of the wider emergency medicine workforce.
Equity Through Advocacy
ACEM will, through advice and proactive advocacy, influence key decision makers to achieve improved access and outcomes for people who have need to use emergency departments.
ACEM will ensure high quality data analysis, evaluation and research informs and supports our activities, and will work to strengthen the culture, profile, skills base and capacity of emergency medicine research.
ACEM will set, monitor and maintain standards for the provision of quality emergency medicine care in Australia and New Zealand, and will foster increased participation, commitment and provision of expertise by members and trainees in emergency medicine related patient safety activities.
Organisational Sustainability and Awareness
ACEM will ensure that its obligations as a leading contemporary organisation in its sector are well understood, and consolidate the governance and management arrangements and processes necessary to enable this.
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.