The EMET program lead hospitals (Hubs) work closely with local smaller emergency departments and emergency services providing educational support, guidance and feedback.

Of the over 600 hospitals with Emergency Departments (ED) or emergency services in Australia, only 25 percent are staffed by FACEMs. Hospitals without FACEMs are typically located in rural locations with clinical staffing models that include general practitioners, medical officers, nurses, paramedics and allied health workers.

For these locations, the EMET Program gives much needed support in the form of education, training and supervision, to better equip the doctors and other healthcare providers at these hospitals to deal with critically ill or complex trauma patients.

Education is based on locally identified need and is mostly delivered at the regional site.

EMET also provides supervision and support for doctors working in EDs to complete the Emergency Medicine Certificate (EMC), Emergency Medicine Diploma (EMD) and the Emergency Medicine Education and Training Advanced Diploma (EMAD).

EMET Network

We support 49 EMET Hubs to deliver training and supervision to hospitals and health services with EDs or emergency services within their region. Through the EMET Program, training is delivered at over 540 health services nationally. Hubs and training sites are identified in the EMET Network map.

EMET Funding

EMET is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care’s – Specialist Training Program.

Applications for EMET funding are currently closed, with all funds allocated to 49 Hubs for current funding period (2022–2025). Should further funds become available, requests for Expression of Interest (EOIs) will be advertised here, and widely circulated.

  • EMET Sites

Expression Of Interest - EMET One-Off Expansion Pilot 1 July 2023 - 31 December 2025

Now closed.

Successful new Hubs funded under this pilot project will be announced here soon.

Framework and Guidelines

The EMET Framework and Guidelines provide more details on the operations and funding criteria for EMET. You can find them below:

EMET Program Overview