The requirements of the EMD Training Program are:

  • 18 months of full-time equivalent (FTE) training in an ED. Training is comprised of 12 months working in the ED, plus six months working in critical care
  • EMD online learning modules
  • Workplace-Based Assessments (WBAs)
  • Two emergency skills workshops
  • Written ED case reflections
  • Online Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) exam.

Frequently asked questions about the EMD training program

How many hours per week is FTE?
FTE is at least 38 hours per week.

How long does it take to complete?

This is an 18 month competency-based training program conducted in the workplace under the supervision of an approved EMCD Supervisor, which includes 12 months working in the ED plus six months in critical care. The critical care time may be spent in the ED, intensive care medicine, anaesthetics or a combination of these.

This training must be completed within five years of your enrolment date.

Can I complete the program part-time?

Yes, provided you are working at least 0.5 FTE in an ED. For example:

  • A workload of 0.5 FTE requires 36 months of ED time
  • A workload of 0.75 FTE requires 24 months of ED time.

If your workload varies, contact the EMCD training team via email.

What is the program fee?

The program fee in Australia is AUD $6,345 and in New Zealand is AUD $5,775.

Where can I complete the program?

You can complete your program at a hospital approved by the College

Does previous experience count towards my Diploma?

Previous time spent working in the ED cannot be recognised for the EMD. The EMD is a workplace-based qualification that assesses current competency, therefore the ED time must be completed from the date of enrolment in the program.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) may be granted for previous completion of six months in an anaesthetics term or three months in anaesthetics and three months in intensive care medicine terms.

If you have any questions regarding the EMD training program please contact the EMCD Training Team.