In line with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) legislation, please be aware that as of 1 March 2024, a name change will be applied to all ACEM Diploma and Advanced Diploma qualifications awarded from this date. It is crucial to note that not only will the program aspects remain unchanged, including curriculum and requirements, but also the prestigious recognition associated with obtaining these ACEM qualifications will stand. This modification impacts all trainees who do not complete the requirements of the programs by the end of February 2024. Further details will be communicated shortly.

Who is This Program Designed For?

The EMD is a training program that builds upon the knowledge and skills gained during the Emergency Medicine Certificate (EMC). This training program is suited to and intended for doctors working:

  • in an emergency department with access to offsite support, but without rapid access onsite critical care support; or
  • as part of the team in an emergency department where they are a senior decision maker (SDM).

At the completion of training EMD doctors will have the knowledge and skills to independently manage and treat a range of higher complexity emergency presentations. Addition to those of the EMC, they will also have the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • stabilise critically ill and injured patients;
  • provide safe sedation for emergency procedures. 

EMD doctors will also have the knowledge, skills, and attributes to communicate and collaborate effectively with patients and families from different cultures, members of their local healthcare team, and clinicians from other services.

  • Eligibility and How to Apply
  • EMD Program Training Requirements
  • ED Training
  • Where Can I Do My ED Training?
  • Supervision
  • Assessment
  • Examinations
  • Program Completion
  • EMD Curriculum
  • EMD Online Learning Modules
  • Regulations
  • Training Handbook
  • EMD Training Program Fee
  • Contacts and Other Information