PHRM practice involves specialist, on location, clinical medical management and the safe transport with ongoing medical care of patients from the scene of an accident or emergency to an appropriate health care facility or between two healthcare facilities. PHRM services utilise a range of crew paradigms, including, but not limited to, doctor–nurse and doctor–paramedic models to provide a seamless interface between pre-hospital and hospital care. PHRM services also utilise a range of transport platforms primarily, but not limited to, road and aeromedical (rotary and fixed-wing) assets. 

In 2016 ACEM facilitated the establishment of a working group with the Australia and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA), the College of Intensive Care Medicine (CICM) and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) to develop and award a PHRM qualification.
In 2018 ACEM, ANZCA, CICM and ACRRM signed a memorandum of understanding to commit to the development of a bi-national training program in PHRM, the first of its kind in Australasia. The program will be overseen by the Conjoint Committee of PHRM (CCPHRM).
The programs will offer two levels of qualification to medical practitioners interested in working in PHRM.
The Diploma (DipPHRM) and Advanced Diploma (AdvDipPHRM) training programs provide doctors with backgrounds in emergency, critical care and intensive care medicine the opportunity to obtain formally recognised qualifications in the practice of PHRM. This includes rural generalists who provide PHRM services in rural and regional parts of Australasia.

  • Eligibility

Frequently Asked Questions 

  • When will the programs launch?
  • How long does it take to complete?
  • Where can I complete the program?
  • Can I complete the program part time?
  • What if I want to gain experience in PHRM but do not want to complete the Diploma or Advanced Diploma Training Programs?
  • Where can I find PHRM jobs?
  • Who can I contact about PHRM