Some PHRM sites may only be able to provide one component of the DipPHRM Training Program, such as pre-hospital or retrieval experience, or a site may be exclusively road-based. In these cases, trainees are required to complete an additional placement at another CCPHRM-accredited site to ensure all components of the DipPHRM Training Program can be completed. Trainees may secure their additional placement before or after enrolling in the DipPHRM Training Program.
In addition, some sites may be accredited for 12-month positions as the average caseload available per registrar would not enable trainees to meet DipPHRM caseload requirements within a 6-month placement at the site.
It is the trainee’s responsibility to ensure they are aware of their training site’s DipPHRM accreditation status – pre-hospital only, retrieval only, or full accreditation - prior to enrolling in the DipPHRM.
A list of CCPHRM-accredited sites, and any specific placement requirements pertaining to them, is provided below.
DipPHRM training sites accredited for the pre-hospital component ONLY
(Trainees are required to undertake an additional placement at a site accredited for the retrieval component ONLY, or full accreditation, in order to meet all the training and assessment requirements of the DipPHRM.)
- Queensland Ambulance Service
- CareFlight NSW (Rapid Response Helicopter)
DipPHRM training sites accredited for the retrieval component ONLY
(Trainees are required to undertake an additional placement at a site accredited for the pre-hospital component ONLY, or full accreditation, in order to meet all the training and assessment requirements of the DipPHRM.)
- MedSTAR Kids
- Central Australian Retrieval Service
- RFDS Western Operations (Jandakot)
- RFDS South Eastern Section (12-month 0.5FTE placement required)
DipPHRM training sites with full accreditation (both pre-hospital and retrieval components)
- NSW Ambulance Aeromedical Division
- Auckland City Hospital & Helicopter Emergency Medical Service
- MedSTAR Emergency Medical Retrieval Service
- Capital Region Retrieval Service
- Hunter Retrieval Service
- NNSW Retrieval Service
- CareFlight NSW (MSA and CFAA)
- LifeFlight Brisbane
- LifeFlight Townsville
- LifeFlight Toowoomba
- LifeFlight Sunshine Coast
- LifeFlight Rockhampton
- LifeFlight Cairns
- LifeFlight Mackay (12-month 1.0FTE placement required)
- CareFlight NT (12-month 1.0FTE placement required)
Site Accreditation Process
It is the responsibility of the site, not the trainee, to seek accreditation as a DipPHRM training site. Sites seeking accreditation are required to demonstrate evidence that they meet the DipPHRM Accreditation Standards. There is no fee associated with applying for DipPHRM Training Site accreditation. Please contact the ACEM PHRM Coordinator at [email protected] for a copy of the DipPHRM Accreditation Standards and to discuss the accreditation application process.