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As an experiential training program based in the workplace, the DipPHRM is based on adult learning principles.
To be awarded the DipPHRM, trainees must satisfactorily complete
Candidates may undertake the training on a full or part-time basis.
Trainees may undertake the DipPHRM at a minimum of 0.25FTE. Current FACEM trainees must complete the DipPHRM Training Program at minimum of 0.5FTE to ensure they are compliant with FACEM Training Program Regulation B. Trainees of other CCPHRM College training programs should check if their DipPHRM enrolment complies with the relevant regulations of their parent College.
Trainees may take a maximum of three years to complete all components of the DipPHRM, regardless of FTE. This includes successfully completing both examinations.
*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.
To be eligible to enrol in the DipPHRM Training Program, medical practitioners must hold appropriate medical registration with no suspension, condition, restriction or undertaking imposed that limits their ability to complete the requirements of the DipPHRM Training Program. Refer to DipPHRM Regulation F for additional requirements.
Due to the nature of pre-hospital and retrieval medicine, prospective trainees will need to have a level of functional independence and so will need to be suitably experienced and advanced in their specialist training or be a suitably experienced Fellow.
Medical practitioners must also:
Individuals who otherwise meet all eligibility requirements other than those specified in (b) may apply to the CCPHRM under the College’s Exceptional Circumstances/Special Consideration Policy for consideration on a case-by-case basis for permission to enrol in the DipPHRM Training Program. In these cases, prospective trainees should contact the Certificate and Diploma Programs Team at [email protected].
Closing dates for enrolment in the DipPHRM Training Program for each term in 2024 are listed below.
Term 1: 5 February 2024 to 5 May 2024
COB Friday 23 February 2024
Term 2: 6 May 2024 to 4 August 2024
COB Friday 24 May 2024
Term 3: 5 August 2024 to 3 November 2024
COB Friday 23 August 2024
Term 4: 4 November 2024 to 2 February 2025
COB Friday 22 November 2024
Trainees undertaking a 12-month position at a CCPHRM-accredited site may opt to enrol in the DipPHRM Training Program three or six months into their placement, providing that there is enough remaining time in their placement to complete 6-months 1.0FTE training. Trainees choosing to undertake the DipPHRM this way must be aware that they will not be permitted to backdate any caseload or WBA requirements to the commencement of their employment at the site. DipPHRM Training Program requirements may only be counted from the date a trainee enrols in the DipPHRM Training Program.
To enrol in the DipPHRM Training Program, prospective trainees must submit the online DipPHRM enrolment form, upload evidence of remaining Fellowship requirements (if applicable), upload a Letter of Support from their CCPHRM-accredited Training Site and agree to comply with the DipPHRM Trainee Agreement.
View the DipPHRM Trainee Agreement.
View a pro-forma letter for your site to complete that you must use to provide evidence of a confirmed position at a CCPHRM-accredited site.
Enrol into the DipPHRM Training Program, via the form below.
If you have previously withdrawn or been removed the DipPHRM Training Program, please review the Policy on Former DipPHRM Trainees Re-Entering the DipPHRM Training Program.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) refers to the assessment and acceptance of evidence of relevant knowledge, skills, and competencies attained through formal training in another medical education program or jurisdiction.
Recognition of Prior Learning may be available in the following situations:
Applications for Recognition of Prior Learning must satisfy the below eligibility criteria:
To apply, please complete the online application form.
Please note that applications for RPL must be received prior to a trainee enrolling in the DipPHRM training program.
Applications for RPL must include the following documentation:
Your RPL application will be reviewed by the College to confirm that the eligibility criteria have been met, and if any further documentation is required.
Please refer to the ACEM DipPHRM RPL Policy for further information.
If you have any questions or need additional help, please contact [email protected]
Please complete the Notification of Completion form once you have completed all your training time and assessment requirements, and the information has been entered onto your DipPHRM Portal.
Once you have submitted the Notification of Completion form the Certificate & Diplomas Team will contact you to finalise your program, sending you a Letter of Completion. Certificates of Completion will usually be issued within two to three months of completing your program.
Recognition of Prior Experience (RPE) refers to the assessment and acceptance of evidence of relevant knowledge, skills and competencies attained through formal employment over a number of years.
Unless an applicant can demonstrate the existence of exceptional circumstances, Recognition of Prior Experience may be available in the following circumstances:
To apply, please complete the online application form.
Please note that applications for RPE must be received prior to a trainee enrolling in the DipPHRM training program.
Applications for RPE must include the following documentation:
Your RPE application will be reviewed by the College to confirm that the eligibility criteria have been met, and if any further documentation is required.
Please refer to the ACEM DipPHRM RPE Policy for further information.
If you have any questions or need additional help, please contact [email protected].