Depending on the training requirements and assessments completed, you may receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for various components of the EMC or EMD.
The self-assessment tool, indicates the modules and assessments to be completed to achieve the EMC or EMD. The self-assessment tool is a guide only, and the result may differ upon submission of an application form when a full assessment and verification process is completed.
For further information, see the Policy for the transition from the FACEM Training Program to Non-Specialist training programs.
How do I apply?
The FACEM Training Program record is used as the basis for assessing and verifying the amount of RPL to be awarded. Supporting documentation must also be submitted to assess RPL for procedures and workshop requirements of the EMC and EMD.
A procedure checklist must also be submitted to have the EMC and EMD procedures assessed for RPL. Each procedure completed on the list requires a date and signature of a Director of Emergency Medicine Training (DEMT).
You must submit a current and valid certificate of competency with your application form if the following workshops have been completed:
- Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) or Advanced Paediatric Emergency Medicine (APEM)
- Early Management of Severe Trauma (EMST) or Emergency Trauma Management (ETM)
- Advanced and Complex Medical Emergencies (ACME)
- Effective Management of Anaesthetic Crisis (EMAC).
Incomplete applications will not be processed. If any supporting documentation cannot be provided at the time the application form is submitted or, if further documentation is required, it must be received within one month of the date originally requested. If not, the original application will be withdrawn, and a new application will be required.
You cannot be enrolled in the FACEM Training Program and the EMC or EMD simultaneously. Applicants will be enrolled once formal withdrawal from the FACEM Training Program has been received.
How do I Apply?
Step 1: Submit an online application form for assessment, including all supporting documentation. Before beginning the application process, please make sure you have the relevant supporting documentation ready.
Step 2: ACEM verifies the requirements of the EMC and EMD against your FACEM Training Program training record and supporting documentation. Your application is then presented to the ACEM Non-Specialist Training Committee for consideration.
Step 3: The Non-Specialist Training Committee determines the RPL to be awarded and modules to be completed. You may be required to complete additional procedures or parts of a module. Only procedures that have been recorded on your record or assessments reviewed by a Regional WBA panel can be considered in the RPL process, please ensure all procedures are entered
Step 4: ACEM notifies you of the outcome and provides an enrolment form for the relevant program.
Step 5: Complete and submit the enrolment form and pay the enrolment fee.
Direct Observation of Procedural Skills (DOPS)
Verification of the completion of an individual DOPS during the FACEM Training Program is the DOPS Work-based Assessment (WBA) assessment form in your ACEM Training Record. No additional documentation is required.
For more information visit our DOPS page.
There is no fee to assess and determine the RPL awarded. The application for assessment is not an enrolment into the program.
The enrolment fee payable will vary depending on the amount of RPL awarded into the relevant program. In summary, the following levels of training completed will usually result in a FACEM trainee being categorised as follows:
Category A refers to a trainee who either:
- Has not met the requirements of Provisional Training
- Has not been reviewed by a Regional WBA Panel.
Category B refers to a trainee who either:
- With the exception of the Primary Examination, has met all requirements of Provisional Training as verified by the trainees most recent Regional WBA Panel review
- Is undertaking Early Phase Advanced Training, but has not yet met the standard expected at the end of Early Phase Advanced Training.
Category C refers to a trainee who either:
- Has met the standard expected at the end of Early Phase Advanced Training as verified by the trainees most recent Regional WBA Panel review
- Is undertaking Late Phase Advanced Training, but has not yet met the standard expected at the end of Late Phase Advanced Training.
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RPL for individual components of the EMC or EMD within each category are assessed on a case by case basis and dependent on the training requirements and assessments completed during the FACEM Training Program. The components required to be completed will be provided in a letter for each applicant together with an enrolment form after review by the Non-Specialist Training Committee.
If you do not enrol within 60 days of receipt of an enrolment form, you will be required to submit a new application form for assessment.
If you have completed additional FACEM Training Program requirements since your last assessment outcome letter, you will be required to submit a new application for assessment.
RPL into Non Specialist Program Application Form
For more information, please contact the College office on:
Phone: +61 3 9320 0444
Email: [email protected] or [email protected].