First Shift in the ED

First Shift in the ED is a free online program funded by the Australian Department of Health. The program is accessible on the ACEM eLearning platform.

The program is for physicians who are:

  • New to working in an Australian emergency department (ED)
  • International Medical Graduates or Specialist International Medical Graduates (SIMGs), who are either:
  • Currently working in an Australian emergency department, or
  • Living in another country and intending to work in Australia.(these two points will be indented on the website)

The program covers the following areas:

  • Living in Australia
  • The Australian Health Care System
  • Communication in the ED
  • Emergency Care in Australia
  • Clinical and Professional Practice.

Online educational resources

Educational resources about Working in Australia are available on our eLearning site. ACEM members and trainees can login to view the modules.