The Council of Education is responsible for educational strategic direction and delivery of the FACEM Training Program.

How do I start?

If you are a former trainee, please visit the How to Apply page for the details.

New trainees should familiarise themselves with the requirements of the FACEM Training Program outlined on this page.

The Curriculum Framework

This five-minute video introduces you to the educational basis of the FACEM Training Program:

FACEM Training Program overview

Trainees must work in emergency departments for the majority of their training and also work in prescribed clinical areas outside of emergency medicine such as anaesthetics, Non-ED specialties and intensive care medicine.

Duration: Minimum five years full-time (part-time available)
Timeframe: Trainees have a maximum of 12 years to complete the FACEM Training Program and achieve election to Fellowship from the date of commencement of training.

This includes:

  • A maximum of five years may be taken to progress from Provisional Training to Advanced Training
  • A maximum of ten years may be taken to achieve election to Fellowship. However, this time period will be reduced if more than two years are spent in Provisional Training.

Time fraction: The FACEM Training Program may be conducted part-time. The minimal on-call and standard working hours support good work-life balance. Also, some training may be undertaken overseas. Have a look at Where can I do my Training? for more information.

Structure: Provisional and Advanced Training

Provisional Training

It consists of training time plus three key assessments:

  • 12 months of full-time equivalent (FTE) training
  • In-Training Assessments
  • Primary Exam (Written and Viva)
  • Structured References.

Advanced Training

The key requirements and assessments are:
  • Four years of FTE training
  • In-training Assessments
  • Emergency Medicine Workplace-based assessments (EM-WBAs)
  • Research requirements
  • Paediatric requirements
  • Fellowship Exam (Written and OSCE).

For more details about the FACEM Training Program see the FACEM Training Handbook.