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New Eligibility Requirements in Effect for 2021 Applications

The eligibility requirements for entry into the FACEM Training program have recently changed. These changes apply for the 2021 application rounds. Please see the ‘Eligibility Criteria’ below, for the updated requirements.

Revised FACEM Training Program for 2022

A revised FACEM Training Program will be implemented for the start of the 2022 Training Year. All trainees enrolling in the FACEM training program from 2022 will be undertaking the revised program. Former FACEM Trainees who are applying to re-enrol into FACEM Training will commence under the current FACEM Training Program. New trainees who are awarded Credit Transfer/Recognition of Prior Learning may also be enrolled into the current training program. For more information about the revised training program please see the our website. Trainee Handbook and Regulation G.

Application and Enrolment Dates

Applicants for Selection into FACEM Training may apply in either Round 1 or Round 2. Access to ACEM’s Primary Exam resources will be available upon completion of enrolment and payment of all applicable fees. Applicants may submit one application per year only.

All applicants must commence training at the start of the following medical training year.

Key dates 

Round 1

Round 2

Applications open

3 May 2021

16 August 2021

Applications close

15 June 2021

28 September 2021

Situational Judgement Test

30 June 2021, 10am (AEST) or
2 July 2021, 7pm (AEST)

13 October 2021, 11am (AEDT) or
15 October 2021, 7pm (AEDT)

All references due

5 July 2021

18 October 2021

Selection into Training Subcommittee meeting

10 August 2021

23 November 2021

Notification to applicants

23 August 2021

6 December 2021

Enrolment due*

22 November 2021

24 January 2022

* Enrolment is specified as acceptance of the Trainee Agreement and submission of an application to enrol. Applicants will be considered trainees upon payment of the enrolment fee and annual training fee and commencement of the medical training year​.

Please Note: Due dates listed in the above table are observed until 23:59 Victorian time (AEST/AEDT, as appropriate) on the displayed date.

Before applying for selection into FACEM Training

Before applying for selection into FACEM Training, you should have read and understood the following:

If you are former trainee re-applying to the FACEM Training Program please also read the following;

The ACEM Council of Education reserves the right to refuse any application for selection into FACEM Training. Any application that is not submitted in accordance with the FACEM Training Program regulations will not be accepted.

If you have any questions about the application process, please refer to our FAQs at the bottom of this page.

Am I eligible to apply for Selection into the FACEM Training Program?

  • Eligibility Criteria
  • Former FACEM Trainees
  • Trainees of other training programs

How to apply

An application for selection into FACEM Training does not guarantee a place on the FACEM Training Program. However, if you are successful in the selection process you will be invited to enrol by ACEM.

We recommend that you read through the Selection into Training Policy and our Information Guide on applications for Selection into the FACEM Training Program, to familiarise yourself with the form and requirements before you begin your application.

View a list of required supporting documentation for details of appropriate documentation for each section of the application below.

The ACEM Selection into FACEM Training process for 2021 consists of four components. The first three – the Structured CV Form, Selection References, and Institutional Reference are completed via the online application process and managed internally by the College. The fourth component – the Situational Judgement Test, is managed by an external provider.

  • Structured Curriculum Vitae Form
  • Selection References
  • Institutional Reference
  • Situational Judgement Test (SJT)

What happens after I've applied?

  • Application Review
  • What happens if my application is successful?
  • What happens if my application is unsuccessful?
  • How many times can I apply for Selection into FACEM Training?

What can I do now to prepare?

  • Plan ahead
  • Think about your referees
  • Seek advice and support

What to expect in your first year of training

It’s important that anyone thinking of joining the FACEM Training Program read the ACEM website for an understanding of the FACEM Training Program from 2022. Further information regarding the training program will be updated here as soon as it becomes available. Your training is your responsibility, and prospective trainees need to be prepared for what will be expected of them throughout the training program. The key things you’ll need to prepare for are:

  • Starting your training
  • 6m ED in your first year
  • Getting your placements sorted
  • Primary Written Examination
  • Assessing Cultural Competency Modules

Other Information

  • Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer
  • Fees


If you cannot find the answer to your question here, please contact the Selection Team via email.

  • Eligibility Requirements
  • Completing the Application
  • After Submitting Your Application
  • Providing a reference for a candidate