Applications for Selection into the FACEM Training Program are now open. Please ensure you read all the information below before applying.

Application and Enrolment Dates

Applicants for Selection into FACEM Training who intend to commence training in Australia may apply in either Round 1 or Round 2. Applicants may submit one application per year only.

It is strongly recommended that applications to commence training in New Zealand be submitted in Round 1 to ensure that your enrolment can be completed before the start of the training year.

If you intend to commence training in New South Wales, we recommend applying in Round 1 to ensure that you receive your outcome before state recruitment ends.

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

Key dates Round 1 Round 2
Applications open 24 May 2019 13 September 2019
Applications close 21 June 2019 11 October 2019
All references due 19 July 2019 8 November 2019
Selection into Training Subcommittee meeting 2 August 2019 22 November 2019
Notification to applicants 16 August 2019 6 December 2019

NZ: by 29 November 2019^
Enrolment due* 22 November 2019 17 January 2020

NZ: 6 December 2019^

* 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.

^Outcomes for applications submitted in Round 2 to commence training in NZ will be processed in advance of Australian applications, to enable NZ applicants to complete their enrolment prior to the start of the medical training year.

Before applying for selection into FACEM Training

Before applying for selection into FACEM Training, you should have read and understood 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 Regulation B FACEM Training Program 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. If you are successful in the selection process you will be invited to enrol by ACEM.

You do not need to know your placements for the start of the training year before you apply, and you will not need to provide a copy of your Curriculum Vitae.

We’d recommend that you read through 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 consists of three components:

  • Structured Curriculum Vitae Form
  • Selection References
  • Institutional Reference

What happens after I've applied?

Once you’ve submitted your application it will be reviewed by ACEM staff and the Selection into Training Subcommittee. You can find out more about the decision-making process.

The Selection and Institutional References are scored based upon responses to selection criteria aligned with five of the domains identified in ACEM’s Curriculum Framework.

  • Overall application scoring
  • 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 FACEM Training Program Handbook. 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
  • Structured References
  • Getting your placements sorted
  • Primary Written Examination

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.

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