Transition from FACEM Training

If you wish to withdraw from the FACEM training program, you still have the opportunity to continue a career in Emergency Medicine with a formal qualification of either the Emergency Medicine Certificate, or Emergency Medicine Diploma

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Depending on the training requirements and assessments completed, you can receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for various components of the Diploma, or Certificate.

You can use the self-assessment tool, which will give an indication of the modules and assessments that would need to be completed to achieve the Certificate, or Diploma. 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.

Further information about Policy for Transition from the FACEM Training Program to Non-Specialist Training Programs is available on the College website.

You can also find further information about the Emergency Medicine Diploma, or Emergency Medicine Certificate on our website.

Contacts and Help
For more information please contact the College office on
Phone: +61 3 9320 0444
Email: [email protected] or [email protected].

Supporting Documentation

The FACEM Training record will be used as the basis for assessing and verifying the amount of RPL to be awarded. However two sets of supporting documentation are required to be submitted by you to assess RPL for procedures and workshop requirements in the Emergency Medicine Diploma, or Emergency Medicine Certificate.
 

Procedures

To have the Emergency Medicine Certificate and Emergency Medicine Diploma procedures assessed for RPL, a Procedure Checklist is required to be submitted with an application form. Each procedure completed on the list requires a date and signature of a DEMT.

Emergency Medicine Certificate Procedure Checklist

Emergency Medicine Diploma Procedure Checklist
 

Workshops

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 of the supporting documentation cannot be provided at the time the application form is submitted or, if further documentation is required by the Non-Specialist Training Committee, then it must be received at our office within one month of the date we originally request that documentation from you. If this isn’t done in time the original application will be withdrawn and new application will be required.

You are unable to be enrolled in the FACEM Training Program and the Emergency Medicine Diploma, or Emergency Medicine Certificate simultaneously. Applicants will be enrolled once formal withdrawal from the FACEM Training Program has been received.


How do I Apply?

Before beginning the below application process, please make sure you have the relevant supporting documentation, which is outlined above, ready to go.

Step 1: Submit an online application form for assessment, including the provision of supporting documentation (see below).

Step 2: We verify the requirements of the Certificate/Diploma against your FACEM Training Program training record and supporting documentation to present to the Non-Specialist Training Committee for consideration.

Step 3: Non-Specialist Training committee approve Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to be awarded and modules to be completed.

Step 4: We notify you of the outcome and provide an enrolment form for the relevant program.

Step 5:You complete the enrolment form and returns to us with the relevant enrolment fee.
The lists below outlines DOPS considered equivalent. Verification of successful completion of an individual DOPS during the FACEM Training Program is the DOPS EM-WBA assessment form in your ACEM Training Record. No additional documentation is required.
 

FACEM Training Program DOPS eligible for RPL in the Emergency Medicine Certificate Program

Emergency Medicine Certificate DOPS requirement FACEM Training Program DOPS equivalent procedure
Bag-valve-mask ventilation Airway - BVM- bag valve mask
Safe defibrillation Circulation - DC Cardioversion

Circulation - Defibrillation

Resuscitation - DCR- cardioversion

Resuscitation - Defib.- defibrillation
C-Spine Immobilisation Disability (Neuro & Ortho) - In-line cervical spine immobilisation
Apply plaster of Paris backslab to forearm Disability (Neuro & Ortho) - Fracture/Joint immobilisation – Backslab application (on forearm only)
Apply plaster of Paris backslab to lower limb Disability (Neuro & Ortho) - Fracture/Joint immobilisation – Backslab application (on lower limb only)
Suture wound Wounds - Basic skin suturing techniques
 

FACEM Training Program DOPS eligible for RPL in the Emergency Medicine Diploma Program
 

Emergency Medicine Diploma DOPS requirement FACEM Training Program DOPS equivalent procedure
Rapid Sequence Induction Airway - Direct laryngoscopy, Insertion of oral ETT, use of RSI technique (including drugs, stylet, bougie)
Set-up of transport ventilator Breathing - Setting up a transport ventilator
Procedural sedation including intravenous sedation (adult or child) Sedation delivery - Administration of procedural sedation
3-4 person log roll Disability (Neuro & Ortho) - Full spinal immobilisation, log roll, and transfer
Reduction of limb fracture or major joint dislocation (1st of 3) Disability (Neuro & Ortho) - Joint reduction – Hip, knee

Disability (Neuro & Ortho) - Joint reduction - Digits

Disability (Neuro & Ortho) - Joint reduction – Shoulder, elbow, patella

Disability (Neuro & Ortho) - Joint reduction – Ankle

Disability (Neuro & Ortho) - Emergent Fracture /
Dislocation Reduction
Reduction of limb fracture or major joint dislocation (2nd of 3) Disability (Neuro & Ortho) - Joint reduction – Hip, knee

Disability (Neuro & Ortho) - Joint reduction - Digits

Disability (Neuro & Ortho) - Joint reduction – Shoulder, elbow, patella

Disability (Neuro & Ortho) - Joint reduction – Ankle

Disability (Neuro & Ortho) - Emergent Fracture / Dislocation Reduction
Reduction of limb fracture or major joint dislocation (3rd of 3) Disability (Neuro & Ortho) - Joint reduction – Hip, knee

Disability (Neuro & Ortho) - Joint reduction - Digits

Disability (Neuro & Ortho) - Joint reduction – Shoulder, elbow, patella

Disability (Neuro & Ortho) - Joint reduction – Ankle

Disability (Neuro & Ortho) - Emergent Fracture / Dislocation Reduction
Risk assessment of poisoned patient Mini CEX (Poisoning/Environmental)
Insertion of an intercostal catheter for pneumothorax, haemothorax or pleural effusion Breathing - Tube thoracostomy

Breathing - Decompression thoracostomy

Breathing - Tube thoracostomy

Application Fee

At present there is currently no fee to have an application formally assessed to determine RPL awarded. The application for assessment is not an enrolment into the program.
 

Enrolment Fee

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 T raining 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.
 
  Emergency Medicine Certificate Emergency Medicine Diploma
Fee
Australia
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New Zealand
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Australia
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New Zealand
Category A $2362 $2147 $6075 $5514
Category B $1181 $1073 $3038 $2757
Category C $475 $428 $1215 $1103


RPL for Individual components of the Certificate or Diploma 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 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.
The below form is to be used by current/former trainees of the FACEM Training Program to apply for a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) assessment into the Emergency Medicine Certificate, or Emergency Medicine Diploma Program.

Applications can only be submitted via the online form including the uploading of supporting documentation.

All documents of evidence must be original or certified copies of the original.

Prior to enrolling, we advised that you read and understand the Policy for Transition from the FACEM Training Program to Non-Specialist Training Programs.

Please also take a look and understand what the Emergency Medicine Certificate and Emergency Medicine Diploma encompasses.

For assistance and enquiries, please email or telephone the Trainee Records or Non-Specialist Training Program Unit on (03) 9320 0444.