Applying to Start FACEM Training

Welcome to the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine FACEM Training Program.
Our Specialist (FACEM) Training Program is for medical practitioners who wish to pursue a career in emergency medicine. Trainees who successfully complete the program qualify for independent practice as a consultant in emergency medicine in Australia and New Zealand, and are awarded Fellowship of ACEM (FACEM).
The FACEM Training Program is a structured five-year training program, which includes satisfactory completion of:
  • 12 months of Provisional Training
  • 48 months of Advanced Training
  • formal structured assessments throughout the course of training
  • examinations
  • other requirements prescribed by the College.
Trainees work in emergency departments for the majority of their training and must also undertake training in anaesthesia and/or intensive care, as well as additional placements in non-emergency posts and/or areas of special skill – such as toxicology, retrieval, medical education, and research.
Changes to commencing the FACEM Training Program

We ended the former enrolment into the FACEM Training Program process on 30 September 2017. Prospective trainees who are eligible will now need to apply for selection into the FACEM Training Program and commence their training after 1 December 2018 (New Zealand), or 1 February 2019 (Australia). 
For more information, select from one of the below pages.

Between 1 October 2017 and 30 November 2018

Trainees who wished to commence their FACEM training between 1 October 2017 and 30 November 2018, had to submit an enrolment form by 30 September 2017 due the introduction of the Selection into...
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After 1 December 2018

To commence FACEM training on or after 1 December 2018, prospective trainees must apply through the selection into FACEM Training process. In 2018, we are introducing a standards-based selection...
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Some helpful FACEM Training Program FAQs
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