Emergency Medicine course requirements

While in training you are required to successfully complete:

  • a Rural Emergency Skills Training (REST) course by the end of first year Primary Rural and Remote Training and
  • one further ACRRM accredited Tier 1 course or two accredited Tier 2 courses.

The Fellowship Training Handbook contains further information on these requirements.

Tier 1 courses are:

  1. Highly relevant emergency medicine content applicable in a rural context.
  2. Not less than 12 hours duration over two days.
  3. Rigorously assessed using MCQ, skills station and scenario assessment.
  4. Recognised at national or international level.

Tier 2 courses are:

  1. Highly relevant emergency medicine content applicable in a rural context.
  2. Not less than eight hours duration or one day.
  3. Taught using interactive learning techniques, including simulation.
  4. Recognised at state or national level.

Accredited Tier 1 Courses

Tier 1 courses may be chosen from the following list.

Course Provider Link
Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) American Academy of Family Physicians www.aafp.org/home.html
Advanced Life Support (ALS) Level 2 Australian Resuscitation Council accredited https://resus.org.au/
Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) APLS Australia & New Zealand www.apls.org.au/
Advanced Paediatric Emergency Course Advanced Paediatric Emergency http://www.apemaustralia.com.au/
Australian and New Zealand Surgical Skills Education and Training (ASSET) Royal Australasian College of Surgeons www.surgeons.org
Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient (CCrISP) Royal Australasian College of Surgeons www.surgeons.org
Early Management of Severe Trauma (EMST) Royal Australasian College of Surgeons www.surgeons.org
Emergency Life Support Course (ELS) Emergency Life Support Inc www.elscourse.com.au/
Emergency Trauma Management Course (ETM) Emergency Trauma Management Pty Ltd http://etmcourse.com
Effective Management of Anaesthetics Crises (EMAC) Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetist http://www.anzca.edu.au/training/emac
Major Incident Medical Management and Support (MIMMS) Advanced Course Australia MIMMS www.mimms.org.au
Managing Obstetric Emergencies & Trauma Course (MOET) MOET Australia http://moetaustralia.com
Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) NAEMT/American College of Surgeons www.naemt.org
www.facs.org
Rural Emergency Skills Training (REST) Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine www.acrrm.org
Rural Emergency Skills Program (RESP) LearnEM http://moodle.learnem.com.au
Clinical Emergency Management Program (CEMP) Advanced Workshop Royal Australian College of General Practitioners www.racgp.org.au

Accredited Tier 2 courses

Many activities accredited for the ACRRM Professional Development Program also meet the tier 2 course requirement for vocational training. A list of these courses may be found on the ACRRM website.

Tier 2 courses may also be chosen from this list:

Course Provider Link
Advanced Life Support (ALS) Level 1 Australian Resuscitation Council accredited https://resus.org.au/
ALS Emergency medicine Course for GP Registrars GPEx www.gpex.com.au
Approach to Medical Emergencies (AME) General Practice Training Tasmania http://gptt.com.au/
Clinical Emergency Management Program (CEMP) Intermediate Workshop Royal Australian College of General Practitioners www.racgp.org.au

Courses not currently accredited

Other courses meeting tier 1 or tier 2 requirements may be considered on a case by case basis. Send a copy of the certificate and a description of the course to training@acrrm.org.au to see if it may count towards training.