Regional training organisations materials

This tool kit lays out the components of the ACRRM Vocational Training Program, and provides Regional Training Organisations with a quick reference guide to the training and assessment processes. By using this material, you can be confident that you are supporting your ACRRM registrars on their journey toward completion of training and ensure that they achieve Fellowship without delay.

Preparing for training

Registrars wishing to train towards Fellowship of ACRRM need to enrol and become a member of the College [more]

Read the College's policy

It’s important for you to familiarise yourself with the various training policies that apply to your training program. For a list of policies click here.

Apply for RPL

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can shorten a registrar’s training time. If registrars would like relevant professional experience credited towards their training must apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Registrars submit their application through their training provider. The training provider checks that the application is compete and has the required supporting documentation. The training provider then makes a recommendation for RPL and submits the application to the College. Read the
Recognition of Prior Learning policy located in the Fellowship Training Handbook.

Training Portfolio

Each registrar is provided an electronic training portfolio, prior to beginning training. The My Training Portfolio is accessible from each registrar's My College Dashboard. This portfolio tracks the registrar's progress to their requirements.


ACRRM’s Primary Curriculum describes the skills, knowledge and attitudes a registrar should develop or acquire during the Core Clinical and the Primary Rural and Remote Training stages of training.

ACRRM’s Advanced Specialised Training Curricula describe the skills, knowledge and attitudes a registrar should develop or acquire during advanced specialised training stage.

Clinical training requirements

The ACRRM Vocational Training Program is a four-year integrated program undertaken in three stages of learning and experience. Core Clinical Training can be commenced after completing your first postgraduate year (PGY1). ACRRM then gives you flexibility to choose the order and timing of your remaining training and assessment components. [more]

Core Clinical Training (CCT)

CCT is 12 months working in an ACRRM-accredited hospital. A registrar is required to complete rotations in anaesthetics, emergency medicine, general medicine, general surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology and paediatrics.

Read the College's policy on Core Clinical Training located in the Fellowship Training Handbook.

Primary Rural and Remote Training (PRRT)

PRRT is 24 months training in one or more ACRRM accredited rural and remote posts, such as a rural general practice, a rural hospital, the Royal Flying Doctor Service or Aboriginal Medical Service.

Read the College's policy on Primary Rural and Remote Training located in the Fellowship Training Handbook.

Advanced Specialised Training (AST)

AST is 12 months training in one of 11 disciplines specified by ACRRM: 

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
  • Academic Practice
  • Adult Internal Medicine
  • Anaesthetics
  • Emergency medicine
  • Mental Health
  • Obstetrics and gynaecology
  • Paediatrics
  • Population Health
  • Remote Medicine, and
  • Surgery.

AST curricula available are on the Advanced Specialised Training page.

Read the College’s policy on Advanced Specialised Training.

Other Training requirements

Emergency Medicine Courses (compulsory)

Registrars must complete at least two ACRRM-accredited emergency medicine courses. [more]

Read the College's Emergency Medicine Course Requirements Policy 

The current list of Tier 1 and 2 courses are listed here: Accredited Emergency Courses.

Regional Training Organisations who wish to apply for accreditation of additional courses that they run or recommend for their Registrars, will need to download the Emergency Medicine Accreditation Form. This form should be completed and emailed along with all supporting documentation for consideration by the Vocational Training Committee.

Online Learning platform - RRMEO modules

Registrars must complete four modules on RRMEO, where there are hundreds of appropriate topics to choose from. Encourage your registrars to choose modules that fill gaps in their learning program.

The RRMEO Module Policy is available in the Fellowship Training Handbook.


Assessment Modalities

There are five mandatory assessments covering the skills, knowledge, and attitudes stipulated in the Primary Curriculum, with additional assessments for the registrar's AST stage. View more information on assessment types.

Preparing a registrar for assessment

The College assists registrars to prepare for ACRRM assessments by familiarising them with the style and formats of exams. This is done with practice exams, sample questions, mock exams (PC StAMPS only), study groups (both PC & AST EM StAMPS), assessment information sessions and StAMPS practice scenarios. Relevant information and enrolment instructions for these are available from the assessment area of the website. [more]


After enrolling for an MCQ, registrars can undertake a practice exam and are offered online workshops. To access practice questions before enrolling, click here, please note these sample questions are under review, so check back for updated questions.


Practice scenarios and marking information is available on the college assessment page.

Registrars enrolled in StAMPS are also offered spots in the eigh week study program. All registrars are welcome to attend StAMPS mock exams. 


It is recommended that registrars complete their formative MiniCEX before attempting their summative miniCEX. Information on both of these are available on the asssessment page.

Registrars may also find the MiniCEX online module useful. Click here to find out more.

Formative assessment

ACRRM encourages regular formative miniCEX. This can be completed as part of External Clinical Teaching Visit (ECTV) and/or done by the registrar’s supervisor.


Scoring sheet (miniCEX)

Patient consent form (miniCEX)

The College encourages all registrars to undertake a formative Multi Source Feedback assessment. This can be arranged by contacting Client Focused Evaluations Program on

Accrediting supervisors and teaching posts

All stages of training must be undertaken in ACRRM-accredited teaching posts with accredited supervisors. [more]

Please click here to search for accredited teaching posts.

Training Polices

All policies relating to the operation of ACRRM’s training and assessment are linked from the Training Policies page.