Last Update: 04/08/2014 09:55
It is important to note that the EMST course is not a mandatory
eligibility requirement for selection to the SET program, but is
required to be undertaken during SET. Preference for courses is
given to surgical trainees, followed by the EMST waiting list in
order of date of application.
Please note to apply to the EMST waiting list you must be a
medical graduate. Places will only be offered to doctors
post-graduate year 2+.
The Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) course, accredited by
the American College of Surgeons, is considered equivalent to
EMST. Further information can be found on the ATLS
Generally, applicants will wait approximately 18 months to
be offered a course place. Throughout the year, some course places
may become vacanct and applicants on the waiting list (in
accordance with their original date of application and
post-graduate year 2+) will be contacted by the Skills Training
Office and offered these course places.
Australian waiting list registration
Australian-based doctors, please click here to
register. You will receive an email of confirmation
within 5 days of registering.
New Zealand waiting list registration
New Zealand-based doctors, please click here to
register. You will receive an email of confirmation within 5
days of registering.
Provider course $2870 (including GST)
Refresher course $1840 (including GST)
In Australia, the EMST course is an approved course under the
tax system. This exempts surgical Trainees of the College from
having 10% GST levied on their course fees. Australian fees for all
other EMST course participants are subject to 10% GST.
Provider course $3810 (including GST)
Refresher course $2760 (including GST)
Courses conducted in New Zealand will be invoiced in NZ dollars,
regardless of residential country of applicant.
If you request transfer to an alternative course, a transfer fee
to cover relevant administrative costs will be payable, regardless
of whether the course invoice has been raised and/or paid at the
time the request is made.
If the request is made ten or less weeks before the course start
date, the cancellation policy will also apply. In this
instance, in addition to the initial course fee that has been paid,
you will then be required to pay the following:
- Half of the fee for the course to which you are transferring
(if request made between six and ten weeks before the course)
- The entire fee for the course to which you are transferring (if
request made less than six weeks before course)
In 2014, the course transfer fee is AU$195 (incl. GST) and NZ$255
For cancellations less than ten weeks before the course,
participants receive a 50% refund. There are no refunds for
cancellations less than six weeks before the course.
This policy also applies should you elect to transfer to another
course within this time frame, as outlined under 'Transfer
2014 course schedule
View the 2014 EMST courses - Australia schedule
View the 2014 EMST provider courses - New Zealand
2015 course schedule
View the 2015 EMST course schedule (PDF).
New Zealand email@example.com
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