Early Management of Severe Trauma (EMST)

Course Schedules 


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. Priority for courses is given to surgical trainees.

Please note to attend EMST you must be a medical graduate.  Places will only be available to doctors post-graduate year 2+.

Equivalent courses

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 website.


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Provider course $3015 (including GST)

Refresher course $1930 (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.

New Zealand

Provider course $3625 (including GST)

Refresher course $2900 (including GST)

Courses conducted in New Zealand will be invoiced in NZ dollars, regardless of residential country of applicant.

Transfer fee

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)


  • The transfer fee

In 2015, the course transfer fee is AU$205 (incl. GST) and NZ$245 (incl. GST).

Cancellation policy

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 fee'.

2015 course schedule

View the 2015 EMST course schedule (PDF 48KB).


Australia emst@surgeons.org

New Zealand emst.nz@surgeons.org

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