EMET Program

Enhancing the quality and access to emergency care in rural and regional South Australia through the provision of emergency medicine education, training and supervision.

About EMET

The Emergency Medicine Education and Training (EMET) program provides education, training and supervision to doctors and other health professionals working within emergency departments and emergency care services in rural, regional and remote Australia.

SAPMEA is an appointed EMET Hub by the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) to deliver the EMET program in South Australia.

Of the over 600 hospitals with Emergency Departments (EDs) or emergency services in Australia, only 25 percent are staffed by FACEMs. Hospitals without FACEMs are typically located in rural locations with clinical staffing models that include general practitioners, medical officers, nurses, paramedics and allied health workers.

For these locations, the EMET Program gives much needed support in the form of education, training and supervision, to better equip the doctors and other healthcare providers at these hospitals to deal with critically ill or complex trauma patients.

EMET provides supervision and support for doctors working in EDs to complete the Emergency Medicine Certificate (EMC), and Emergency Medicine Diploma (EMD). EMET funding is also used to support hospitals to provide outreach training to the teams in smaller hospitals on a wide range of skills and areas required for emergency medical care.

Who is EMET for

The SAPMEA EMET Program is aimed at all General Practitioners, Medical Professionals, Nursing staff, Allied Health Professional and Paramedics working within an Emergency Care Setting in a rural or regional hospital in South Australia.

CPD and Accreditation

EMET activities will be accredited through ACRRM and RACGP (Cat 1 and Cat 2), with selected workshops meeting the criteria for the Rural Procedural Grants Program (RPGP).

Please refer to each workshop for specific CPD information and eligibility.

All participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

Upcoming EMET Workshops

For further information and registration links for each workshop, please visit the SAPMEA Education Calendar.


  • 1st November Port Augusta
    • Rural Emergencies Skills Full Day Workshop 8:30-5pm
  • 2nd November Victor Harbor
    • Major Trauma Evening Workshop 6-10pm
  • 15th November Mt Barker
    • Major Trauma Evening Workshop 6-10pm (NALHN HUB)
  • 21st November Nuriootpa
    • Major Trauma Evening Workshop 6-10pm (NALHN HUB)
  • 29th November Murray Bridge
    • Major Trauma Evening Workshop 6-10pm


  • 14th December Kingston
    • Summer Emergencies 5:30-9:30pm

SAPMEA AND NALHN - which hub is which?

The EMET Program has two Hubs in South Australia. SAPMEA hosts one, and the other is hosted by the Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN) from Modbury Hospital. Both the NALHN and the SAPMEA Hubs will be collaborating our resources and facilitators together at times to provide the very best EMET Program possible for our participants.

Michelle Phillips is the Education Coordinator/ Program Support for both the SA EMET hubs.


For questions and enquiries, please contact the EMET Coordinator at EMET@sapmea.asn.au.

SAPMEA has received Commonwealth Department of Health funding and ACEM support for participation in the EMET program under the Specialist Training Program.