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

EMET (Emergency Medicine Education and Training) is an Australian Government Department of Health funded education program administered by the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM). SAPMEA has been appointed by ACEM, the peak body for emergency medicine in Australia to deliver the EMET program in South Australia.

The EMET Program aims to enhance the quality and access to emergency care in rural and regional Australia through the provision of emergency medicine education, training and supervision. As the majority of South Australian regional and rural hospitals are not staffed by Specialist Emergency Medicine doctors, the EMET program provides vital education and support to the general practitioners, medical officers, nurses, and paramedics who provide emergency care to these rural communities.

EMET also provides supervision and support for doctors working in EDs to complete the Emergency Medicine Certificate (EMC) and Associateship in Intermediate Emergency Medicine (AACEM).


The SAPMEA EMET Hub runs three streams of EMET Programs:

  • Adult EMET program – Adult emergency medicine topics delivered primarily in Eyre Peninsula, Flinders Ranges, Kangaroo Island and Victor Harbor.
  • Perinatal EMET Program Obstetric, Neonatal and Paediatric topics delivered statewide
  • Emergency Medicine ECHO Program (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) – A virtual ‘hub and spoke’ learning and mentoring program that aims to build communities of practice for shared learning and peer support

Our faculty of facilitators are happy to deliver EMET wherever there is a need. So, if your local rural/regional team require emergency medicine education, please get in touch at emet@sapmea.asn.au.

Who is EMET for

EMET workshops are aimed at all General Practitioners, Medical Professionals, Nursing staff, Paramedics and Allied Health Professionals 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, 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.


  • Victor Harbor - Acute Poisoning
    15 May | 6 - 10pm
  • Kimba - Cardiac Emergencies
    30 May | 9:30am - 12:30pm
  • Cowell - Cardiac Emergencies
    30 May | 3pm - 6pm
  • Whyalla - Cardiac Emergencies
    31 May | 8:30am - 4:00pm


  • Jamestown - Major Trauma
    20 June | 10 - 5:30pm
  • Peterborough - Major Trauma
    21 June | 8:30am - 4pm


  • Victor Harbor - Cardiac Emergencies
    24 July | 6 - 10pm


  • Victor Harbor - Major Trauma Burns
    18 September | 6 - 10pm


  • Victor Harbor - Geriatric Emergencies
    30 October | 6 - 10pm

      Enrol for the Emergency Medicine ECHO

      ECHO aims to create a community of practice for shared learning and professional support.

      This is Series Two of the Emergency Medicine ECHO Program. To access the resources from Series 1 please click here

      Online meetings provide an opportunity for participants to learn best-practice emergency medicine care from our panel of experts and contribute to debriefing case discussions

      Individuals and teams are invited to submit cases for clinical debriefing to promote learning and reflection, and identify opportunities for improvements in workflows and processes to improve subsequent patient experiences and minimise the risk of future adverse outcomes.

      All healthcare professionals working in emergency care settings from across South Australia are welcome to join this FREE program.

      For more information and to enrol in our Emergency Medicine ECHO program, click here.

      Contact SAPMEA EMET

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

      Other EMET Hubs in South Australia

      In addition to the SAPMEA EMET Hub, there are three other Hubs in South Australia delivering EMET workshops. Contact details for our partner EMET Hubs can be found below:

      • Mount Gambier Hospital EMET Hub - amy.smith@sa.gov.au
      • NALHN EMET Hub - michelle.phillips@sa.gov.au
      • Royal Adelaide Hospital EMET Hub - kaelene.white@sa.gov.au
      SAPMEA EMET 01

      SAPMEA has received funding from the Australian Government Department of Health and support from ACEM, the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, Australia's peak body for emergency medicine, to run an EMET Program.