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 Emergency Medicine Diploma (EMD).


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 (commencing July 2023)
  • 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 (commencing July 2023)

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 - Mental Health Emergencies
    18 October | 6-10pm
  • Elliston - Cardiac Emergencies
    18 October | 12 - 4:30pm
  • Cummins - Cardiac Emergencies
    19 October | 8:30 - 11:30am
  • Tumby Bay - Cardiac Emergencies
    19 October | 1 - 4pm


    • Ceduna - Neonatal & Paediatric Emergencies
      20 November | 10am - 6pm

      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
      • NALHN EMET Hub - michelle.phillips@sa.gov.au
      • Royal Adelaide Hospital EMET Hub
      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.