Core emergency medicine training

The Core Emergency Medicine Training (Core EMT) is an essential component of the Rural Generalist Fellowship. It is mandatory for RG Fellowship candidates.

It is strongly recommended for candidates training towards the FARGP. However, the option to complete the previous emergency medicine module is still available for candidates who enrolled in the FARGP prior to 2022.  

This Core EMT is designed to strengthen general practice training by providing you with the skills and confidence to manage emergency situations in rural and remote environments. You will develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to address unique rural challenges, provide high-quality emergency medicine care and lead healthcare teams in your community. 

This curriculum sets out the competencies that candidates are required to develop when completing the Core EMT. It is also designed to provide a framework for the teaching and learning of the critical knowledge, skills and attitudes that rural generalists require to effectively care for patients with a range of emergency presentations in rural and remote environments. 


The Core EMT can be undertaken any time after the Hospital Training Time component of the FRACGP has been completed.

Additionally, candidates must have completed at least one accredited emergency medicine skills and/or simulation training course in the 24 months before, or during, their training.


Mandatory Emergency medicine training Rural Generalist Fellowship Fellowship in Advanced Rural General Practice
  Core-emergency medicine training Emergency medicine module
Duration 6 months full time equivalent (FTE) – can be undertaken any time after completing hospital training time and can be completed as extended skills term No minimum time specified – requirements completed within FARGP timeframe
Prerequisites Minimum of one emergency skills course within the 24 months before, or during, the emergency medicine training N/A
Location Accredited emergency medicine facility with appropriate supervision N/A
Assessments Logbook, random case note analysis, direct observation of procedural skills (DOPS), mini clinical evaluation exercise (mini-CEX) and supervisor reports Completion of 2 emergency skills courses, online case studies and skills self-assessment
Procedural skills DOPS include simple wound suturing, reducing large joint dislocation, cardioversion, plaster application, IV procedural sedation, complex airways procedure, nerve block, ultrasound N/A


The Core EMT generally requires a minimum of six months (full-time equivalent [FTE]) in an accredited training post, in accordance with the vocational standards and requirements published by the RACGP. Candidates need to demonstrate satisfactory achievement of outcomes as per the curriculum. Where possible, it is recommended the Core EMT is completed as your Extended Skills term requirement. 

Some candidates choose to complete the Core EMT immediately after their Hospital Training Time, which has the benefit of giving you an opportunity to contribute to the emergency roster in a rural hospital while training in a rural general practice. Other candidates choose to complete it after, or even concurrently with, their General Practice Training terms, which has the benefit of giving you the experience of the context in which the emergency services will be provided.  

The RACGP recommends that you work closely with your training organisation to plan the best training pathway for your individual circumstances.  

For more information, download the Core Emergency Medicine Training curriculum or refer to the  RACGP Rural Generalist Fellowship Training Handbook.


Workplace based assessment

Below are the Core Emergency Medicine Training (Core EMT) workplace-based assessment (WBA) template forms.

When link is clicked, the document will automatically be downloaded to your computer.

Names of WBAs:

  • Mini-CEX – mini clinical evaluation exercise
  • RCA – random case analysis
  • DOPS – direct observation of procedural skills

Core EMT


Visit curriculum page


Download logbook

Supervisor report

Download Supervisor report


Download DOPS Assessment template


Download Mini-CEX Assessment template


Download RCA Assessment template



For further details please contact the Rural team on:
1800 636 764