Master of Clinical
Emergency Medicine

Frequently asked questions

Master of Clinical Emergency Medicine
These frequently asked questions (FAQs) should be read in conjunction with the website. If you have any enquiries that are not addressed in the FAQs, you may contact us by email;


Q1. How do I enrol into this course?
Students are initially required to complete an application form and submit to the Course Coordinator for eligibility.  Once a student is confirmed eligible, they enrol in the individual units online via our website.

Q2. What are the pre-requisites of this course?

  • Applicants must hold an MBBS AQF Level 8 degree or equivalent medicinal degree
  • AHPRA registration or equivalent accredited professional body
  • Minimum two years equivalent full-time experience in the cognate discipline
  • Evidence of current engagement in a clinical practice in their area of specialisation
  • Applicants for the Emergency Medicine specialisation, should hold a “Fellowship” in Emergency medicine or from a globally recognised professional body (Testamur to be sighted).*

*In cases where a Fellowship is not held an application exhibiting an appropriate combination of experience and training will be reviewed by the Alfred Enrolment Committee.

Q3. I am an International Student am I eligible to enrol?
This course is open to domestic and international students.  However, if you are an international student please be advised the CRICOS code (required for some types of student visas) applies only to the units of study offered by Monash University, international students will need to undertake their own research into visas available to them for the purposes of completing the four short courses offered as units by The Alfred.

Q4. What does it mean by Part A and Part B?
The course is structured in two parts.  Part A provides you with the foundations for advanced clinical medicine practice. Enrolment in and successful completion of four short courses offered as units by The Alfred (24 credit points).  Part B provides the opportunity to build advanced professional knowledge and skills in your chosen specialisation. Upon successful completion of the Alfred short courses, enrolment as a Postgraduate Student via Monash University.  You will be credited for recognition of prior learning (RPL) for the short courses completed at The Alfred.

Q5. How long does the Masters take to complete?
The Masters can be completed in one year full-time or three years part-time.

Q6. Do I need registration to enrol into this course?
Yes.  You will need registration to practice in Australia or if an International Student, you must be registered with an accredited professional body.

If living overseas, and you would like registration to practice in Australia you will need to organise that directly with AHPRA;

Students are to complete the practicum hours for the Emergency Medicine Theory and Practice unit, therefore, you need to be working in a clinical setting.

Q7. Can I start the course without being medically registered?
Yes.  Students are eligible to enrol in the Emergency Medicine Research Course without medical registration.   However, to complete the full Masters, students will be required to have registration prior to enrolling in the remaining Units.

Q8. How do I organise the clinical log book hours?
Provided your department is an accredited training site for ACEM and you are able to identify a FACEM or equivalent who would be willing to validate your clinical log hours, then your practicum hours can be completed at your place of residence.

Q9. I am FACEM registered, am I eligible for recognition of prior learning.
If an applicant holds FACEM or equivalent, and provided a copy of their testamur have been sighted, then recognition of prior learning is only relevant to clinical placement hours, not to course content and online study.

Q10. I have completed the EMRC Course. Does this course count towards the Masters?
Yes.  The EMRC contributes 12 points towards Part A of the Master of Clinical Medicine or six points towards the Master of Public Health with Monash University

Q11. Do I have to attend the Units workshop days?
Yes.  The workshop days are compulsory components of the short courses.  Failure to attend will mean incomplete assessment.