Diving and hyperbaric medicine

 

ANZCA Diploma of Advanced Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine

The ANZCA Diploma of Advanced DHM was launched on July 31, 2017, under the governance of the ANZCA DHM Sub-Committee, based on the recommendations of the DHM Project Group.

 

Curriculum, regulations and handbooks

The following documents govern DHM training:

 

Transition to the diploma training program

Applications for transition closed on August 28, 2017.

Transition guidelines are available for supervisors of training and transition applicants. They define the eligibility requirements and available transition credits.
 

The following fees are required for transition applicants who are not currently registered with ANZCA as DHM trainees:
 

 

Australia

New Zealand (includes 15 per cent GST)

Transition application fee

$A330 (includes 10 per cent GST)

$NZ370

Award of transition credits fee (payable after assessment has been made)

$A700

$NZ862


Please direct any queries to dhm@anzca.edu.au or ANZCA reception +61 3 9510 6299.

 

Transitional award of diploma and recognition of prior experience

Until January 31, 2019, provisions are available to holders of the ANZCA certificate of DHM and highly experienced practitioners of DHM for transitional award of the diploma and recognition of prior experience. These guidelines define the eligibility requirements and should be used when completing the application form.


The following fees apply:
 

 

Australia

New Zealand (includes 15 per cent GST)

Application fee

$A330 (includes 10 per cent GST)

$NZ370

Award of transition credits fee (payable after assessment has been made)

$A700

$NZ862


Additional fees may apply if you are required to undertake a summative assessment.

 

Registering for diploma training

Information regarding registration and recognition of prior learning will be published prior to July 31, 2017.

 

Training-related forms

Clinical placement review form – these are required for each training placement. Refer to handbook section 3.8 for more information.

Logbooks:
  • Placement logbook – used to record and track cases completed within a placement.
  • Program logbook – used to track progress against training program requirements. This should be used in conjunction with the placement logbook.

Workplace-based assessments:
Examination application – There is no examination scheduled for 2017. This form will be made available in 2018.

Application for diploma – to be used by trainees who have completed all diploma requirements and are seeking award of the diploma

Course application form – to be used by trainees seeking to undertake a diving or hyperbaric medicine related course that is not included in the preapproved list.

Co-supervision of training – to be used by trainees undertaking training in an accredited unit that does not have a diving and hyperbaric medicine (DHM) supervisor of training (SOT).
 

Training sites and supervisors

DHM facilities that were previously accredited to deliver the Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Certificate training have been granted conditional accreditation by the ANZCA Council for one year (July 31, 2017 – July 31, 2018) to provide training for the Diploma of Advanced Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine.

During this one year of conditional accreditation, the facility is able to provide training to Diploma of Advanced DHM trainees during this period only. DHM facilities will need to re-apply for accredition before July 31, 2018.
 
Accreditation requirements will be available on the ANZCA website once the Accreditation
Standards are approved by Standards Australia. The college is monitoring this closely.

The following is a list of all facilities accredited by ANZCA for Diploma Training:
 

Facility name 

State/Country

Director

Approved training duration

Christchurch Hyperbaric Medicine Unit, Christchurch Hospital

NZ Dr Greg van der Hulst 44 weeks FTE

Department of Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine, Prince Of Wales Hospital

NSW

Dr Jan Lehm 44 weeks FTE

Department of Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine, Royal Hobart Hospital

TAS

Dr David Smart 44 weeks FTE

Diving and Hyperbaric Unit, The Alfred Hospital

VIC

Dr Andrew Fock 44 weeks FTE

Hyperbaric Medicine Unit, Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group

WA

Dr Neil Banham 44 weeks FTE

Hyperbaric Medicine Unit, The Townsville Hospital

QLD

Dr Christopher Jelliffe 44 weeks FTE

Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Hyperbaric Medicine Service

QLD

Dr Kenneth Thistlethwaite and
Dr Robert Webb
44 weeks FTE


Supervisors of training
Each unit will have at least one supervisor of training. New supervisors may be nominated using this form.


Fees for 2017

 

Australia

New Zealand (includes 15 per cent GST)

Registration fee

$A1000

$NZ1230

Annual training fee

$A1000

$NZ1230

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) application fee

$A330 (includes 10 per cent GST)

$NZ370

RPL award fee (payable after assessment has been made)

$A700

$NZ862

Examination fee

$A2000

$NZ2461

Examination withdrawal fee

$A500

$NZ616

Diploma holder fee

$A550 (includes 10 per cent GST)

$NZ616


Please direct any queries to dhm@anzca.edu.au or ANZCA reception +61 3 9510 6299.
 
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