Diving and hyperbaric medicine

The ANZCA Diploma of Advanced Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine (ANZCA Dip Adv 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:


Registering for diploma training



The DHM Examination is a test of knowledge, behaviours and clinical skills pertinent to a specialist medical practitioner in diving and hyperbaric medicine. Candidates are expected to demonstrate an understanding of the subject matter and show their ability to integrate the relevant information so that it is applicable to practicing diving and hyperbaric medicine.

The examination is taken during training and a trainee must have completed at least 26 weeks FTE towards DHM training at the date of application or must do so by the date of the written section.

DHM trainees are permitted three attempts at the examination. Trainees who have not passed after the third attempt become ineligible to re-sit the examination, are deemed withdrawn from diploma training, and are not permitted to re-register for DHM training.

2020 DHM Examination Dates 

2020 DHM exam applications are now open.

Closing date May 27, 2020
Withdrawal fee date July 21, 2020
Written August 5, 2020
Viva examination September 9, 2020


Written Venues:  Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and Wellington
Viva Venue:        Melbourne 


Late applications and late documentation will not be accepted after the closing date. All application fees are to be paid in full. No payment plans will be granted.
Applications are accepted via email only. Acknowledgement of applications will be done via email within 48 hours of receipt by the College, except for weekends and holidays, these will be acknowledged within 48 hours of the next working day.

2019 Examination report available here

Training-related forms

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

  • 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:
Multi-source feedback:
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).


Accreditation of training sites

ANZCA directly accredits suitable Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine facilities for training time towards the ANZCA Diploma of Advanced Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine (Dip Adv DHM) using a five-year accreditation cycle.

DHM facilities wishing to apply for accreditation of the diploma should obtain and complete the Accreditation Data Form. The completed form should be submitted to dhm@anzca.edu.au.

Training sites and supervisors

Training site

Supervisor of training


Department of Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine

Prince Of Wales Hospital

Professor Michael Bennett

Dr Jan Lehm

Department of Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine

Royal Hobart Hospital

Clinical Professor David Smart

Clinical Professor David Smart

Diving and Hyperbaric Unit

The Alfred Hospital

Dr Ian Miller

Dr Andrew Fock

Hyperbaric Medicine Unit

Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group

Dr Ian Gawthrope

Dr Neil Banham

Hyperbaric Medicine Unit

The Townsville Hospital

Dr Chris Butler

Dr Chris Jelliffe

Hyperbaric Medicine Service

Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital

Dr Susannah Sherlock

Dr Kenneth Thistlethwaite
Dr Robert Webb

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

Fees for 2020



New Zealand
(includes 15 per cent GST)

Registration fee



Annual training fee



Recognition of prior learning (RPL) application fee

(includes 10 per cent GST)


RPL award fee (payable after assessment has been made)



Examination fee



Examination withdrawal fee



Diploma holder fee

(includes 10 per cent GST)


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