Diving and hyperbaric medicine


Launch of the ANZCA Diploma of Advanced Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine

In April 2016, ANZCA Council supported the Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine (DHM) Working Party recommendations to undertake a limited restructure of the ANZCA Certificate of DHM.

The DHM Project Group was established in June 2016 and is leading the change of the certificate to a 12-month, full-time equivalent qualification titled the ANZCA Diploma of Advanced DHM.

The ANZCA Diploma of Advanced DHM will launch on July 31, 2017 under the governance of the ANZCA DHM Sub-Committee.

Curriculum, regulations and handbooks

The following documents govern DHM training:


Transition to the diploma training program

Transition guidelines are available for supervisors of training and transition applicants. They define the eligibility requirements and available transition credits, and should be used when completing the transition application.

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



New Zealand (includes 15 per cent GST)

Transition application fee

$A330 (includes 10 per cent GST)


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



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

Registering for diploma training

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

  • Registration form.
  • Recognition of prior learning.
  • Training agreement.

Training-related forms

These forms will be published prior to July 31, 2017.

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

Workplace-based assessments:
  • Clinical skills assessment.
  • Management plan assessment.
  • Case-based discussion.
  • Multi-source feedback.

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.
-    Apply to ANZCA for ongoing accreditation (i.e. for accreditation valid beyond July 2018). Accreditation requirements will be available on the ANZCA website after July 31, 2017.

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

Facility name 



Approved training duration

Department of Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine, Prince Of Wales Hospital


To be confirmed 44 weeks FTE

Department of Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine, Royal Hobart Hospital


Dr David Smart 44 weeks FTE

Diving and Hyperbaric Unit, The Alfred Hospital


Dr Andrew Fock 44 weeks FTE

Hyperbaric Medicine Unit, Fiona Stanley Hospital

(formerly known as Fremantle Hyperbaric Medicine Unit)


Dr Neil Banham 44 weeks FTE

Hyperbaric Medicine Unit, The Townsville Hospital


Dr John Orton 44 weeks FTE

Christchurch Hyperbaric Medicine Unit, Christchurch Hospital


Dr Greg van der Hulst 44 weeks FTE

The training site accreditation data sheet will be published after July 31, 2017 for facilities that wish to apply for accreditation. This webpage will be updated to provide the opening date for submissions and links to all required documentation for accreditation. If you have any questions, please contact the Training Accreditation team at dhm@anzca.edu.au.

The SOT nomination form will be published prior to July 31, 2017.
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