Diving and hyperbaric medicine

The ANZCA Diploma of Advanced Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine 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:

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:



New Zealand
(includes 15 per cent GST)

Application fee

$A330 (includes 10 per cent GST)


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



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.



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 Trainees who have not passed after the third attempt become ineligible to re-sit the examination, are deemed withdrawn from diploma training, and are not permitted to re-register for DHM training.

The next examination form will be available in 2019.

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).

Training sites and supervisors

The following DHM facilities were previously accredited to deliver the Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Certificate training and have been granted conditional accreditation by the ANZCA Council (which has now been extended until July 31, 2019) to provide training for the Diploma of Advanced Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine.

During this time of conditional accreditation, the facility is able to provide training to Diploma of Advanced DHM trainees only. 

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

Accreditation requirements will be available on the ANZCA website once the ANZCA DHM accreditation standards handbook has been approved by Standards Australia. The college is monitoring this closely.


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


Fees for 2019



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)


DHM Certificate Holder fee (on- Diploma)



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