Advanced diving and hyperbaric medicine diploma

Our diploma of advanced diving and hyperbaric medicine (ANZCA Dip Adv DHM) provides a unique opportunity for specialist doctors to "take the plunge" into an exciting, emerging area of medicine. 

While this post-specialisation qualification does not now lead to specialist registration in diving and hyperbaric medicine (DHM), it's the only one of its kind in Australia and New Zealand. 

Award of the diploma requires completion of diving and hyperbaric medicine (DHM) training program and a specialist qualification acceptable to the ANZCA Council, as well as current medical registration and declaration of fitness to practice.

Course structure and content


The following documents outline the course content and structure of the diploma.

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ANZCA Advanced Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Training Curriculum PDF
ANZCA Handbook for Advanced Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Training PDF
Regulation 36 PDF
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DHM exam

The diving and hyperbaric medicine (DHM) exam is a test of knowledge, behaviours and clinical skills pertinent to a specialist medical practitioner in diving and hyperbaric medicine. The DHM exam is conducted annually, and consists of a written component and a viva voce section. 

To be eligible to sit the exam, you must have completed a minimum of 26 weeks (full-time equivalent) towards DHM training by the date of the written section. You are allowed up to three attempts at the exam. 

2021 DHM Examination Details

Written examination

11 August 2021

Viva examination

8 September 2021

Registration Closing Date

2 June 2021

Withdrawal fee date

27 July 2021

Written Venues :  Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney
Viva Venues       : Melbourne
Applications for 2021 has now closed. 

Apply to join

To register as a diving and hyperbaric (DHM) trainee, you'll need to have secured a training appointment in an accredited DHM unit and either of the following:

  1. A specialist qualification deemed acceptable to the college.
  2. At least 104 weeks full-time equivalent (FTE) training towards such a qualification.

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DHM Registration form PDF
Recognition of prior learning PDF
DHM Training agreement PDF
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Award of the diploma

Once you've met your training requirements, you may apply for the award of the ANZCA diploma of advanced DHM.

Application form

Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine trainee toolkit

Fees, forms, and resources related to the DHM diploma.

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DHM accredited training sites

Training time towards the ANZCA diploma of advanced diving and hyperbaric medicine (Dip Adv DHM) must be completed at a suitable diving and hyperbaric medicine (DHM) facility.

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Advertised training positions

Looking for a training position? We advertise anaesthesia and pain medicine roles at all levels and across Australia and New Zealand.

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Training & Exams Resource Hub

This hub has been designed for trainees and educators participating in the ANZCA, FPM and DHM training programs to identify suitable training and education resources, including those resources available through the ANZCA library.

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Last updated 14:54 4.06.2021