Recognition pathways

We've opened a recognition pathway to allow eligible practitioners to apply for legacy transition to the DipPOM. Applications for the recognition process can be submitted until 1 December 2023. 

This ‘grandparenting’ process is open to medical specialists who have been engaged in the field of perioperative medicine, through education, teaching, research and/or clinical practice. 

We'll engage those who receive the diploma through this process to support the diploma through clinical supervision and education. 

Information regarding DipPOM supervisors can be found here.


Applicants are required to provide evidence to support their application. Eligibility to be awarded the DipPOM through the recognition process is assessed on the following criteria: 

  • Registered medical practitioner with the relevant medical board authority. 
  • Experience working in the perioperative medicine field.
  • Applicants must be a practicing fellow of one of the following colleges:
    • Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA)
    • College of Intensive Care Medicine (CICM)
    • Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)
    • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)

The recognition criteria for practitioners from the following colleges are in development: 

  • Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) 
  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
  • Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP)    

Please note: Practitioners from specialist medical colleges not listed above are not eligible for legacy transition to the diploma. Full details of the process can be found in the Recognition Pathways Background Information document. 

Application process

To apply for DipPOM recognition applicants must: 

  1. Complete the application form. 
  2. Attach the required evidence. 
  3. Provide credit card details in the application form to enable payment of the application administration fee. 

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Last updated 14:00 13.12.2022