In order to proceed with applying to be a registered trainee of the College, applicants must be able to answer “YES” to all of the following questions:
Foundation training - Have you completed 6 months intensive care supervised experience in a CICM accredited unit within the last 3 years?
Contact Training if you have taken in excess of 4 weeks leave throughout the 6 months of intensive care practice as this may impact the suitability of this term.
Any qualifications or previous experience entered into the registration form and listed on your CICM Structured CV must be supported by appropriate certified documentation.
Electronic copes may be accepted provided they are sent to the College directly from the issuer or through verification services such as MyEquals. If this is unachievable, documentation must be either originals or copies certified by a Justice of the Peace.
Applications will only proceed to the Trainee Selection Panel and SJTs if the following documents are received at a minimum:
The College expects that all prospective trainees must:
All applications to the training program MUST be accompanied by the contact details of three suitable referees.
Verified referees will be sent an email from the College requesting the completion of an online form. The College will communicate with all applicants once the request has been made and it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure the reference is completed in a timely manner.
Please head to the Structured CV section below to view the scoring grid for each section within the CV.
Secondly, a number of questions regarding the applicant’s role and responsibilities are asked.
Finally, the referee is asked to make any additional comments including on whether they feel the applicant is suitable for the CICM Training Program or not.
The three referees can include the following:
All references must be for intensive care experience completed within three years of the date of when the form is submitted.
Applicants will be provided with the CICM Structured CV in their application pack. Any items listed in the CV must be accompanied by documentary evidence that is to be submitted before the close date, along with a completed application. To assist applicants with gathering their documents, the CV is now available to view. Please click the link below to view the Structured CV.
STRUCTURED CURRICULUM VITAE
Becoming a Trainee FAQs
The College completes a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) assessment during the application process and there are many terms which you could have retrospectively accredited for training while you await joining the College.
To start, it is beneficial to read our Guide to Recognition of Prior Learning to find out what may be retrospectively accredited for you and what the Censor Panel assesses.
All supporting evidence in the form of a Letter of Service must be certified by a Justice of the Peace.
A Letter of Service must confirm that work has been completed and they are required for all training completed from Internship Year (PGY1) to date.
This information must be provided on hospital letterhead and must include the following for all rotations completed:
The Pro Rata Training Fee covers all retrospectively approved training and is based on individual RPL assessments. For every 12 months of training that is retrospectively accredited, the equivalent of the Annual Training Fee is payable.
Once registration has been finalised, the Pro Rata Training Fee must be paid before any further documentation will be processed. Should you require an extension to complete the payment and/or are experiencing financial difficulties, please contact the College to discuss.
Although the College works to ensure the fastest outcome time possible, applications do take time to review and are processed in the order they are received.
If the application is complete and there are no pending documents or references, it will be submitted to the Trainee Selection Panel for review. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
Once the Panel has reviewed your application, the College will notify you via email within 30 days of the outcome or if any additional documentation is required to complete the assessment.
All applications must be finalised within 6 months of the advertised application close date.
The Trainee Selection Panel reviews applications of doctors wanting to join the College training program. The College expects that a doctor entering the training program will be able to show all the values, attitudes and aptitudes required of a specialist in intensive care medicine.
The Training Agreement sets out the rights, responsibilities and obligations of each party involved in the CICM training process. A signed copy should be submitted after an applicant has been selected as a trainee.
If selected on the program, trainees will receive a letter outlining what has been recognised as prior learning and the remaining training and assessments required to become a Fellow.
The Assessment letter will also contain important information regarding Approval of Vocational Training forms (AVTs) and your Trainee Dashboard login details.
Only registered College trainees may sit the First Part Examination. You may apply to sit the examination as soon as you have received confirmation that your trainee registration has been approved by the Panel.
If you are planning to sit the First Part Examination, please advise the College when applying for trainee registration.
For further information see First Part Examination.
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