Formal Training

Please note the ACP is not a higher education provider and courses offered are intended to provide medical education and training in the related field.

The College's training programs are aimed at providing practitioners with the skills required to practice techniques and manage patients within the area of Phlebology, with the highest quality of care.


The ACP has undergone significant changes in its education and training curriculum. The current curriculum is comprehensive and recognised by the Union Internationale De Phlebologie (UIP) as an international benchmark. 


The following information is designed to be an overview of how the training program operates. As such, it does not include detailed breakdowns on the requirements for the course. For comprehensive guidelines, please consult the Training Handbook below.

 

Module Completion Certificate

Sclerotherapy Certificate

Diploma of Procedural Phlebology

Fellowship

Prerequisite

n/a

n/a

Sclerotherapy Certificate

Sclerotherapy Certificate

Training Period

1 year

1 year
(Year 1)

2 years
(Years 2-3)

1 year
(Year 4)

Examinations

Assessments

Assessments
Written Exam
Clinical Exam

Assessments
Written Exam
Clinical Exam

Assessments
Written Exam
Clinical Exam

Leads to

Module Completion Certificate

Sclerotherapy Certification

Diploma of Procedural Phlebology

College Fellowship

Training Application Fee $220.00 $220.00 $220.00

$220.00

Annual Training Fee

$1,300.00

$5,500.00

$7,700.00

$7,700.00

Written Exam Fee

n/a

$770.00

$770.00

$770.00

Clinical Exam Fee

n/a

$1,100.00

$1,100.00

$1,100.00



IMPORTANT DATES

Training Applications Open 1 Oct 2017
Training Applications Close 10 Nov 2017
Interviews 28 - 30 Nov 2017



Structure of the Training Program

MODULE COMPLETION CERTIFICATE (1 YEAR)
For practitioners who wish to complete ONLY the theory component of the online sclerotherapy modules to supplement their clinical experience, the Module Completion Certificate offers an opportunity to gain valuable knowledge. There are no requirements for clinical supervision or end of year examinations.

This certificate does not imply in any way that the college endorses or accredits the clinical skills or practice of the candidate. Candidates may not progress on to the Phlebology Diploma or Fellowship course without completing the full Sclerotherapy Certificate.


SCLEROTHERAPY CERTIFICATE (1 YEAR)
Successful applicants are required to undergo a minimum of 10 days of supervised training at an Accredited Training Centre (ATC) during this training year. The allocation to particular ATCs can be facilitated by the College office. Applicants are required to pass the Sclerotherapy Written Examination to be invited to sit for the Clinical Examination in that year. At the successful completion of the examinations and having met all other requirements, the candidate is awarded the title ‘Certified Sclerotherapist’. At this stage, the practitioner can start work in private practice as a ‘Certified Sclerotherapist’. This introductory year is designed to give the trainee a sound base from which to further develop their skills and allow progress to Diploma or Fellowship training. To be eligible to proceed to Diploma or Fellowship Phlebology Training, trainees must have successfully completed the Sclerotherapy Training Program.


DIPLOMA (2 YEARS)
Through the Diploma, trainees acquire skills and a broad knowledge of the theory and practice of phlebology and the basic sciences underpinning them to perform more advanced procedures such as ultrasound guided sclerotherapy and endovenous ablation. Having attained the Diploma should trainees decide to complete the Fellowship they will be required to complete the additional subjects and fulfil the clinical requirements of the Fellowship course.

Successful completion of the Sclerotherapy Certification is a prerequisite to enter the Diploma.


FELLOWSHIP TRAINING (1 YEAR)
The purpose of Fellowship Training is to build on existing skills so that trainees acquire a broad knowledge of the theory and practice of phlebology and the basic sciences underpinning them. During Fellowship Training, trainees acquire skills in the treatment of more complex phlebological conditions such as venous thromboembolism and vascular malformations. Trainees are eligible to apply to sit the Fellowship Examinations in the final year of training. Those who pass both the written and clinical Fellowship Examinations and satisfy all other requirements of the training program will be awarded Fellowship of the Australasian College of Phlebology and entitled to use the title ‘Phlebologist’.

Successful completion of the Diploma is a prerequisite to enter the Fellowship.

For more information please contact the College Administrator on +61 2 9386 1811 or educationofficer@phlebology.com.au

For detailed information please review the Training Handbook by clicking the Training Handbook cover below.

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APPLY FOR TRAINING

Applications for training open 1 October each year. Follow the procedure below to apply: 

1.


Download the application form below and forward with a copy of your current CV.

2. Attend your scheduled interview via Skype. These will not occur until applications close.
3. You will be notified of your acceptance into the training program.
4. You will be required to join as a trainee member of the College.
5. You will be provided with all training materials and will have an automatic direct debit setup for your quaterley training fee installments.