TRAINING INFORMATION

 

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.

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

The following information is designed to be an overview of how the training program operates.

  MODULE COMPLETION CERTIFICATE BASIC
TRAINING
ADVANCED
TRAINING
FELLOWSHIP
TRAINING
Prerequisite n/a n/a Basic Training Certificate Advanced Training Certificate
Training Period 1 year 1 year
(Year 1)
2 years
(Years 2-3)
1 year
(Year 4)
Examinations Online Assessments Online Assessments
Written Exam
Clinical Exam
Online Assessments
Written Exam
Clinical Exam
Online Assessments
Written Exam
Clinical Exam
Leads to Module Completion Certificate Certificate of Basic Training Certificate of Advanced Training F.A.C.P.
Training Application Fee $220.00 $220.00 $220.00 $220.00
Annual Training Fee $1,100.00 $5,500.00 $7,700.00 $7,700.00
Exam Fee n/a $110.00 $110.00 $110.00
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
























New trainees will need to join the college as trainee members which is a cost of $945.00. Membership renewal fees are paid annually.


IMPORTANT DATES
Training Applications Open 18 Oct 2021
Training Applications Close 1 Nov 2021
Interviews Nov 2021

 


APPLICATIONS FOR TRAINING IN 2022
The availability of training positions with the College for the 2022 intake have been adversely affected due to the continuing restrictions imposed by COVID-19 over the past 2 years. We currently only have one open position available in Queensland to commence in 2022. If you are interested in applying please contact the College on acp@phlebology.com.au for further information and to express your interest in training.



OVERVIEW OF THE TRAINING PROGRAM



Module Completion Certificate

For practitioners who wish to complete ONLY THE THEORY component of training which consists of the online basic training modules only. This certificate does not imply in any way that the college endorses or accredits the clinical skills or practice of the candidate. 


Basic Training
Successful applicants are required to undergo a minimum of 10 days of supervised training at an Accredited Training Centre (ATC) during the training year. Applicants are required to pass the 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 training 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 further training. 



Advanced Training
Through the Advanced training, 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 (UGS) and Endovenous Ablation (EVLA).Successful applicants are required to undergo a minimum of 20 days of supervised training per year at an Accredited Training Centre (ATC). Applicants are required to pass the Written Examination to be invited to sit for the Clinical Examination in that year. Successful completion of the basic training course is a prerequisite to enter the advanced training program.


Fellowship Training
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. 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 Advanced Training course is a prerequisite to enter the Fellowship program.

 

PRE-REQUISITES TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE TRAINING PROGRAM
A number of pre-requisites must be satisfied in order to be eligible to apply for a training program with the Australasian College of Phlebology.

Applicants must:

- have resident status in Australia or New Zealand

- have current registration as a medical practitioner in Australia or New Zealand

- have a recognised medical post graduate qualification (eg FRACGP) or more than 3 years post graduate experience in clinical medicine

- have a medicare provider number to apply for advanced training.

A person who has satisfied the above prerequisites is eligible to apply for admission to the College Training Program.


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

 

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