Rural Emergency Skills Training (REST) - overview

"After the course, I feel more confident to deal with critical cases till transfer to tertiary hospital"

- REST participant

We understand what it means to practise in a rural and remote setting. You’ll have a lot on your plate, from being the first on the scene at a trauma to looking after a child with a serious illness.

That’s why we offer you a two-day Rural Emergency Skills Training (REST) course, with a program that will equip you with a structured approach, understanding and practical experience of handling many of the most common rural practice skills and emergency scenarios. Your course will be conducted by trained emergency medicine instructors experienced and knowledgeable in rural general practice.

What it costs

Check the table below for course fees. Fees must be paid at the time of registration in order to secure a place. Find out if you are eligible for a grant to help fund your attendance.


REST provides you with:

  • comprehensive knowledge and skills
  • confidence and competence to practise in a rural and remote setting
Professional Development Program
ACRRM vocational training pathways
  • Tier 1 emergency medicine course
  • REST counts towards Advanced Skills Training (AST), Emergency Medicine and Joint Consultative Committee on Anaesthesia (JCCA)
  • 40 category 1 points


Thu, 22 Mar 2018 - Fri, 23 Mar 2018Launceston Clinical School
TASWaitlistMember: 3095.00
Non Member: 3410.00
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 - Sun, 22 Apr 2018Pan Pacific
WARegisterMember: 3095.00
Non Member: 3410.00
Sat, 12 May 2018 - Sun, 13 May 2018Hotel Grand Chancellor
SARegisterMember: 3095.00
Non Member: 3410.00
Sat, 19 May 2018 - Sun, 20 May 2018The Sydney Boulevard Hotel
NSWRegisterMember: 3095.00
Non Member: 3410.00
Sat, 02 Jun 2018 - Sun, 03 Jun 2018Travelodge Mirambeena Resort
NTRegisterMember: 3095.00
Non Member: 3410.00
Sat, 16 Jun 2018 - Sun, 17 Jun 2018Novotel
QLDRegisterMember: 3095.00
Non Member: 3410.00

Please note: It is mandatory that participants be present for the entire duration of the REST course on both days (8am to 5pm local time). Therefore it is highly recommended for interstate travelers to arrive at the course location at least one day prior to the commencement of the course.

If for any unexpected reason a participant arrives after the course has commenced and missed the ‘Structured Approach’ and ‘Basic Life Support’ lectures, their place in the course will be forfeited. The participant will be required to re-book and this may also incur additional charges.