College Fellowship

Fellowship of the College

Fellowship of the Australasian College of Paramedicine (the College) is a prestigious status awarded above Member level, in recognition of substantial achievement.

Fellowship recognises the significant contribution of paramedics to the College and / or the profession. Applications for Fellowship are assessed on the basis of the professional commitment and achievements of the applicant.

Candidates admitted as Fellows are entitled to:

  • be known as a Fellow of the Australasian College of Paramedicine
  • use the post nominal FACPara
  • receive and display the certificate of Fellowship.

See the list of current Fellows here.

Why should you apply to become a College Fellow?

College Fellowship demonstrates your commitment to your career and to your profession. It is an elevated status within the College, and is an important step for career advancement, external recognition and professional development. Fellowship can aid networking within your profession and help foster connection and collaboration.

Being elevated to College Fellow enables you to use your Fellow post nominal on your profiles and signatures - FACPara. Displaying post nominals has a number of benefits - they demonstrate your commitment to professionalism and dedication to continuing professional development, strengthen your reputation and provide recognition of your elevated status as part of your professional community.

Displaying your College Fellow post nominals in professional settings can enhance your professional credibility, as it provides tangible evidence and recognition of your accomplishments. The College encourages all Fellows to display their FACPara post nominal in professional settings.

Eligibility Criteria

To apply for Fellowship, applicants must have:

  • a minimum of five years continuous professional membership of the College (including previous iterations)
  • a minimum of eight years professional experience, post qualification
  • not made an unsuccessful application for Fellowship in the previous three years.

Applicants who do not meet all eligibility criteria will not be assessed for Fellowship.


Download Fellowship Application Form FEL-APP

Download Referee Statement Form FEL-REF

Statements and evidence provided by applicants are evaluated by the College Awards and Recognition Committee against a rubric, to establish they meet the threshold for fellowship admission.

The Committee makes a recommendation to the College Board who hold final approval regarding the elevation to Fellow.

Applicants are notified of the Board’s decision by email.

Submit your completed form to:


Candidates must demonstrate:

  1. postgraduate qualification/s in paramedicine or emergency medicine, or a significant portfolio of involvement in professional development activities
  2. a track record of professional excellence, upholding the College code of conduct
  3. an outstanding and exemplary contribution to the College (or previous iterations) and/or
  4. an outstanding and exemplary contribution to the paramedicine profession.


Candidates must provide:

  • a completed and signed application form
  • a current Curriculum Vitae
  • two referee statements on form FEL-REF
  • copies of qualifications, certificates, awards and other documents in support of their application.

Only information included in the application will be considered by the Committee.


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