The College provides continuing medical education, professional development, maintains standards and advocates for Fellows' needs to governments and the community. Fellows sit on the College Board and associated committees.
The College provides a high quality training program, with supervision of clinical training, administration of assessments, and a range of workshops and courses. There is a Trainee Committee made up of trainee representatives from each Australian state and territory and Aotearoa New Zealand, and one of these members is co-opted on to the College Board.
The College publishes a highly respected scientific, peer-reviewed Journal: Critical Care and Resuscitation (CC&R). CC&R currently has an impact factor of 2.51 and this places it in 18th position in the world of critical care journals.
For the community:
The College advocates for health and social policies to improve the healthcare of all Australians and Aotearoa New Zealanders. The College also ensures patients are treated by well-trained, qualified intensive care specialists, in both general and paediatric intensive care medicine, who continue to improve their skills, qualifications and clinical practice through continuing education.
International Medical Graduates and Area of Need:
The College assists the Australian Medical Council in reviewing the credentials of overseas trained specialists, and with the recruitment of suitably qualified overseas trained doctors into declared area of need positions on a temporary basis.