Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine

The Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine (AFRM) is a Faculty of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). AFRM provides training and continuing education for Rehabilitation Medicine Fellows and trainees throughout all stages of their career. AFRM trainees and Fellows are committed to providing high quality rehabilitation care to individuals and communities in Australia and New Zealand.

The AFRM’s mission is “to train, accredit and support medical practitioners in the management of functional loss, activity limitation or participation restriction arising out of illness and injury”. AFRM represents, connects and advocates for the diverse community of Rehabilitation Medicine Fellows and trainees in Australia and New Zealand.

Learn more about AFRM’s purpose and strategic objectives by reading the AFRM Statement of Strategic Intent (PDF 116KB)

About rehabilitation medicine

Rehabilitation ​medicine is the diagnosis, assessment and management of an individual with a disability due to illness or injury. Rehabilitation physicians work with people with a disability to help them achieve an optimal level of performance and improve their quality of life.

Download the AFRM Rehabilitation Physician Scope of Practice Adult Medicine November 2017 (PDF 0.36MB)

Training in ​​rehabilitation medicine

AFRM runs the RACP specialty Advanced Training Program in ​rehabilitation ​medicine. We support our trainees to become competent, self-directed, lifelong learners with the professional skills and expertise to work with people with a wide variety of disabilities and improve their future outcomes.

Find out more about how you can become a ​rehabilitation ​medicine ​physician through the AFRM Advanced Training program in Rehabilitation Medicine (general) or Rehabilitation Medicine (paediatrics) 

Latest news on Rehabilitation Medicine

Read AFRM’s eBulletins and Rhaïa newsletter for the latest news on ​rehabilitation medicine and the Faculty.

Bi-National Training Program (BNTP)

The Faculty ​conducts the Bi-National Training Program on the last Wednesday of every month from February to November. These training sessions are broadcast to New Zealand and to all States in Australia.

View the BNTP Topics for 2017 and download the BNTP presentations (members only)

Get involved

There are many ways to get involved in the Faculty and connect with other AFRM Fellows and trainees:


The AFRM Council and a number of committees govern AFRM. The current President of AFRM is Associate Professor Andrew Cole.

Find out more about the AFRM Council and ​Committees

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