The Basic Training Course ( which is endorsed by RANZCP) is meant for early career Psychiatrists and Senior Registrars on the verge of getting Fellowship. It can also be utilised by Psychiatrists who wish to commence ECT administration after a long hiatus.
The Basic Training is held over two full days covering all required components of ECT practice including indications, contraindications, techniques, types etc. essentially all aspects of prescribing, monitoring, and administering ECT- theoretical and practical components in a broad range of settings.
The training includes the hands-on component including familiarisation of the machine , electrode positioning etc. After completing the required theoretical , hands on components and completing the log book requirements one is able to obtain a certificate of Completion.