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A blend of self-paced online learning and a hands on skill session designed to equip participants to respond to paediatric patients in a cardiac arrest.

This ALS course has been developed by leading Resuscitation Educators and Learning Management Developers and is delivered in a way that’s both engaging and informative and will assist with knowledge retention. It will emphasise a problem solving approach to the management of emergency situations using the latest ARC Guidelines for Paediatric Advanced Life Support.
The blended delivery mode has been developed to include short video lectures, online learning and video demonstrations interspersed with formative quizzes and case studies to ensure it's both engaging and can be applied in your workplace. It is also supported by the use of a multiple choice questionnaire which in addition to the learning, must be completed prior to attendance at the practical session. Typically the self-paced learning will take between 4 and 5 hours to complete.

Following completion of the online theory, you will attend a practical component with skills stations, during which you will rotate through to practice the techniques on manikins and receive individual instruction. This will provide you with skills relating to paediatric cardiac monitoring, recognition of life threatening arrhythmias, management of respiratory emergencies including advanced airway management, alternatives to IV access including intraosseous access, defibrillation and pharmacology considerations in the paediatric patient.

The small group practical skill stations will emphasize the assessment and management of the patient using a variety of techniques and equipment. Through this, practical skills and troubleshooting abilities will be developed. Following this, you will rotate through various roles in real time scenarios to aid in the application of your skills.

Upon completion of both the online learning and the hands on component, you will receive a digital certificate which will clearly state the CPD and Medical College points allocated.

Competency Assessment

Whilst all candidates will have their skills monitored and assessed throughout the practical sessions and scenarios, this workshop will be supported by the opportunity for you to have your competence assessed & accredited.

Those who are on a MET team in a facility that treats paediatric patients, those who are educating or assessing PALS in their workplace and those who are likely to act in a team leader role during a paediatric arrest should complete the formal assessment. This aspect is optional for all other participants who are likely to be a team member only.


This Course is designed for all medical staff, nursing staff, and other health care professionals who need to be capable of providing immediate emergency care to their paediatric patients.

Prior to attending this PALS course it is recommended that participants have completed a comprehensive Basic Life Support (BLS) course or equivalent within the last 12 to 18 months.

Numbers are limited for these workshops, and due to popularity we advise you to register early to receive access to your online learning and secure your place.

Face-to-Face learning options

If blended or online learning isn't for you, we have fully face-to-face options available. Please see our course calendar or contact us for dates.

Do you still have questions? Please view our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

This course has received accreditation from the RACGP for 40 Category 1 points in the 2020 - 2022 triennium. ALM number 184818.

This course has also received accreditation from ACRRM for 10 ALS points in the 2020-2022 triennium. ACRRM ID: 8926.

Participants in the ANZCA CPD program may claim this course as an emergency response activity’s in their CPD portfolio. Emergency response activity: Cardiac arrest

Recognition code: ER-17-CA-094

CPD points can also be claimed from RANZCR, RACP, and various other medical colleges.

Nursing attending this program earn 6 CPD Hours towards their ongoing education.