Basic & Advanced Life Support

This workshop brings together some of the most experienced resuscitation educators and instructors in Australia and will emphasise a problem solving approach to the management of emergency situations using the latest ARC Guidelines.

This ALS program is designed to equip participants with the necessary cognitive and psychomotor skills required to respond to patients in a cardiac arrest in a health care environment. The program will emphasise the practical aspects of resuscitation and provide participants with the theory underpinning such aspects.

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. During these skill stations, the skills and knowledge of each participant will be continually monitored and assessed.

The first day will include aspects of both Adult and Paediatric Resuscitation whilst the second day will focus on Adult Cardiac Arrest. A separate one day program is available for those interested in Paediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). This is scheduled to run the day after the ALS courses in October.

Candidates may elect to skip Day 1 of the full ALS course and attend Day 2 only providing the candidate can show proof of completing a comprehensive Basic Life Support (BLS), Immediate Life Support (ILS/ALS1) or equivalent course within the last 12 months. A 3 month grace period will apply.

Whilst all candidates will have their skills monitored and assessed throughout the practical sessions, this workshop will be supported by the opportunity for you to have your competence assessed & accredited. Further details will be provided with your confirmation of registration.

Numbers are limited for these workshops, and due to popularity we advise you to register early to receive your pre-reading package and secure your place.

We have never cancelled a course, so with Critical Care Education Services you can book early with confidence.


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 patients. It also meets the ALS training program requirement for GP registrars.

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 2017-2019 triennium. ALM number 99357.

This course has also received accreditation from ACRRM for 10 ALS points, 30 PRPD points and 30 MPOS points in the 2017-2019 triennium. ACRRM ID: 8879.

Participants in the ANZCA CPD program may claim this course as an emergency response activity in their CPD portfolio. Emergency response activity: Cardiac arrest. Recognition code: ER-17-CA-093

This course is also recognized by the RANZCR for 40 CPD points under category 6.4 of the CPD handbook. Recognized by the RACP for 40 MyCPD points and CPD points can also be claimed from various other medical colleges.

Nurses completing this program earn 16 CPD hours towards their ongoing education.

Upcoming Dates

Sydney, NSW

11 Oct 2019

Westmead Private Hospital

Melbourne, VIC

25 Oct 2019

St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne: Brennan Hall

Previous Dates

Melbourne, VIC

21 Jun 2019

St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne: Brennan Hall

Sydney, NSW

14 Jun 2019

Westmead Private Hospital

Melbourne, VIC

22 Mar 2019

St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne: Brennan Hall

Sydney, NSW

15 Feb 2019

North Shore Private Hospital

Melbourne, VIC

09 Nov 2018

St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne: Brennan Hall

International Candidates

International health professionals are welcome to attend our courses in Australia however unfortunately we can't assist with any visa applications or sponsorship.

More Information

For more information regarding this course, upcoming dates, or to enquire about hosting this course at your organisation, please let us know.