CMS Advanced Debriefing

The Advanced Debriefing program is hosted by Mater Education and the Center for Medical Simulation.

Drawing on advanced techniques from experiential learning and organisational psychology, it focuses on debriefing skills to enhance and extend instructional techniques learnt in the Simulation as a Teaching Tool course.

During the program you’ll:

  • run and debrief one of your own scenarios
  • learn how to use an Action Science technique to reflect on debriefings
  • learn how to provide rigorous feedback on debriefings using a structured assessment tool.

To be eligible for this program, you must have already taken either the Comprehensive Simulation Instructor course or the Simulation as a Teaching Tool course offered by CMS through its Institute for Medical Simulation faculty development program.

If you haven’t taken either course, you can apply for an exemption from the Institute for Medical Simulation Education Director by submitting a video of your debriefing for review.

Key topics include:

  • debriefing techniques with feedback
  • providing feedback to colleagues on debriefing
  • using Action Science techniques to assess the quality of debriefing.

Duration and cost

Four days plus an online course.

$7 000 (incl. GST)


  • a welcome function on the first evening
  • breakfast, lunch and refreshments each day
  • dinner with the faculty.


This course is run in Mater Education’s world-class clinical simulation facility, and facilitated by our interprofessional educational and simulation experts in collaboration with the Center for Medical Simulation.
Mater Education

Level 4, Duncombe Building
Raymond Terrace
South Brisbane QLD 4101

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Cancellation and Refund Policy

When you’re accepted into the program, you’ll need to pay a 10 per cent registration fee (non-refundable). However, your course enrolment will not be confirmed until we receive the full payment . 

With such high demand for this course, you must make this payment no later than 60 calendar days before the course start date to secure your place. If we don’t receive full payment by this time, your place will be forfeited.

The pre-reading requirements for this course need considerable attention, we can’t provide that material until we receive full payment.

You can cancel your enrolment up to 60 calendar days before the course starts and receive a refund (less the non-refundable deposit). 

Cancellations received less than 60 calendar days before the course starts will incur a 50 per cent cancellation fee. 

Participant substitutions can be made up to 60 calendar days before the start of the course for a $100 administration fee. 

No changes will be allowed less than 60 calendar days before the course start date. 

Apply for upcoming dates

Currently no sessions are available for this course.

Please contact us to find out about upcoming sessions for this course.