Advanced Life Support (ALS)

This interprofessional course is designed for clinicians working in critical care areas or those expected to lead a team during a medical emergency. 

It’s held in a realistic clinical environment in our world-class medical simulation facility, and facilitated by our educational and simulation experts. 

Certification is a full-day (eight-hour) course. If you’re a clinician who has been certified within the past two years you can undergo recertification, which will take four hours to complete (recertification is also available in combination with PLS).

The course is for:

  • registered nurses and midwives
  • medical officers
  • cardiac scientists
  • paramedics
  • general practitioners (GPs).

The skills and knowledge you’ll learn during this course include:

  • management of the deteriorating patient
  • advanced airway management
  • rhythm interpretation
  • effective and safe defibrillation
  • delivery of care in accordance to ARC guidelines and algorithms
  • crisis resource management theory and application through immersive simulation
  • emergency drugs, including intraosseous insertion and management
  • skill stations and scenario-based learning in a high-fidelity simulation centre
  • reflecting on practice
  • post-resuscitation care and considerations.

This course has both theoretical and practical assessment components.

Advanced Life Support course
Duration & Cost

Eight-hour workshop.


$210 + GST including access to course manual via our online learning system, lunch and refreshments.

Cancellation and refund policy.


This course is accredited by:

  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP): Allocated 40 Category 1 points in the QI &CPD program for the 2017-2019 triennium
  • Australian College of Nursing (ACN)
  • Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEN ) 
  • Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)
Recertification is available in combination with the Paediatric Life Support Program.

This course is run in Mater Education’s world-class clinical simulation facility, and facilitated by our interprofessional educational and simulation experts.
Mater Education
Level 4, Duncombe Building
Raymond Terrace
South Brisbane QLD 4101
For more information and a campus map visit the contact page.

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06 Dec 2018 South Brisbane $231.00 FULL
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