Paediatric Life Support (PLS)

The Paediatric Life Support (PLS) program is for clinicians of all levels who:

  • work with paediatric patients
  • are in Medical Emergency or Code Blue teams.

This course gives you the knowledge and skills you need to respond to and function effectively in a paediatric medical emergency. It’s held in a realistic clinical environment, and facilitated by our educational and simulation experts.
During the program you’ll learn skills and knowledge including:

  • basic and advanced airway management
  • rhythm interpretation, and effective and safe defibrillation
  • delivery of care in accordance with Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines and algorithms
  • immersive simulations with application of Crisis Resource Management (CRM) principles
  • reflection on practice
  • alignment with the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (NSQHSS).

Who should complete this program?

  • Registered and enrolled nurses
  • Medical officers
  • General practitioners

Duration & Cost

The course includes pre-course online training modules, practical and theoretical assessments, and a four-hour interactive workshop.
$160 + GST

Cancellation and refund policy.


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.

The PLS program is accredited by:

  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (Category One, 40 RACGP CPD points)
  • Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (10 Advanced Life Support points + 10 Anaesthetics and Emergency Medicine MOPS points)
  • Australian College of Emergency Medicine (Paediatric Life Support 4 Hour Workshop is accredited for 2hr 45mins ACEM CPD hours)

PLS recertification is available in combination with the Advanced Life Support (ALS) program. 

Dates & Apply Now

Date Location Cost Actions
18 Sep 2018 South Brisbane $176.00 FULL
18 Sep 2018 South Brisbane $176.00 FULL
12 Nov 2018 South Brisbane $176.00 Apply Now
12 Nov 2018 South Brisbane $176.00 Apply Now
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