CALHN Nursing Education Courses

Advanced Life Support Instructor (ALS Instructor) Program

Program Aim 

The CALHN ALS Instructor program aims to provide, theoretical and practical information to the CALHN ALS Instructor candidate. The CALHN ALS instructor role is primarily concerned with the delivery of simulated refresher sessions to all currently accredited ALS providers in their clinical area. Specifically, session content should cover Recognising and Responding to Deterioration, Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support.

Program Eligibility 

The program is open to any clinician currently accredited as a basic life support instructor who is also an accredited advanced life support provider. Line manager approval is an essential requirement. All suitable candidates interested in an opportunity to enhance their teaching and assessment skills are encouraged to apply. Training provided will be in line with current ANZCOR Advanced Life Support Guidelines.

Learning Outcomes

 At the completion of the CALHN ALS Instructor program participants will:

  • Facilitate practical Advanced Life Support training that adheres to current Australian Resuscitation Council Guidelines and CALHN Policies and Procedures.
  • Facilitate practical Advanced Life Support training that encourages participant engagement in the learning process utilising adult learning and teaching principles and effective assessment and feedback skills.
  • Explain and apply Work Health & Safety (WH&S) and Infection Control principles as related to ALS.

Program Content 

  • Role and responsibilities of the CALHN ALS Instructor
  • Review of Learning Styles & Adult Learning Principles from BLS Instructor course 
  • Equipment and resources required for ALS practical refresher training
  • Introduction to scenario-based training
  • Providing Feedback 
  • WH&S Considerations.


Assessment Criteria  

  • Attend a 2.5-hour workshop
  • Deliver a minimum of 3 ALS practical refreshers under the supervision of an ARC ALS Instructor.


Pre-application Requirements  

  • Current Basic Life Support Instructor
  • Current Advanced Life Support provider
  • Support from your manager to fulfil the role as a CALHN ALS Instructor for your clinical area


Upon acceptance on a course, you will be given access to the CALHN ALS Instructors Program in Learning Central 



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