CALHN Nursing Education Courses

Advanced Life Support Level 1 (ALS1) CALHN - 1 day course (TQEH/RAH Campus)

Advanced Life Support Level 1 (ALS1) CALHN - 1 day course (TQEH/RAH Campus)

This 1 day course designed to give the candidate the skills for managing a cardiac arrest or other medical emergencies in a clinical setting. The course covers recognition of the critically ill patient, airway management, resuscitation procedures, defibrillation and basic drug therapy. 

The objectives of the ARC Advanced Life Support Level 1: ALS1/ILS Course are to train health care personnel:

  • to manage patients in the immediate periods of crisis aiming to prevent deterioration and cardiopulmonary arrest
  • in common causes and strategies for the prevention of cardiopulmonary arrest, and the ABCDE approach
  • in initial resuscitation and defibrillation (manual and / or AED) and simple airway management
  • to manage patients in cardiopulmonary arrest until arrival of the resuscitation team or expert help
  • to participate as members of the resuscitation team

Please note all courses are held in the Nursing Education Centre at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital & Royal Adelaide Hospital

Approval has been received from The Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) to recommence the ALS1 courses with the following stipulations:

 ·         Social distancing and Hand Hygiene to be maintained throughout the course.

 ·         up to 12 applicants to participate in each course.


September 2021

Tuesday, 7 September 2021 (RAH) - Applications close:  10 August 2021 - COURSE FULL

Wednesday, 8 September 2021 (RAH) - Applications close:  11 August 2021 - COURSE FULL

Thursday, 23 September 2021 (TQEH) - Applications close:  26 August 2021- COURSE FULL

October 2021

Thursday, 28 October 2021 (TQEH) - Applications close:  30 September 2021 - COURSE FULL

Friday, 29 October 2021 (TQEH) -  Applications close:  30 September 2021 - COURSE FULL

November 2021

Wednesday, 3 November 2021 (TQEH) -  Applications close:  6 October 2021 - COURSE FULL

Thursday, 25 November 2021 (RAH) -  Applications close:  28 October 2021 - COURSE FULL

Friday, 26 November 2021 (RAH) -  Applications close:  28 October 2021 - COURSE FULL


Due to limited places, priority will be given to staff members for whom ALS1 accreditation is a mandatory requirement.

Acknowledgement of application is not confirmation of a place.

For further information contact:


Central Adelaide Local Health Network Employee  $77.00
SA Health Employee  $150.00
Full fee paying Applicant   $400.00

Cancellation Policy

  • A minimum of 2 weeks’ notice is required to reschedule or cancel. Consideration of extenuating circumstances will be at the discretion of the Course Director & the Nursing Director, CALHN Nursing Education.
  • Full payment is required in advance of the course.
  • The Certificate and ARC ALS1-ILS Provider Card will be withheld until course fee is paid in full.
  • The Candidate having applied for & being confirmed into a course, gives less than two weeks’ notice or fails to attend will have the total (100%) course fee withheld.
  • If a course is cancelled and the course manual is not returned within two weeks a $50 manual replacement fee applies.


CALHN & SA Health employees click here to apply

All other applicants click here to apply

Please return your application to the Royal Adelaide Hospital, CALHN Nursing Education, 5D390