CALHN Nursing Education Courses

Basic Life Support Instructors (BLSI) Program


  • Employed as a clinician within CALHN for a minimum of 1 year.

  • Current with mandatory BLS requirements.

Aim of Program

To provide a program to accredit staff as in-hospital BLS Instructors within CALHN.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this Instructor program participants will:

  • Demonstrate proficient BLS knowledge and skills.
  • Deliver BLS sessions in the workplace according to current Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines.
  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the BLS instructor.
  • Apply adult learning and teaching skills in the instruction of BLS.
  • Explain and apply Work Health & Safety (WH&S) and Infection Control principles as related to BLS.

Program Content

  • Role and responsibilities of the BLS Instructor.
  • Teaching and Assessing BLS.
  • Care of BLS Equipment.
  • WH&S Considerations.
  • Practical Teaching Session.

Assessment Criteria  

  • Attendance at a 1 day workshop.
  • Instruct a BLS practical session under the direct supervision of the program co-ordinator or delegate within 6 weeks of completing the CALHN BLSI program.

Prior to Attendance

  • Participants should source information from the ARC ANZCOR Guidelines 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8   available at:
  • Completion of the BLS Instructor workbook which will be emailed directly to participants prior to program commencement.


All sessions 0800-1630




20 February 2020


06 February 2020

08 May 2020


24 April 2020

11 September 2020


28 August 2020

07 October 2020


23 September 2020

16 November 2020


02 November 2020







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