CALHN Nursing Education Courses

Basic Life Support Instructors (BLSI) Program


  • Employed as a clinician within CALHN and have a minimum of 3 years post graduate experience in their clinical areas.

  • 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 practical updates 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.
  • Apply assessment and feedback skills.

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 other Central Nurse Educator within 6 weeks of completing the CALHN BLSI program.

Prior to Attendance

  • Go to Learning Central Link:

  • Complete the BLS Instructor workbook sourcing information from the ARC ANZCOR Guidelines 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8   available at:

  • View the Advocacy with Inquiry Method.
  • View the Teaching powerpoint.
  • Complete the online pre-learning activity 1 & 2.


All sessions 0830-1600 (10 applicants only)

DATE                                                 VENUE                                   APPLICATIONS CLOSE

Thursday, 27 May 2021                     RAH                                        COURSE FULL

Tuesday, 27 July 2021                       RAH                                        COURSE FULL

Thursday, 30 September 2021           RAH                                        16 September 2021

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