Advanced Life Support (ALS) - overview

"Fantastic to be taught and mentored by well-respected rural colleagues"

- ACRRM Fellow

We have developed a one-day course incorporating key aspects of Advanced Life Support (ALS) skills in accordance with the Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines. The course is conducted by expert emergency medicine instructors experienced in rural general practice. Our course is open to members and non-members and aims to provide participants with the following skills and knowledge:

  • an understanding of, and practical competence in both basic life support (including CPR, etc) and advanced life support with a focus on the issues that a rural practitioner might encounter
  • competence in airway management techniques that include basic airway manoeuvres such as Guedel airway, bag and mask, oxygen therapy, and more advanced airway manoeuvres such as the use of laryngeal mask or intubation
  • demonstrated ability to efficiently use a manual difibrillator and an automated external defibrillator (AED) 
  • demonstrated ability to identify and manage basic life threatening arrhythmias such as VF and VT, and
  • competence in intravenous access or intraosseous access and have understanding of the administration of drugs in resuscitation, in particular the dose and frequency.

What it costs 

Check the table below for course fees. Fees must be paid at the time of registration in order to secure a place. Participation numbers are strictly limited to 20 for maximum training benefit. Find out if you are eligible for a grant to help fund your attendance.


View the full course brochure.


Professional Development Program
ACRRM vocational training pathways
  • Tier 2 emergency medicine course
  • 40 category 1 points  (including BLS requirement)

There is also a selection of other ALS courses, accredited for PDP points, presented by other education providers available. 

Advanced Emergency Medicine Skills

The Advanced Emergency Medicine Skills workshop is aimed at those who provide significant emergency medicine services or are pursuing AST-EM or GEM pathways.

Done REST, ALS, ELS, EMST and various other emergency medicine short courses but still face significant clinical challenges in your rural practice? Do you ever think that textbooks are mainly written by people who have never worked outside a tertiary hospital?

This full day workshop is led by experienced rural practitioners and Emergency Medicine specialists from the ACRRM ALS Training Team and will assist you with:

  • Recognising the difficult-to-manage patient;
  • Anticipate potential complications before they arise;
  • Recognise complications when they do occur;
  • Manage urgent clinical problems without immediate specialists assistance or advice;
  • Post Resus care
  • Prepare patients for transfer to another facility
Grant Eligibility
  • 1 Day Emergency Medicine Procedural Grant applies
  • 14 PRPD points
  • 14 EMed MOPS points


Wed, 19 Oct 2016CANBERRA
Pre Conference RMA16 Canberra, National Convention Centre, 31 Constitution Ave, Canberra
ACTRegisterMember: 1348.00
Non Member: 1499.00
Post Conference RMA16, National Convention Centre, 31 Constitution Ave, Canberra
ACTRegisterMember: 1348.00
Non Member: 1499.00
Sat, 03 Dec 2016
MELBOURNE, Epworth Hospital Simulation Centre, 89 Bridge Road, Richmond, Melbourne
VICRegisterMember: 1348.00
Non Member: 1499.00

Express interest

To express your interest for future ALS dates please leave your details below and our courses team will be in contact once other dates become available.

  • Further information (e.g. specific event indicated above or future preferred location/timing etc.):