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 defibrillator 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.


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.

Fri, 27 Apr 2018Creswick - HURRY, registrations close 22nd of April!
RACV Goldfields Resort
VICRegisterMember: 1348.00
Non Member: 1499.00
Sat, 14 Jul 2018Newcastle
Rydges Hotel
NSWRegisterMember: 1375.00
Non Member: 1530.00
Sat, 29 Sep 2018Perth
Pan Pacific Hotel
WARegisterMember: 1375.00
Non Member: 1530.00
Sun, 28 Oct 2018Darwin (RMA)
NTRegisterMember: 1375.00
Non Member: 1530.00
Sat, 10 Nov 2018Melbourne
Hotel Grand Chancellor
VICRegisterMember: 1375.00
Non Member: 1530.00
Sat, 24 Nov 2018Sydney
Holiday Inn Sydney Airport
NSWRegisterMember: 1375.00
Non Member: 1530.00