This 1 day course aims to provide healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills to be effective members of a resuscitation team. It is ideal for those with limited or infrequent exposure to patients in crisis. The course includes:

  • Application of the ABCDE approach to recognise, assess and manage the critically ill patient
  • Airway management skills including basic airway adjuncts and LMA
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Defibrillation skills (manual and/or AED modes)
  • Work as an effective team member in a cardiac arrest situation
  • cardiac arrest management using the ARC ALS algorithm
  • Use of Pocket mask and Spinal management to meet RACGP requirements.*
      * on prior request 


   This two-day course builds on core ALS guidelines and aims to develop advanced skills in managing the deteriorating patient and cardiac arrest. It is designed for doctors, and nurses working in critical care areas as well as paramedics.

The course requires a pre and post course assessment and covers:

  • Recognition, assessment and management of the deteriorating patient using a structured ABCDE approach (aiming to prevent cardiac arrest)
  • Treat cardiac and/or respiratory arrest, including manual defibrillation
  • Airway skills station including Basic and advanced adjuncts
  • Management of life-threatening arrhythmias
  • Preparing and planning for post resuscitation care
  • Care for the deteriorating patient or patient in cardiac and/or respiratory arrest in special circumstances such as asthma, anaphylaxis, and pregnancy
  • Lead a team, work as a team member, and use structured communication skills including giving an effective handover


Continuous Professional Development (CPD) enables healthcare professionals to stay abreast, improve and expand their knowledge, skills and competencies. Various professional bodies recognise specific activities relevant to their representative field. 

Important information and Course Booking Conditions

If you wish to register for an ALS course with GC Medical Training, you must read and agree to our terms and conditions which will be checked prior to confirming enrolment. If you have any further queries, please refer to our FAQs or contact us

To book, simply complete the online form and make your payment once you have received your invoice. This should occur within 24-48hrs if a valid email address was provided on the booking form. In cases where the courses are full, we will advise you and if you wish offer a place should any cancellations arise. In order to ensure participants have sufficient time to prepare for courses, you should register for your preferred date a minimum of 1-2 months prior.

ALS course booking conditions and refund policy.
  • To book a course, complete the online form and agree to the terms and conditions. Booking is not confirmed until payment has been received in full and confirmation has been sent to you. 
  • For courses to be of educational benefit, a minimum of 4 participants is required. In the unlikely event a course is unable to be run due to low numbers of enrolments, students will be able to re-book onto another course at no cost or receive a full refund of your paid course fees.  
  • If you arrive more than 10 minutes late after the scheduled start time, you will not be allowed entry to the course and the paid fee is non refundable.
  • If you fail to attend your scheduled class, the course fee is non refundable
  • If you reschedule your course within 30 days of your scheduled course date, you will need to pay the full course fee again.
  • If you reschedule your course and give more than 30 days notice, you will incur a fee of $100 for plus 10% of the course price to cover the cost of manuals, postage and administration.
  • All courses must be completed within 6 months from your original booking date.
  • No postage fees will be refunded.
  • If you cancel your course, the cost of any course materials given to you will be deducted from your refund.
  • Refunds must be applied for in writing.