ALS1 is a one day internationally accredited course that has been developed to introduce clinicians to the fundamental skills and knowledge to immediately manage any clinical emergency, including the initial resuscitation of cardiac arrest.

Course Content

Every ALS course consists of lectures, practical workshops and cardiac arrest scenarios, providing the opportunity to practice skills and apply knowledge, including:

  • Recognition, assessment and management of the critically ill patient using a structured ABCDE approach 
  • Airway management skills 
  • Basic Life Support 
  • Defibrillation skills (Manual and/or AED modes) 
  • Cardiac arrest management using the ARC ALS Algorithm 
  • Work as an effective team member in a cardiac arrest

Additionally, this course will provide an opportunity to, and emphasise the value of, inter-professional education, promoting the knowledge, skills, attributes and attitudes necessary to work together in an effective collaborative fashion.



All registered medical practitioners, nurses, paramedics and many advanced practice allied health are encouraged to apply.

Our courses can be tailored towards clinicians working in most clinical areas, with consideration given your local clinical equipment and scope of practice, including:

  • General Practice
  • Pre-Hospital/First Responders
  • Community Health Facilities
  • Commercial /Industrial Health Facilities
  • Acute & Ward-based Clinical Areas


There are no formal prerequisites for this course.

However, candidates are expected to:

  • be registered with AHPRA
  • have some experience with basic life support (including CPR)
  • have fully prepared for the course by having completed the provided pre-course learning

Once enrolled and paid, we will send your copy of the Australian Resuscitation Council’s (ARC) Advanced Life Support Level 1 course manual for self-guided pre-reading.


Continuous assessment of candidates occurs throughout all ALS1 courses, including using clinical simulations that allow candidates to demonstrate the core competencies that have been taught on the course.  

An ALS1 provider card will be issued by the Australian Resuscitation Council after successful completion of the course. This card is valid for four (4) years and is recognised Australia-wide and throughout the UK and Europe. 


The Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC)  credentials all instructors authorised to deliver ARC Advanced Life Support programs.

Meaning, all faculty on our ALS courses have undergone training and development in order to be registered by the ARC as an Instructor as set down in their course regulations. 

ARC Instructors follow a prescribed development pathway to ensure the maintenance of high standards. 


Catering IS provided for all our ALS1 courses, including:

  • Morning Tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Snack
  • Tea, Coffee & Water available

Whilst we typically cater for a range of dietary requirements, it is essential that you advise us of your needs when enrolling for our course.


Dress comfortably, however it must be suitable for both comfortably performing CPR and sitting in a classroom.

Smart casual clothing with closed in footwear preferred.  


All ARC ALS courses are eligible for CPD points from the following colleges:

However, as the systems vary between professional colleges, state and individual organisations, candidates should check with their respective professional bodies for the latest requirements.


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