ALS2 is the definitive two day internationally accredited course that has been developed to advance the skills and knowledge required to manage any clinical emergency, including the resuscitation of cardiac arrest.

While the course does cover advanced resuscitation skills, it is also designed to develop leadership and team skills in managing such emergencies.

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 deteriorating patient using a structured ABCDE approach 
  • Treat cardiac and/or respiratory arrest, including manual defibrillation 
  • 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 

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.



Appropriate participants include doctors, nurses and paramedics who regularly work within critical care areas and/or in resuscitation /medical emergency teams.

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

  • Pre-Hospital/First Responders
  • Commercial /Industrial Health Facilities
  • Critical Care Clinical Areas


While, it is not essential to complete the ALS1 prior to the ALS2, the ALS2 does have a higher level of expected knowledge and recent clinical exposure to critical/crisis events at the commencement of the course. Candidates are expected to:

  • be registered with AHPRA
  • be competent in CPR and the principles of basic life support
  • 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 2 course manual for self-guided pre-reading, as well as a pre-course MCQ for you to complete prior to the course.


While continuous assessment of candidates still occurs throughout all ALS2 courses, successful ALS2 candidates will also demonstrate competent management of a cardiac arrest simulation and pass a multiple choice questionnaire.

These assessments are based on clinical scenarios that allow the participants to demonstrate the core competencies that have been taught on the course.

An ALS2 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 ALS2 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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