Simulation Courses

Here at St Vincent's Clinical Education & Simulation Centre, we are committed to delivering tailored skills courses. Our courses offer hands-on approach as well as theory and scenarios.


Advanced Complex Medical Emergencies (ACME)

The ACME, 2 day and 1 half day, course aims to use simulation training methods to improve the understanding of human factors and their impact on the quality of team-based clinical care within the specific emergency medicine environment. The course also features an update on key clinical skills with core modules on cardiovascular instability, airway and respiratory emergencies and complex emergencies. A further feature of the course is a set of minor modules available as rotating options within the overall course design.

While there is a significant immersive simulation component to the course, there are also small group discussions and mini-scenarios on various aspects of the complex specialty of Emergency Medicine. The ACME course aims to stimulate and provoke the experienced physician practicing Emergency Medicine and who wishes to be challenged. Because the emphasis in this course is on learning and sharing information, there is no formal assessment of participants.

Courtesy of the ACEM website

MAY 2019

  • Wed 22 May, 0800-1700, Thurs 23 May, 0800-1700, Fri 24 May 0800-1300


  • Wed 4 December, 0800-1700, Thurs 5 December, 0800-1700, Fri 6 December, 0800-1300


Developing Debriefing for the Learner Centred Outcomes

This two day program has been designed to further develop debriefing skills for healthcare professionals using simulation as a teaching tool.

This two day program aims to assist participants in building on their debriefing skills sets and further define constructing debriefings centred on learner needs. The program is highly interactive and will have participants engaged in a range of activities developing skills such as:

  • Use of good judgement
  • Facilitation methods
  • Providing effective feedback
  • Managing challenging debriefings
  • Increasing instructor observational capacity
  • Focusing on high yield discussing targets
  • Use of video

JUNE 2019

  • Mon 3 June & Tues 4 June

JULY 2019

  • Wed 10 July & Thurs 11 July


  • Thurs 31 October & Fri 1 November 2019


Emergency Management of Anaesthetic Crisis (EMAC)

Effective Management of Anaesthetic Crises (EMAC) is a course intended to provide techniques in the management of anaesthetic emergencies. The EMAC course consists of five modules run over two and a half consecutive days at a simulation centre. It covers topics such as airway management, human performance, cardiovascular emergencies, anaesthetic emergencies and trauma management.

Courtesy of the ANZCA website

MAY 2019

  • Wed 8 May, Thurs 9 May & Fri 10 May

JULY 2019

  • Wed 31 July, Thurs 1 & Fri 2 August


  • Wed 20 November, Thurs 21 November & Fri 22 November



Advanced Life Support 2 - Australian Resuscitation Council accredited program.

This is a two-day course with the focus on the developing advanced skills in managing deteriorating patient and cardiac arrest. The course is designed for healthcare professionals with who would be expected to apply those skills taught as part of their clinical duties, or to teach them on a regular basis. Appropriate participants include doctors, and nurses working in critical care areas (e.g. ED, CCU, ICU, HDU, acute admissions units) or in the resuscitation /medical emergency team, and paramedics.

Courtesy of the ARC website

APRIL 2019

  • Wed 3 April & Thurs  4 April

JULY 2019

  • Wed 3 July & Thurs  4 July


  • Wed 2 October & Thurs 3 October

How to Book




  • Fri 22 February & Sat 23 February


  • Fri 13 September & Sat 14 September


  • Fri 15 November & Sat 16 November


  • Bookings are made via this link to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Bookings and Enquiries

For bookings and inquiries, please contact St Vincent's Education & Learning on (03) 9231 2900 or via email:

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