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 2020

  • Wed 20 May, 0800-1700, Thurs 21 May, 0800-1700, Fri 22 May 0800-1300


  • Wed 9 December, 0800-1700, Thurs 10 December, 0800-1700, Fri 11 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

APRIL 2020

  • Wed 22 June & Thurs 23 June

JULY 2020

  • Wed 15 July & Thurs 16 July


  • Tues 24 Nov & Wed 25 Nov



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

Dates for 2020 TBA



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

JAN 2020

  • Wed 15 Jan & Thurs 16 Jan

APRIL 2020

  • Wed 1 April & Thurs 2 April

JULY 2020

  • Wed 1 July & Thurs 2 July


  • Wed 7 Oct & Thurs 8 Oct  




TIPS provides you with the opportunity to practice and develop professional skills relevant in a surgical setting, including patient-centred communication and teamwork.

TIPS is:

  • Two days in duration
  • conducted for 12-16 participants
  • taught by a multidisciplinary faculty of 6-8 instructors
  • highly interactive, including simulated scenariosAll doctors interested in developing their professional communication skills, post graduate year 2 or more

TIPS is evidence-based and designed to support emerging surgeons to communicate effectively and contribute to quality surgical care and patient outcomes.

Courtesy of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons website


  • Fri 21 February & Sat 22 February

APRIL 2020

  • Fri 17 April & Sat 18 April


  • Fri 11 September & Sat 12 September


  • Fri 6 November & Sat 7 November



Physiotherapy skills in the management of the critical care patient. The course is ideal for recent graduates or those with limited ICU experience and will cover management of the haemodynamically unstable patient, general assessment of the ICU patient, early rehabilitation and cardiorespiratory management of the long-stay ICU patient.

JUNE 2020

  • Thurs 25 June & Fri 26 June


  • Thurs 29 Oct & Fri 30 Oct  



PROMPT Training

RANZCOG PROMPT Train the Trainer (T3) Courses train hospital teams how to run the PROMPT program on-site at their facility. The program is delivered via presentations, discussion and hands-on practical experience from participation in simulated obstetric emergencies.

Courtesy of the RANCOG website


  • Fri 14 Feb


  • Wed 9 Sept



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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