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Advanced Life Support Level 1

Accredited by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

What Is Covered in Our ALS Courses?

In our Advanced Life Support Level 1 course, participants will learn the key skills needed for handling emergency medical situations. 

The critical components covered in our Absolute Medical Response ALS course include: 

  • Basic and Advanced Life Support
  • Advanced Airway Management
  • Rhythm Recognition
  • Defibrillation
  • Emergency (ALS) drugs
  • Team member roles in ALS
  • The management of Anaphylaxis
  • The Management of Cardiac Arrest (ALS Algorithms) and
  • Post Resuscitation Care.
Our ALS course incorporates more than the provision of information, assessment of knowledge base, and demonstration of psychomotor skills. It also encompasses the role of a General Practitioner approaching the resuscitation of an individual suffering a life-threatening emergency, in a systematic and controlled manner.

Course Overview

The ALS course teaches the knowledge and skills required to:

  1. Minimise further risk to the patient through preferred practices following the DRABCD procedure, which will ensure the best patient outcomes and patient safety
  2. Demonstrate effective management of a cardiac arrest by working with a multidisciplinary team in an emergency situation, and to demonstrate effective management of a cardiac arrest as a lone practitioner in an emergency situation
  3. Demonstrate the unionisation of non-technical skills to facilitate strong team leadership and effective team membership
  4. An understanding of, and practical competence in, both basic life support (including CPR) and advanced life support, with a focus on the issues that a general practitioner might encounter
  5. Demonstrate a competence in airway management techniques that include basic airway manoeuvres, BVM, oropharyngeal, laryngeal mask and supraglottic airways, oxygen therapy, and more advanced airway manoeuvres such as intubation
  6. Demonstrated ability to efficiently use a manual defibrillator and an automated external defibrillator (AED), and the recognition and identification of life-threatening arrhythmias such as VF and VT; and
  7. Competence in intravenous access or intraosseous access, and have understanding of the administration of drugs in resuscitation, in particular the dose and frequency.
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Course Duration

13 hours of CPD
Educational Activities: 7.5 hours
Reviewing Performance: 5.5 hours
Area of Education: Emergency/Resuscitation

Mode of Study

Intensive hands-on training
Clinical skills and drills training
‘Pause and discuss’ scenarios
Immersive simulations and Problem based learning

Entry Requirements

Our course curriculum assumes that participants have an understanding of Basic Life Support and have undertaken professional training in a healthcare-related profession such as medicine, nursing, or allied health.

Enrol in Advanced Life Support Level 1

Complete our short enquiry form and one of our team will get in touch to discuss the course and your goals, and answer any questions you may have.

Prefer the phone? 1300 808 322

Enrolment and Admissions Cycle

Our ALS provider course is designed for healthcare professionals who would be expected to apply their ALS skills as part of their clinical duties, or who teach them to others on a regular basis. Appropriate participants include doctors, paramedics, and nurses working in primary health care areas. To apply and complete this course, applicants must hold a professional healthcare qualification or be in training for a professional healthcare qualification.

This program is an Adult Advanced Life Support Course and is consistent with guidelines produced by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC), which is Australia’s national representative on the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR).

Course Dates

2024 Course dates:

  • 12th June 2024
  • 7th August 2024
  • 10th October 2024
  • 2nd December 2024


Please ask our team for other dates

Assessment Methods

Continuous assessment occurs throughout our ALS course, which is based on clinical simulations that allow candidates to demonstrate the core competencies they have been taught on the course. These include airway management, high quality CPR, rhythm recognition, defibrillation, and cardiac arrest management.

A final assessment of candidates at the end of the course takes the form of the management of a cardiac arrest simulation and a MCQ paper.

Course Cost


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Course Cost Overview

13 hours in total

  • 8 hours in classroom
  • 5 hours online


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Career Advancement and ALS Training

At Absolute Medical Response, we understand the importance of career progression in the medical field. Our Advanced Life Support (ALS) Level 1 course is designed not only to enhance your immediate clinical skills, but also to pave the way for significant career advancements in the future.

Some of the ways our ALS course can be a catalyst for your professional growth include:

Broadening Skill Set

The comprehensive training provided in our course, which includes both theory and practical sessions, enriches your existing skill set. By mastering advanced techniques in airway management, rhythm recognition, and cardiac arrest management, you position yourself as a versatile and capable healthcare professional.

Leadership Opportunities

This course emphasises the development of non-technical skills, which are crucial for effective team leadership. As you learn to manage emergency situations efficiently, you will naturally evolve into a team leader who is ready to guide and inspire others in high-stakes environments.

Specialisation in Emergency Care

Our ALS course offers an in-depth understanding of emergency care, making it an excellent stepping stone for those looking to specialise in this area. The skills and knowledge gained are particularly beneficial for medical officers and paramedics aspiring to roles in emergency departments or specialised emergency response teams.

Recognition of Advanced Competencies

Completing our ALS course signifies that you have acquired a higher level of expertise, which is recognised and respected in the medical community. This recognition can open doors to more advanced roles within your current workplace or in new, more challenging environments.

Commitment to Professional Development

Enrolling and completing our ALS course demonstrates your dedication to continuous professional development. This commitment is often sought after in healthcare professionals and can be a deciding factor in promotions or when exploring new job opportunities.


At Absolute Medical Response, we are committed to supporting your career aspirations. Our team of experts ensures that each training session is not only informative, but also a step towards your future success in the medical field.

Why Complete ALS Courses with Absolute Medical Response?

Comprehensive and Practical Training

At Absolute Medical Response, our ALS courses are not just about the theory. We blend practical session learnings and skills stations with immersive simulations to ensure that our learners gain hands-on experience. This approach prepares medical officers and other healthcare professionals to confidently manage medical emergencies, especially in deteriorating patient scenarios.

Accredited Course Centre

We are proud to be an accredited course centre, recognised for our high standards in delivering Advanced Life Support courses. Our curriculum aligns with the guidelines of the Australian Resuscitation Council, ensuring that our participants receive education that is both current and relevant for their continuing professional development.

Expert-Led Instruction

Our team leaders and instructors are seasoned professionals with extensive experience in resuscitation skills and emergency medical care. They will guide your course attendance with a focus on developing each participant’s abilities, ensuring a thorough understanding and application of the course manual and ALS protocols.

Tailored to Healthcare Professionals

We understand the critical role of healthcare providers, which is why our courses are specifically designed for medical officers, nurses, and paramedics. We ensure that all our ALS courses cater to the needs of these professionals, reinforcing their existing knowledge and equipping them with advanced skills.

Rigorous Assessment Processes

Our assessment processes are designed to thoroughly evaluate and reinforce the learning of each participant. Through continuous assessment, we ensure that every individual who completes our course is proficiently trained and supplied with the Advanced Life Support knowledge needed to effectively respond to emergency medical situations.

Commitment to Continuous Learning

Enrolling in our ALS courses signifies a commitment to lifelong learning in the medical field. Our courses contribute to continued professional development, as they keep healthcare professionals updated and skilled in the latest resuscitation techniques and management of medical emergencies.

Ready to enrol in the Advanced Life Support Level 1

Complete our short enquiry form and one of our team will get in touch to discuss the course and your goals, and answer any questions you may have.

Prefer the phone? 1300 808 322