The Clinical Simulation Centre is an education and training facility committed to improving workforce learning and patient safety outcomes through the delivery of innovative simulation-based courses and programs, targeted towards improving patient care and the reduction of clinical risk.

We value inter-professional learning and strive to recreate life-like clinical scenarios where clinicians can be challenged, stimulated and supported to learn commonly performed skills and procedures, manage acutely ill and deteriorating patients and develop the non-technical and teamwork skills required to improve patient safety, within a risk-free environment.

Melbourne Clinical Simulation Centre

Paramount is providing an environment for simulation-based education encompassing a range of modalities, which supports clinicians in improving skills and knowledge, while facilitating safe, high-quality patient-centered care.

COVID-19 physical distancing and restrictions for education and training sessions

The RMH Clinical Simulation Centre has now implemented physical distancing and restrictions to allow training to recommence within the Simulation Rooms. For further information, please contact the Simulation Education office.

Simulation based education

Expand each item below to find out more and about registering for these courses:

ACTION course

The ACTION™ Course is a multi-professional program to train staff in recognising patient deterioration and act appropriately in treating the acutely unwell. Originally developed in 1999 by Professor Gary Smith and colleagues at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, ACTION™ (ALERT™ in UK and Europe), has now run successfully since 2000 and is currently delivered in over 100 centres internationally.

ACTION is a blended learning program and uses a structured and prioritised system of patient assessment and management to enable pre-emptive approach to critical illness. By attending an ACTION course - nurses, doctors and other staff (physiotherapists, paramedics) will develop skills to:

  • recognise the "at risk" patient
  • identify organ impairment/failure at an early stage
  • initiate simple treatment required to prevent the cascade of multi-organ failure
  • improve communication skills required to facilitate further care

The Royal Melbourne Hospital has recently been granted the Centre of Excellence status and is the only hospital currently facilitating this course within Australia.

Book our 2022 ACTION courses

Advanced Life Support - ALS Level 2: A two-day Australian Resuscitation Council affiliated course

The course focuses on the developing advanced skills in managing deteriorating patient and cardiac arrest.

Find out more about the ALS Level 2 course.

Advanced Life Support Recertification – ALS Level 2: A one-day Australian Resuscitation Council affiliated course
ARC e-Advanced Life Support Level 1 (e-ALS1)

A one-day course aimed at providing the candidate with the skills and knowledge to manage the patient in the immediate period of crisis. It includes the recognition, assessment and immediate management of the deteriorating patient.

Intended Learning Outcomes

  • recognition, assessment and management of the critically ill patient using a structured ABCDE approach (aiming to prevent cardiac arrest)
  • airway management skills
  • basic life support
  • defibrillation skills
  • cardiac arrest management using the ARC ALS algorithm
  • work as an effective team member in a cardiac arrest


Medical and Nursing

Course dates

  • 24 February 2022
  • 17 March 2022
  • 26 April 2022
  • 23 May 2022
  • 24 June 2022
  • 20 July 2022
  • 22 August 2022
  • 21 September 2022
  • 25 October 2022
  • 25 November 2022

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BASIC course - Basic Assessment and Support in Intensive Care

A two-day interactive course designed to assist junior ICU doctors.

Find out more about the BASIC course.

CALS (ANZ) - Cardiac Advanced Life Support Australia and New Zealand

Cardiac Surgery Advanced Life Support Course have devised a set of protocols that address the cardiothoracic surgical patient suffering a cardiac arrest and all common serious complications in ICU or on the ward.

Find out more about the CALS (ANZ) Course.

CICO Course – Can’t Intubate, Can’t Oxygenate

This course is designed for anaesthetic trainees and anaesthetic nurses.

General enquiries to RMH Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management.

CRASH course - Critical Care, Resuscitation and Airway Skills in High Fidelity Simulation

This course is designed for clinical anaesthetists who are returning to work after a period of leave.

Find out more about the CRASH course.

EMICC course - Effective Management of Intensive Care Crises

A two-day inter-professional course targeting senior trainees, consultants and nurses working in intensive care.

Find out more about the EMICC course.

Fundamentals of ECG Interpretation and Management

This is a 6 weeks comprehensive ECG interpretation and arrhythmia management short course designed for clinicians (medical and nursing) who require knowledge and skills to interpret a normal 12-lead electrocardiogram, to recognise deviations from normal and to implement appropriate management.

The program will be delivered over 6 weeks of 2 hours sessions (60 minutes lecture and 60 minutes face-face tutorial).

Intended Learning Outcomes

  • Apply an understanding of normal cardiac function and electrophysiology to a cardiac assessment
  • Apply basic principles of cardiac rhythm analysis to a rhythm strip and correctly identify normal and abnormal cardiac rhythms
  • Demonstrate knowledge application of interpreting abnormalities in a 12-lead ECG
  • Be able to recognise life-threatening arrhythmias and acute ECG changes and initiate timely management actions
  • Describe the causes, significance, treatment, and management in the different types of heart blocks and arrhythmias
  • Analyse modalities of treatment for arrhythmias: non-pharmacological and pharmacological

Target audience

Medical and Nursing

Course dates

  • 1st Intake: 15th February to 22nd March 2022 (every Tuesday), 10am to 12pm

  • 2nd Intake: 3rd May to 7th June 2022 (every Tuesday), 10am to 12pm

  • 3rd Intake: 6th September to 11th October 2022 (every Tuesday), 10am to 12pm

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MCEC course – Melbourne Clinical Exam Course

The course is specifically aimed at trainees sitting the CICM fellowship clinical examination.

Find out more about the MCEC course.

STAR course - Skills Training for Anaesthetic Registrars

This course is designed for junior anaesthetic trainees and residents entering the anaesthetic training program.

Find out more about the STAR course.