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.

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

Book our 2023 ACTION courses

Fundamentals of ECG Interpretation and Management

This is a 6-week comprehensive ECG interpretation and arrhythmia management short course designed for clinicians (medical, nursing and related allied health) 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 hour sessions (60 minute lecture and 60 minute face-to-face tutorial).

Find out more about the Fundamentals of ECG Interpretation and Management Course.

ARC Advanced Life Support Level 1 (ALS1)

This one day course aimed at providing the candidate with the skills and knowledge to manage the patient in the immediate period of crisis.

Find out more about the ALS Level 1 course.

ARC e-Advanced Life Support Level 2 (eALS2)

The two-day course focuses on developing advanced skills in managing deteriorating patient and cardiac arrest.

2023 Registration: eALS2 course

Advanced Life Support Recertification – ALS Level 2: A one-day Australian Resuscitation Council affiliated course

2023 Registration: ALS2 Recertification 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

ACDM course - Advanced Clinical Decision Making

ACDM course is designed to support Grade 2 nursing staff that are looking at enhancing their knowledge and skills in preparation to step up into the "nurse-in-charge" role.

Find out more about the ACDM course.