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.

Melbourne Clinical Simulation Centre

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 and teamwork skills required to improve patient safety, within a risk-free environment.

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.

Participant feedback

“The simulation staff were excellent and an invaluable assistance!" - course organiser, MCEC, 2016. 

"The session helped clarify how to prioritise my care in an emergency situation and to appropriately maximise the safety of my patient." - final year medical student, SIMPLE Program, 2016 

“The course met all of my expectations, very well organised!” - medical resident, ALS Level 1, 2016 

“Small groups and relevant topics/scenarios, great course!” - medical resident, ALS Level 1, 2016

“Discussing human factors was very interesting and has not been addressed as well in other CICO courses I have attended. It was very well done.”  - anaesthetic nurse, CICO 2016

"Each element has its place – simulation was the highlight, I’m learning the value of the human factors aspects to these types of courses more and more.”  - anaesthetic registrar, CICO 2016

Simulation based education

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

Intermediate Life Support - ALS Level 1: A one-day Australian Resuscitation Council affiliated course

This 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.


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
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.


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.

ICECATS – Intensive Care Emergencies in Cardio-thoracic Surgery

A half day program addressing emergencies with cardio-thoracic patient within ICU incorporating simulation-based scenarios.

General enquiries to RMH Intensive Care Unit (ICU).


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

FUSE Vascular Course – Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access Course

Blended learning format including eLearning, cross-platform delivery and simulation workshops.

Find out more about the FUSE Vascular  course.