Advanced Life Support (ALS) - overview

"I have been to many ALS courses and ACCRM's is undoubtedly the best I have attended, with an emphasis on peer to peer discussion, full coverage of technical and procedural issues, and sensible discussion of clinical scenarios without resort to artificial role playing."

- Malcolm Isles, ACRRM Fellow

Advanced Life Support (ALS) provides a peer-to-peer and laid-back learning environment. The course is conducted by expert emergency medicine instructors experienced in rural general practice. 

Topics discussed are in-depth and specific to managing life-saving, with each course conducted by Fellows, for Fellows. Stories are shared between participants with chances to debrief and bond, providing a strong sense of community.

This course will provide you with:

  • An understanding of both basic and advanced life support, specifically focusing on issues that may arise for rural practitioners
  • Competence in up-to-date airway management techniques
  • Efficiency in using a manual defibrillator and an automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • Competence in identifying and managing life threatening arrhythmias
  • Competence in intravenous access or intraosseous access, and
  • Competence in administering drugs in resuscitation with correct dosage and frequency.


ACRRM Professional Development Program
ACRRM vocational training pathways
  • Tier 2 emergency medicine course
  • 40 category 1 points  (including BLS requirement)
Advanced Life Support course

There is also a selection of other ALS courses, accredited for PDP points, presented by other education providers available.


Course fees can be seen in the below table. Fees must be paid at the time of registration in order to secure a place.

Participation numbers are strictly limited to 20 for maximum training benefit.

Find out if you are eligible for a grant to help fund your attendance.

Sat, 14 Jul 2018Newcastle
Rydges Hotel
NSWRegisterMember: 1375.00
Non Member: 1530.00
Sat, 29 Sep 2018Perth
Pan Pacific Hotel
WARegisterMember: 1375.00
Non Member: 1530.00
Sun, 28 Oct 2018Darwin (RMA)
NTRegisterMember: 1375.00
Non Member: 1530.00
Sat, 10 Nov 2018Melbourne
Hotel Grand Chancellor
VICRegisterMember: 1375.00
Non Member: 1530.00
Sat, 24 Nov 2018Sydney
Holiday Inn Sydney Airport
NSWRegisterMember: 1375.00
Non Member: 1530.00