Advanced Life Support

Level 2
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13-14 Oct 2025 | Gold Coast | 15 CPD HRS

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Phone: 07 4151 3884

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 07 4151 3884
Email: [email protected]

This two-day course covers advanced resuscitation skills designed for the health care professional to develop leadership skills as well as critical thinking and decision-making skills.

This course is Advanced Life Support (ALS) Level 2, and is endorsed by the Australian College of Nursing, Australia (ACN) and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM). It is conducted over two full days, with a pre-reading component and online video presentations. It reflects the latest Australia and New Zealand Committee of Resuscitation (ANZCOR) guidelines relating to advanced life support.

You will be supported and coached by experienced facilitators to assist you to achieve advanced skills and knowledge. You must demonstrate advanced knowledge and skill to be awarded accreditation. Otherwise, we can only issue a certificate of attendance (non-accredited).

Attendees will be taught to understand the difference between a collapse and cardiac arrest, recognising the specific signs and conditions that differentiate the two. They will learn to identify various causes of unconsciousness, such as head injuries, epilepsy, or overdose, and understand that loss of consciousness is not necessarily indicative of cardiac arrest. The training will also emphasise the appropriate response to different medical situations, highlighting that cardiac compressions should only be performed if the patient loses cardiac output due to cardiac arrest. This training aims to enhance basic nursing knowledge and improve the accuracy of responses in medical emergencies.

Assessment before action is a must – this means checking for a pulse. Only if pulseless do you perform cardiac compressions. You must understand this basic knowledge before we can award accreditation.

As an attendee of this ALS Level 2 course, you already have access to the theoretical component of Basic Life Support. As an additional benefit, if you undertake a competency assessment during this course, you will be awarded a CPR Basic Life Support certificate.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are both your ALS courses endorsed or accredited?

Yes, our two-day ALS course and the one-day Recertification ALS course are fully endorsed by the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) according to our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Endorsed Course Standards and accredited by the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM). 

Both ALS courses reflect the latest Australia New Zealand Committee of Resuscitation (ANZCOR) guidelines for advanced life support.

Is this a Nationally recognised course?

Yes, it is nationally endorsed through the Australian College of Nurses and also has a medical accreditation through ACCRM.

What is the difference between ALS Level 1 and ALS Level 2?

ALS level 1

ALS1 is a more fundamental level for nurses with little cardiac arrest exposure. It is designed to train the nurse to assist in an emergency until experienced clinicians provide further care.

ALS level 2

ALS2 course focuses on developing advanced skills in the assessment of a deteriorating patient and knowledge in managing cardiac arrest and other medical emergencies. It provides a higher depth of clinical intervention and may involve initiating intravenous access, interpreting rhythm strips and delivering emergency medications and urgent manual defibrillation. This course covers advanced resuscitation skills and the development of emergency team leadership abilities.

Do I have to do the ALS1 before registering for the ALS2 course you provide?

The nurse does not have to do the ALS1 before attending the level ALS2 course. It is not a prerequisite to ALS2.

The Nurses For Nurses Network only provide ALS2 level courses.

I'm not a critical care or emergency nurse. I work in the telemetry ward but have little knowledge of ALS. Will I still be able to attend? will I be given extra support?

You are welcome to attend, but you must enrol in the two-day ALS course, not the shortened one-day Recertification ALS course. In the two-day ALS program, there is an increase in the time allocated to present the basics of arrhythmias before the life-threatening arrhythmias lecture. This extra time is to assist anyone enrolled who is not experienced in ALS. You will also be given extra support in the mega code.

I'm not an experienced critical care nurse and am worried about the assessment pieces. What happens if I can’t meet the requirements for the assessment pieces?

There are two options in answering the above question:

First Option

If you are unable to pass the mega code competency or defibrillation competency, the facilitators will assist you and give you extra coaching with the required clinical skills. You will also be given an opportunity to re-sit your test at the end of the day. The facilitator will assist you prior to the re-sit by explaining the concepts you may have missed.

The Nurses For Nurses Network are committed to assisting inexperienced nurses to gain these skills and does not expect anyone to pass without adequate coaching and support.

Second Option

If you would rather not re-sit and redo the mega code assessment, you can elect to have a certificate of attendance which will still be issued to you. The facilitator may also indicate that this is the best option for you.

Your certificate will differ slightly from the certificate if you have passed all your assessments. However, you will still achieve your CPD hours.

After I have completed the two-day ALS course, am I then eligible in the future to book in to the one-day Recertification course?

Yes, correct. You don’t have to repeat the two-day ALS course if you recently completed the one-day Recertification ALS course.

However, some nurses each year or two repeat the two-day ALS course to revise the content in more depth as they prefer the slower two-day ALS course.

Also, if it is a number of years since you attended an ALS course and you don’t work in critical care or the emergency department, we would encourage you to redo the two-day ALS course, where you are provided with a slower pace and more time for practice.

How often am I expected to attend the one-day Recertification course?

How often you attend the one-day Recertification course is usually set by your hospital or institution you work for. Some hospitals require it every year, others every second year.

My facility only has a 10-lead ECG machine. Is this course applicable?

The 10-lead ECG machine makes no difference to the interpretation of rhythm strips.

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This course will be conducted by Health Ed. Professionals and continuing professional development hours are endorsed by the Australian College of Nursing and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine.

This course is fully compliant with the latest ANZCOR guidelines.

On successful completion of the assessment, you will be awarded a certificate in Advanced Life Support Level 2 and CPR Basic Life Support.

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Course Content

  • Recognition of life-threatening arrhythmias
  • Pharmacology – Management according to the latest ARC guidelines
  • Airway management
  • Mega code practical assessment — team leader role – scenarios
  • Defibrillation
  • Life Support algorithms
  • CPR Basic Life Support practical assessment
  • Assertiveness training
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The Program


To be completed before day one (you will need to put aside at least 5 hours to complete):

  • A course workbook that includes practice exams
  • A number of webinars on key aspects of course content

0900 – 0930: Course welcome and registration
0930 – 1700: Course content

0800 – 1500: Course content

NB: Day two may finish earlier.

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Ms Anne Evans-Murray

Anne is a critical care nurse educator with more than 26 years of experience in clinical teaching both in the hospital and tertiary sectors. She is a Professional Registered Counsellor as well and has her own health education business and counselling practice.

Anne is a national and international lecturer, presenting seminars on general nursing, high dependency, assessment skills of the deteriorating patient and interpretation of ECG skills. These topics are taught in Australia and New Zealand to a broad range of healthcare professionals, including paramedics, nurses and doctors. Anne has extensive experience teaching advanced life support to nurses and doctors for over 25 years.

Anne Evans-Murray

Anne has a passion for teaching which she does in an unpretentious way that ensures you will not only understand and retain what she presents but will enjoy this learning experience. She has extensive experience of over 26 years of lecturing for Gold Coast Health District and Griffith University.

Anne is a frequent presenter at workshops, conferences and seminars throughout Australia and New Zealand on subjects such as high dependency nursing, cardiac arrhythmias & ECG interpretation, chest x-ray interpretation, clinical assessment of the deteriorating patient, assertiveness training and leadership. She conducts accredited advanced life support training for nurses, doctors and paramedics.

Anne has a passionate commitment to empower all clinical staff through increased awareness and knowledge of the critically ill patient’s condition so that timely intervention is implemented, which will benefit patient outcomes.

She is the author of three books; “ECGs Simply”, “Interpretation of Chest X-rays Simply” and ‘Uncomplicating Life, Simply’. Her ECG book is a textbook sold in many universities in Australia.

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The Venue:

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Parkwood Tavern

Cnr Olsen &, Wintergreen Dr, Parkwood
(07) 5571 5104

Things to do During your Gold Coast Visit

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Something to do for everyone

The attractions of the Gold Coast bring smiles to people of all ages and stages. With exhilarating rides, exotic animals and endless waterslides to help you cool off on hot summer days, your Gold Coast holiday offers a full spectrum of interactive entertainment - from dazzling big budget Gold Coast theme parks to small, hilariously kitsch museums.

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Amusements and Theme Parks

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Enjoy some fabulous food

The Coast is a place where night bites, hatted restaurants, street eats and breweries are all served with a side of alfresco. A place where five-star feasting means dusting the sand from your feet; where surfers swap their boards for a latte at sun-up and little ones break from beachside frolics to feast on epic spreads of fish and chips.

Our affiliation with ACN provides you with the opportunity to grow your career and tap into your individual potential.
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Happy attendees

It was absolutely amazing. I really enjoyed the presenter [Anne] and the manner in which she presented the content. I would really recommend it to everyone.


The Deteriorating Patient, New Zealand

Thoroughly enjoyed this course! Presenters were outstanding- have recommended highly to colleagues. Thanks very much!


Telemetry, Cardiac Arrhythmias and 12 Lead ECG, Rockhampton

Thanks, Anne, for your arrhythmia talk, I finally understand arrhythmias, and the mega code leadership roles. Loved the assertion tips.


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What’s Included:

  • An extensive course program based on current best practice
  • A Presenter who is a recognised expert in her field and is excited to be able to share her skill, knowledge, and passion with Course Attendees
  • An online course library for completion of pre-course activities
  • A Course pack that includes a notepad, pen, and additional information to support a fantastic Course experience
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, as outlined in the program
  • A Certificate that also identifies the CPD hours attached to the course program
Disclaimer: The opinions and statements of facts expressed in the Papers in these proceedings are those of the Authors and do not necessarily represent those of the Nurses for Nurses Network (NfNN), the editors, the organising committee or the supporters of this conference. No responsibility can be accepted by the organisers for errors or omissions in the individual papers. Sessions are correct at time of publication. Sessions are subject to change without notice due to circumstances beyond the control of the organisers. NfNN reserves the right to alter charges, cancel, postpone, change or withdraw the product or service at any time.
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Registration Cost

$830.00 inc GST

NB: Price does not include accommodation or travel costs.
The Nurses for Nurses Network strongly recommends customers take out travel insurance at the time of registration for an event, to cover any unforeseen circumstances that may prevent them attending and thus incur any financial loss.

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