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Simulation Centre

About The Simulation Centre

We are a leading provider of simulation education in our region and our Simulation Centre provides future and current health professionals with the most realistic, immersive and holistic technology-enhanced training possible.

Our programs are innovative and focused on improving the health outcomes of rural communities. We use evidence-based educational principles and ensure participants develop their skills and knowledge collaboratively.

Our courses are relevant for all medical, nursing/midwifery and allied health students and provide continuing professional development for current rural health practitioners.

Our Courses

  • Aboriginal Health Worker Training
  • Advanced Life Support – Adult
  • Advanced Life Support – Paediatric
  • Aged Care
  • Airway Ventilation
  • Basic Life Support
  • Cannulation & Venepuncture
  • Complex Blood Sampling
  • Deteriorating Patient
  • Emergency Dental
  • Emergency Eye
  • Nasogastric Tube Insertion
  • Paediatric Skills
  • Plastering & Suturing
  • Prep for Practice
  • Skills & Drills
  • Ultrasound Vascular Access
To see when upcoming courses are scheduled, please visit our Events & Training calendar.

Tailored Training

We are also able to work with health services, practices or other settings to tailor a program that meets particular needs. We have scope to deliver courses in the fields of critical care, paediatrics, medical and surgical nursing, maternity and neonates, and emergency upskilling for GPs and GP registrars. We can offer training in our Simulation Centre or at other locations.

Please contact our Simulation Centre team to discuss your training needs


We have three rooms within our Simulation Centre: a two-bed simulation room; a four-bed simulation room and a clinical skills room.

We use the Laerdal SimCapture platform which captures audio, video, annotations, patient monitor, and simulator data in a single web-based interface to be viewed in real time or recorded playback for debrief sessions.

Major pieces of simulation equipment include:

  • Laerdal Skill Reporter
  • Mega Code Kelly
  • Noelle (birthing manikin)
  • SimJunior
  • SimMan 3G PLUS
  • SimNewB (baby manikin)
  • SimPad and Link Box

What Our Participants Say

Great learning environment – felt supportive and safe. Great prep info provided. Delish food 🙂

You guys do a great job.

Thanks Bec for being a great facilitator. Felt very at ease by the second day after practice.

Very awesome & friendly. Clinical experience & knowledge is very comprehensive. Great labs & it’s nice to have a grasp of how it feels to cannulate. I think it’s great, as is. I like that the group was small too. This was the only face to face course within miles, so grateful it is here. 

Feel confident to commence cannulation for patients. Small numbers are great/personal and good attentive educator.

Both presenters had a clear way of communicating – both presenters were open to any questions – beginner + advanced. First day, but overall good amount of time on each area, good amount of content. Food tasty, healthy + plentiful, loved learning today – feel much better about paediatrics.

Approachability of presenters clarity of communication & answers to questions. Relevant anecdotes.

Easy going, created good environment to learn + develop skills. Very enjoyable. Thank you!

Safe space to learn and practice managing highly stressful situations.

Content was appropriate, facility excellent, instruction ideal.