NetworkZ Academy offers a full range of instructor training and course delivery support services to ensure a sustain positive effects of the programme. Our team can train selected members of local clinical teams to become NetworkZ accredited instructors.

This external training by NetworkZ Team experts ensures the quality of content and delivery is maintained to a high standard.

Instructor Education Courses

Instructor Training Stage 1 Short Course

This course is an 8-week short course with two half-day remote workshops and a two-day face-to-face workshop, plus online support and peer learning over the course duration. The course is appropriate for any healthcare professional in an education or training role.

  • Understand teamwork principles and practice and educational theory
  • Create safe and effective learning environments
  • Apply debriefing principles: Three-phase debriefing framework and Advocacy Inquiry
  • Understand latent safety threats in clinical settings

Participants will complete this programme with the knowledge and confidence to safely convene and facilitate simulation and other training sessions in their hospitals.

ANZCA SMOs who complete the 8-week short course are eligible to use the training to become EMAC instructors.

Additionally, participants will receive a 12-month Instructor Academy membership and access to the NetworkZ Resource Hub!

Sessions available in 2024
19th February - 12th April

Workshop dates

Type of workshop

1 March | 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

4 hour remote

21 March | 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

22 March | 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

2 day face-to-face course

4 April | 01:00 PM - 17:00 PM

4 hour remote

  • Senior Medical Officer (SMO): $5000
  • Registered Medical Officer (RMO) or Fellow: $2500
  • Nursing, Allied Health and others: $750
Course limitation

Limited spaces available of up to 20. A minimum of 12 participants is required to run this course. Additional sessions can be added to meet demand.

Instructor Training Stage 2 Short Course

Designed for those team members committed to becoming active members of the NetworkZ Instructor Academy in their hospital. 

One-day face-to-face or digitally-delivered training, covering:

  • In-depth practice and critique of the debriefing process
  • Safe and constructive debriefing techniques for difficult situations
  • Ensuring positive outcomes

Additionally, participants will receive a 12 months Instructor Academy membership and access to the NetworkZ Resource Hub!

Technical Training Stage 1

The two-day face-to-face technical training is a guided hands-on learning experience to upskill individuals in the technical aspect of running simulations.

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Operate the SimMan 3G and relate this to other Laerdal Human Patient Simulators and perform normal start-up, diagnosing faults, and basic repair and maintenance.
  • Demonstrate the use of LLEAP software to run simulations.
  • Apply moulage and the setup process of surgical models.
  • Evaluate hazards and determine strategies for risk reduction of in-situ simulations.

Technical training is designed for use with the NetworkZ programme but is equally valuable to anyone who wishes to effectively provide technical support to simulation training.

This session can also be delivered as a virtual course if desired numbers are met on arranged dates – a minimum of 10 participants (can be from different geographical locations). Please register your interest in a virtual session in the comments.

Sessions available in 2024
March 20th and 21st

Workshop dates

Type of workshop

20 March 8:30 AM- 4:00 PM

20 March 8:30 AM- 4:00 PM

2 day face-to-face course

August 14th and 15th

Workshop dates

Type of workshop

14 August 8:30 AM- 4:00 PM

15 August 8:30 AM- 4:00 PM

2 day face-to-face course


All participants: $500

Course limitation

Limited spaces available of up to 12. A minimum of 6 participants is required to run this course. Additional sessions can be added to meet demand.

Technical Scenario Development Training

This course is a 2 week short training course with 1 half-day (4 hours) remote workshop and a 2 day face-to-face workshop.

  • Learn and apply the process of designing and validating NetworkZ scenarios
  • Design and use LLEAP software to programme a scenario
  • Apply realistic moulage techniques for a manikin/standardized patient
  • Develop a greater awareness of the versatility of the SimMan 3G and NetworkZ programmes

Participants will be able to develop technical knowledge to identify the advanced features and technical pitfalls in scenario design and setup.

Sessions available in 2023
Session 1) 26 October - 9 November

Workshop dates

Type of workshop

26 October

4 hour remote

8 November 9 AM - 4 PM

9 November 9 AM - 4 PM

2 day face-to-face course



Course pre-requisites
  • Hands-on experience with Laerdal human patient simulators (Manikins) (SimMan, SimJunior, SimMom, SimMan essential).
  • Laptop with LLeap software installed. License not required.
Course limitation

Limited spaces available of up to 10. A minimum of 4 participants is required to run this course. Additional sessions can be added to meet demand.

" The NetworkZ course is for all members of the multi-disciplinary team – medical staff, nurses, technicians, and support staff. Because the learning is team-based it is vital that all members of the team attend the training together. "

- Instructor, Anaesthetic technician

Instructor Academy Membership

As a member of the NetworkZ Academy, you receive access to everything you need to lead the NetworkZ programmes. Membership for 12 months is included in every Instructor course enrolment.
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Online Services

Access our training participant database and online booking system, latent threat register.

Scenario Resources

Find scenario information, technical set-up videos and our technical training app with guides for running scenarios.


Become part of a nationwide network of like-minded clinicians and technicians to collaborate, share your ideas and ask questions.


Advance your skillset and become an accredited NetworkZ instructor after completing the required trainings.

NetworkZ Model Service

A ‘lite’ service for independent departments with trained instructors to support with the logistics and delivery in your hospital. This ensures quality control and a smooth process.

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  • Model maintenance, delivery, cleaning and repair.

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Our experienced, expert NetworkZ team delivers immersive simulation training based around real-world clinical scenarios. In each scenario, teams perform surgical procedures on lifelike patient models, then debrief and discuss.


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Facilitated Courses

Our team work with your clinical teams to run scenario-based, simulated surgical cases, debriefs, and communication skills, across a number of clinical care settings including Operating Room, Trauma, and more.

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Additional Services

We can work with you to develop bespoke training scenarios for your teams. We can also consult and deliver workshops on team communication and equitable outcomes.

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