Upcoming events

    • 17 Jan 2019
    • 18 Jan 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • The Business Center, 265 King Street Newcastle, NSW 2300
    • 25

    NHET Sim Sessions

    The NHET-Sim Programme is designed for individuals from all professions across Australia who currently or intend to use healthcare simulation as an educational method with students or health professionals.

    The NHET-Sim e-learning modules are comprised of 2 core modules and 11 elective modules.

    NHET-Sim provides entry level learning experiences for individuals new to simulation-based education. For those with experience in simulation-based education, NHET-Sim provides an opportunity to reflect on existing and future simulation practices.

    The NHET-Sim Programme consists of ~33 hours of learning activities over three months.

    For more information, visit the NHET-Sim Website

    Day 1: 800am – 430pm , 17 January 2019

    ½ day S2 Simulator fundamentals (800-1230)

    ½ day S4 Delivery technology-based simulations (1300-1630)

    Course Descriptions

    S2: Simulator fundamentals

    This module introduces participants to the fundamentals of simulators. It explores the considerations of task allocations for simulation-based education as well as the rationale behind choice of equipment for SBE. The different modes of mannequin programming is also explored including the advantages and disadvantages. It is recommended that participants complete S2 prior to undertaking S3 or S4.

    S4: Delivering technology-based simulations

    This module is designed for simulation educators and technicians and provides the opportunity to articulate the process required to design and deliver a scenario. The use of constructive feedback in critique is explored as is different techniques for moulage and the use of video in debriefing. Completion of S2 is recommended prior to undertaking S4.

    Day 2: 800am – 430pm , 18 January 2019

    ½ day Debriefing Scenarios S9 (800-1230)

    ½ day Developing Scenarios S10 (1300-1630)

    Course Descriptions

    S9: Debriefing in simulation

    This module provides participants with an opportunity to examine their debriefing practices in detail. The online module revisits core theoretical information on debriefing after simulation activities, as presented in Module C2. It explores conditions for effective debriefing (e.g. effective briefing, creating a ‘safe’ environment etc.) and discusses the role of audiovisual recording. At the conclusion of this module, participants will set goals for further development of their debriefing skills.

    S10: Developing Scenarios

    Scenarios are a fundamental part of simulation-based education and require careful planning to enable the simulation episode to meet required learning outcomes. Scenarios can be difficult to develop, and may require several iterations, as they must be authentic as well as support learning. This module will apply theory from previous modules, including those with a modality focus such as mannequins, simulated patients and virtual environments.

    • 4 Feb 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • The Business Centre, Newcastle, NSW 2300
    • 44

    After the ongoing interest of the informal women in simulation gathering at the Australasian Simulation Congress 2017, Simulation Australasia is pleased to announce the inaugural Women in Simulation Symposium on February 4th, 2019 to launch the new Women in Simulation specialist community of Simulation Australasia.

     This event is aimed at women working in the simulation and modelling across the Australasia region. The first of its kind, the symposium aims to provide women the opportunity to network, research and develop credibility and sustain the participation of women in the simulation and modelling community. All disciplines of simulation and modelling are welcome, and we encourage the participation of diverse communities.


    CDRE Allison Norris (Director General, Australian Defence Simulation and Training Centre)

    Commodore Norris is a leader in her field, and has held several leadership roles in the Navy, including her first Command at sea in 2008. In addition to this, she has held the positions of Director of the Joint Control Centre at Headquarters Joint Operations Command and Chief of Staff to the Chief of Defence Force, being promoted to Commodore in 2016. Commodore Norris was a finalist in the Telstra Business Women’s Awards in 2010 and holds multiple degrees, including a Bachelor of Science, a Masters of Management (Defence Studies) and a Masters of Maritime Studies. We are thrilled to secure Commodore Norris as the Keynote at this event, where she will share her experiences being a leader in the industry, strategies she has used to develop her skills and build the community of women in simulation and modelling.  

    In addition, we are pleased to be hosting the following speakers:

    Dr. Elyssebeth Leigh

    Jan Roche, Chair of Simulation Australasia

    Denise Higgins, Oral Health Therapist and Simulation Lead, the University of Newcastle

    Stephanie Barwick, A/Director of Simulation, Mater Education

    The day will be interactive, with a variety of workshops, panels and other sessions to develop your abilities in simulation.


    0900 - 0920

    Opening Address –Jessica Stokes-Parish

    Welcome by Chair Jan Roche

    920 - 0940

    Keynote – CDRE Allison Norris

    0940 - 1030

    Successes and Disappointments: Lived experiences of being a woman in the simulation industry – Panel


    Generations and the future  - Interactive networking

    1130 - 1230

    Changing the rhetoric: Policy change and strengthening the opportunities for women



    1315pm – 1500pm

    Concurrent Workshops

    1500 – 1515

    Afternoon tea

    1515 - 1630

    The future? Advocating for Women in Simulation

    Roundtable discussions and mind-mapping the future directions with the Women in Simulation Specialist Community



    Dinner and drinks at Newcastle Location (Flying Tiger)


     We are the peak association for the simulation community in Australasia and are recognised as such by relevant decisionmakers in government, business and education.

    Our mission is to connect Australasia’s modelling and simulation network; empowering crossindustry research and collaboration, developing the profession through review and dissemination of standards of practice for accreditation and certification; and provision of trusted sector information.

    We aim to provide members a platform across Australasia, to further advance the research, development and use of simulation technologies.

    Simulation Australasia aims to provide support to those working in simulation and modelling by focusing on the following four areas:






    Women in Simulation is a newly formed specialist community aimed at championing women in the simulation industryIt will seek to improve representation of women in simulation across all industries and will achieve this by supporting and assisting women with their own development, as well as providing a forum to promote all causes for the betterment of current and future women in simulation.

    We see the establishment of the special interest group as playing a key role in gender equality to enable opportunities for women to contribute and make a difference in simulation for their individual industries.


    • 2 Sep 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • 5 Sep 2019
    • 12:30 PM
    • Gold Coast

    ASC 2019 is still being planned.  

    Further details will be posted here as they become available.