Become a CCrISP® Instructor

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Course overview

Ccrisp200The CCrISP® course aims to assist doctors in developing simple, useful skills for managing critically ill patients, and promotes the coordination of multidisciplinary care.

CCrISP® is a two and half day course conducted for 16 participants with a faculty of 10 instructors.

Approximately 31 courses are run each year. A list of this year's CCrISP® courses is available on the CCrISP® Course Schedule.

Teaching on Skills Training courses enables RACS Fellows to claim 1 CPD point per hour, with a maximum of 30 per annum.

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Eligibility criteria:

  • Fellow or senior Trainee in relevant field
  • Minimum level of seniority Post Graduate Year 5
  • Eligible specialties: Surgeons, anaesthetists, intensivists, emergency physicians, peri-operative physicians and general practitioners
  • Interest in managing critically unwell patients
  • Interest in teaching

Prerequisites and training process:

  • Attend a CCrISP® provider course as an observer to gain an understanding of the course objectives, content and delivery methods
  • Attend a CCrISP® instructor course*
  • Teach on a CCrISP® course as an Instructor Candidate to achieve instructor status
  • Teach a minimum of one course per year to maintain instructor status

*Potential instructors that have completed instructor training in EMST, ATLS, APLS, ANZCA Clinical Teaching Course etc may be excluded from this step. Please refer to the Faculty Training Policy ( PDF 63.5KB).

CCrISP® instructor course

CCrISP® instructor courses are run by the College to facilitate the training of faculty for CCrISP® courses. The instructor course covers various aspects of teaching based on contemporary educational principles and is delivered by an expert educator.

Remaining 2015 Instructor Course:

  • I025, 16-18 October 2015, RACS, Melbourne

This course addresses the following aspects of teaching:

  • Lesson planning
  • Giving interactive lectures
  • Small group teaching
  • Facilitating a discussion
  • Use of demonstrations
  • Practical skills teaching
  • Use of role playing
  • Mentoring and role modelling
  • Supervision, feedback and assessment
  • Managing the learner with difficulty

The Skills Training Department is the communication link between participants, faculty and the CCrISP® committee.


CCrISP® Administrator
Skill Training Department
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
College of Surgeons' Gardens
250-290 Spring Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002 Australia

Telephone: +61 3 9276 7421
Fax: +61 3 9249 1298