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Instructor Training

Instructor and Technical Training

The requirements for being accredited as a NetworkZ instructor are:

1. Participate in the two-day face-to-face NetworkZ Instructor Training workshop

Day one is a NetworkZ course, involving participation in immersive scenarios, debriefs and interactive discussions. Day two is about instructing on a NetworkZ course, with a focus on debriefing and exploring how to run NetworkZ in your own DHB.     

2. Complete the online programme within 6 – 12 months of the training

The online training programme provides a competency-based framework for learning how to be a simulation-based instructor and / or technician.  The course is divided into ten different areas of practice, or Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs). Each EPA contains a set of competencies needed to manage that particular activity e.g. "Conducting a Simulation", "Debriefing" etc. For those wishing to take it further, Advanced Instructor Training is available after satisfactory completion of the above.

Instructor Website

Resources to assist instructors are provided via the dedicated DHB Training Website.

Once you have enrolled in the course, the login and password will be emailed to you.

Registration for Instructor Training Course

Selection for the Instructor Training or Simulation Technician training is through the NetworkZ project team in your own DHB. Each DHB is asked to select 10 -12 staff from the different disciplines working in the operating room (surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses, techs). This will create a core group to implement the NetworkZ programme locally. Additional instructors may be trained at a later date.

After your place has been confirmed locally as an instructor or technician please contact our Course Administrator, to find out the availability of places for 2019.


Instructors Training Courses


Instructors Training 2020 Dates : 

  • Monday - Tuesday, 20th and 21st April at Grafton Campus
  • Monday - Tuesday, 11th and 12th May at Epsom Campus 
  • Monday - Tuesday, 10th and 11th August at Epsom Campus 
  • Monday - Tuesday,19th and 20th October at Epsom Campus


Advanced Instructors Courses

One day immersive workshop for both instructors and simulation technicians who have completed the two-day NetworkZ Instructors Training Course and have been completing their EPAs.

Dates for 2020 : 

  • Tuesday, 16th June 2020 at Grafton Campus 
  • Monday, 31st August 2020 at Grafton Campus
  • Monday, 05th October 2020 at Grafton Campus 



Technical Training Course


Technical Training Workshops 

A great opportunity for DHB NetworkZ faculty to upskill the technical aspect of running NetworkZ simulations as well as completing aspects of the online technical components (EPAs) associated with NetworkZ Simulation technician role.  


We also have two-day courses available at Auckland City Hospital Clinical Skills Centre on: 

  • Monday - Tuesday, 29th - 30th June 2020
  • Monday - Tuesday, 03rd - 04th August 2020
  • Monday - Tuesday, 30th November - 01st December 2020


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