Instructor Training

Instructor Training Course


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, networkz@auckland.ac.nz to find out the availability of places for 2019.

Instructors Training Courses

The NetworkZ two day Instructor training course dates for 2018/2019 are:

    • Simulation Centre for Patient Safety (SCPS) at the University of Auckland, Tamaki Campus, Auckland on Fri 30 Nov and Sat 1 Dec 2018

    • ADHB at Auckland City Hospital on Mon-Tues 1-2 April 2019

    • CCDHB Simulation Centre, Wellington Hospital on Fri - Sat 21-22 June 2019

Advanced Instructors Course

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.

    • Auckland Univeristy Grafton Campus, Building 503:128, Auckland on Tuesday 11th Dec 2018 (please note the date and location change from previously advertised)

    • Simulation Centre for Patient Safety (SCPS) at the Tamaki Innovation Campus, Building 771:321, Auckland on Tuesday 19th Feb 2019 (please note the date and location change from previously advertised)

Technical Training Workshop 

    • 2019 training dates to be confirmed

NetworkZ professional development day.

The NetworkZ Update is a face-to-face workshop offered every six months to 12 months.  It's designed for the NetworkZ those who have attended the two-day Instructor training course and had some experience teaching on the NetworkZ course. It’s an opportunity to learn more about team training, debriefing, and implementation of the course.

    • 2019 date to be confirmed
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