Course Director

All NZ Resuscitation Council provider courses must have one instructor identified as the Course Director. This page provides resources and information to help the Director fulfil their role.

The role of a Course Director

A Course Director is responsible for overseeing the provision of a NZ Resuscitation CORE or Newborn Life Support provider course, in accordance with Council rules. They must be a current NZ Resuscitation Council Instructor, and must have been current for 12 months leading up to the provider course they direct. Further information on instructor requirements can be found here.

Before the provider course

The Course Director is responsible for ensuring the most current version of all provider course materials will be available for learners.

The relevant provider course book can be ordered from the Council's online shop, or may be purchased by the Course Director or their institution to sell or lend to learners. Whatever method is chosen, learners must have access to all required knowledge material three weeks prior to the provider course. 

During the provider course

The Course Director is required to be present and participate in teaching, throughout the duration of the provider course. They are both an instructor working as part of the teaching team, and the leader of that team with responsibility for success and quality. The Course Director is responsible for resolving any issues that arise during the provider course, and must report any issues or concerns to the Council.

After the provider course

On completion of a provider course, the Course Director is responsible for ensuring that the provider course participant sheet is completed in full. This must be emailed in Excel Format within one week of course completion to the NZ Resuscitation Council administration office at info@nzrc.org.nz.

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The provider course evaluations that learners have completed must also be returned to the NZ Resuscitation Council administration office, either scanned as a PDF or by post in hard copy. 

Once a learner has successfully completed the assessment criteria for their provider course, the Course Director will ensure a NZ Resuscitation Council certificate is issued with the learner's name and the date of their provider course written on it. 

How to nominate potential instructors

The Course Director may identify learners on a provider course who show potential as future instructors. 

Information on nominating candidates for CORE Advanced Instructor, and a link to the nomination form, can be found here.

The CORE Advanced Observer form can be filled out here.

Information on nominating candidates for Newborn Life Support Instructor, and a link to the nomination form, can be found here.

The Newborn Life Support Observer form can be filled out here.