Newborn Life Support Instructor Course

The New Zealand Resuscitation Council (NZRC) Newborn Life Support (NLS) Instructor Course trains clinicians to deliver newborn life support course to other health professionals. On successfully completing the course, a candidate will be able to deliver the NZRC Newborn Life Support Provider Course.

Entry requirements

To register for a NLS Instructor Course a potential instructor candidate must:

  1. Have a health professional background
  2. Have completed a New Zealand Resuscitation Council NLS course within the last year
  3. Intend to be actively involved in teaching Newborn Life Support courses in their work environment
  4. Have the support of their organisation
  5. Be committed to teaching at least three NZRC NLS courses annually.

Nomination process

Use the web form below to register your interest in attending the NLS Instructor Course.

NLS Course Directors may nominate candidates by completing an NLS Instructor Potential form.

Once we have a received and approved the Instructor Potential form, the next available place on an NLS Instructor Course will be confirmed, an information letter will be sent to the candidate, and an invoice sent to the appropriate person.

Course information


13 April

22 June


The NLS Instructor Course is a full-day course, from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Candidates must attend the entire day. 


Waikato Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre, Waikato Hospital, Hamilton (see map).

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$575.00 (exc. GST). Payment is due on receipt of invoice, in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

This fee includes all course material; morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea; and certification.

After the course

The Course Director will notify all candidates of their results within one week of completing the course. NLS Instructor details will be collated by the NZRC. Please notify the NZRC of any change to personal details (for example, email address, phone or workplace).

All certified NLS instructors must annually participate in three NLS provider courses, and demonstrate networking and professional development  by attending at least one NZRC professional development activity (e.g. NZRC Educator's Day and/or scientific meeting) or equivalent every two years.

New instructors must be nominated by their Provider Course Director after completion of a Provider Course. After this, the path is open for them to be accepted by the NZRC, complete an Instructor Course and – after one year – to become a Provider Course Director themselves.

This is laid out step by step in the Pathway to NLS Instructor Status.

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Candidates who are unsuccessful may be invited to register for a future course, and will again be required to pay full course fees.

Further information

NLS Newsflash is our free email update for anyone with an interest in newborn life support, and instructors in particular. Information for newborn life support instructors can be found here.

Please contact us for further information.