Course Director Requirements
Role of the Course Director
All New Zealand Resuscitation Council provider courses must have one instructor identified as the Course Director. This page provides resources and information to help the Course Director fulfil their role, as well as explaining the pathway to becoming a Course Director.
The Course Director is responsible for overseeing the provision of a NZ Resuscitation Council CORE or Newborn Life Support provider course, in accordance with Council rules.
The Course Director is required to be present and participate in teaching throughout the duration of the provider course, as they are both an instructor working as part of the teaching team, and the leader of that team, with responsibility for success and quality.
It is the responsibility of the Course Director to resolve any challenges that may arise during the provider course and to report any significant issues or concerns to the Council.
Becoming a Course Director
If you are an instructor in your first year of teaching, once you have taught on 3 Advanced courses you will be eligible to become a Course Director.
If you are a current Instructor, once you have taught on 3 Advanced courses in the instructor review year 1 July - 30 June, you will also be eligible to become a Course Director.
Once you meet this criteria, you will need to attend at a short online seminar about the role of being a Course Director.
How to book on to a Course Director Webinar
Once you have completed a Course Director webinar, you will receive an acknowledgement of attendance and will then meet the requirements to oversee provider courses as a Course Director.
To book please click here
Existing Course Directors
Course Director Webinar Content
There are two Course Director webinars scheduled per calendar month. Please allow 1 hour, which includes the opportunity for Q & A.
- The role of the Course Director
- Administration – pre and post course
- Time management and maintaining the flow of the course
- Solutions to common challenges
- Reporting – how we use the information
- Nominating new instructors – the process.
Administration - 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, this includes the relevant course knowledge set.
Knowledge sets 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.
Administration - 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.
Administration - Learner assessment
Once a learner has successfully completed the assessment criteria for their provider course, the Course Director ensures a NZ Resuscitation Council certificate is issued, printed with the appropriate learner's name and date of the course.
If the learner is unsuccessful in passing the written or practical assessments, they have the option to re-sit. Learners must successfully complete all assessments within 6 weeks of their original course date. Practical assessments may be repeated up to three times per day. Written assessments may be repeated no sooner than 48 hourly.
Administration - After the Provider Course
On completion of a provider course, the Course Director is responsible for ensuring that the provider course participant sheet and feedback forms are completed in full and returned to the NZ Resuscitation Council within 1 week of course completion.
Participant sheets should be in excel format and emailed to: email@example.com
Feedback forms can be scanned and emailed or posted to our PO Box.
firstname.lastname@example.org or PO Box 10443, Wellington 6011
Further information can be found on the Course Administration page.
How to nominate potential Instructors
A Course Director may identify learners on a provider course who show potential as future instructors.
If you would like to learn more about the how to nominate candidates to become CORE Advanced Instructors. Find out more here
If you would like to learn more about the how to nominate candidates to become Newborn Life Support Advanced Instructors: Find out more here