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.
Role of the Course Director
The 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
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.
The relevant knowledge set 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 feedback form is completed in full. This information can be found in the Course Administration page.
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, printed with the appropriate learner's name and date of the course.
How to nominate potential Instructors
A Course Director may identify learners on a provider course who show potential as future instructors.
Information on nominating candidates for CORE Advanced Instructor Find out more