Become a CCrISP® Instructor


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The Find a Surgeon directory is a listing of active Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons who meet the requirements of the College's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program and have opted to be on the list. This list excludes retired or inactive Fellows.


Course overview

Ccrisp200The CCrISP® course aims to assist doctors in developing simple, useful skills for managing critically ill patients, and promotes the coordination of multidisciplinary care.

CCrISP® is a two and half day course conducted for 16 participants with a faculty of 10 instructors.

Approximately 31 courses are run each year. A list of this year's CCrISP® courses is available on the CCrISP® Course Schedule.

Teaching on Skills Training courses enables RACS Fellows to claim 1 CPD point per hour, with a maximum of 30 per annum.

Register your interest

Eligibility criteria:

  • Fellow or senior Trainee in relevant field
  • Minimum level of seniority Post Graduate Year 5
  • Eligible specialties: Surgeons, anaesthetists, intensivists, emergency physicians, peri-operative physicians and general practitioners
  • Interest in managing critically unwell patients
  • Interest in teaching

Prerequisites and training process:

  • Attend a CCrISP® provider course as an observer to gain an understanding of the course objectives, content and delivery methods
  • Attend a CCrISP® instructor course*
  • Teach on a CCrISP® course as an Instructor Candidate to achieve instructor status
  • Teach a minimum of one course per year to maintain instructor status
  • Please view the CCrISP Instructor Pathway for more information
  • The training pathway usually takes 12-18 months

*Potential instructors who have completed instructor training in EMST may be excluded from this step. Please refer to the Faculty Training Policy ( PDF 63.5KB).

CCrISP® instructor course

CCrISP® instructor courses are run by the College to facilitate the training of faculty for CCrISP® courses. The instructor course covers various aspects of teaching based on contemporary educational principles and is delivered by an expert educator.

This course addresses the following aspects of teaching:

  • Lesson planning
  • Giving interactive lectures
  • Small group teaching
  • Facilitating a discussion
  • Use of demonstrations
  • Practical skills teaching
  • Use of role playing
  • Mentoring and role modelling
  • Supervision, feedback and assessment
  • Managing the learner with difficulty

The Skills Training Department is the communication link between participants, faculty and the CCrISP® committee.


CCrISP® Administrator
Skill Training Department
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
College of Surgeons' Gardens
250-290 Spring Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002 Australia

Telephone: +61 3 9276 7421
Fax: +61 3 9249 1298