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MIMMS Generic Instructor Course

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The Generic Instructor Course (GIC) is a standardised, international course aimed at training our future Instructors in the principles of adult learning.

It teaches the knowledge and skills required to:

  • Understand the nature of teaching and learning;
  • Understand the needs of individual learners;
  • Understand the awareness of the four domains of learning;
  • Undertake the various types of teaching sessions on the provider courses.

The GIC Process?  

The GIC is not open to applications in the same way our other courses are.

Instead, our future Instructors are found whilst they’re candidates on our courses.
Those candidates who would make excellent instructors will have their Instructor Potential (IP) recognised by our course directors and faculty and be recommended to attend a GIC.

Those candidates will the recieve an email, inviting them to book a place on an upcoming course.

IF you have been recommended to attend a GIC, you should complete this survey to stay up to date about the courses planned for 2022.

Course Structure and Programme:

This course consists of a day of e-learning followed by two days of face-to-face attendance, which will take place at a venue nominated by the Australasian MIMMS working group. Courses are run by dedicated and qualified faculty, guaranteeing that our courses are uniform and the content remains the same across our course centres.

When Candidates are enrolled on a course, they will gain access to the GIC VLE.
Before the course, Candidates will need to complete the e-learning modules before attending the two-day face-to-face course.
The Course Centre will also provide teaching assignments, which Candidates will need to prepare ahead of the face-to-face element of the course.
Across the two day face-to-face sessions, Candidates will attend a lecture before taking part in practical sessions that cover the teaching modalities required to teach the provider courses. These include approaches to teaching skills acquisition, facilitating simulation, undertaking assessments and providing feedback to candidates.

Continuous assessment occurs throughout the GIC, with constructive feedback provided by the teaching faculty. The GIC must be taken within four years of your recommendation.

What comes Next?

After successful completion of the GIC, candidates must teach on two provider courses as an Instructor Candidate (IC) within two years of the GIC in order to complete their training and receive their qualification as a full instructor.

Recognition Of Prior Learning

In some cases the ALSG will recognise prior relevant learning (EG if you are an active instructor for ALS or APLS and have completed their GIC), however this is completely at the discretion of the ALSG.

To see if you are eligible, have your current instructor certificate ready and simply complete this ALSG Fast Track Form.
Be sure to advise your nominating course centre once ALSG reply.