Simulated Learning Environment (SLE)



The SLE Program enable to training of healthcare professionals more efficiently and effectively through the adoption of simulation techniques. The main objectives of the SLE Program were to:

  • Increase the use of simulated learning modalities in clinical training for entry level health professionals, postgraduates, VET sector and ongoing skills development training.
  • Optimise clinical training experiences through the use of simulation techniques to develop clinical skills and competencies required by health professions.
  • Increase access to simulated learning techniques for students in regional, rural and remote settings.


Northern Territory Department of Health NT Sim Lab

Under the SLE Program, Australian Government (AG), Department of Health funded the Northern Territory Government, Department of Health for the running costs of the Northern Territory Simulated Learning Environment (NT Sim Lab), located at Royal Darwin Hospital, that opened in early 2013. The NT Sim Lab houses a range of low to high fidelity mannequins and task trainers in a ward space, with consult rooms and observation rooms.

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About the NT Sim Lab

The NT Sim Lab at Royal Darwin Hospital includes a ward space, two consult rooms, and an observation room and tech room - both of which are equipped with one way mirrors for viewing and operating the mannequins. The different spaces allow multiple activities to take place in the one simulation session and can accommodate up to 25 learners and educators. Video recording equipment in all of the rooms allows educators and learners to record the session and evaluate it in real time or after the session is over. The NT Sim Lab adjoins a lecture space with plasma screens for presentations and video conferencing equipment.

The facility houses a wide range of equipment, from skill specific task trainers such as IV cannulation arms and airway management trainers through to low, medium and high fidelity mannequins.

Find out more about the details of each room and to see a full list of equipment in the NT Sim Lab click here »


Learning Opportunities

View the  NT Sim Lab Information Pack to see some of our recent and forthcoming events.

The Train the Trainer Series is a set of sessions run by our Simulation Technician for educators who have some grounding in simulation and clinical skills. It equips them with the necessary skills to go on and run their own scenarios using simulation equipment. The training also introduces the educators to software and programs that ensure the scenarios and courses run smoothly and that they get the best out of both the learner and the educator. Contact us to find out more.


The NT Sim Lab provides many opportunities for teaching and learning with the aim of achieving excellence in clinical practice. It is available to undergraduate and postgraduate students and health professionals across a range of training providers and disciplines including: Medicine, Nursing, Audiology, Chiropractic, Dentistry, Dietetics, Exercise Physiology, Medical Laboratory Science, Midwifery, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Oral Health, Orthoptics, Orthotics and Prosthetics, Osteopathy, Paramedicine, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Psychology, Radiation Science, Social Work, Sonography, Speech Pathology and Aboriginal Health. 

Flinders NT Medical Program is increasingly incorporating simulation into the curriculum across the four years of training for medical students. Simulation plays a key role in clinical teaching by enabling learners to practice and hone their skills in a realistic and safe environment, focussing on both clinical skills and broader communication skills, with the ultimate goal of increasing patient safety.


The NT Simulated Learning Environment is located at Block 4, Yellow Wing at the Royal Darwin Hospital. Click here for booking information »