Simulation Australasia Project Innovation Award

The Project Innovation Award is a prestigious national competition which recognises and celebrates innovation and excellence in simulation by project teams around Australia and New Zealand. The award will be presented to the simulation project team that has achieved outstanding results in delivering a new simulation capability or utilising a simulation capability in a new and improved way.

From 2016, there are two award categories available – Small Projects (defined as projects with an actual cost of less than AUD$2.5 million) and Large Projects (defined as projects with an actual cost of AUD$2.5 million and above).


Recent Recipients

2016 Mater Education Practice Improvement Centre (MEPIC) - Opening Mater Private Hospital Springfield: Keeping Patients Safe

Mater Education Practice Improvement Centre (MEPIC) coordinated the delivery of 24 hours of concurrent simulations across perioperative, ward and cancer care services. Process deficits or inefficiencies are often detected during initial patient contacts, with simulation process testing offering a safe alternative. MEPIC provided simulation services to ensure patient care spaces were functional for workflow requirements and for patient and families’ satisfaction and experience, saving the organisation potentially millions dollars. Springfield 24 hour simulation

2015 National Health Education and Training in Simulation - NHETSim Programme

The innovative NHETSim programme is the result of a Commonwealth funded national collaborative project initiated in 2010/11. Designed to provide professional development for individuals who intend or already use simulation as an educational method in the health and social care sector, more than 4,000 individuals have completed NHET-Sim. Evaluations demonstrate the profound impact of the programme on health and social care simulation practices and on patients’ experiences.

2014 Christie Digital Systems: RAAF E-7A Wedgetail Operational Flight Trainer

Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual technologies company. Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world’s most advanced projectors and complete system displays, Christie is recognised as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world.  From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centres to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions capture the attention of global audiences with dynamic and stunning images.

Christie Matrix StIM™ LED DLP® simulation projector

Previous Project Innovation Award Recipients

  • 2013 - CareFlight: MediSim Trauma Care Workshop
  • 2012 - Virtual Reality Technologies: Third Generation Training Program