The Simulated Patient Network (SPN)

Welcome to the Simulated Patient Network – SPN (previously, Victorian Simulated Patient Network – VSPN) website. The SPN aims to provide individuals interested in simulated patient (SP) practice with a network to share with and from each other. SPs are individuals trained to portray real patients. SPs contribute to health professional education in many ways. There is a spectrum of SP practices that are expanding. The SPN aims to connect SPs, educators, students, clinicians and others through this website.

As of June 2019, we have over 1000 members who come from every continent. The free membership to SPN provides access to curated learning materials that have been developed by experts in SP methodology.


  • Read more about how SP methodology is implemented by educators here.

  • Read about the SP perspectives here.

  • SPN was featured in HealthySimulation.com. Read the article here.


UPDATE TO OUR E-LEARNING PLATFORM – 27th May 2020:

We have completed the move of our e-learning modules into a new platform. To access this new platform, you may have been sent an email indicating that your password has been reset. Use the link provided in the email to complete your password change. Alternatively, use the password reset function located in the login page.

Should you continue to have issues accessing your account, please contact us.

If you are still accessing our e-learning platform directly via our old platform (http://vspn.trainingvc.com.au/), please note that this link will no longer be available after Tuesday, 2nd June 2020 (Melbourne, Australia time). We have completed our move to the new e-learning platform, which is accessible via the Members Access tab/button on this main website.

Please update your bookmark accordingly.

We thank you for all your patience during the platform move.