HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation


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HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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It is recommended this unit be renewed every 12 months in line with industry standards. 

Course Fees

Course fees are listed on enrolment. For group bookings enquiry via email or phone to allow us to offer a discount.

Our obligation to you

We are required to provide clear evidence to enable you to decide if this course is suitable for you. This course teaches the skills and knowledge required to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines.  

Target Audience 

This course is developed for new or existing workers in the industry who may require CPR training as recommended by the ARC. There are also specific industries that require additional training such as childcare workers, school teachers and other industries. Maybe you need it for your own personal knowledge or as part of a community or volunteer group.

Prerequisite & Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites for this course. Must be able to physically fit and able to complete 2 minutes of unassisted CPR on a manikin.

Course Duration (depending on class numbers)

Option 1 Full Course =  3-4 hours face-to-face training 

Option 2 Flexible delivery = Pre-course study (online work book) and 1-2 hours face-to-face training

To qualify for a refresher course, you must have a copy of your current certificate to bring to the training session.

Certificate & Qualification issued

HLTAID001 - Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

ASSESSMENT - THEORY - Multi choice question paper

You will be assessed on:

State/Territory regulations, first aid codes of practice and workplace procedures:

  • ARC Guidelines relevant to the provision of CPR
  • Safe work practices to minimise risks and potential hazards
  • Infection control principles and procedures, including use of standard precautions
  • Requirements for currency of skill and knowledge

Legal, workplace and community considerations:

  • Awareness of potential need for stress-management techniques and available support following an emergency situation
  • Duty of care requirements and respectful behaviour towards a casualty
  • Own skill, limitations, consent, privacy and confidentiality requirements
  • Importance of debriefing

Considerations when providing CPR:

  • Airway obstruction due to body position
  • Appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
  • Appropriate use of an AED including chain of survival
  • Standard precautions

Basic anatomy and physiology:

  • Considerations in provision of first aid for specified conditions
  • Chest
  • How to recognize a person is not breathing normally
  • Response/consciousness
  • Upper airway and effect of positional change

ASSESSMENT - PRACTICAL - Physical demonstrations (skills)

The simulated assessment environments will reflect the real-life working environment where these skills and knowledge would be performed, with all the relevant equipment and resources of that working environment. Skills must be demonstrated by the student working individually in an environment that provides realistic in-depth, industry-validated scenarios and simulations to assess students' skills and knowledge. It's important that students have knowledge of the content of this course. The assessable practical skills are listed below.

You will be assessed on responding to first aid scenario and task demonstrations for:

Adult CPR: Performing at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (5 cycles of both compressions and ventilations) on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor; including the demonstration of a rotation of operators with minimal interruptions to compressions

Infant CPR: Responded to a first aid scenario and performed at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles both compressions and ventilations) on an infant resuscitation manikin placed on a firm surface;

Defibrillation: Followed the prompts of an automated external defibrillator (AED)


  • Manage infection control requirements
  • Responding appropriately in the event of regurgitation or vomiting
  • Demonstrating safe manual handling techniques
  • Managing the unconscious breathing casualty
  • Providing a verbal report of the incident

Student handbook / written agreement / course fees, refunds and payment terms

If you are completing this course, please download the student agreement to ensure that you are aware of your rights and obligations. You can access the student written agreement by clicking here.

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