HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation


Description: Covers all of the skills and knowledge required to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council Guidelines.

Cost: $55 per participant / Group pricing available

Time: 2 hours face-to-face training with some pre course study.

HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation


Covers all of the skills and knowledge required to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council Guidelines.


$55 per participant

Group pricing available

Duration/delivery method

2 hours face-to-face training with some pre course study

Or, 3 hours face-to-face training



Assessment procedure

Assessment is at the end of the course to show the instructor that you have an appropriate understanding of the procedures necessary to manage a life-threatening situation.

This will consist of a theory assessment and practical demonstrations.



At the successful completion of this course participants will be issued with a statement of attainment valid for 1 year.


Topics covered

  • Respond to an emergency situation
  • Perform CPR procedures in line with ARC requirement
  • Use an automated external defibrillator (AED) appropriately
  • Follow the prompts of an automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • Maintain the airway, breathing and circulation of an unconscious casualty
  • Communicate details of the incident


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What does the course include?

  • Coloured first aid manual
  • Email copy of your certificate when competent
  • Coloured A4 certificate and plastic wallet card
  • Web based verfication system to authenticate your award

Where can this training be delivered?

The course requires training either at the workplace, so students can develop skills consistent with the job environment, at a simulated workplace or in a classroom setting

Do I need a USI before enrolling?

All participants must gain a Unique Student Identifier (USI) prior to enrolling in and attending their course. You can apply for your USI here. Please note that you will not receive a Statement of Attainment for your course until you have supplied your USI to Allens Training

HLTAID001 What skills and knowledge will I get from this course?

Performance Evidence

There must be demonstrated evidence that the candidate has completed the following tasks at least once in line with state/ territory regulations, first aid codes of practice, ARC guideling and workplace procedures:

Conducted a hazard assessment and identified strategies to minimise risk

Demonstrated safe manual handling techniques

Assessed airway, breathing and responsiveness of casualty

Performed at least two minutes of uninterrupted CPR on both an adult and an infant resuscitation manikin placed on the floor, demonstrating the following techniques on each:

- checking for response and normal breathing

- recognising abnormal breathing

- opening and clearing the airway 

- using correct hand location, compression depth rate in line with the ARC recommended ratio of compressions and ventilations 

- acting in the event of regurgitation or vomiting

- following single rescuer procedure, including the demonstration of a rotation of operators with minimal interruptions to compressions

Followed the prompts of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Provided an accurate verbal report of the incident

Responded to at least one simulated resuscitation scenario contextualised to the candidate’s workplace/community setting.

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the work role. This includes knowledge of:

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

- 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, including:

- need for stress-management techniques and available support following an emergency situation 

- duty of care requirements 

- respectful behaviour towards a casualty - own skills and limitations 

- consent 

- privacy and confidentiality requirements

- importance of debriefing

Considerations when providing CPR, including: - airway obstruction due to body position

- appropriate duration and cessation of CPR - appropriate use of an AED

- chain of survival

- standard precautions

Basic anatomy and physiology relating to:

- absence of normal breathing

- anatomy of the external chest

- physiology relating to response/consciousness - upper airway anatomy and effect of positional change.

HLTAID001 How will I be assessed for this course?

The following assessment tasks are required for this course:

Multiple choice questions - knowledge assessment

Respond to these simulated emergency scenarios:

Perform CPR on an adult and an infant

Please note: CPR must be demonstrated on the floor for 2 minutes

Do I need to complete a refresher or recertification for CPR?

Recertification recommended every 12 months.

To qualify for a refresher course, you must bring a copy of your current certificate  to the training session. You will then be required to:

Complete the online or paper-based pre-course workbook and attend a 2 hour practical course. 

Proof of currency must be submitted to qualify for this course.

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