HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Information about the course: HLTAID001
This course teaches the skills and knowledge required to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines. This course is developed for existing workers in the industry who may require CPR training as recommended by the ARC.

Award issued:
Students who successfully complete this nationally recognised training will be awarded the statement of attainment for:

  • HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Course Duration:

  • Mixed mode: Completion of pre-course study plus 3 hours of practical training on-site.

Pre course study options:
There are a number of different options for completing the pre-course study:

  • Ebook
  • Online training

The pre course study includes a short self assessment knowledge quiz. You must take the completed paper with you to the training course.

What are the pre-requisites for this course?
There are no pre-requisites for this course

What does the course include?

  • Email copy of your certificate when competent
  • Web based verification system to authenticate your award

What are the LLN requirements for this course?
In order to meet competency for this unit, you will be required to meet the LLN requirements of the Training Package. You can find more information regarding our LLN support services here.

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.

Where can this training be delivered?
The course requires training either at the workplace on-site, so students can develop skills consistent with the job environment, at a simulated workplace or in a classroom setting

What should I look for when choosing a training provider?
The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) has developed a fact sheet to help you to be fully informed about your decision to enrol into a course. This information can be found by clicking here

A copy of the Student Agreement should be read before enrolling in this course.

What are my rights and responsibilties as a student?
The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) requires that students be aware of their rights and responsibilities once they have selected their training provider. Your rights and responsibilities can be found in our Student Agreement that should be read BEFORE enrolling into any of our courses.

All students will be required to show proof of identification at the commencement of the course.

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.

How will I be assessed for this course?
The following assessment tasks are required for this course:
20 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

Where can I access a copy of the Training Package?
You can access a copy of the training package here

Is there any latex in the manikins?
Resuscitation manikins are latex free.

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.

Emergency Medical Response delivers nationally recognised training in partnership with, and under the auspices of, Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909.