Information about this course:
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use specialised equipment in the provision of resuscitation in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines. This unit applies to workers who may be required to use specialised equipment to provide resuscitation in a range of complex situations, include community and workplace settings.
Specific licensing requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training, should be obtained from the relevant state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory
Existing workers in this industry who may require advanced first aid training as recommended by the Australian Resuscitation Council.
Students who successfully complete this nationally recognised training will be awarded the statement of attainment for:
- HLTAID007 Provide advanced resuscitation
- HLTAID001 Perform cardio pulmonary resuscitation
Initial Course duration:
- Mixed mode: Completion of CPR pre-course study plus 6 hours practical training on-site.
- Face to Face: 7 hours face to face training on-site.
Refresher Course duration:
- Mixed mode: Completion of CPR pre-course study plus 4 hours practical training on-site and you must supply a copy of your current certificate.
- Face to Face: 5 hours face to face training on-site and you must supply a copy of your current certificate.
Pre course study options:
There are a number of different options for completing the pre-course study:
- Online training
The pre course study includes a question paper consisting of 65 multi choice questions. 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
It is a requirement of this course that you are physically capable of performing uninterrupted CPR for at least 8 minutes on a CPR manikin placed on the floor.
It is recommended this unit be renewed every 3 years in line with industry standards.
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?
The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role.
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 guidelines and workplace procedures:
• located and interpreted workplace policies and 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 eight 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 a suction device
– 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
– carrying out two rescuer procedure, as both the ventilator and the compressor
• selected and inserted an oropharyngeal airway adjunct
• rescue breathing via a resuscitation mask and soft bag resuscitator
• conducted a secondary survey, including checking pulse of at least one person and recording pulse rate
• activated and followed the prompts of an AED
• administered oxygen to an unconscious casualty, including:
– selecting correct equipment
– preparing equipment
– administering oxygen safely at correct flow rate
– monitoring of oxygen saturation levels when administering oxygen
• monitored and coordinated maintenance of equipment including:
– checking and diagnosis of faults
• provided an accurate verbal report of the incident
• responded to at least three simulated emergency scenarios contextualised to the candidate’s workplace/community setting.
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 provision of CPR and first aid
– guidelines of Australian national peak clinical bodies
– safe work practices to deal with risks and potential hazards including manual handling, hazardous substances, dangerous goods and chemicals
– infection control principles and procedures, including use of standard precautions based on incident
– requirements for currency of skill and knowledge
• legal, workplace or community considerations including:
– awareness of potential 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
– capabilities of emergency management services
– privacy and confidentiality requirements
– importance of debriefing
• considerations when performing resuscitation, including:
– airway obstruction due to body position
– appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
– appropriate use of an AED
– chain of survival
– standard precautions for managing the incident
• considerations when providing supplementary oxygen, including:
– selection and operation of oxygen masks and other appropriate delivery devices
– benefits of providing oxygen to a casualty and of providing suction during the application of advanced resuscitation techniques
– complications with the use of a bag-valve-mask device and suitable strategies to minimise these
• benefits, contraindications and complications with the use of an oropharyngeal airway
• basic anatomy, physiology and toxicology as it relates to the provision of advanced resuscitation, including:
– basic electrical activity associated with normal and abnormal heart rhythm
– relevant organs of the cardio pulmonary system and their operation
– physiology relating to response/consciousness
– upper airway anatomy and effect of positional change
• methods for cleaning, replenishing, recharging and maintaining resuscitation equipment, including:
– troubleshooting to identify minor and major faults
– actions to rectify problems
– procedures to ensure operational readiness.
How will I be assessed for this course?
The following assessment tasks are required for this course:
20 multiple choice & 15 short answer questions – knowledge assessment
Respond to these performance tasks:
- Choking with airway obstruction
- Head injury / Unconscious casualty
- Bleeding and shock
- Snake or funnel web spider bite
- Sprains and fractures
- Seizures and epilepsy including febrile convulsions
- Poisoning and toxic substances
Respond to these simulated emergency scenarios:
- Perform CPR on an adult and an infant
- Administer oxygen to a casualty with chest pain
- Administer oxygen to an unconscious casualty
Please note: CPR must be demonstrated on the floor for 8 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 6 hour practical course.
- Proof of currency must be submitted to qualify for this course.
If someone is having all symptoms of Asthma but is not prescribed a puffer are they allowed to be given a puffer (Ventolin)?
Yes, anyone can use an asthma puffer, you can purchase Ventolin over the counter with no prescription. Ventolin is a very safe drug for anyone to use and the puffer treatment that is given by the ambulance in these cases is 250 times stronger than the Ventolin puffer.
Emergency Medical Response delivers nationally recognised training in partnership with, and under the auspices of, Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909.