In day to day life, in the workplace, in the community or at home, you may be confronted by a life-threatening emergency such as someone experiencing Cardiac Arrest. Quick decision making and knowledge on what to do could save someone’s life.
This course provides you with the skills and knowledge to recognise when someone is unconscious and not breathing normally (Cardiac Arrest) and increase their chance of survival by calling an ambulance and performing potentially lifesaving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), including using a defibrillator, until emergency services arrive to take over.
The course is delivered in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines and applies to all workers or members of the community who may be required to provide CPR in the event of an emergency.
The following unit(s) will be awarded to successful participants in this course. The certificate will be issued by Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909.
Award issued on completion
HLTAID001 – Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
It is recommended this unit be renewed every 24 months in line with industry standards. Locate the most current training package at training.gov.au
Provider of Training and Assessment
This course is delivered and assessed by Safety Ba6 in partnership and under the auspice of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909.
This course will be delivered in the workplace or at a Safety Ba6 training facility.
If you are under 18 years of age
It is a requirement that parental/guardian consent is obtained for students under the age of 18 to be able to participate in a course. The form for this can be found here.
Work Placement Arrangements
No work placement will be required as part of this course.
Course Duration (face to face)
- Face to Face – 3 hours (minimum) – full face to face course
- Blended delivery – 2 hours (minimum) – with the addition of 1-hour self-paced learning
- Refresher training – 2 hours (minimum) – conditions apply for this option, for example, you will need to provide previous current certificates.
Participants must have the physical capacity to perform 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR on the floor.
Unique Student Identifier (USI)
Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks. These are detailed in the sections following.
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 the use of standard precautions
- Requirements for currency of skill and knowledge
Legal, workplace and community considerations:
- Awareness of the 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 the provision of first aid for specified conditions
- How to recognize a person is not breathing normally
- 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