Information about the course:
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines.
Students who successfully complete this nationally recognised training will be awarded the statement of attainment for:
- HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
The statement of attainment will be issued by Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909
Existing workers in the industry who may require CPR training first aid training as recommended by the Australian Resuscitation Council.
The Australia Resuscitation Council recommends updating CPR training every 12 months.
Initial Course Duration:
Initial Course duration:
Mixed mode: Completion of pre-course study plus 2 hours of practical training
Face to Face: 3 hours practical training
Refresher Course Duration:
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 pre-course training and attend a 1 hour practical course.
Proof of currency must be submitted to qualify for this course
Pre course study options:
Online training: You can complete our online learning program by creating an account and then working through all of the lessons and completing the quiz at the end of each lesson. You will need to print out a copy of the online completion certificate and take it along to your practical session.
The pre course study includes 30 multi choice questions. You must take the online completion print out with you to the training course.
Skills and Knowledge
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 guideline 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.
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
- 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 – $60