The Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation course will provide participants with the skills and knowledge that are necessary to maintain breathing and circulation in an adult, child or infant following cardiac arrest. The course content is based on Australian Resuscitation Council GuidelinesProvide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation - Workplace Training and Skills Centre

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. Workforce Skills and Training delivers Nationally Recognised Training courses in partnership with, and under the auspices of HA Training RTO 90871



Performance Evidence

Participants must provide demonstrated evidence that they have successfully completed the following tasks in line with state/territory regulations, first aid codes of practice, Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines and workplace procedures:

Followed DRSABCD in line with ARC guidelines, including:

  • performed 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
  • 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
  • responded appropriately in the event of regurgitation or vomiting
  • managed the unconscious breathing casualty
  • followed single rescue procedure, including the demonstration of a rotation of operators with minimal interruptions to compressions
  • followed the prompts of an automated external defibrillator (AED)

Responded to at least one simulated first aid scenario contextualised to the candidate’s workplace/community setting, including:

  • demonstrated safe manual handling techniques
  • provided an accurate verbal or written report of the incident

Knowledge Evidence

The participant must be able to successfully demonstrate the essential knowledge required to effectively complete the 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:

  • 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
  • consent
  • privacy and confidentiality requirements
  • importance of debriefing

Considerations when providing first aid including:

  • airway obstruction due to body position
  • appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
  • appropriate use of an AED
  • chain of survival
  • standard precautions

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  • how to recognise a person is not breathing normally
  • chest
  • response/consciousness
  • upper airway and effect of positional change
  • considerations in provision of first aid for specified conditions
 There are currently no pre-requisites for the Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation course.

The recommended industry standard to maintain current competency is for this course to be refreshed every 12 months.

This course is delivered face-to-face over a 3 hour period commencing at 8.30am to 11.30am.  Please note: We also run this course during some evenings to suit the specific needs of some participants.

On successful completion of this course, students will be issued with a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for:

HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Students will be assessed through the demonstration of practical skills, participation in role plays, analysis of case studies and a written quiz.

Start Times
Our training room opens at 8:00am in preparation for a 8:30am start. Depending on the number of participants and also the course type, the approximate finish time is 11:30am. There will be scheduled break times throughout the day. Your trainer will advise you of these breaks at the commencement of your course.

Course Material
We will provide you with the required materials including pens, paper, assessment books and any other relevant material relating to your course. RPL

Break Times, Lunch and Refreshments
Workforce Skills & Training will provide morning tea and afternoon tea. Depending on the course duration, there are a number of food outlets located nearby. Want to bring your lunch? No worries at all. We have a refrigerator and microwave should you require these facilities.

House Rules
We are a non-smoking training centre however, should you choose to smoke, your trainer will advise of appropriate smoking areas.


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