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HLTAID001 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

National Course Code: HLTAID001
Course Fees: $58 AUD
Work placement training: Is provided at the end of the course
Entry requirements: IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
About this course

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines. This unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide CPR, in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

Pathways into this qualification
Pathways from this qualification
Provide CPR or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation provides students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies. Provide CPR is the first component of Provide First Aid, forming part of the first aid training course. On successful completion, you will be issued with the nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Assessment methods

Students will be assessed through the demonstration of practical skills, participation in role plays, analysis of case studies and a written quiz.
Note: It is a requirement of this course that practical demonstration of CPR must be performed on the adult manikin on the floor.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

In order to receive a certificate for any accredited course, all students must have an Unique Student Identifier (USI). We recommend that you create your USI before you book your course. You will need your USI to enrol.

HLTAID001 – Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Course Code Core
Legal and other requirements
Basic life support
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) steps
Demonstration and use of a defibrillator (AED)
Elements and Performance Criteria
Elements define the essential outcomes. Performance criteria specify the level of performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.
1. Respond to an emergency situation
  • Recognise an emergency situation
  • Identify, assess and minimise immediate hazards to health and safety of self and others
  • Assess the casualty and recognise the need for CPR
  • Seek assistance from emergency response services
2. Perform CPR procedures
  • Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation in accordance with ARC guidelines
  • Display respectful behaviour towards casualty
  • Operate automated external defibrillator (AED) according to manufacturer’s instructions
3. Communicate details of the incident
  • Accurately convey incident details to emergency response services
  • Report details of incident to workplace supervisor as appropriate
  • Maintain confidentiality of records and information in line with statutory and/or organisational policies