Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) HLTAID001


This CPR first aid course will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain breathing and circulation in an adult, child or infant following cardiac arrest. Content is based on Australian Resuscitation Council Guidelines.

Important: This course requires a minimum of 5 learners. Please ensure you select 5 and above for your number of learners.

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Course Overview:

This first aid course, known as HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, covers the skills and knowledge required to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines.

Training includes a Powerpoint presentation including videos, practical activities with manikins, and first aid equipment. We recommend this training be completed every 12 months as per Safe Work Australia guidelines.

You can complete the course at our training facility located at Unit 3, 12-14 Baretta Road in Wangara or we can send our trainer to your workplace subject to minimum group size and travel costs. Important: Please make sure you arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled starting time to allow enrolment and checking of ID.

Our training facilities are located near Malaga, Osbourne Park, and the city.

Course Currency:

  • HLTAID001 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation: current to release 5.

Course Content:

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:

  • 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 ventilation
      acting in the event of regurgitation or vomiting
    • following single-rescuer procedure, including the demonstration of a rotation of operators with minimal interruptions to compression
  •  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 general participant workplace/community settings.

Skills and Knowledge Evidence: 

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
  • consent
  • privacy and confidentiality requirements
  • importance of debriefing

Considerations when providing CPR, including:

  • appropriate duration and cessation of CPR – appropriate use of an AED
  • chain of survival
  • standard precautions

In addition basic anatomy and physiology.

Course Duration:

Participants are expected to complete the requirements of the online theory session and practical session within 6 hours It is expected the online theory course and assessments will take 2 hours and your face to face practical training and assessment within half a day.

Entry Requirements: 

There are no qualification pre-requisites for this course.


Skills Force Australia uses a range of different assessment tools to determine if a student is eligible for completion of this course. Learners will be assessed individually using the following methods:

  • Scenario assessments in which a student is required to demonstrate the required skills to respond to a range of first aid or emergency situations.
  • Practical assessments:
    • Demonstration of CPR
    • Demonstration of various first aid techniques.
  • Written questions

Course Resources:

Skills Force Australia provides the following resources for the student during the class sessions as learning resources:

  • First Aid Manual – Free student handbooks are provided but are not required for training activities. The manual incorporates the latest first aid information and is a student resource providing additional information not covered under the training package core knowledge. It provides the student with an easy-to-read reference for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.
  • PowerPoint – This presentation is interactive with videos and customised to include examples and scenarios that are relevant to the real-life first aid and CPR emergencies that the student may face providing them with the skills and confidence to respond to a situation where emergency life support or basic first aid may be required.
  • Please view our student handbook for any further information

Skills Force Australia provides the following equipment for use during the face-to-face training for the student to undertake scenario-based assessment.

  • Adult and infant resuscitation manikins in line with ARC Guidelines for assessment of CPR procedures
  • Adrenaline auto-injector training device
  • AED training device
  • Placebo bronchodilator and spacer device
  • Roller bandages
  • Triangular bandages
  • Workplace First Aid kit
  • Workplace injury, trauma and/or illness record, or other appropriate workplace incident report form for written reports


On successful completion, the participant will receive a Statement of Attainment for the following:

  • HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Recertification: Safe Work Australia recommends that recertification in CPR should be undertaken annually. (Safe Work Australia – Safety in the workplace)