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This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines.

HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

At A Glance

Course Length: 2 hours training. All work completed in class.

Course Audience: This unit applies to all those who may be required to provide CPR, in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

Delivery: Face to face delivery

Demonstration of CPR compressions: It is a mandatory assessment requirement in all CPR / first aid courses that participants demonstrate CPR on the floor, not on an elevated surface. To be assessed as competent in this course you must be physically capable of performing CPR on the floor. If you have an injury that limits your ability to adequately demonstrate CPR, you may attend the course and be issued a non-accredited Statement of Attendance.

Assessment Requirements and Learning Outcomes

Performance and Knowledge Evidence:

There must be evidence that the participant has completed the following tasks in line with state/territory regulations, first aid codes of practice, Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines and workplace procedures:

  • 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.  READ MORE

On successful completion of this training, participants will be awarded a statement of attainment in HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.

To view the HLTAID001 training package, visit www.training.gov.au, or click here.