Discount courses - from $45-$55 (RRP $75)

2hrs plus pre-course online theory. Allow 2.25hrs (including pre-course registration)

HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation is a Unit of Competency that provides the skills and knowledge required to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines. This CPR update course is the most recent version of what is often referred to as the CPR Update or CPR Refresher. This Unit is replaces the previous course codes HLTCPR201A, HLTCPR201B and most recently HLTCPR211A.

The 3hr course with no online theory is also available for those who choose not to complete pre-course online theory.  Limited sessions available however.

For further information about the course format and requirements please refer to our Course Information Sheet.

The course includes defibrillation (AED) training, there is no longer a stand alone defibrillation course.  If you require AED training this is the course you should complete.

  • Discount courses from $45-$55 (RRP $75)
  • Phone bookings incur an additional surcharge fee of $20
  • Free digital qualification emailed to you on the day of training
  • A4 hard copies of your qualification can be posted for an additional fee of $11
  • Credit card size plastic wallet card can also be posted for an additional fee of $11
  • For all special needs, policies and fees refer to the Student Handbook on our Learners Page

At Melbourne First Aid we believe in providing quality first aid courses at student prices for all.  We keep our overheads low so we can offer affordable first aid courses to everyone.  Because we have so many amazing learners we are able to offer courses at a smaller profit margin without compromising the quality of the training.  After training over 30,000 participants last year we value and appreciate offering our service to the community.

Various locations are available across Melbourne and Sydney.

For all course locations for this course, see our locations page.

Participants assessed as being competent in this course will receive:
  • A digital Statement of Attainment in HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation emailed to you directly
  • Your statement (certificate) will be emailed upon successful completion after 7pm the same day, or next business day if the class runs on a weekend

Pre-requisites

Whilst there are no pre-requisites for attending this course participants are required to have a minimum level of Literacy & Numeracy to be allowed admittance to this course. Further information is provided in the student handbook on our Learners page.

Performance Evidence (Practical Session) - as per ARC guidelines (monitored and amended regularly)

The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role.

There must be evidence that the candidate has 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 (Online Theory & Practical Session)

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:

  • 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 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:

  • how to recognise a person is not breathing normally
  • chest
  • response/consciousness
  • upper airway and effect of positional change
  • 2 hr practical class, plus 15 min pre-course registration. Allow 2.25hrs
  • Plus 1-3 hour multiple choice on-line home study, completed prior to your class
  • Theory must be completed 24hrs prior to attending your class. Allow for weekends in case you require technical support

Online Theory Component – Must be Completed Prior to your Class:

  • Theory must be completed at least 24hrs prior to attending your scheduled class. Failure to complete theory prior to attending the class will result in your booking being cancelled and all monies forfeited.  Trainers will be provided with the class list detailing theory completion results the day prior to the class. 
  • Learners will gain access to the theory portal upon completion of their booking and payment, refer to your confirmation email for the link (please check junk mail folders or contact us if not received).
  • Allow 72hrs prior to the course to complete your theory in case you require technical support (limited support during weekends)

Practical Assessment Component - the Class:

  • In your practical component (your class) you will be required to complete 1 theory test (multiple choice questions) plus practical exercises.  You will be assessed by your trainer and must be marked as competent to gain your qualification.
  • Practical assessments are completed in groups, pairs or individually (depending on the assessment) and may involve putting people in the recovery position, applying bandages and practicing CPR on manikins on the floor.  where possible trainers will ensure assessments are completed with same-sex partners.
  • To receive a ‘Competent’ mark for this course all participants must be assessed conducting CPR on the floor with adult, child and infant manikins as well as successful completion of the other required assessments.  

Refer to our Learners page for other important information including assessment information and our terms and conditions.

the learners page also contains workbook PDF's for future reference, plus other useful documents.