HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) - 3hrs (no theory)

Discount Rates from $55 (RRP $75)

HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a Unit of Competency that provides the skills and knowledge required to perform CPR in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines. It is the most recent version of what is often referred to as the CPR Update or CPR Refresher.

This Unit replaces the previous course codes HLTCPR201A, HLTCPR201B and most recently HLTCPR211A. It is recommended by the ARC that this course be renewed annually.

This course includes defibrillation (AED) training, there is no longer a stand alone defib course.  So if you require AED training this is the course you should complete.

You can find out more by reading our expanding sections below or see our course information sheet.

  • Discount courses from $55.00 (RRP $75)
  • Phone bookings incur an additional surcharge fee of $20
  • An A4 hard copy of your qualification can be posted to you after your class for an additional fee of $11
  • A credit card size plastic card can be posted to after your class for an additional fee of $11
  • For all special needs, policies and fees refer to the Student Handbook on our Learners Page

At CPR 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 25,000 participants last year we value and appreciate offering our service to the community.

For all course locations for this course, see our locations page.
Participants assessed as being competent in all assessments will receive:
  • A digital Statement of Attainment in HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • 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)

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


  • 3 hour practical class, plus 15 mins pre- course registration.  Allow 3.25 hours
  • There are no theory requirements for this course, however there will be a longer quiz test in the class
Practical Assessment Component:
  • In your practical component you be required to complete 1 theory test (multiple choice questions) plus practical exercises, you will be assessed by your trainer and have to be marked as competent to pass for your qualification.
  • Practical assessment 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.
  • To receive a ‘Competent’ mark for this course all participants must be assessed conducting CPR on the floor with adult, child and infant manikins.  

Please note:  there are no pre-course theory requirements for this course, however there will be a larger multiple choice quiz in the class.

You can read our Terms and Conditions and the procedure for Feedback & Complaints in our Student Handbook.