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HLTAID015 Provide Advanced Resuscitation

HLTAID015   | Provide Advanced Resuscitation

Man practices first aid in a Senior First Aid Course

This very interesting and challenging course is suitable for all First Aiders looking to improve their skills and those that must have this qualification for their employment. An example may be a workplace First Responder, Rescue Diver, Dive Master, Outdoor recreation workers, Life Guards


Course details

This unit deals with the provision of advanced first aid resuscitation techniques, life support, and management of casualty(s), until the arrival of medical or other assistance, and provision of support to other providers
Course Format:  Complete 2 hours of unsupervised pre-course study and attend 4 hours of face to face training and assessment.

Assessment: practical continuous assessments during face-to-face and a short theory exam.

Certificate issued:
HLTAID015 Provide advanced resuscitation
HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
It is recommended this unit be renewed every 12 months in line with industry standards. Locate the most current training package at training.gov.au 

Students who successfully complete this nationally recognised training will be awarded the statement of attainment: HLTAID007 Provide Advanced Resuscitation
Certificate valid for 12 months as per industry standard. A refresher course is recommended every 12 months

Physical Requirements
It is important to note that there are physical standards which relate to the level of performance required when undertaking accredited training. The HLTAID competency standards require a level of physical ability to provide resuscitation and respond to an emergency situation where there may be risk to life.

One requirement of the training package is that you are to be assessed as physically capable of performing uninterrupted CPR for at least 2 minutes on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor and on an infant resuscitation manikin placed on a firm surface. 

There can be no exceptions to these Australian Government requirements that are clearly written into the Training Package. Therefore, students who are unable to satisfy the physical requirements of the course cannot be deemed competent or issued with a statement of attainment, even if the qualification is a necessary part of their employment conditions.


Standards: The course complies with policy advice from the Australian Resuscitation Council

ASSESSMENT – THEORY - Multi choice question paper

 You will be assessed on:
 State/Territory regulations, first aid codes of practice and workplace procedures:
    ARC guidelines relevant to provision of CPR
    Guidelines of Australian national peak clinical bodies
    Safe work practices to deal with risks and potential hazards including manual handling, hazardous substances, dangerous goods and chemicals
    Infection control principles and procedures, including use of standard precautions
    Requirements for currency of skill and knowledge
Legal, workplace or community considerations including:
    Awareness of potential need for stress-management techniques and available support following an emergency situation
    Capabilities of emergency management services
    Duty of care requirements
    Importance of debriefing
    Legal requirements of administration of medication and the rights and responsibilities of the First Aider in the workplace regarding medication
    Own skills and limitations
    Privacy and confidentiality requirements
    Respectful behaviour towards a casualty
Considerations when performing resuscitation including:
    Airway obstruction due to body position
    Appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
    Appropriate use of an AED
    Assessment and interpretation of vital signs (respirations, temperature and pulse)
    Benefits, contraindications and complications with the use of an oropharyngeal airway
    Chain of survival
    How to conduct a visual and verbal secondary survey assessment
    Standard precautions
Considerations when providing supplementary oxygen, including:
    Benefits, contraindications and complications of providing oxygen to a casualty and of providing suction during the application of advanced resuscitation techniques
    Complications with the use of a bad-valve-mask device and suitable strategies to minimise these
    Selection and operation of oxygen masks and other appropriate delivery devices
    Basic anatomy, physiology and toxicology as it relates to the provision of advanced resuscitations, including:
    Basic electrical activity associated with normal and abnormal heart rhythm
    How to recognise a person is not breathing normally
    Relevant organs of the cardiopulmonary systems and their operations
    Response/level of consciousness
    Upper airway and effect of positional change
Methods for cleaning, replenishing, recharging and maintaining resuscitation and oxygen equipment including:
    Actions to rectify problems
    Procedures to ensure operational readiness
    Storage, cleaning, decontamination and safe disposal of consumables
    Troubleshooting to identify minor and major faults 


Physical demonstrations (skills)

The simulated assessment environments will reflect the real-life working environment where these skills and knowledge would be performed, with all the relevant equipment and resources of that working environment.  Skills must be demonstrated by the student working individually in an environment that provides realistic in-depth, industry-validated scenarios and simulations to assess students’ skills and knowledge.

It’s important that students have knowledge of the content of this course. The assessable practical skills are listed below.

You will be assessed on performing first aid scenario and task demonstrations for:

- Recognise an emergency and make the scene safe
- Perform CPR on an infant
- Perform CPR & defibrillation on an adult
- Assess and monitor a casualty
- Locate workplace policies and procedures
- Administer oxygen for the unconscious
- Administer oxygen for the conscious
- Fill out an incident report
- Verbally report an incident debrief
- Check, maintain and clean equipment ready for future use

Student written agreement

If you are completing this course, please download the student agreement to ensure that you are aware of your rights and obligations.  You can access the student written agreement by clicking here.

Registration details

Contact Directions Health on (02) 94863120 during business hours for further questions or enrol online


Private lessons can be arranged. Please phone for details.