CPR Course


Man practices first aid in a Senior First Aid Course

This CPR Course is very popular. Topics cover emergency situations likely to require CPR. You are taught how to provide CPR with confidence. The distance learning component can be completed on-line via e-learning.

This course is suitable for anyone requiring a CPR certificate, especially relevant for employment opportunities such as Police, childcare, nursing for the elderly, teachers, workplace first aid, fitness instructors, physiotherapists, airline hosts and other healthcare professionals.

Course details

Purpose: Gain the confidence to deal with an adult or child casualty when CPR is required.

Course Format:  Blended: Complete 1 hours of unsupervised pre-course study and attend 2 hours of face to face training and assessment

Assessment: Distance learning workbook, practical continuous assessments during face-to-face and a short theory exam.

Certificate issued: Statement of attainment - 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

Certification: PDF emailed next business day

Pre-requisites: None - no age requirements

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

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 CPR manikin placed on the floor. 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.

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 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:
Awareness of potential need for stress-management techniques and available support following an emergency situation
    Duty of care requirements and respectful behaviour towards a casualty
    Own skill, limitations, consent, privacy and confidentiality requirements
    Importance of debriefing
    Considerations when providing CPR:
Airway obstruction due to body position
    Appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
    Appropriate use of an AED including chain of survival
    Standard precautions
    Basic anatomy and physiology:
Considerations in provision of first aid for specified conditions
    How to recognize a person is not breathing normally
    Upper airway and effect of positional change

ASSESSMENT – PRACTICAL - 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 responding to first aid scenario and task demonstrations for:

Adult CPR: Performing 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; including the demonstration of a rotation of operators with minimal interruptions to compressions

Infant CPR: Responded to a first aid scenario and 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;

Defibrillation: Followed the prompts of an automated external defibrillator (AED)


Manage infection control requirements
Responding appropriately in the event of regurgitation or vomiting
Demonstrating safe manual handling techniques
Managing the unconscious breathing casualty
Providing a verbal report of the incident

  • Private and group lessons can be arranged. Please phone (02) 94863120 for details.