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Course Name

HLTAID001 - Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Course Code Included

HLTAID001 - Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Course Cost​

$45 (may vary)

Course Duration​

2 Hours

Is the course accredited?


Does the course meet workplace requirements?


Previously Known as

Provide CPR

Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Perform CPR

CPR refresher

CPR update course

Available Discounts

Group Booking Discounts Available

HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

(Superseded by HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation)

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

HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation also referred to as (CPR) is the most comprehensive CPR course available. This unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide CPR in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

Covid-19 Precautions

At First Aid Courses Darwin your health and safety is our priority. Infection control measures and COVID-19 practices are applied across all our training facilities. Please remember if you are unwell or experiencing any symptoms, we ask that you contact us to reschedule your training. 

How is the Course Delivered?

No Online Workbook or E-Learning Required

Training and Assessment are delivered Face to Face (2hours)

Plus Prior to attending the face-to-face training session, you are required to complete the pre-course reading, and complete the quiz and bring it to the training session on the day. This is a self-paced, self-directed, and mandatory com

How is the Course Structured?

All learners will be assessed through a combination of the following assessment methods:

  • Practical Demonstrations: Simulated scenarios/Role playing
  • Project (Incident Report)
  • Knowledge Assessment

Course Requirements

  • Participants must be 14 years of age (Those who are under 18 must present enrolment form from a parent or guardian to accept responsibility
  • Prepare verbal incident reports or provide information to enable preparation of an incident report (e.g. first aid report)
  • Communicate effectively and assertively in an incident (e.g. give a casualty handover)
  • Use literacy and numeracy skills as require reading, interpret, and apply guideline and protocols (e.g. read and follow ARC guidelines)
  • Perform at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles of both compression and breaths) on an adult manikin placed on the floor
  • Perform at least 2 minutes of interrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles of both compression) on an infant manikin placed on the firm surface
  • Participants with a disability may impact the ability to complete the course requirements, please email the office to discuss your personal situation at (

Course Fees

$45 (may vary due to daily deals)


First Aid Certificate - Issued Same Day

Fully Accredited | Same Day Certificates (after successful completion only)

On the day after successful completion of the training course:

  • All CPR Certification (Statement of Attainment) are issued electronically in HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (T&C)
  • Additionally, hard copies HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation can be purchased for a fee of $12 including postage.
  • As recommended by the Australian Resuscitation Council and Safe Work Australia, your HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation is valid for 12 months and will need to be updated annually for you to keep your CPR certification current.

USI Requirements

In line with new government regulations, from January 1, 2018, all students undertaking a nationally recognised training course need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). USI’s only need be created once, and the number generated is yours for life. So, if you are already studying at college or university it is likely that you may already have a USI that you can use. Applications for a USI take less than 5 minutes and can be completed HERE.

Course Content

This CPR course is designed for participants to acquire competency in HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The knowledge and skills will enable participants to sustain life and minimise the consequences until professional help arrives.

You will learn:

  • The most up-to-date basic life support principles
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is the technique of chest compressions combined with rescue breathing.
  • The purpose of CPR is to temporarily maintain a circulation sufficient to preserve brain function until specialised treatment is available.
  • CPR techniques on Adults and Infants
  • Legal responsibilities of the first aider
  • Covering infection control and reporting
  • What to do when the heart stops
How to Properly Assess an Emergency Situation


  1. DANGERS Check for danger (hazards/risks/safety)
  2. RESPONSIVENESS Check for response (if unresponsive)
  3. SEND Send for help
  4. AIRWAY Open the airway
  5. BREATHING Check breathing (if not breathing / abnormal breathing)
  6. CPR Start CPR (give 30 chest compressions followed by two breaths)
  7. DEFIBRILLATION Attach an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) as soon as available and follow the prompts.


Performance Evidence

The participant will show the ability to complete tasks outlined in the criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role.

Practice and assessment will be completed 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

The candidate will demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively complete tasks outlined in 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 behavior 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
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Many health Practitioners are required to complete CPD points each year to maintain their practicing certificate. This CPR course may attract 2.5CPD hours in line with professional bodies.
  • CPR Refresher & Reaccreditation
  • Your HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation certificate is valid for 12 months. It’s recommended you complete a refresher course on an annual basis in line with industry standards, to keep knowledge and skills up to date.
  • Workplace CPR Requirements
  • The CPR course provides appropriate training for staff that require CPR training as recommended by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines. Training comprises of practical training plus face-to-face training.

Related Courses

Qualification & CPR Certificate


After successfully completing HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation you will be issued with a Nationally Accredited Statement of Attainment on the same day. This unit of competency covering:

  • Respond to an emergency situation
  • Perform CPR procedures
  • Communicate details of the incident


Your Certificate

Get your fully accredited first aid certificate on the same day.

After successfully completing your training with First Aid Courses Darwin you will receive a fully Accredited Recognised Statement of Attainment for your first aid course.