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HLTAID009 - Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

HLTAID009 - Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Course Details

Course Details

HLTAID009 – Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

This course teaches the skills and knowledge required to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines. This course is developed for existing workers in the industry who may require CPR training as recommended by the ARC. If you are completing this course, please download the student agreement.

Course delivered in partnership with Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909

Course cost: $65

Course Duration:

Course durations can vary for multiple reasons, so the durations below are the minimum possible amount.

  • Refresher Face to Face contact time of at least 1 Hour 30 Mins
  • Blended Face to Face contact time of at least 1 Hour 30 Mins
  • Face-to-Face Face to Face contact time of at least 2 Hours
  • Online with face-to-face assessment Face to Face contact time of at least 20 Mins

Important information regarding course durations:

Course durations, as mentioned above, are reflective of group sizes of between 4 and 15 participants. If there are less students in a group, you may find course duration reduced by a maximum of 10%. If a class size exceeds 15 participants it may therefore also be necessary to increase course duration depending on the number of participants.

Pre-course study options:

There are a few different options for completing your pre-course study.  We recommend our First Aid News Video as it is the most convenient option.

Other options include

  • Ebook
  • Online training
  • Hard copy coloured workbook

The pre-course study includes a short self-assessment knowledge quiz. You must take the completed paper with you to the training course.

What skills and knowledge will I get from this course?

Performance Evidence

There must be demonstrated evidence that the candidate has completed the following tasks at least once in line with state/ territory regulations, first aid codes of practice, ARC guideling, and workplace procedures:

  • Conducted a hazard assessment and identified strategies to minimise risk
  • Demonstrated safe manual handling techniques
  • Assessed airway, breathing and responsiveness of casualty

Performed at least two minutes of uninterrupted CPR on both an adult and an infant resuscitation manikin placed on the floor, demonstrating the following techniques on each:

  • checking for response and normal breathing
  • checking for response and normal breathing recognising
  • recognising abnormal breathing
  • opening and clearing the airway 
  • using correct hand location, compression depth rate in line with the ARC recommended ratio of compressions and ventilations 
  • acting in the event of regurgitation or vomiting
  • following single rescuer procedure, including the demonstration of a rotation of operators with minimal interruptions to compressions

Followed the prompts of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Provided an accurate verbal report of the incident

Responded to at least one simulated resuscitation scenario contextualised to the candidate’s workplace/community setting.


Knowledge Evidence

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
  • requirements for currency of skill and knowledge

Legal, workplace and community considerations, including:

  • 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:

  • absence of normal breathing
  • anatomy of the external chest
  • physiology relating to response/consciousness – upper airway anatomy and effect of positional change.