hltaid011 first aid course

Hltaid001 – Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation


The unit of competency HLTAID001 First Aid Course Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation provides participants with the skills and knowledge required to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies and to perform CPR in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council Guidelines. CPR is a lifesaving technique and can sustain life until an ambulance arrives.


2 – 3 hours of face-to-face training.


There are no pre-requisites.


On successful completion, participants will receive a nationally recognised statement of attainment in HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The Code of Practice and Australian Resuscitation Council recommends that cardiopulmonary resuscitation skills are refreshed annually.

Entry Requirements

Students must have the physical ability to provide resuscitation by kneeling on the floor and performing two (2) minutes of uninterrupted CPR on an adult and infant manikin.
Students under the age of 18 years will be required to provide a signed parental consent form prior to attending the course.

Learner Support and Reasonable Adjustment

If you have a learning difficulty or any special needs or support requirements please contact us prior to enrolment. This may include but not limited to language, literacy and numeracy skills or disabilities. It’s important to note that there is a physical requirement to complete 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR on the floor with a manikin.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of prior learning is available to those who can provide other evidence that they can demonstrate the skills, knowledge, and experience described by the unit. There is a currency requirement to be able to demonstrate skills such as CPR.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

Every student requires a Unique Student Identifier (USI) to obtain a certificate or qualification from their registered training organisation when studying a nationally recognised training course in Australia.
A USI gives you access to an online account which keeps all your training records together, even if you move locations, change training organisations or undertake studies at different times in your life. For more information ask your training organisation or visit www.usi.gov.au.

Choosing a Training or Education Provider

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) has developed a fact sheet to allow you to be fully informed about your decision to enroll in a course of study. We recommend reading this information prior to enrolling.

ASSESSMENT – THEORY – Multiple 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;


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

Course Resources

The following learning resources are provided to participants in this course.
Adult and infant resuscitation manikins
AED training device
Workplace injury, trauma and/or illness record, and/or other appropriate workplace incident report form