HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (superseded)

The Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course enables participants to acquire the skills and knowledge to perform CPR in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines. The course applies to all individuals or workers who may be required to provide CPR in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.


2 – 3 hours


On successfully completing the training and assessment, participants will obtain a nationally accredited Statement of Attainment in the following unit of competency:

  • HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation


  • CPR – 1 year


  • Individuals needing CPR training
  • Workplaces (large or small)
  • Workplace First Aid Officers
  • Schools


  • Participants will need to provide their existing Unique Student Identifier (USI) or create one at www.usi.gov.au .
  • Participants wishing to undertake this course must have a suitable level of health and fitness.  The course will require participants to demonstrate a minimum of 2 minutes of CPR on a resuscitation manikin placed on floor level and a variety of practical skills including placing simulated casualties into safe positions (assisting to sit down, rolling unconscious casualty into a stable position on their side).
  • Participants will also be required to communicate verbally with those simulating casualties, bystander or emergency services personnel during their practical tasks.
  • Participants will need to complete theory and practical assessments.
  • Anyone who is unsure of their suitability to undertake the courses should contact the RTO to discuss their individual circumstances prior to enrolling.


  • Participants need to come suitably dressed for practical activities which will require movement between sitting, standing and floor level.  Comfortable clothing (pants/trousers recommended over skirts/dresses) and enclosed footwear is required for all courses.
  • Participants are to bring a blue/black ink pen for completing written assessment tasks, a notebook is also recommended for those wishing to take their own notes during instruction.
  • Participants attending courses will need to bring their own food and drinks as this is not included in the RTO’s course fees.


Full course $60
For groups of 10 or more, contact ALAQ and we can put together a tailored package that suits you, your workplace and your budget.

Course Outline

Specific licensing requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training should be obtained from the relevant state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authority.

Respond to an emergency situation

  • Recognise an emergency situation
  • Identify, assess and minimise immediate hazards to health and safety of self and others
  • Assess the casualty and recognise the need for CPR
  • Seek assistance from emergency response services

Perform CPR procedures

  • Perform CPR
  • Display respectful behaviour towards casualty
  • Operate automated external defibrillator (AED) according to manufacturer’s instructions

Communicate details of the incident

  • Accurately convey incident details to emergency response services
  • Report details of incident to workplace supervisor as appropriate
  • Maintain confidentiality of records and information in line with statutory and/or organisational policies

Download your ALAQ Participant Handbook here.

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