Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

HLTAID009 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

This unit introduces learners to the theory and the practical skills required to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines. The training focuses on common situations in the construction industry, however, is suitable for anyone wanting to learn the basics of providing CPR. CPR will be practised on the floor using adult and child sized mannequins to simulate real-world scenarios.

The Australian Resuscitation Council recommends refreshing CPR skills (HLTAID009 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation) annually.

This is a nationally accredited qualification that is recognised in all states and territories of Australia.

Learning outcomes

Students who complete this qualification will gain the skills and knowledge to:

  • Respond to an emergency situation
  • Assess the environment where CPR may need to be performed
  • Apply the DRSABCD concept
  • Understand basic anatomy and physiology related to performing CPR
  • Perform CPR on adults and children
  • Understand and apply infection control procedures
  • Operate an automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • Communicate details of the incident to emergency services

Participants are required to:

  • Wear suitable clothing including closed-toe shoes
  • Note all CPR practice must be carried out on the floor

Prerequisites and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

There are no prerequisites for this course. No RPL can be applied to this course.

Course structure

This course is delivered in person (face to face). The location is either at a PICAC campus or at a specified work location which will be confirmed in the confirmation email.

Course duration

Half a day (4 hours)

$100 – Full fee

$80 – Industry Association Member (NFIA, AMCA)

$0 – PTEU Member

Cancellation fees may apply, please see Learner Information page for terms and conditions.

A range of assessment methods will be used to assess that the learner can:

  • Successfully perform CPR on an adult mannequin for 2 minutes uninterrupted and a child mannequin for 2 minutes uninterrupted
  • Participate in a first aid scenario involving the correct use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) to deliver at least one shock
  • Provide an accurate verbal report
  • Complete a casualty report
  • Demonstrate knowledge of ARC guidelines to manage unconscious casualties, breathing and non-breathing
  • Complete a written theory assessment

National units of competency covered

HLTAID009 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation


Students who satisfactorily complete all course requirements will be eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment issued by CEPUTEC (RTO 4612), which is recognised nationally under the Australian Qualifications Framework.


Email or call 1300 222 727 to register your interest in this course.

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