Provide First Aid (Includes CPR)

HLTAID011 – Provide first aid

HLTAID009 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation


This unit introduces learners to the theory and the practical skills required to perform CPR in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines. During the course, you will also learn first aid procedures for several conditions such as allergic reactions, burns, cardiac arrest, choking, fractures, poisoning and shock.

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
  • 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
  • Apply first aid procedures for a range of different conditions
  • Use arm slings, roller bandages or other immobilisation techniques
  • 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.

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

One day (8 hour)

$250 – Full fee

$187 – 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)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of ARC guidelines to manage unconscious casualties, breathing and non-breathing
  • Use arm slings, roller bandages or other immobilisation techniques
  • Respond to a simulated first aid incident without prior knowledge of the casualty’s condition
  • Understand the signs, symptoms and management of specific health conditions or injuries
  • Complete a casualty report
  • Complete a written theory assessment.

National units of competency covered

HLTAID011 – Provide First Aid

HLTAID009 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation



The HLTAID011 – Provide first aid unit remains current for three years, at which time you should redo the course to ensure that your knowledge and skills remain current.

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


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.


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Start date

16 Jul 2024

End date

16 Jul 2024


PICAC – Glenwood



Start date

11 Oct 2024

End date

11 Oct 2024


PICAC – Glenwood



Contact us for information about arranging training delivery at your workplace/worksite.

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Provide CPR

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.

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What is a Unique Student Identifier (USI)?

If you study any Nationally Recognised Training in Australia, you are required to have a USI. Your USI links to an online account that contains all your training records and results (transcripts) that you have completed since 2015.

When applying for a job or enrolling in further study, you will often need to provide your training records and results (transcript). The benefit of the USI is the ability to provide learners with easy access to their training records at any time.

You can access your USI account online from your computer, tablet or smart phone.

If you do not already have a USI, go to on a computer or mobile device

Note: A USI must be supplied to CEPUTEC during enrolment so that a Nationally Recognised Qualification or Statement of Attainment can be issued to you.

For further information, please see the video under Learner Resources.