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The CPR course starts as soon as you sign up, log in and select the course. You can stop your CPR course and resume exactly where you left it by signing back in with your email address and password. 

Once you have completed this online CPR course, your assessor will assess your work and you will attend a face to face practical session. Upon successful completion, your Statement of Attainment will be emailed to you.

*It is a requirement that CPR be demonstrated on the floor using a manikin, if this is not achieved you will not be marked as competent.


  1. Practical sessions held in Geelong & Ballarat
  2. Average time to complete unit: 3 hours (2 online, 1.5 face to face)
  3. Cost: $57 AUD (no hidden costs)
  4. Unit Name: Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  5. Unit Code: HLTAID001
  6. Payment: Credit Card through Secure Pay, PayPal or by Direct Deposit
  7. Statements of Attainment are issued by AQT RTO# 41598
  8. Students have 3 months to complete the course. 

DETaILED course information

Download the Student Handbook here.

The Student Handbook details your rights and responsibilities, as well as our complaints and appeals process.

You will need access to a computer or laptop or tablet device with internet connectivity to complete this training.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines.

This unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide CPR, in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

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

Course content:

  1. Respond to an emergency situation
  2. Perform CPR procedures
  3. Communicate details of the incident
Assessment requirement:


The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role.

There must be evidence that the candidate has completed the following tasks in line with state/territory regulations, first aid codes of practice, Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines and workplace procedures:

  • Followed DRSABCD in line with ARC guidelines, including:
  • performed 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
  • 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
  • responded appropriately in the event of regurgitation or vomiting
  • managed the unconscious breathing casualty
  • followed single rescue procedure, including the demonstration of a rotation of operators with minimal interruptions to compressions
  • followed the prompts of an automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • Responded to at least one simulated first aid scenario contextualised to the candidate’s workplace/community setting, including:
  • demonstrated safe manual handling techniques
  • provided an accurate verbal or written report of the incident


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 currency of skill and knowledge
  • Legal, workplace and community considerations, including:
  • awareness of potential 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:
  • how to recognise a person is not breathing normally
  • chest
  • response/consciousness
  • upper airway and effect of positional change

"Without a doubt the best First Aid course I've done - and I've done a lot! Awesome format and the trainer was easy going and entertaining. Thanks AQT!"
A. Moore
Personal Trainer and Advanced First Aider

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