This Nationally Accredited course provides the skills, knowledge and importantly confidence required to perform life-saving CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) in line with the latest Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines.
In addition, Defibrillator training is included.
First Aid Training Group recognises that every year there are approximately 30,000 cases of sudden cardiac arrest within Australia, with the majority occurring outside a hospital setting. The average ambulance response time in Victoria is over 13 minutes and chances for survival decrease by 10% with each passing minute after sudden cardiac arrest, making access to a CPR and a Defibrillator vital.
A heart attack and sudden cardiac arrest are two different conditions and the only treatment for Ventricular Fibrillation (the most common form of sudden cardiac arrest) is defibrillation.
A detailed description of the course can be viewed in the most recent version of the Competency Standard.
All of our trainers are healthcare professionals I.e. Paramedics,
Emergency First Responders, Nurses – Specialists in the field and all with REAL-LIFE EXPERIENCE!
The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete all tasks outlined in the elements and performance criteria of this unit. 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:
- Follows DRSABCD in line with ARC Guidelines, including:
- performs 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 face-to-face training is 2.5 hours and covers both theory and practical aspects of CPR Training. Practical scenarios are performed using Prestan Manikins, the latest in simulation technology.
Students are required to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the course commencement or may be refused entry.
There is a short multiple choice quiz at the end of the training covering the course theory learnt that day. Students will also be assessed on practical skills as a requirement to pass the course. All students will receive a CPR Quick Guide.
First Aid Training Group also provides an Advanced Student Management System to notify clients and students when certificates are due to expire, ensuring staff / students are always compliant.
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Members (RACGP) – This CPR course has been approved by the RACGP Quality Improvement & Continuing Professional Development Program.
Total Points – 5 (Category 2)
Activity Number – 4883
There are no pre-requisites for this CPR course. Students must be at least 14 years of age at the time of attendance. If under 14, written consent must be provided by a parent / guardian.
Important note: In order to issue an accredited certificate CPR must be performed on the floor with no exemptions.
The HLTAID001 certificate is valid for 12 months. The Australian Resuscitation Council recommends that Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation skills are refreshed annually.
Once enrolled, First Aid Training Group will email students a CPR booking confirmation with venue details and maps, course requirements and terms of enrolment.