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HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

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.

Upon completion of this unit of competency you will have required knowledge and skills to perform Cardiopulmonary resuscitation on an adult and infant.

  • respond appropriately in the event of regurgitation or vomiting
  • manage the unconscious breathing casualty
  • follow single rescue procedure, including the demonstration of a rotation of operators with minimal interruptions to compressions
  • follow the prompts of an automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • demonstrated safe manual handling techniques
  • provided an accurate verbal or written report of the incident
  • 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 relevant to this unit of competency.

For details of the next available course and time table please contact the registrar@aihfe.edu.au or ring us on 94173553.

This unit of competency is delivered by blended delivery mode. Learners will be provided with the work book and it should be completed  prior to attending the practical session held in our Perth campus. There will be number of online assessment questions that learners must successfully answer before they attend the practical session. Upon successful completion of your online assessment you must print your certificate and bring along with you when you attend your practical session. Successful completion of your online assessment is a prerequisite for attending the practical session. Your certificate will be issued upon completion of both online and practical assessment components conducted on the day of your practical session.

The practical session required for this course is offered over 3 hours and it is usually held during weekends or evenings.

For details of the next available course and timetable please contact the registrar@aihfe.edu.au or ring us on 94173553.


The currency of this certificate usually valid for 12 months and you will be required to update your training to keep your knowledge and skills current. 

  • your certificate is nationally recognised (Australia wide) through Australian Qualification Framework.
  • Monitored and regulated by Australian Skills Qualification Authority, the government regulator of the Vocational Education and Training Sector.
  • This course may be recognised for your continuing professional development (CPD) activity by your professional body. Please contact your association or professional body directly.
  • Please note that the Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA) and Acupuncture and Complementary Medicine Association of Australasia (ACMAA) formally recognise all the short courses offered by AIHFE for the purpose of professional development of their members.