HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

This nationally accredited short course provides a recognised refresher for CPR practices for individuals that require a yearly update for employment purposes. 

The unit covers the latest CPR practices, skills and knowledge as required by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC).

Following the successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Respond to an emergency situation
  2. Perform CPR procedures
  3. Communicate details of the incident
  4. Review the incident

Successful participants will receive a statement of attainment for HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.


Entry requirements

There are no pre requisites, entry or work placement, licensing or certification requirements for this course.


Course structure

The online learning and theory assessments must be completed prior to attending a trainer led face to face session for skills practice and assessment.

The online component includes comprehensive learning and theory assessment you'll be given at least a week to complete.

You will not be allowed to participate in face-to-face session if the online component is not satisfactorily completed.

The face to face session can be approximately 4 hours long.



Your assessment entails two parts:

  1. Theory assessment (online)
  2. Practical assessment (face to face session)

Your practical assessment will require you to demonstrate your knowledge and skills of the following:

Manage, in line with ARC guidelines, the unconscious, breathing casualty including appropriate positioning to reduce the risk of airway compromise.

Adult CPR: manage, in line with ARC guidelines, the unconscious, non-breathing adult, including performing 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.

Infant CPR:  manage, in line with ARC guidelines, the unconscious, non-breathing infant, including performing 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.

Defibrillation: following the prompts of an automated external defibrillator (AED) to deliver at least one shock.


  • demonstrate a rotation of single rescuer operators with minimal interruptions to compressions
  • responde appropriately in the event of regurgitation or vomiting
  • hand over to emergency services
  • provide an accurate verbal report of the incident
  • review the incident


Physical requirements

It is important to note that there are physical standards which relate to the level of performance required when undertaking accredited training.

The competency standards require a level of physical ability to provide first aid  & CPR and respond to an emergency situation where there may be risk to life.

One requirement of the course is that you are to be assessed as physically capable of performing uninterrupted CPR for at least 2 minutes on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor and 2 minutes on an infant resuscitation manikin. There can be no exceptions to these requirements that are clearly written into the Training Package.

Therefore, students who are unable to satisfy the physical requirements of the course cannot be deemed competent or issued with a statement of attainment, even if the course is a necessary part of their employment conditions.



HLTAID009 course fee: $50.

Fees can be paid by Electronic Funds Transfer. 


Training locations

Our training is offered at several locations throughout Victoria.

A group of at least 10 people are required to run the course.

Training locations include:

•  Melbourne – St Kilda Rd

•  Hallam

•  Donvale

•  Whittlesea

•  Altona North

•  Armstrong Creek


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Please note:

TLC Learning will not issue a statement of attainment or qualification unless all the course requirements, assessments have been successfully completed and the fees paid in full.