HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation – Offered by LivCor RTO 3586 

Application and Relevance

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to perform CPR in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines. It applies to all persons who may be required to provide CPR, in a workplace or community setting.

Course Currency Status: current 


3 hours face-to-face classroom/workplace training and assessment, OR 

2 hours face-to-face training and assessment with 1 hour of online/workbook pre-work

Course Content

This course provides the skills and knowledge to be able to handle

cardiac emergency situations. It includes: 

+ Introduction to first aid principles 

+ Assessing a cardiac emergency situation 

+ Airway and breathing management 

+ Performing chest compressions 

+ Administering rescue breaths 

+ Infection control procedures 

+ Resuscitation techniques 

+ Using a defibrillator (AED) 

+ AED maintenance

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisite units. Participants will need the ability to meet the physical demands of providing resuscitation. Participants will also need oral communication skills to make an accurate verbal report to emergency services and workplace supervisor. Prior to the start of face-to-face practical training, there may be a short knowledge quiz to check language, literacy and numeracy skills, as required.

Assessment Methods

Progressive assessment throughout the course, including demonstration of practical skills and written and oral questions relating to underpinning knowledge.

 Note that the provision of CPR must be demonstrated on the floor.

 Award Issued

A nationally-recognised Statement of Attainment will be issued to all successful participants.

 Further Info

Please refer to the Student Handbook for additional information. The Student handbook can be found by clicking on this link

All Students will be enrolled with LivCor, RTO 3586 which will be responsible for the quality of training and assessment provided and for the issuing of Statements of Attainment for the units of competency on its scope.

This accredited training and assessment will be conducted under LivCor responsibility and direction by Essential Minutes Training 

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