2.5hr* FULL HLTAID009
Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
(No online theory)

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HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (now replacing HLTAID001)

2.5hr Course - No online theory

Also known as CPR Refresher

HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation is a Unit of Competency that provides the skills and knowledge required to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines. This CPR update course is the most recent version of what is often referred to as the CPR Update or CPR Refresher. This Unit replaces the previous course codes HLTCPR201A, HLTCPR201B, HLTCPR211A and most recently HLTAID001.

For further information about the course format and requirements please refer to our Course Information Sheet.

This course includes defibrillation (AED) training, there is no longer a stand-alone defib course.  So if you require AED training this is the course you should complete.

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  • Discount courses from $60 (RRP $85)
  • Phone bookings incur an additional surcharge fee of $20
  • An A4 hard copy of your certificate can be posted to you after your class for an additional fee of $15, otherwise, a digital copy will be emailed for free after the course
  • A credit card size plastic card can be posted to after your class for an additional fee of $15
  • For all special needs, policies and fees refer to the Student Handbook on our Learners Page

At CPR First Aid we believe in providing quality first aid courses at student prices for all.  We keep our overheads low so we can offer affordable first aid courses to everyone.  Because we have so many amazing learners we are able to offer courses at a smaller profit margin without compromising the quality of the training.  After training over 70,000 courses last year we value and appreciate offering our service to the community.

For more course information refer to this Course Information Sheet.

All locations, Australia-Wide.

See our locations page for a list of locations or go to our Book Course page to see a dropdown list.

Private workplace bookings also available. Ask for a quote today!

Participants assessed as being competent in all assessments will receive:
  • A digital Statement of Attainment in HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Your statement (certificate) will be emailed upon successful completion after 7pm the same day, or next business day if the class runs on a weekend


Learners should have completed first aid training in the past to be able to book into this REFRESHER course.

Participants are required to have a minimum level of Literacy & Numeracy to be allowed admittance to this course. Further information is provided in the student handbook on our Learners page.

Please let us know if you have any medical conditions or specials needs that may prevent you from getting on the floor.  It is a requirement that CPR be performed for 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.

Performance Evidence

The candidate must show Evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance
criteria of this unit in the context of the workplace or community setting.
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

  • Managed, in line with ARC guidelines, the unconscious, breathing casualty including appropriate
    positioning to reduce the risk of airway compromise
  • Managed, 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
    - following the prompts of an automated external defibrillator (AED) to deliver at least one
    - demonstrating a rotation of single rescuer operators with minimal interruptions to
    - responding appropriately in the event of regurgitation or vomiting
    - handing over to emergency services
    - providing an accurate verbal report of the incident
    - reviewing the incident
  • Managed, 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
Knowledge Evidence (Online Theory & Practical Session)

The candidate must be able Demonstrated knowledge required to complete the tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit:

  • Guidelines and procedures including:
    - relevant ARC guidelines to managing the unconscious breathing and non-breathing casualty and
    provision of CPR
    - potential incident hazards and risk minimisation processes when providing first aid
    - infection control procedures, including use of standard precautions and resuscitation barrier
    - requirements for currency of skill and knowledge
    - first aid codes of practice
    - appropriate workplace or site procedures relevant to the provision of first aid
  • Legal, workplace and community considerations, including:
    - duty of care requirements
    - own skills and limitations
    - consent and how it relates to the conscious and unconscious casualty
    - privacy and confidentiality requirements
    - awareness of potential need for stress management techniques and available support for rescuers
  • Considerations when providing CPR, including:
    - upper airway and effect of positional change
    - appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
    - appropriate use of an AED
    - safety and maintenance procedures for an AED
    - chain of survival
    - how to access emergency services
  • Techniques for providing CPR to adults, children and infants including:
    - how to recognise that a casualty is unconscious and not breathing normally
    - rate, ratio and depth of compressions and ventilations
    - correct hand positioning for compressions
    - basic anatomy, physiology and the differences between adults, children and infants relating to CPR.

  • 2.5hrs practical class, plus 15 min pre-course registration. 
  • There are no theory requirements for this course and no tests on the day

Online Theory Component – Prior to your Class:

  • Theory must be completed at least 24hrs prior to attending your scheduled class. Failure to complete theory prior to attending the class will result in your booking being canceled and all monies forfeited.  Trainers will be provided with the class list detailing theory completion results the day prior to the class.
  • Learners will gain immediate access to the theory portal upon completion of their booking and payment, refer to your confirmation email for the link (please check junk mail folders or contact us if not received).

Practical Assessment Component:

Skills must be demonstrated working individually in an environment that provides realistic in-depth, industry-validated scenarios and simulations to assess candidates’ skills and knowledge.

Assessment resources must include:

  • adult and infant resuscitation manikins in line with ARC Guidelines for the purpose of assessment of CPR procedures
  • AED training device
  • workplace injury, trauma and/or illness record, or other appropriate workplace incident report form

Simulated assessment environments must simulate the real-life working environment where these skills and knowledge would be performed, with all the relevant equipment and resources of that working environment.

Please refer to our Learners page for other important information including assessment information and our terms and conditions.


General Illness

Anyone with a fever or history of fever and acute respiratory infection (with at least one of the following symptoms: shortness of breath, cough, runny nose or sore throat) should also defer enrolment until they are well.