First Aid & CPR




One (1) Day*

course overview

This course applies to anyone who may be required to provide basic emergency life support including first aid and CPR. Participants will gain skills and knowledge from trainers with extensive industry experience in medical first response.

learning outcomes

The course covers the following:
• Legislative requirements
• Recognising and responding to emergency situations
• Managing unconscious casualties
• Performing adult and infant CPR in accordance with Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines including:
o managing the unconscious, breathing casualty including appropriate positioning to reduce the risk of airway compromise
o managing the unconscious, non-breathing adult and infant, including:
 performing at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (5 cycles of both compressions and ventilations) on an adult and infant resuscitation manikin placed on the floor
 operating and following the prompts of an automated external defibrillator (AED) to deliver at least one shock
 demonstrating a rotation of single rescuer operators with minimal interruptions to compressions
 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
• Applying advanced first aid procedures for casualties with the following:
o Allergic reaction/anaphylaxis
o Non-life-threatening bleeding such as nosebleeds, minor cuts, and scratches
o Choking and airway obstruction
o Envenomation using pressure immobilisation
o Fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains using pressure immobilisation
o Respiratory distress, including asthma
o Shock
• Communicating details of the incident


Participants must:
• Students must perform uninterrupted CPR for at least 2 minutes on an infant manikin and adult manikin on the floor and use of an AED and apply appropriate first aid procedures.
• Provide photo I.D on entry
• Unless exempt, provide a verifiable USI number
• Be physically fit and healthy with capacity to perform manual tasks
• Be able to read, write, communicate orally, and understand and interpret complex information and situations
• Be able to interact with others and work under pressure
• Dress appropriately i.e., long sleeve, long pants or overalls, safety boots/closed in shoes, safety glasses

Please ensure you read our Student Handbook for further information on our policies, procedures, terms, and program conditions.

If you are unsure if you require learning support, SDS can provide access to a LLN assessment that identifies if any learning support is needed. Please ensure you inform the training team on registration, if you fail to inform the training team at registration, learning support may not be available on the day of training.

delivery method

Self-Paced Online Learning
Participants will be required to undertake pre course learning and successfully complete an online multiple-choice assessment. This must be completed prior to attending the classroom session. The estimated time to complete the online component is approximately 2-4 hours.

On successful completion of the self-paced online learning component you will be required to attend a one (1) day classroom session consisting of practical training and assessment




$150.00 (No GST applicable)


Assessment includes written and/or multiple-choice knowledge assessment and practical based skills assessments.


On successful completion of all assessment requirements participants will receive a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment for:
• HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
• HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

skills maintenance

To ensure your skills and knowledge are maintained the Australian Resuscitation Council Guidelines recommend retraining in CPR at least annually.