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Code: HLTAID009

Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

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Course overview

Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation is a short course designed to develop the knowledge and skills required to provide basic life support measures in an emergency. The single most important determinant of survival from a sudden cardiac arrest is the presence of a trained rescuer who is ready, willing, and able to act.

This CPR course is well-suited for individuals across the community who may need to perform CPR in various scenarios, encompassing both community and workplace environments.

Course outline

This course outlines the competencies and understanding necessary for executing CPR in accordance with the guidelines set by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC). 

Participants will acquire the knowledge and assurance needed to perform CPR on adults, children, and infants.

The course covers essential topics such as the DRSABCD action plan and appropriate responses to emergency situations, handling unconscious casualties, performing CPR, and utilising a defibrillator (AED).

This course is taught by an experienced Paramedic with over 20 years of experience. Chris has a Diploma of Paramedical Science, a Bachelor of Nursing and a Cert 4 training and Assessment.

Course Content

Participants will engage in interactive group sessions and discussions in an environment that provides realistic in-depth, scenarios and simulations.

Entry Requirements

This course is open to any individuals who may need to perform CPR in various scenarios.

Learning outcomes
  • Respond to an emergency situation.
  • Perform CPR procedures.
  • Communicate details of the incident to emergency services.
  • Review the incident.
  • 2 hours of face-to-face workshop
  • 1 hour of online learning completed via accessIQ
Group Bookings

We offer our Provide CPR course as a group (onsite) booking. Min 10 ppl $65 per person. Email our Partnerships Manager John at [email protected] to book. 

Pre-Requisite Unit

No prerequisites are necessary for the CPR course, but participants must possess a basic level of literacy and numeracy for course admission. 

If you have any medical conditions or special needs that may hinder your completion of practical assessments, especially performing CPR on a manikin on the floor, please inform us. It is mandatory to perform at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor as part of the course requirements.


Workshop performance tasks and practical scenarios:

  • Perform CPR on an adult (incl. the use of an AED and placing a casualty into the recovery position)
  • Perform CPR on an infant

Theory assessment: An online assessment consisting of multiple-choice questions.

What we expect

Students enrolled in Benchmarque Group courses should adhere to the following principles:

  • Display a commitment to learning and to achieving success
  • Be responsible and accountable for their own learning, behaviour and decisions
  • Actively participate in all workshop activities and learning experiences
  • Attend all scheduled sessions and be punctual at all times
  • Complete all online assessments and workplace practice activities
  • Work in harmony and respect the rights and opinions of staff and other students
  • Treat others as they themselves would like to be treated
  • Use acceptable language at all times.

Key Information

1/2 Day
$65 inc GST
per student
1 Location
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3 hours study
CPD hours

As a general guide, one hour of active learning equates to one hour of CPD. It is the responsibility of the individual student to calculate how many hours of active learning have been completed. The hours of active learning estimated above should act as a guide to CPD hours.

Available workshop locations

Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) requires you to complete a ½ day face-to-face workshop. Below are the current available workshop dates. It’s handy to note though, once you click ‘Apply Now’ you can start the online learning now even if there is not a workshop date that suits you.  The ‘Apply Now’ button will take you to accessIQ, our online learning and assessment platform. Simply log in using your existing details or create a new account, and then follow the prompts to apply. 

The Benchmarque Group, Cremorne
29 February 202410:00AM - 12:00PM

Suitable Professions

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner
Enrolled Nurse
Registered Nurse
General Practitioner
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Worker
Practice Manager
Allied Health Worker
Units of Competency
Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
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Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What is Continuing Professional Development (CPD)?

Continuing professional development is the means by which members of the clinical profession maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge, expertise and competence, and develop the personal and professional qualities required throughout their professional lives.

The CPD cycle involves reviewing practice, identifying learning needs, planning and participating in relevant learning activities, and reflecting on the value of those activities.

How many CPD hours will I achieve for completing this course?

As a general guide, one hour of active learning equates to one hour of CPD. It is the responsibility of the individual student to calculate how many hours of active learning have been completed. The hours of active learning estimated above should act as a guide to CPD hours.

For all other health professionals completing this program, your continuing professional development (CPD) requirements may vary and it is important to remember that it is your responsibility to maintain and register CPD with your professional body. In many instances, your regulatory authority will recognise hours of learning as stated above.

How long do I have to complete the assessment?

12 Months. The time is calculated from when a student is provided with online access to their assessment. Within the accessIQ platform, students will be provided an initial 12 months to complete and submit all required assessment activities. Friendly email reminders will be sent to students to ensure an assessment is completed on time. At the completion of the 6 month period, students can request up to a maximum of 2 extensions, each extension being for a period of 90 days. If requesting a second extension, the request must be in writing. 

What if I cannot complete the assessment in the allocated time?

If the entire 12 month period expires and a final assessment has not been submitted, The Benchmarque Group reserves the right to deem the assessment Not Competent and remove the student from the program.

How many times can I submit my assessment?

If you are deemed Not Yet Competent on your first and second assessment submissions, feedback will be provided. It is very important that you read all the feedback provided. The Assessor will have identified any areas where additional evidence is required or any questions that need to be reviewed and resubmitted. If, after 3 unsuccessful submissions, you are unable to demonstrate competency on your assessment, your assessment will be deemed Not Competent. Feedback will be provided to you and what the possible following steps and outcomes are.

What do I receive at the completion of the program?

At the completion of the program, successful students will receive a Statement of Attainment for the Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) (Course Code HLTAID009). A Statement of Attainment is issued when an individual has completed one or more accredited units.

Is there a fee if I want to change my workshop date?

To move your workshop date, you will be required to pay a non-refundable fee. Please choose your workshop carefully as it is a requirement that your pre-requisite learning is completed and assessed before you can attend your scheduled workshop. If you do not complete your pre-requisite learning in time for the workshop, you may be required to pay further fee(s) to reschedule.