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HLTAID010 Provide Basic Emergency Life Support


This unit of competency course provides training and assessment in the skills and knowledge required to recognise and respond to life-threatening emergencies in line with first aid guidelines determined by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and other Australian national peak clinical bodies.​ This single-unit course applies to all persons who may be required to provide an emergency response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

This course is specifically designed for home and community care organisations that need to deliver first aid training to a geographically diverse workforce but have constraints to arranging their workforce to be in one location at the same time.

We facilitate the practical training and assessment VIRTUAL WORKSHOP via web meeting software so you can join in from any location if you can provide the first aid equipment for the training and assessment session yourself. Virtual Workshops will require at least 2 persons per location so that participants can demonstrate the first aid procedures on an actual person.



3 hours Online + 4 hours Virtual Workshop 


$TBA per participant

Based on 12 participants or 6 x groups of 2, per VIRTUAL WORKSHOP session


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This course is designed for home and community organisations which require multiple employees at multiple locations to be trained and assessed in the provision of First Aid and CPR. Enrolling your employees in our course ensures that your first aid compliance needs are met and that your staff is motivated and well informed to provide First aid and CPR in a first aid emergency if the need should arise.

There are no pre-requisites for this course so it is perfect for people that have never completed any first aid training before or for workplace first aiders looking to update their first aid training. This course also includes training in Automated External Defibrillation.


All applicants into this course will need:

  • To undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment, demonstrating at least a moderate level of English language proficiency.
  • Access to a personal computer or tablet-style device with a camera, stable broadband internet and general office software such as; Word and PDF reader.
  • Valid personal email address and mobile phone number.
  • The physical capability to perform CPR on a Manikin (dummy) for at least 2 minutes while kneeling on the floor.
  • To wear their normal work attire when undertaking the practical Workshop session.

It is a condition of enrolment where the delivery of the Workshop is via web meeting that all of the equipment used for the practical training and assessment session will need to be provided by the employer/organisation:

  • Adult and infant resuscitation manikins following ARC guidelines for the purpose of assessment of CPR procedures
  • Workplace first aid kit
  • Adrenaline auto-injector training device
  • AED training devices
  • Placebo bronchodilator and spacer device
  • Different types of wound dressings and bandages
  • Blankets and items to treat for shock
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Laptop computer with a camera

Approximately 7 hours, comprised of

  • 3 hours Online * – self-paced learning and assessments +
  • 4 hours Workshop – practical training and assessment, conducted via webinar (eg Zoom) at your workplace

* If you have previous knowledge of First Aid or CPR you will complete the Online assessments well within 3 hrs.


There are no traditional classroom learning sessions or paper-based exams for this course:

  • Once you are enrolled in the course participants will be emailed login details to the Learning Management System.
  • All participants are required to successfully complete approximately 3 hours of pre-course theory online prior to attending the practical Workshop. The pre-course theory is made up of 4 learning sections with supplementary videos to broaden participants understanding of emergency situations
  • The assessment requirements are to complete 18 Multiple-Choice quiz questions and 16 Short-answer written questions.
  • All pre-course theory and assessments are provided and submitted online. Assessments will be graded by your trainer prior to the Workshop.


Note: All Participants should successfully complete the pre-course theory and assessments prior to attending the Workshop Practical Session.

  • During the Virtual Workshop participants will be provided with training and demonstrations in the correct provision of First Aid in a range of scenarios and CPR. Participants will then be required to satisfactorily complete a range of practical demonstration exercises and will be assessed by their trainer via distance as they are performed.
    • Perform at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (5 cycles of both compressions and ventilations) on an adult and a child resuscitation manikin
    • Respond to one simulated first aid scenario contextualised to the Participant’s workplace /community setting
    • Demonstrate the application of the appropriate first aid procedures for five different scenarios including but not limited to: anaphylaxis; asthma; non-life-threatening bleeding; choking; shock. The practical exercises will be completed as role-play scenarios in pairs and will involve placing participants in the recovery position. There are two tasks to this assessment:


Participants into this course must be able to kneel on the floor for 10 minutes and agree to have some simulated procedures practised on themselves by other participants. When organising pairs for each Workshop the employer should attempt to pair the same gender for these scenarios.


Participants assessed as being competent in all assessments will receive a Statement of Attainment certificate in HLTAID010 Provide Basic Emergency Life Support.


Participants may already have some or all of the skills and knowledge covered in the  HLTAID010 Provide basic emergency life support unit of competency. Participants may have:

  • Work experience in the Health or Community Services industry other related industries, and/or
  • Have successfully completed assessments in HLTAID010 Provide basic emergency life support.

If Participants have a relevant qualification, or any documentation from previous related training, then they should present this to the Academy upon enrolment as proof of competence. Participants may also have documentation of their past work experience. All of these documents should be presented as evidence for a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) assessment.

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