HLTAID009 – Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Course Outline 

This course is delivered using blended learning combining pre-course online learning with theoretical and practical tasks. Students are required to participate in all course elements, providing them an opportunity to practice and refine their skills prior to assessment. The course structure involves simulated real life scenarios which could appear in the community, sporting and/or workplace settings. This allows students to demonstrate application of their skills and knowledge. This course includes the following elements;

  • DRSABCD and Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.
  • Practical scenarios for Providing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.
  • Injury reporting.
  • Theory assessment.

Course Prerequisites 

Students must successfully complete all online learning prior to attending the face to face course. Please refer to Delivery Mode/Duration for more information on the online learning.


Upon successful completion of all course requirements, students will receive a Statement of Attainment for HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation within 30 days via PDF and/or hard copy, as per the Australian Skills Quality Authority regulations of successful course completion.



To enrol, students must be a minimum of 14 years of age.  This ensures the student has the necessary skills to undertake training and assessment requirements.



New or continuing students undertaking nationally recognised training need a Unique Student Identifier (USI) to receive a qualification/statement of attainment for this unit.

Your USI will provide you with access to an online record of your training since 1 January 2015 and allow comprehensive training transcripts to be produced. To find out more about USIs, click here. Enrolling students should enter their existing USI to proceed with enrolment.

If you do not have a USI, or want to verify your USI number, please visit the Australian Government’s USI website here (takes 3 minutes to create a USI) .

Students who do not provide a valid USI will be deemed an incomplete enrolment. Students who do not complete the enrolment process and provide a valid USI within 15 business days of the course date, will be unenrolled.

Delivery Mode/Course Duration

This course is delivered through a combination of pre-course online learning and 1.5 hours face to face training. All online learning must be successfully completed prior to attendance at the face to face training.

Failure to complete the online learning prior to attending the face to face training places a student at a significant disadvantage. By not completing all online learning prior to attending the face to face course student’s may struggle to complete the practical assessments to the level required for an outcome of competent.

Any student who does not successfully complete the online learning prior to the face to face course does so at their own risk. If a student has not completed the online learning and fails to achieve an outcome of satisfactory for two or more practical assessments, the student will be deemed not yet competent and will be required to attend an additional face to face training session. This will incur additional course fees.

Students will receive their access to online learning 14 days prior to the course start date. Students who enrol less than 14 days prior to the course start date will receive access no later than close of business the following business day.

Any student having difficulty completing the online learning is encouraged to contact SMA for additional support and resources.


Recognition of Prior Learning

SMA provides a recognition of prior learning pathway for this course. Recognition of prior learning is available to those students who can provide other evidence that they can demonstrate the skills, knowledge and experience described by the unit. For example, a current AHPRA registration as medical practitioner, nurse or physiotherapist. If you believe you are eligible for recognition of prior learning, please contact SMA.



Students will be assessed individually and in group activities. Students need to display competency in all assessable elements to successfully complete the unit package HLTAID009 accreditation. Assessment is conducted using the following methods:

  • Scenario assessment – Students are required to demonstrate the essential skills and knowledge to respond to a range of first aid or emergency situations, including scenarios aligned with the performance criteria required for this program.
  • Demonstration of Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation procedures – Students will demonstrate Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation on SMA training manikins – adult, child and infant – in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines.
  • Theory Assessment – Students must complete an online theory assessment with a 100% pass rate required.

Course Resources

The following resources are provided to students during face-to-face training:

  • Online Learning, including a downloadable E-Book.
  • PowerPoint presentation that is interactive and customised to include real-life first aid and Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation examples and scenarios.
  • Adult and infant resuscitation manikins in line with ARC Guidelines for the assessment of Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation procedures.
  • AED training device.
  • Workplace injury, trauma and/or illness record, or other appropriate workplace incident report forms for written reports.

Special Needs and LLN Reasonable Adjustment

Sports Medicine Australia recognises that students participating in its training courses may have special needs. These may include but are not limited to students with language, literacy and/or numeracy problems, or disabilities. Students with special needs should contact us prior to enrolment to discuss their needs.


Behaviour Expectations

SMA endeavours to provide a learning environment which is supportive of group and individual learning. To achieve this, support is required from all students, presenters and course conveners. It is therefore expected that students will behave in a manner which is respectful of fellow students and Sports Medicine Australia staff.



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