Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation


This nationally recognised unit describes the skills and knowledge required to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines. This unit applies to all persons who may be required to provide CPR, in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

CPR is a lifesaving technique which can sustain life until an ambulance arrives. You will gain the knowledge and confidence to perform CPR on an adult and infant, with compression and ventilation skills.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal prerequisites required for you to enrol in this course, however a sound understanding of the English language is a must. For this reason, applicants may be required to complete at the time of enrolment a short assessment to ascertain their language, literacy and numeracy level. 

Upon enrolment, each individual must have a valid Unique Student Identifier (USI) to study any qualification or short course in Australia. To create a USI please visit www.usi.gov.au

Methods of Assessment

  • Practical demonstration of CPR skills in various simulated scenarios
  • Multiple choice assessment questions
  • Incident report writing

Unit Elements

  • Respond to an emergency situation
  • Perform CPR procedures
  • Communicate details of the incident
  • Review the incident

Course Details

Cost:  $70 per person

The course duration is 5.5 hours, which includes 1.5 pre-course self-paced learning and 4.0 hours face to face training and assessment.


Courses are regularly held at the CTAS Education Training Room in Welshpool or in an approved early childhood service.

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