Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
CPR Refresher Course

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  • Supersedes HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Nationally recognised certificate
HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation


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CPR Refresher Course

Discover the essential skills with our HLTAID009 CPR Refresher Course in Melbourne. This comprehensive training is tailored to equip individuals with the vital know-how to recognise and assist someone who is unconscious and not breathing. In those critical moments before professional medical help arrives, your CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) training can make a significant difference. Our course seamlessly blends online modules with practical in-class sessions, ensuring a well-rounded learning experience. Engage in hands-on training that’s both informative and interactive. This course is nationally recognised and is delivered on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909. Elevate your skills with us.

CPR Refresher Course Information

The CPR Refresher Course provides essential training in life-saving techniques. This program focuses on recognising symptoms of an unconscious not breathing individual and the necessary steps to assist them. Participants will learn practical approaches to handle emergencies, including the use of the Automated External Defibrillator (AED), adult CPR, infant CPR and the recovery position. The CPR Refresher Course offers a comprehensive learning experience for all participants by blending face-to-face practical classes with a convenient online pre-class component, to ensure a comprehensive and flexible learning experience. With classes available every day, we cater to the busy schedules of our participants, making it easier for everyone to acquire life-saving skills. Moreover, our course is affordably priced, ensuring that everyone has access to this essential training. The best part? There are no prerequisites to join, and once completed, your certification is valid for 12 months. Dive into a learning journey with us and benefit from a course that’s not just informative but also tailored for real-world application.

Participants who have completed the CPR course and have been assessed as competent in all assessments will receive a digital Statement of Attainment in: HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation within 24 hours of completing their course.


There are no pre-requisites for the CPR course. Participants are however required to have a minimum level of Literacy and Numeracy to be allowed admittance to this course.

Please notify us if you have any medical conditions or special needs that may prevent you completing all practical assessments. This includes performing CPR on the floor on a manikin. It is a requirement that CPR be performed for at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor.

Performance Evidence The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role. There must be evidence that the candidate has completed the following tasks in line with state/territory regulations, first aid codes of practice, Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines and workplace procedures: Followed DRSABCD in line with ARC guidelines, including:
  • Performed at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (5 cycles of both compressions and ventilations) on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor
  • Performed at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles both compressions and ventilations) on an infant resuscitation manikin placed on a firm surface
  • Responded appropriately in the event of regurgitation or vomiting
  • Managed the unconscious breathing casualty
  • Followed single rescue procedure, including the demonstration of a rotation of operators with minimal interruptions to compressions
  • Followed the prompts of an automated external defibrillator (AED)
Responded to at least one simulated first aid scenario contextualised to the candidate’s workplace/community setting, including:
  • Demonstrated safe manual handling techniques
  • Provided an accurate verbal or written report of the incident
Knowledge Evidence The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the work role. This includes knowledge of: State/Territory regulations, first aid codes of practice and workplace procedures including:
  • ARC Guidelines relevant to the provision of CPR
  • Safe work practices to minimise risks and potential hazards
  • Infection control principles and procedures, including use of standard precautions
  • Requirements for currency of skill and knowledge
Legal, workplace and community considerations, including:
  • Awareness of potential need for stress-management techniques and available support following an emergency situation
  • Duty of care requirements
  • Respectful behaviour towards a casualty
  • Own skills and limitations
  • Consent
  • Privacy and confidentiality requirements
  • Importance of debriefing
Considerations when providing CPR, including:
  • Airway obstruction due to body position
  • Appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
  • Appropriate use of an AED
  • Chain of survival
  • Standard precautions
Basic anatomy and physiology relating to:
  • How to recognise a person is not breathing normally
  • Chest
  • Response/consciousness
  • Upper airway and effect of positional change
For Learners Rights, Responsibilities and Support, including complaints, please refer to the Student Handbook.

Participants must have the physical capacity to perform the practical demonstrations, such as 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR on the floor. 

Pre-course study: Students may be required to undertake online pre-course work prior to attending the face to face session depending on the course delivery mode.

Online study: Students must have access to a computer, smartphone, tablet or other electronic devices with access to the internet to complete the online/pre-course studies.

Certificates will require renewal after 12 months.

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: A written assessment consisting of multiple-choice questions.  

CPR Course Locations

Our convenient training centres can be accessed by a different number of trains, trams and buses. Drivers have a range of free and paid parking options available in every training location.

CPR and First Aid courses are available every day, 7 days a week at every location

Life Saving First Aid Preston


282 Plenty Road, Preston
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Life Saving First Aid Hawthorn East

Hawthorn East

771 Toorak road, Hawthorn East
VIC 3123 Google Maps »

Life Saving First Aid Dandenong


13 Dandenong St, Dandenong
VIC 3175 Google Maps »

Life Saving First Aid Deer Park

Deer Park

21 Radnor Drive, Deer Park
VIC 3023 Google Maps »

Life Saving First Aid Geelong


109 Yarra Street, Geelong
VIC 3220 Google Maps »

Life Saving First Aid Croydon


4-6 Croydon Road,
Croydon, VIC 3136 Google Maps »

Life Saving First Aid Pakenham


36B Main Street, Pakenham
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Training and Assessment delivered on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909. You can find the Student Handbook by clicking here

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CPR Refresher FAQ

The CPR Course at Life Saving First Aid is priced at only $55. Life Saving First Aid prides itself on being one of the most affordable options in the market, ensuring that high-quality lifesaving training remains accessible to as many people as possible.

The CPR Refresher Course covers the essential skills to recognise and manage a person who is unconscious and not breathing. It includes a blend of online learning and practical in-class sessions, with a focus on hands-on training. More details can be found on our course page.

Anyone interested in acquiring or refreshing their CPR skills can attend the CPR Refresher course. There are no prerequisites for this course, but participants are expected to have a basic level of literacy and numeracy.

The CPR Refresher course is facilitated by experienced trainers, who are dedicated to providing an engaging and informative learning experience.

No, HLTAID001 and HLTAID009 are not the same. HLTAID009 is a more recent version that supersedes HLTAID001.

Yes, the certification from the HLTAID009 CPR Refresher Course requires renewal after 12 months. For more detailed information, you can refer to our blog.