Course Overview


This very interesting and challenging course is suitable for all First Aiders looking to improve their skills and those that must have this qualification for their employment. An example may be a workplace First Responder, Rescue Diver, Dive Master, Outdoor recreation workers, Life Guards.

Course Details

This unit deals with the provision of advanced first aid resuscitation techniques, life support, and management of casualty(s), until the arrival of medical or other assistance, and provision of support to other providers
Course Format:  Complete 2 hours of unsupervised pre-course study and attend 4 hours of face to face training and assessment.

Assessment: practical continuous assessments during face-to-face and a short theory exam.

Certificate issued:

The following units will be included in your certificate:

HLTAID015 – Provide advanced resuscitation and oxygen therapy
HLTAID009 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

It is recommended this unit be renewed every 12 months in line with industry standards. Locate the most current training package at

Students who successfully complete this nationally recognised training will be awarded the statement of attainment: HLTAID015 Provide Advanced Resuscitation and Oxygen Therapy and HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Certificate valid for 12 months as per industry standard. A refresher course is recommended every 12 months

Physical Requirements
It is important to note that there are physical standards which relate to the level of performance required when undertaking accredited training. The HLTAID competency standards require a level of physical ability to provide resuscitation and respond to an emergency situation where there may be risk to life.

One requirement of the training package is that you are to be assessed as physically capable of performing uninterrupted CPR for at least 2 minutes on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor and on an infant resuscitation manikin placed on a firm surface.

There can be no exceptions to these Australian Government requirements that are clearly written into the Training Package. Therefore, students who are unable to satisfy the physical requirements of the course cannot be deemed competent or issued with a statement of attainment, even if the qualification is a necessary part of their employment conditions.


Participants must have the physical capacity to perform the practical demonstrations, such as 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR on the floor and performing rescue breathing techniques on manikins.

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.

This course has a pre-requisite of HLTAID011 Provide First Aid which much be completed prior to undertaking this unit of competency.

PLEASE NOTE: HLTAID003 Provide first aid is not equivalent to HLTAID011 Provide First Aid and can therefore not be used as a substitute for the pre-requisite requirement.  Please contact us for relevant gap training enquiries

Standards: The course complies with policy advice from the Australian Resuscitation Council

Learner Rights, Responsibilities and Support:
If you are completing this course, please download the student agreement to ensure that you are aware of your rights and obligations.  You can access the student written agreement by clicking here.

Contact Directions Health on (02) 94863120 during business hours for further questions or enrol online

Course Assessment

Performance tasks and practical scenarios:

  • Perform CPR on an adult (incl. the use of bag-valve-masks, oxygen equipment, an AED and placing the casualty into the recovery position)
  • Perform CPR on an infant
  • Manage a casualty with a life-threatening bleed and provide oxygen
  • Complete an incident report
  • Maintain resuscitation equipment

Theory assessment: A written assessment consisting of multiple-choice questions.

Extra Information

Training and assessment is delivered on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909.

Learners Rights, Responsibility and Support

If you are completing this course, please download the student agreement to ensure that you are aware of your rights and obligations.  You can access the student written agreement by clicking here.

Student handbook for learners rights, responsibility and support, including complaints

Course requirements

There are no prerequisite, entry, work-placement, licensing or certification requirements for this course.

Please note: CPR must be demonstrated on the floor for 2 minutes

Professional Development

–       HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

–       HLTAID011 Provide First Aid

–       HLTAID015 Provide Advanced Resuscitation and Oxygen Therapy

The above training courses provided to General Practitioners may be recognised as Professional Development and can be used to meet formal requirements of the medical registration.

Enrolment information

Please notify us of at the time of booking if you have a disability or any reason why you may not be able to kneel on the floor to carry out resuscitation practice, tie bandages or if you have any special needs regarding taking the written exam at the end of the day.

Minimum Pre-requisites


What to wear

You will need to wear comfortable casual clothing as we will spend a substantial amount of time kneeling or lying on the floor, bandaging and other practical applications of Senior First Aid. Writing material is not necessary – just bring a pen.

What to bring

Proof of identity: NSW Drivers License, Passport, Birth Certificate, Student Identity with Photo. See the guidelines.

Provision for Lunch: All training locations are located close to shopping centres or a cafe. If you do not want to buy your lunch please bring it with you.

Student Handbook: Outlines all policies regarding attending a Senior First Aid.

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