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This course teaches the skills and knowledge required to be able to administer emergency oxygen (up to 100%), in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines. 


The skills taught in this unit apply to all workers who may be required to administer emergency oxygen in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisite requirements to participate in this course.  

Assessment Requirements: To complete this course successfully, you must be physically capable of performing uninterrupted CPR for at least 2 minutes on a CPR mannequin which is placed on the floor.


Awards issued: Upon successful completion of this nationally recognised training, students will be awarded the statement of attainment for:

  • 22575VIC: Basic Oxygen Administration

  • HLTAID009: Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation


Re-certification Requirements:  In line with industry standards, it is recommended that the 22575VIC & HLTAID009 units be renewed every 12 months.

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Elements of the course:

Students undertaking the 22575VIC: Basic Oxygen Administration course with ACTIVE FIRST AID TRAINING will learn the following elements:

1. Respond to an emergency situation

1.1 Recognise an emergency situation

1.2 Identify, assess and minimise immediate hazards to health and safety of self and others

1.3 Assess the casualty and recognise the need for CPR

1.4 Assess the casualty and recongise the need for emergency oxygen

1.5 Seek assistance from emergency response services

2. Perform CPR procedures

2.1 Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation in accordance with ARC guidelines

2.2 Display respectful behaviour towards casualty

2.3 Operate automated external defibrillator (AED) according to manufacturer’s instructions


3. Provide Emergency Oxygen

3.1 Correctly assemble and test an emergency oxygen kit

3.2 Select and utilise appropriate oxygen provision equipment

3.3 Maintain and demonstrate proper care procedures for an emergency oxygen kit

3.4 Demonstrate understanding of the hazards & risks involved in the use of oxygen, and how to avoid them


4. Communicate details of the incident

4.1 Accurately convey incident details to emergency response services

4.2 Report details of incident to workplace supervisor as appropriate

4.3 Maintain confidentiality of records and information in line with statutory and/or organisational policies

This unit of competency is classified as current as per the information provided for this unit at

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