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This course teaches the skills and knowledge required to use specialised equipment in the provision of resuscitation and oxygen therapy in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines.

This unit applies to persons who may be required to use specialised equipment to provide resuscitation or oxygen therapy in a range of complex situations, including community and workplace settings.

Prerequisites: Participants must hold the HLTAID011: Provide First Aid statement of attainment to enrol 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 both an adult CPR mannequin which is placed on the floor, and also on an infant CPR mannequin placed on a hard surface.


Award(s) issued: Upon successful completion of this nationally recognised training, students will be awarded the statement of attainment for:

  • HLTAID009: Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

  • HLTAID015: Provide Advanced Resuscitation & Oxygen Therapy


Re-certification Requirements:  In line with industry standards, it is recommended that the HLTAID009 unit be renewed every 12 months, and the HLTAID015 unit be renewed every 3 years.


Elements of the course:

Students undertaking the HLTAID015: Provide Advanced Resuscitation & Oxygen Therapy course with ACTIVE FIRST AID TRAINING will learn the following elements:

1. Respond to an emergency situation

1.1. Recognise and assess an emergency situation.

1.2. Ensure safety for self, bystanders and casualty.

1.3 Assess the casualty and recognise the need for CPR, advanced resuscitation response or oxygen therapy.

1.4. Manage life-threatening bleeding.

1.5. Seek assistance from emergency services.

1.6. Ensure environment is safe for delivery of oxygen.

2. Perform resuscitation procedures.

2.1. Perform single-rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or two-rescuer resuscitation procedures, including use of oxygen, in accordance with the ARC guidelines and availability of rescuers.

2.2. Display respectful behaviour towards casualty.

2.3. Use available resources and equipment according to manufacturers’ instructions.


3. Deliver oxygen therapy.

3.1. Identify need for oxygen therapy, including by using a pulse oximeter.

3.2. Use appropriate delivery device to provide oxygen.

3.3. Monitor casualty condition and rectify issues preventing adequate treatment.

4. Communicate details of the incident

4.1. Accurately convey incident details to emergency services.

4.2. Report details of incident in line with appropriate workplace or site procedures.

4.3. Complete applicable documentation, including incident report form.

4.4. Maintain privacy and confidentiality of information in line with statutory or organisational policies.

5. Review the incident.

5.1. Recognise the possible psychological impacts on self and other rescuers and seek help when required.

5.2. Contribute to a review of the first aid response as required.

5.3.Check, maintain and clean equipment ready for future use.

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

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