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HLTAID007 Provide Advanced Resuscitation

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Information about the course:

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

This unit applies to workers who may be required to use specialised equipment to provide resuscitation in a range of complex situations, include community and workplace settings.

Specific licensing requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training, should be obtained from the relevant state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory

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

Target audience:

Existing workers in this industry who may require advanced first aid training as recommended by the Australian Resuscitation Council.

Course Requirements:

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

Students are not required to bring any materials or equipment with them to the course.

Assessment Requirements:

It is a Training Package requirement of this course that you are physically capable of performing uninterrupted CPR for at least 2 minutes on a CPR adult manikin placed on the floor and on a CPR baby manikin placed on a firm surface.

Award issued:

Students who successfully complete this nationally recognised training will be awarded the statement of attainment for:

  • HLTAID001 Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • HLTAID007 Provide advanced resuscitation

Course duration:

  • Full course:  7 hours face to face training
  • Full course: Completion of CPR pre-course study plus 6 hours practical training
  • Refresher course: 5 hours face to face training and you must supply a copy of your current certificate
  • Refresher course: Completion of CPR pre-course study plus 4 hours practical training and you must supply a copy of your current certificate

Important information regarding course durations:

Course durations, as mentioned above, are reflective of group sizes of between 4 and 15 participants. If there are less students in a group, you may find course duration reduced by a maximum of 10%. If a class size exceeds 15 participants it may therefore also be necessary to increase course duration depending on the number of participants.

Recertification Requirements:

It is recommended this unit be renewed every 12 months in line with industry standards.

Pre course study options:

There are a few different options for completing your pre-course study. 

We recommend our First Aid News Video as it is the most convenient option.
Other options include
  • Ebook
  • Online training
  • Hard copy coloured workbook
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The pre course study includes multi choice questions. You must take the completed paper, or the online completion print out, with you to the training course.

Related Course Documentation

What should I look for when choosing a training provider?

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A copy of the Student Agreement should be read before enrolling in this course.

What are my rights and responsibilties as a student?

The Australian Skills and Qualification Authority (ASQA) requires that students be aware of their rights and responsibilities once they have selected their training provider. By enrolling into any of our courses you are deemed to have accepted the terms and conditions outlined in our Student Agreement 

All students will be required to show proof of identification at the commencement of the course.

(HLTAID007) What skills and knowledge will I get from this course?

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 demonstrated evidence that the candidate has completed the following tasks at least
once in line with state/territory regulations, first aid codes of practice, ARC guidelines and
workplace procedures:
•   located and interpreted workplace policies and procedures
•   conducted a hazard assessment and identified strategies to minimise risk
•   demonstrated safe manual handling techniques
•   assessed airway, breathing and responsiveness of casualty
•   performed at least eight minutes of uninterrupted CPR on both an adult and an infant
resuscitation manikin placed on the floor, demonstrating the following techniques on each:
-    checking for response and normal breathing
-    recognising abnormal breathing
-    opening and clearing the airway using a suction device
- using correct hand location, compression depth rate in line with the ARC recommended ratio of
compressions and ventilations
-    acting in the event of regurgitation or vomiting
-    following single rescuer procedure, including the demonstration of a rotation of operators
with minimal interruptions to compressions
-    carrying out two rescuer procedure, as both the ventilator and the compressor
•    selected and inserted an oropharyngeal airway adjunct
•    rescue breathing via a resuscitation mask and soft bag resuscitator
•    conducted a secondary survey, including checking pulse of at least one person and recording
pulse rate
•    activated and followed the prompts of an AED
•    administered oxygen to an unconscious casualty, including:

-    selecting correct equipment
-    preparing equipment
-    administering oxygen safely at correct flow rate
-    monitoring of oxygen saturation levels when administering oxygen
•    monitored and coordinated maintenance of equipment including:
-    dismantling
-    storage
-    disposal
-    cleaning
-    checking and diagnosis of faults
•    provided an accurate verbal report of the incident
•    responded to at least three simulated emergency scenarios contextualised to the candidate’s
workplace/community setting.

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 provision of CPR and first aid
-     guidelines of Australian national peak clinical bodies
-     safe work practices to deal with risks and potential hazards including manual handling,
hazardous substances, dangerous goods and chemicals
-     infection control principles and procedures, including use of standard precautions based on
-     requirements for currency of skill and knowledge
•    legal, workplace or 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
-     capabilities of emergency management services
-     privacy and confidentiality requirements
-     importance of debriefing
•    considerations when performing resuscitation, including:
-     airway obstruction due to body position
-     appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
-     appropriate use of an AED
-     chain of survival
-     standard precautions for managing the incident
•    considerations when providing supplementary oxygen, including:
-     selection and operation of oxygen masks and other appropriate delivery devices
-     benefits of providing oxygen to a casualty and of providing suction during the application of
advanced resuscitation techniques
-     complications with the use of a bag-valve-mask device and suitable strategies to minimise
•    benefits, contraindications and complications with the use of an oropharyngeal airway
•    basic anatomy, physiology and toxicology as it relates to the provision of advanced
resuscitation, including:
-     basic electrical activity associated with normal and abnormal heart rhythm
-     relevant organs of the cardio pulmonary system and their operation
-     physiology relating to response/consciousness
-     upper airway anatomy and effect of positional change
•    methods for cleaning, replenishing, recharging and maintaining resuscitation equipment,
-     troubleshooting to identify minor and major faults
-     actions to rectify problems
-     procedures to ensure operational readiness.


(HLTAID007) How will I be assessed for this course?

The following assessment tasks are required for this course:
  • Theory Questions consisting of multiple choice and short answer questions
  • Simulated Practical Scenarios

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

Overall assessment duration: 6 hours

(HLTAID007) Where can I access a copy of the training package?

You can access the training package here

Is there any latex in the manikins?

Resuscitation manikins are latex free.

How can I contact my trainer?

You can contact a trainer in your area for this course in our First Aid Trainer Directory.

What are the Language, Literacy and Numeracy requirements for this course?

 In order to meet competency for this unit, you will be required to meet the LLN requirements of the Training Package. You can find more information regarding our LLN support services here

Professional Development Points

Allens Training has been approved by The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine for the PDP Accredited Activities:

-       HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (10 BLS Points)

-       HLTAID003 Provide First Aid (10 BLS Points + 2 PRPD Points + 12 Emergency Medicine MOPS Points)

-       HLTAID007 Provide Advanced Resuscitation (10 BLS points)

The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine is accredited by the Australian Medical Council (AMC) for setting professional medical standards for training, assessment, certification and continuing professional development in the specialty of general practice. They also play an important role in supporting junior doctors and medical students considering a career in rural medicine.

Any of the above training courses provide to General Practitioners (registered with ACRRM) is recognised as Professional Development and can be used to contribute towards CPD points that are required to obtain throughout the triennium to meet formal requirements of the medical registration.