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Basic Life Support Course

HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support | RTOID 3605

This training course will provide you with the basic skills and knowledge to respond to an emergency situation at home or while out and about. You will learn to provide life support and the management of a casualty of any age until the arrival of medical assistance.

This course teaches special techniques for children and infants so is ideal for new mums and all parents who want to be prepared with the skills and confidence to respond without hesitation in the case of an emergency.

Please note it is a requirement of this course that practical demonstration of CPR must be performed on the adult manikin on the floor.

Course duration

1 day (face to face)

Course content

  • Chain of survival
  • Assessing the situation
  • Basic life support - DRSABCD
  • Infection control
  • Performing CPR
  • Appropriate use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Care of the unconscious person
  • Allergic reaction
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Bleeding control
  • Choking and airway obstruction
  • Respiratory distress, including Asthma
  • Shock
  • Stroke


There are no prerequisites for this basic life support course.

Learn online

The online component is only available to South Australian Educational Staff.

South Australian Educational Staff can choose to complete the theory component of this course through our online learning portal. Once completed, students must attend a one-day practical assessment session to complete the full qualification.

Search for a practical session at a location near you BEFORE buying this course online.


The recommended industry standard to maintain current competency is for this course to be refreshed every 3 years, with the CPR component to be refreshed annually.


Students will be assessed through the demonstration of practical skills, participation in role plays, analysis of case studies and a written quiz.

Note: It is a requirement of this course that practical demonstration of CPR must be performed on the adult manikin on the floor.


On successful completion of this training course, students will be issued with up to date certification - a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support.

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