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CPR Course Brisbane

Are you looking for a CPR Course in Brisbane?

Our CPR Courses in Brisbane will help you to develop the skills and knowledge required to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines.  You will learn basic anatomy and physiology and how to apply the DRSABCD procedures for treating a casualty.

While CPR is a last resort intervention, a person without a pulse will all but certainly die, the physical nature of how CPR is performed may lead to complications which may need to be rectified.  The most common injuries sustained from CPR are rib fractures, with literature suggesting an incidence between 13% and 97%, and sternal fractures, with an incidence between 1% to 43%.

CPR is indicated for any person unresponsive with no breathing or breathing only in occasional agonal gasps, as it is most likely that they are in cardiac arrest.

If a person still has a pulse but is not breathing (respiratory arrest) artificial ventilations may be more appropriate, but, due to the difficulty people have in accurately assessing the presence or absence of a pulse, CPR guidelines recommend that lay persons should not stop CPR to check the pulse.


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CPR Course Brisbane

Unit Being Delivered

The following unit(s) will be awarded to successful participants in this course. The certificate will be issued by Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909.

  • HLTAID009 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

To view full unit details please visit training.gov.au

Provider of Training and Assessment

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

Please click this link to view the Allens Training Pty Ltd Student Handbook for this course.

A Training can also be found on the firstaidtraining.com.au website.

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The fee for this course is $60 (GST free) per person – book with a group to receive a discount

For group/company bookings, please contact us for a free quote on 1300 707 677

Refund and fee protection policy, including cooling-off period – please refer to the Student Handbook

Payment Terms – Payment for individual participants is upfront, group booking payment terms are based on agreement between the client and service provider.

•    Option 1:  Face to Face – 2 hours (minimum) full face to face course
•    Option 2:  Blended delivery – 1.5 hours (minimum) face to face course with the addition of 1 hour self-paced learning to be completed prior to attending the face to face course
•    Option 3:  Refresher training – 1.5 hours (minimum) face to face course – conditions apply for this option, for example, you will need to provide previous current certificates
•    Option 4:  Online Training with Face to Face Assessment – 20 minutes (minimum) face to face assessment with the addition of self-paced learning to be completed prior to attending the face to face course

Important information regarding course durations:

The duration of the CPR courses in Brisbane 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.

This course will be delivered in the workplace or at a A Training training facility.

Participants must have the physical capacity to perform the practical demonstrations, such as 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR on the floor.

Pre-course study:   Students may be required to undertake online pre-course work prior to attending the face to face session depending on the course delivery mode.

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.

Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks.  These are detailed in the sections following.

It is recommended that renewal for this course is undertaken annually (every year).

No work placement will be required as part of this course.

Please refer to the Student Handbook for all details relating to your rights and responsibilities.


Delivery of course information and learning activities.

Performance tasks and practical scenarios:

  • Perform CPR on an adult (incl. the use of an AED and placing a casualty into the recovery position)
  • Perform CPR on an infant

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

Pre-course study

Pre-course study for the course is found in the student portal. Students must have access to a computer, phone, tablet etc. with access to the internet to complete the pre-course study online.

CPR Course Description

Our CPR Courses in Brisbane will provide you with the skills and knowledge but most importantly the confidence to be able to handle any emergency on your own that may potentially occur with a friend, family member or a stranger in desperate need of assistance, which could save their life.

What is CPR?

CPR is an acronym for Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, which is an emergency procedure that is often combined with chest compression’s and artificial ventilation in an effort to manually preserve intact brain function until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing in a person who is in cardiac arrest.  It is recommended in those who are unresponsive with no breathing or abnormal breathing.

CPR involves chest compression’s at one third of the patients chest depth and at a rate of at least 100 to 120 compression’s per minute.  The rescuer may also provide artificial ventilation by exhaling air into the subject’s mouth or nose (mouth-to-mouth resuscitation) or by using a device that pushes air into the subject’s lungs (mechanical ventilation).

During the CPR course you will learn

•    How to assess and respond to an emergency situation
•    The legal responsibilities of a first aider
•    Duty of care responsibilities to yourself and others
•    How to use the DRSABCD procedure
•    The dangers of performing CPR
•    How to locate the heart for compressions during CPR
•    How deep to compress the chest cavity during CPR
•    How to perform CPR for an adult, child and infant
•    How to position the patients head when performing CPR
•    The ratio for compressions and breathes during CPR
•    When to commence and stop CPR
•    How to use an AED (automated external defibrillator)
•    Safety precautions while using a defibrillator
•    What to do if the patient has an obstructed airway
•    How to put a patient into the recovery position
•    How to maintain a clear airway
•    How to use safe manual handling techniques
•    How to provide accurate verbal or written reports of the incident
•    Safe work practices and infection control
•    Privacy and confidentiality
•    How to communicate details of the incident

Who may need this course?

•    Fitters
•    Electricians
•    Mechanics
•    Maintenance workers
•    Childcare workers
•    Personal trainers
•    Swimming instructors
•    Teachers
•    Educators
•    Lifeguards
•    Midwifes
•    Nanny’s
•    Nurses
•    Doctors
•    Therapists
•    Youth workers
•    Age care workers
•    Disability support workers
•    Managers
•    Supervisors
•    Technicians
•    Labourer’s
•    Coal mine workers
•    Construction workers
•    Chefs & cooks
•    Security officers

Course Content

CPR is used on people in cardiac arrest in order to oxygenate the blood and maintain a cardiac output to keep vital organs alive. Blood circulation and oxygenation are required to transport oxygen to the tissues.

The physiology of CPR involves generating a pressure gradient between the arterial and venous vascular beds; CPR achieves this via multiple mechanisms.  The brain may sustain damage after blood flow has been stopped for about four minutes and irreversible damage after about seven minutes.

CPR alone is unlikely to restart the heart.  The main purpose behind CPR is to restore partial flow of oxygenated blood to the brain, heart and vital organs.  The objective of CPR is to delay tissue death and to extend the brief window of opportunity for a successful resuscitation without permanent brain damage.

Administration of an electric shock to the patients heart with the use of a defibrillator, is usually needed in order to restore a viable or “perfusing” heart rhythm.  Defibrillation is effective only for certain heart rhythms, ventricular fibrillation or ventricular tachycardia, rather than asystole or pulseless electrical activity.  CPR may succeed in inducing a heart rhythm that may be shockable.

In general, CPR is continued until the person has a return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) or is declared dead.

•    Apply appropriate emergency first aid procedures
•    Respond to an emergency situation
•    Perform CPR in accordance with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines
•    Provide first aid in accordance with established first aid principles
•    Communicate details of the incident
•    Evaluate the incident and own performance

Course requirements

For our CPR Course Brisbane, it is recommended that participants should have sound LLN skills (language, literacy and numeracy).  The participant should contact A Training prior to enrolment for a free assessment if they’re unsure whether they meet this requirement.

Additional support services (such as LLN support) may be required at the cost of the individual based on the individuals needs.  A Training additional support services can be found on our Resources page.

•    Please read our A Training Student Handbook for student rights and obligations prior to course registration
•    By enrolling in a course you are deemed to have accepted the policies and procedures of A Training
•    Please be at the course 15 minutes prior to commencement of course
•    Admission after the course has commenced will be left to Management’s discretion.  A 100% fee will be charged for non-attendance if less than 48 hours or no notice is given in writing


There are no pre-requisites for our CPR Courses in Brisbane

Participants must provide

•    Own lunch
•    Own transport
•    Must wear suitable clothing and enclosed in footwear
•    Please bring photo identification as needed for your course

Course Inclusions

•    Course material
•    Tea and coffee facilities
•    Equipment required to complete the training
•    Training conducted by experienced first aid safety specialists
•    Extensive knowledge of relevant legislation
•    Theory and practical training

Relevant courses

Our CPR Course Brisbane can be packaged with other courses of your choice.  Please contact A Training for a free quote on course packages and receive significant savings.

Call us to make an arrangement suitable for you 1300 707 677