CPR and Manual Handling for Healthcare Providers


Please be aware that HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation has been superseded by HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 

If you are unsure if this unit will meet your requirements, please check with your employer prior to enrolling.

Course structure

This course has one Nationally Recognised Unit of Competence (HLTAID001 Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation i.e. a unit of competence that is nationally recognised across Australia) and one professional development learning module (Perform Manual Handling).

This means that if you successfully complete all of the course requirements you will receive a Statement of Attainment for HLTAID001 Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation and a Certificate of Completion for Perform Manual Handling. Training sessions are run over 4 hours – this workshop is divided into 2 sessions.

Eligible CPD Points: 4

Entry Requirements

To be eligible to enrol in this program you must have completed CPR and manual handling training in the last 2 years and have evidence to support this learning. This is because our program has been designed as a refresher and as such is run over a shorter duration. You must also be a healthcare professional as all scenarios and simulations have been contextualised to the healthcare setting.

HLTAID001 Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation and Perform Manual Handling both require a certain amount of physical fitness to complete assessment requirements. Please see below physical fitness requirements.


• complete at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR on an adult and infant mannequin which has been placed on the floor (total of 4-6 minutes).

• respond to clinical scenarios and treat casualties who are on the floor

• and, roll mannequins/people into the recovery position

NOTE: Students who are unable to complete the assessment requirement will receive a Certificate of Attendance and not a Statement of Attainment

Perform Manual Handling

• move mannequins up a bed using sliding sheets

• lift and move boxes

HLTAID001 Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation Content

You will learn and be assessed on how to;

· Identify a casualty who needs immediate first aid and/or CPR

· Keep yourself and others safe by assessing and minimising identified hazards/ dangers and using safe manual handling techniques

· Seek help quickly

· Perform CPR on an adult and infant

· Manage a person who is breathing but unconscious

· Use an automated external defibrillator sometimes called an AED

· Communicate what you have seen, heard, and done to emergency personnel and your Workplace Supervisor

You will know;

· Common terms

· Guidelines, regulations and requirements and where to find them

· Basic anatomy and physiology relating to CPR

· What to consider when performing CPR

· How to recognise if a person is not breathing properly and is unconscious

Your Assessment

In the case of CPR, it is important that we check what you know and can do. Our assessment process is simple. We will ask you some questions (written questions), watch you run through the CPR Algorithm on a mannequin (Baby and adult) and complete an incident report . If assessments scare you don’t worry, you will have plenty of time to prepare and practice before you are assessed.

Perform Manual Handling Content

You will learn and be assessed on how to;

· Perform correct manual handling techniques

· Apply lifting, lowering and transfer techniques of manual handling

· Apply safe handling practices and other safety procedures

· Demonstrate correct use of equipment according to manufacturers' specifications

· Implement practices to prevent or minimise risk

Your Assessment will be done through observation.

2021 NSW Course Dates

September 24, October 15, November 2, December 14

Course Cost

$100.00 for both units or $60 for one unit individually

Your Rights and Responsibilities

Please see Participant Handbook and our consumer protection policies to understand your rights and responsibilities.

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