Skill Set - HLTAID001 & SISCAQU002

Information about the course:

This skills set teaches the skills and knowledge required to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines. This course is developed for existing workers in the industry who may require CPR training as recommended by the ARC. This course also describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to perform basic water rescues in indoor or outdoor aquatic venues.

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 authority.

Units:

Target Audience:

Those who are required to provide an emergency first aid response in a workplace. The skills set applies to all workers who may be required to perform basic water rescues in a range of situations, including swimming pools. Work is performed according to accepted best practice principles of aquatic rescues, relevant legislation and organisational policies.

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 manikin placed on the floor. It is also a requirement of this course that you are physically capable of performing swimming rescues in a simulated aquatic facility or environment such as an indoor pool, outdoor pool, or shallow water venue.

Award issued:

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

  • HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • SISCAQU002 Perform basic water rescues

Recertification Requirements:

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

Course Duration:

  • Full course: pre-course study plus 5 hours face-to-face

Important information regarding course durations:

Course durations, as mentioned above, are reflective of group sizes of between 4 and 15 participants. If there are fewer 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.

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.