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Provide basic emergency life support

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to recognise and respond to life-threatening emergencies in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines

Provide basic emergency life support

This unit applies to all persons who may be required to provide an emergency response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

Delivery Format


Face-to Face

5 hours

covering both

theory and practical

Working From Home

Blended Face-to-Face

Theory completed online prior to practical session

- approx 2 - 2.5 hours online

2 hours covering the the practical 

Upcoming Courses

The  Provide basic emergency life support training provides the necessary skills required to provide a first aid response including life support and the management of any casualties on the scene as well as management of other first aiders.


This course is recommended for those in charge of first aid in a workplace.


The course comprises practical training plus face-to-face training hours.

There are no pre-requisites for this course. Students must be at least 14 years of age at the time of attendance.

Important note: In order to issue an accredited certificate CPR must be performed on the floor with no exemptions.

Clothing: We suggest that you wear comfortable casual clothing, as the practical nature of the demonstrations and practice may possibly require bending, kneeling and lying on the floor. Pants and flat shoes are recommended.


Learn more about the Australian Government’s competency and assessment requirements for this course at

The HLTAID010 Provide basic emergency life support certificate is valid for 3 years. 

The Code of Practice and Australian Resuscitation Council recommends that cardiopulmonary resuscitation skills are refreshed annually.

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