Select from the options below.  Our standard course is the 5hr first aid course which runs at all locations.

Express first aid and full length first aid courses are only available in CBD locations.

We also offer advanced first aid and the childcare first aid courses.

If you are unsure which course suits you just ask one of our friendly team members in the chat window below.


  • 5hr HLTAID003 Provide first aid - full duration with registration and breaks 5.75hrs
  • Discount courses from $75-$99 (RRP $195)
  • Phone bookings incur an additional surcharge fee of $20
  • An A4 hard copy of your qualification can be posted to you after your class for an additional fee of $11
  • A credit card size plastic card can be posted to after your class for an additional fee of $11
  • For all special needs, policies and fees refer to the Student Handbook on our Learners Page

At CPR First Aid we believe in providing quality first aid courses at student prices for all.  We keep our overheads low so we can offer affordable first aid courses to everyone.  Because we have so many amazing learners we are able to offer courses at a smaller profit margin without compromising the quality of the training.  After training over 25,000 participants last year we value and appreciate offering our service to the community.

For all course locations for this course, see our locations page.

Students who successfully fulfill all requirements will obtain:

  • A digital Statement of Attainment in HLTAID003 Provide first aid (including HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support and HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation).
  • Your statement (certificate) will be emailed upon successful completion after 7pm the same day, or next business day if the class runs on a weekend

Pre-requisites

Whilst there are no pre-requisites for enrolling in this course, there are pre-course requirements. All participants are required to complete pre-course theory prior to attending their class. Participants are also required to have a minimum level of Literacy & Numeracy to be allowed admittance to this course. Further information is provided in the student handbook.

Performance Evidence (Practical Session)

The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role.

There must be evidence that the candidate has completed the following tasks in line with state/territory regulations, first aid codes of practice, Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines and workplace procedures:

Followed DRSABCD in line with ARC guidelines, including:

  • performed at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (5 cycles of both compressions and ventilations) on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor
  • performed at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles both compressions and ventilations) on an infant resuscitation manikin placed on a firm surface
  • responded appropriately in the event of regurgitation or vomiting
  • managed the unconscious breathing casualty
  • followed single rescue procedure, including the demonstration of a rotation of operators with minimal interruptions to compressions
  • followed the prompts of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Responded to at least two simulated first aid scenarios contextualised to the candidate’s workplace/community setting, including:

  • conducted a visual and verbal assessment of the casualty
  • demonstrated safe manual handling techniques
  • post-incident debrief and evaluation
  • provided an accurate verbal or written report of the incident

Applied first aid procedures for the following:

  • allergic reaction
  • anaphylaxis
  • bleeding control
  • choking and airway obstruction
  • envenomation, using pressure immobilisation
  • fractures, sprains and strains, using arm slings, roller bandages or other appropriate immobilisation techniques
  • respiratory distress, including asthma
  • shock

Knowledge Evidence (Online Theory & Practical Session)

The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the work role. This includes knowledge of:

State/Territory regulations, first aid codes of practice and workplace procedures including:

  • ARC Guidelines relevant to provision of CPR and first aid
  • safe work practices to minimise risks and potential hazards
  • infection control principles and procedures, including use of standard precautions
  • requirements for currency of skill and knowledge

legal, workplace and community considerations including:

  • awareness of potential need for stress-management techniques and available support following an emergency situation
  • duty of care requirements
  • respectful behaviour towards a casualty
  • own skills and limitations
  • consent
  • privacy and confidentiality requirements
  • importance of debriefing

considerations when providing first aid including:

  • airway obstruction due to body position
  • appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
  • appropriate use of an AED
  • chain of survival
  • standard precautions
  • how to conduct a visual and verbal assessment of the casualty

principles and procedures for first aid management of the following scenarios:

  • abdominal injuries
  • allergic reaction
  • anaphylaxis
  • basic care of a wound
  • bleeding control
  • burns
  • cardiac conditions, including chest pain
  • choking and airway obstruction
  • crush injuries
  • diabetes
  • dislocations
  • drowning
  • envenomation
  • environmental impact, including hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydration and heat stroke
  • eye and ear injuries
  • fractures
  • febrile convulsions
  • head, neck and spinal injuries
  • minor skin injuries
  • needle stick injuries
  • poisoning and toxic substances
  • respiratory distress, including asthma
  • seizures, including epilepsy
  • shock
  • soft tissue injuries, including strains and, sprains
  • stroke
  • unconsciousness

basic anatomy and physiology relating to:

  • how to recognise a person is not breathing normally
  • chest
  • response/consciousness
  • upper airway and effect of positional change
  • considerations in provision of first aid for specified conditions


  • 5 hour practical class, plus 15mins pre-course registration & 30 min lunch break.  Allow 5.75hrs
  • Plus 2-6 hour multiple choice on-line home study, completed prior to your class
  • Theory must be completed 24hrs prior to attending your class

Online Theory Component – Prior to your Class:

  • Theory must be completed at least 24hrs prior to attending your scheduled class. Failure to complete theory prior to attending the class will result in your booking being cancelled and all monies forfeited.  Trainers will be provided with the class list detailing theory completion results the day prior to the class. 
  • Learners will gain immediate access to the theory portal upon completion of their booking and payment, refer to your confirmation email for the link (please check junk mail folders or contact us if not received).

Practical Assessment Component:

  • In your practical component you be required to complete 1 theory test (multiple choice questions) plus practical exercises, you will be assessed by your trainer and have to be marked as competent to pass for your qualification.
  • Practical assessment are completed in groups, pairs or individually (depending on the assessment) and may involve putting people in the recovery position, applying bandages and practicing CPR on manikins on the floor.
  • To receive a ‘Competent’ mark for this course all participants must be assessed conducting CPR on the floor with adult, child and infant manikins.  
Please refer to our Learners page for other important information including assessment information and our terms and conditions.