Resuscitation Training

  • HLTAID001 Provide Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

Resuscitation refers to the actions taken to keep a casualty alive after their breathing and heartbeat has stopped. Resuscitation can mean the difference between life and death and early intervention with Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) can and will save lives. By taking the time to learn about resuscitation, you could save someone's life.

Royal Life Saving Resuscitation courses can give participants training and knowledge in a range of areas including Basic Life Support, CPR, Defibrillation, Oxygen Resuscitation and Emergency Care.

All Royal Life Saving resuscitation training is delivered in accordance with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines.


The Resuscitation certificate teaches the theoretical and practical experience in the lifesaving techniques of CPR and associated emergency care.

A Resuscitation Certificate from Royal Life Saving is recognised as a pre-requisite and a safety standard for many employment categories and industries.

Delivery Mode options

Delivery modes vary depending on your selected course and may include:

  1. Face-to-Face – Classroom based includes theory, practical instruction and assessment
  2. Flexible delivery – Self-paced pre-learning and classroom based delivery.
  3. Online - Self-paced E-learning before attending a face-to-face practical assessment

Please check delivery options available at the time of booking.


There is no prior learning required for full course enrolments. Update course enrolments require a current Resuscitation certificate. It is recommended that candidates are 12 in the calendar year they attempt the course. There is a physical component of this course and candidates may be required to perform CPR on a resuscitation manikin placed on the floor.



Techniques of CPR including modifications for infants and children; emergency care of people suffering shock, choking or bleeding; the use of bystanders and how to contact emergency services; and the importance of defibrillation.


Checking for dangers and taking appropriate action; assessing the level of consciousness; clearing and opening the airway; checking for the presence or absence of breathing; positioning of the casualty for rescue breathing; performing simulated rescue breathing on a resuscitation manikin; locating the compression point for chest compression and demonstrating effective CPR on a manikin placed on the floor; demonstrating the appropriate action for a casualty who vomits or regurgitates; and placing the casualty in the recovery position.


Successful candidates will receive a:

  • Royal Life Saving Resuscitation certificate (valid for 12 months)

Statement of Attainment for Unit of Competency from the HLT National Health Training Package:

  • HLTAID001 Provide Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation


Units may go towards a credit in a (SIS31015) Certificate III in Aquatics and Community Recreation from the SIS10 National Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package.

Enrolment Information

To find a course closest to you, simply click on the ‘Find a Scheduled Course’ feature on the top right of the screen.

Please note that the Royal Life Saving Society Australia National Office is NOT a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).  All AQF accredited training is delivered by the Royal Life Saving State and Territory Member Organisations (STMOs) as listed below.  If you are unsure about any aspect of your enrolment or course it is important that you get in contact with your local Royal Life Saving STMO.

Australian Capital Territory (ACT) - including Canberra metropolitan and surrounds

  • Royal Life Saving Society ACT Branch
  • Courses run by Royal Life Saving ACT are delivered through Royal Life Saving Society Australia - NSW (RTO 90666)

New South Wales (NSW) - including Sydney metropolitan and Illawarra, Hunter, Riverina, Northern and Western Regions

  • Royal Life Saving Society Australia - NSW (RTO 90666)

· Northern Territory (NT) - including Darwin, Katherine and Alice Springs

  • Royal Life Saving Society Australia – NT (RTO 0859)

· Queensland (QLD) - including Brisbane metropolitan, Far North and Regional Queensland

  • Royal Life Saving Society QLD (RTO 5431)

· South Australia (SA) - including Adelaide metropolitan and regional areas

  • Royal Life Saving Society Australia – South Australian Branch (RTO 0996)

· Tasmania (TAS) - including Hobart, Launceston and North West regions

  • Royal Life Saving Society Australia – Tasmania Branch
  • Courses run by Royal Life Saving Tasmania are delivered through Royal Life Saving Society Australia - NSW (RTO 90666)

· Victoria (VIC) - including Melbourne metropolitan and regional areas

  • Life Saving Victoria (RTO 21799)

· Western Australia (WA) - including Perth metropolitan and regional areas

  • Royal Life Saving Society Western Australia (RTO 0854)
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