HLTAID010 Provide Basic Emergency Life Support

Nationally Recognised Training

Duration: 2.5 hours 

HLTAID010 Provide Basic Life Support course is a Nationally Recognised course that equips participants with the knowledge and skills to provide Basic Life Support including CPR, use of an automatic external defibrillator (AED) and management of life threatening conditions.

Course Contents

  • First Aid Principles

  • Infection Control & Hygiene

  • Legal Aspects of First Aid

  • Incident Approach and Management

  • Patient Assessment

  • Basic Life Support

  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

  • Automated External Defibrillation (AED)

  • First aid knowledge and skills relating to choking/airway obstruction, bleeding, shock, asthma and anaphylaxis.


​HLTAID010 Provide Basic Life Support includes both a theoretical and practical assessment component. Theory assessment includes the completion of a multiple-choice theory paper. A practical assessment includes a formal assessment of practical skills including resuscitation skills. Or undertake online training and theory assessments prior to a  face-to-face assessment.

Please note all participants must be able to perform at least two minutes of uninterrupted CPR on both an infant resuscitation manikin and an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor with correct technique, to be marked as competent.

Foundation skills

HLTAID010 includes the following types of skills as listed below, Note: If the training and assessment requires any tasks harder than this, and you feel unable to complete what is asked, we will support you through the training process.

You need to be able to:

  • Apply first aid skills to different locations and casualties
  • Read and interpret basic signs, such as labels on first aid supplies, buttons on the AED and warning signs
  • Provide a verbal report and handover in English about the situation and your first aid treatment
  • Estimate weight to ensure safe lifting
  • Count breaths and compressions
  • Tell time to record when something happens


​On successful completion of this First Aid course, participants will be awarded the nationally accredited statement of attainment for both HLTAID009 (Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and HLTAID010 Provide Basic Life Support.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

From 1 January 2015 when you attend a first aid course (nationally recognised training) you will need to have a USI.

A USI will give you access to your online USI account which will contain all your nationally recognised training records and results from 1 January 2015 onwards.

This is a requirement of the Australian Government Department of Industry.

Healthguard is a Registered Training Organisation and must comply with Government Legislation to maintain our registration. As of the 1 January 2015 we will be unable to issue you a Statement of Attainment for your course until you supply us with your USI.

Visit the USI website at: usi.gov.au

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