HLTAID002 Provide Basic Emergency Life Support – $130

Course Summary

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

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

National Course Code

HLTAID002 Provide Basic Emergency Life Support


Delivery of this program is mixed mode, consisting of pre course work and 8 hours face to face workshop plus pre coursework

A refresher course is available for students who hold a current Provide Basic Emergency Life Support certificate, in which case there is no pre course theory to complete. Students just attend the 8 hours of face to face workshop


All of the content included in Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (HLTAID001) plus;

  • Basic anatomy and physiology
  • Severe bleeding & bleeding control
  • Absence of life
  • Choking/airway obstructions
  • Shock
  • Infection control
  • Airway management
  • Chest pain
  • Severe allergic reactions
  • The Chain of Survival
  • Calling for help
  • Understanding the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Own skills and limitations
  • Reporting and recording an emergency
  • General OH&S and legal issued
  • Awareness of stress management and support

Course Inclusions 

  • First Aid Manual
  • A4Certificate
  • Wallet Card
  • All training resources (bandages, face shields, gloves, etc.)
  • Student support services

Assessment Methods 

  • Multiple choice questions
  • Practical demonstrations/skills observations
  • Short answer questioning
  • Completion of reports

Language, Literacy & Numeracy requirements

The Provide basic emergency life support course combines plain English, videos, photos, and questioning to ensure all learners are able to have the best possible chance at comprehending the required knowledge and developing first aid skills that will be needed in an emergency. If you believe you will need assistance due to your Language, Literacy or Numeracy skills, please contact our head office before enrolling to discuss your training needs.


All students must bring ID with them to the training course. Photo ID is the minimum requirement (e.g. Drivers Licence, Passport or similar).

Assessment submission process, support and outcomes

Assessment Outcomes: Competent or Not Competent

For any learner who is unable to satisfactorily complete all assessment tasks, the assessor will attempt to make reasonable adjustments to the methods of assessment. If the learner is deemed not competent, they will need to re-sit the training course and additional fees will apply.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Students choosing to undertake RPL will need to be sent an RPL guide for their course.

In order to be eligible for RPL, the student must demonstrate currency in that particular subject. I.e. a student cannot submit evidence from 5 years prior and request it be applied directly to their new competency. They must show how they have since applied those skills and that they are current.

Award Issued

  • Upon successful completion a Statement of Attainment and Walletcard will be issued for HLTAID002 – Provide Basic Emergency Life Support
  • Valid for 3 year from the completion date


Participants must be 14 years or older

*Please note, it is a requirement of this course that practical demonstration of CPR must be performed on the floor.

For our electronic manual please see the bottom of the home page.