The REFRESHER Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) program covers to provide the skills and knowledge required to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines.
This unit of competency applies to all persons who may be required to provide CPR, in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.
Most employers and pre-employment screening will require an up-to-date CPR ticket or Nationally recognised Statement of Attainment otherwise commonly referred to as an SOA that is issued by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).
The SOA will be for the nationally endorsed CPR unit of competency. If you have already completed your first aid and CPR course in the last few years, then you are able to complete a CPR refresher course. If you have not previously completed a CPR course, then you would need to complete a full course rather than the CPR refresher course.
Additionally to the above, a medical emergency can happen anywhere and anytime, so employers have a duty of care to ensure staff has adequate CPR knowledge that is current and up-to-date. By ensuring that staff and employees have a current CPR SOA within 1 year they can ensure this. A CPR refresher course can ensure you are current and help you re-skill and update your knowledge of CPR to be compliant.
This program is delivered as either an Initial or Refresher course based on the learner’s currency levels and prior CPR certification history. Refresher course for those who have done it before but need their SOA current within 1 year for industry requirements.
For the full course information visit the ‘CPR full course page’.
- Proof of your previous First Aid/ CPR training/ SOA etc
- Basic verbal and written English communication skills sufficient to read material and understand instruction.
- A Unique Student Identifier number (USI)- if you don’t have one go to- usi.gov.au
- Provide photo identification.
- Wear closed in shoes.
- Sun protection is also recommended (hat, long-sleeved shirt and pants).
- Pass a language, literacy, and numeracy assessment (LLN) if applicable.
There are no mandatory requirements for students commencing the CPR course however due to the physical nature of the unit of competency learners must have the physical capacity to be able to perform CPR for 2 minutes continuously positioned on the floor.
How long will the training take (Duration)
The CPR course has training and assessment that is competency-based so the time of the course is dependent on a learner’s previous experience, capabilities, and abilities.
The typical duration of this refresher CPR course for someone who has had previous experience is approx 2 hours, depending on the learner’s experience and ability.
A full CPR course is also available for thoes that haven’t completed the course before. Click Here to check out that info.
How is the Training Delivered ( Delivery Modes)
Brief practical and theory training based on theoretical concepts and set tasks that need to be completed. The learner is then given a theory and a practical assessment.
Designed for all types of learners giving them access to the equipment and skills required to be competent in the practical skills and knowledge of First aid in a very focused time-efficient structure.
Step 1 – Completion of theory assessment. Any gaps are identified and addressed with the learner.
Step 2 – Learner completes the practical assessment. Any gaps are identified and addressed with the learner.
Step 3 – Upon successful completion, the learner is issued a Statement of attainment.
Please note: A proof of training card can be issued for an additional cost.
What will you learn? (Overview)
The CPR Course covers:
- Respond to an emergency situation.
- Perform CPR procedures.
- Communicate details of the incident.
- Review the incident.
You will learn:
- Assess for danger and respond
- Apply skills and knowledge to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
- Report and evaluate on the incident
For more specific course information please contact us or go to https://training.gov.au
To complete the course, students must successfully complete all assessments which are aligned with the national unit of competency.
Upon successful completion of the course requirements, students will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment (SOA).
Your Refresher training in First aid should be carried out every two years as stipulated in Safework Australia’s First Aid in the Workplace Code of Practice, however, specific Service Industry network providers may request more stringent refresher training requirements – eg. on a six-monthly basis to retain your currency.
How frequently should I complete a CPR refresher?
Safe Work Australia delegates that CPR refresher training should be undertaken with a RTO annually so as staff and workers can refresh their skills and knowledge and confirm their competence to provide first aid in the event of an emergency.
In addition to this CPR refresher courses should be completed every 12 months for your own personal and professional benefit.
CPR is a tool that is infrequently used by so many people, the knowledge of how to administer it and the signs to look out for can fade over time. Renewing and refreshing your CPR knowledge every 12 months could be the difference that saves someone’s life.