HLTAID002 (superseded)

Provide basic emergency life support (Superseded)

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Participant Guide

Trainer Manual

This unit is replaced by HLTAID010.

Unit Information about the HLTAID002 training material in this resource


This unit 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.

Unit mapping information

No equivalent unit.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements

Specific licensing /regulatory requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training should be obtained from the relevant national/state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authorities.

Foundation skills

The Foundation Skills described those required skills (such as language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills) that are essential to performance.

Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

Unit sector or competency field

None specified.

Prerequisite, co-requisite or interdependent assessment of units

None specified.

Assessment conditions

Skills must be demonstrated working individually in an environment that provides realistic in-depth, industry-validated scenarios and simulations to assess candidates’ skills and knowledge.

Assessment resources must include:

  • adult and infant resuscitation manikins in line with ARC Guidelines for the purpose of assessment of CPR procedures

  • adrenaline auto-injector training device

  • AED training device

  • placebo bronchodilator and spacer device

  • roller bandages

  • triangular bandage

  • workplace First Aid kit

  • workplace injury, trauma and/or illness record, or other appropriate workplace incident report form

  • wound dressing

Simulated assessment environments must simulate the real-life working environment where these skills and knowledge would be performed, with all the relevant equipment and resources of that working environment.

Assessors must satisfy the NVR/AQTF mandatory competency requirements for assessors.

In addition hold current first aid certificate HLTAID003 or higher.