Basic Emergency Life Support

Provide Basic Emergency Life Support (PBELS)

National Course Code: HLTFA201A

Course Content:
This course is designed to teach the skills and knowledge required to recognise and respond to life threatening emergencies using basic life support measures only. The key competencies include CPR, use of an Automated External Defibrillator, treatment of asthma, anaphylaxis, trauma and medical emergencies. The flexibility of this course allows for complete classroom training over 8 hours or a combination of online and classroom instruction.

Skills and Knowledge Include:
  • Recognise and respond to an emergency situation
  • Identify and implement first aid procedures
  • Communicate details of the incident
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
On successful completion of the course you will receive:
  • Statement of Attainment valid for 3 years
  • A4 size certificate + plastic wallet card
  • Key-ring facemask
  • First Aid Quick Guide
  • The confidence to perform CPR in an emergency situation

Duration of course: 8 hours classroom training & assessment or a combination of classroom + completion of theoretical component online.

Certification: Legislative approval for 3 years from the completion date.  Annual refreshers are recommended to maintain current CRP skills.

Award Issued: Statement of attainment on successful completion of the course.  This unit of competency is nationally recognised on the National Training Information Service website: http//

Prerequisites and requirements: Students must be 14 years or older.
An online workbook or written workbook must be completed prior to the commencement of the course for the mixed mode of training.

Assessment tools: Multiple choice exam & ongoing practical assessment throughout the course.

Recommended: comfortable attire should be worn.

Refresher: Annual refreshers are recommended to maintain current CPR skills.