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Course Name
HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support

Superseded by HLTAID010 Provide basic emergency life support

Course Code Included
HLTAID002 (Old code HLTFA211A)
Course Cost
$79 (may vary)
Course Duration
4 Hours Face-to-Face Training & Assessment + Pre-Learning and Quiz
(Time varies on individual skills, knowledge and experience)
Is the course accredited?
Does the course meet workplace requirements?
Available Discounts
Group Booking Discounts Available
Previously Known as
Level 1 first aid

HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support

(Superseded by HLTAID010 Provide basic emergency life support)

The HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support some time referred to as BELS , this course covers 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.

Nationally Accredited Units Includes:

Covid-19 Precautions

At The First Aid Course Sydney your health and safety is our priority. Infection control measures and COVID-19 practices are applied across all our training facilities. Please remember if you are unwell or experiencing any symptoms, we ask that you contact us to reschedule your training. For further information please email

How is the Course Delivered?

No Online Workbook or E-Learning Required

Training and Assessment is delivered Face to Face (4hours)

Plus + Prior to attending the face-to-face training session, you are required to complete the pre-course reading (PDF), and complete the quiz and bring it to the training session on the day. This is a self-paced, self-directed, and mandatory component of the course. The actual number of study hours required for each learner varies depending on the learners existing knowledge, skills and experience.

How is the Course Structured?

All participants will be assessed through a combination of the following assessment methods:

  • Practical Demonstrations: Simulated scenarios/Role playing
  • Project (Incident Reports)
  • Knowledge Assessment

Course Requirements

  • Participants must be 14 years of age (those who are under 18 must present enrolment form from a parent or guardian to accept responsibility
  • Prepare verbal incident reports or provide information to enable preparation of an incident report (e.g. first aid report)
  • Communicate effectively and assertively in an incident (e.g. give a casualty handover)
  • Use literacy and numeracy skills as require reading, interpret and apply guideline and protocols (e.g. read and follow ARC guidelines)
  • Perform at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles of both compression and breaths) on an adult manikin placed on the floor
  • Perform at least 2 minutes of interrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles of both compression) on an infant manikin placed on the firm surface

Course Fees 

$79 (Varies from State to State)


Course Times and Availability

This course suits workplace training. Please contact the office to arrange your preferred date and location.

First Aid & Certificate Issued Same Day

Fully Accredited | Same Day Certificates (see terms and conditions)

On the Day, after Successful Completion of the Training Course:

  • All BELS Certificates (Statement of Attainment) are issued electronically in, HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support and HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation. (T&C
  • Additionally, hard copies HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support, and HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation can be purchased for a fee of $12 including postage.
  • As recommended by the Australian Resuscitation (ARC). The HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation component of the course is valid for 12 months and will need to be updated annually for you to keep your certification current.

Course Content

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the work role

This includes knowledge of: State/Territory regulations, first aid codes of practice and workplace procedures including:

  • ARC Guidelines relevant to provision of CPR and first aid
  • safe work practices to minimise risks and potential hazards
  • Infection control principles and procedures, including use of standard precautions
  • requirements for currency of skill and knowledge

Legal, workplace and community considerations, including:

  • awareness of potential need for stress-management techniques and available support following an emergency situation
  • duty of care requirements
  • respectful behaviour towards a casualty
  • own skills and limitations
  • consent
  • privacy and confidentiality requirements
  • importance of debriefing

considerations when providing basic emergency life support, including:

  • airway obstruction due to body position
  • appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
  • appropriate use of an AED
  • chain of survival
  • standard precautions

principles and procedures for first aid management of the following scenarios:

  • allergic reaction
  • anaphylaxis
  • bleeding control
  • cardiac conditions, including chest pain
  • chocking and airway obstruction
  • respiratory distress, including asthma
  • shock
  • stroke

basic anatomy and physiology relating to:

  • considerations in provision of first aid for specified conditions
  • chest
  • how to recognise a person is not breathing normally
  • response/consciousness
  • upper airway and effect of positional change

Performance Evidence

The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role.

There must be evidence that the candidate has completed the following tasks in line with state/territory regulations, first aid codes of practice, Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines and workplace procedures:

Followed DRSABCD in line with ARC guidelines, including:

  • performed at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (5 cycles of both compressions and ventilations) on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor
  • performed at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles both compressions and ventilations) on an infant resuscitation manikin placed on a firm surface
  • responded appropriately in the event of regurgitation or vomiting
  • managed the unconscious breathing casualty
  • followed single rescue procedure, including the demonstration of a rotation of operators with minimal interruptions to compressions
  • followed the prompts of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Responded to at least one simulated first aid scenario contextualised to the candidate’s workplace/community setting, including:
  • demonstrated safe manual handling techniques
  • provided an accurate verbal or written report of the incident

Applied first aid procedures for the following:

  • allergic reaction
  • anaphylaxis
  • bleeding control
  • choking and airway obstruction
  • respiratory distress, including asthma
  • shock

Locations (some locations not available due to Covid 19 restrictions)

Sydney CBD: Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, 169 Castlereagh St, Sydney NSW 2000
Sydney Olympic Park: 6 Edwin Flack Avenue, Sydney Olympic Park 2127 
Parramatta: Holiday Inn Parramatta, 18-40 Anderson St, Parramatta, NSW, 2150, Australia
Bankstown: 8 Greenfield Parade, Bankstown NSW 2200
Greenwich: 260-264 Pacific Hwy, Greenwich NSW 2065
Gosford:26 Central Coast Hwy, West Gosford NSW 2250
Penrith: 8 Tindale street, Penrith NSW 2750
Hurstville: 72 Connells Point Rd, South Hurstville NSW 2221
Dee Why: The Builders Club, 18 Fisher Rd, Dee Why NSW 2099
Tweed Heads:2 Wharf St, Tweed Heads NSW 2485

Your first aid certificate – Fully Accredited

Get your fully accredited first aid certificate on the same day.

After successfully completing your training with First Aid Course Sydney you will receive a fully Accredited Recognised Statement of Attainment for your first aid course.