This course applies to a wide range of settings where emergencies involving cardiac arrest may occur. It is relevant for people working in education, aged and community care, sport, travel & tourism, hospitality, industry enterprises and other workplace and community settings.

There are no prerequisite units. Participants will need the ability to meet the physical demands of providing resuscitation, including provision of CPR on the floor. Participants will also need oral communication skills in order to make an accurate verbal report to emergency services and a workplace supervisor. It is recommended that participants have language, literacy and numeracy skills equivalent to level 2 of the Australian Core Skills Framework.