The aim of the Advance Resuscitation Techniques (ART) course is to provide participants with the skills, knowledge and application of oxygen, airway management devices, suction and automated external defibrillators during resuscitation.

Course content

Upon completion participants will have the skills to follow DRSABCD in line with ARC guidelines, including:

  • perform 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
  • perform 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
  • perform at least 2 minutes of bag-valve-mask ventilation and at least 2 minutes of compression on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor
  • respond appropriately in the event of regurgitation or vomiting            
  • manage the unconscious breathing casualty
  • follow the prompts of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • follow single rescue procedure, including the demonstration of a rotation of operators with minimal interruptions to compressions
  • conduct a visual and verbal secondary survey assessment of the casualty
  • assess vital signs (respirations, pulse and temperature)
  • respond to at least three simulated first aid scenarios contextualised to the candidate’s workplace/community setting, including:
    • demonstrate safe manual handling techniques
    • clearing the airway using a suction device
    • post-incident debrief and evaluation
    • provide an accurate verbal and written report of the incident
  • select and insert an oropharyngeal airway adjunct
  • administer oxygen to an unconscious/conscious casualty, including:
    • select and prepare correct oxygen equipment
    • administer oxygen safely at correct flow rate
  • monitor and coordinate maintenance of resuscitation equipment
  • dismantling
  • storage
  • disposal
  • cleaning and decontamination
  • checking and diagnosis of faults
  • locate and interpret workplace policies and procedures 

Participants will also develop knowledge relating to State/Territory regulations, first aid codes of practice and workplace procedures including:

  • ARC guidelines relevant to provision of CPR
  • guidelines of Australian national peak clinical bodies
  • safe work practices to deal with risks and potential hazards including manual handling, hazardous substances, dangerous goods and chemicals
  • infection control principles and procedures, including use of standard precautions
  • requirements for currency of skill and knowledge
  • legal, workplace or community considerations including:
  • awareness of potential need for stress-management techniques and available support following an emergency situation
  • capabilities of emergency management services
  • consent
  • duty of care requirements
  • importance of debriefing
  • legal requirements of administration of medication and the rights and responsibilities of the First Aider in the workplace regarding medication
  • own skills and limitations
  • privacy and confidentiality requirements
  • respectful behaviour towards a casualty
  • considerations when performing resuscitation including:
    • airway obstruction due to body position
    • appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
    • appropriate use of an AED
    • assessment and interpretation of vital signs (respirations, temperature and pulse)
    • benefits, contraindications and complications with the use of an oropharyngeal airway
  • chain of survival
  • how to conduct a visual and verbal secondary survey assessment

Entry Requirements

The minimum age requirement is at least 15 years of age on the date of final assessment

Participants must also understand and have current knowledge in the area of basic first aid (SLSNT recommends all course enrolments hold a current first aid certificate)


After successfully completing the training, participants will obtain a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for the following units of competency:

  • HLTAID007 Provide Advanced Resuscitation


Your ART Certificate is valid for 1 year. 

More Information

For more information on our ART courses please contact:
SLSNT Education Manager
Sam Edwards 
Phone: (08) 89856588