Basic Life Support (CPR)

This course provides students with skills to support life in an emergency situation until qualified assistance is available.


A Basic Life Support (CPR) certificate will be issued on successful completion of this course.

Unit Standard: 6402 L1 C1 V8

Course Content

The course focuses on:

  • Responding to emergencies by minimising the impact of environmental conditions to ensure that the safety of the rescuers, bystanders and victims is maintained.
  • Responding to an unconscious patient in an emergency situation by assessment of their level of responsiveness, airway and breathing.
  • Providing management according to victim’s condition.
  • Airway patency.
  • CPR.
  • Breathing support.
  • Circulation support.
  • Airway obstruction.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Provide basic life support.

Course structure

The course is a combination of theoretical and practical sessions. Students are assessed continuously during the course.

Course prerequisites


Assessment process

Practical assessment which takes place when the student is ready/has shown that they can perform all tasks required. The assessment will involve simulated emergency situations for an adult or child and infant.


To maintain current competency, it is recommended that refresher training occurs regularly. NZQA and the Skills Organisation identify this as every two years.

Items to bring

  • Photo ID.
  • Comfortable clothing suitable for participating in practical exercises.
  • Covered-in footwear.
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Course Length

4 Hours


Wood Training Centre
26 Manadon St
New Plymouth

or at customer premises.


$90 + GST per person

Group rates available

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Important Information

Student Handbook

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Meet The Trainers

Jonathan (Jono) Miller

Jonathan (Jono) Miller

Jonathan (Jono) Miller

Instructing in First Aid from mid-2006, Jon is an experienced first aid instructor.  Jon’s sense of humour and on the job stories ensure engaging and relevant training whenever he delivers. Jon has extended his safety training skills over the years now also delivers our Helicopter Underwater Escape Training courses and continues to deliver training with freshness and relevance

Ryan Moss

Ryan Moss

Ryan Moss

Coming from a business background, Ryan worked in the offshore industry before moving onshore to pursue a career as a fire and marine trainer. He has Emergency Care, Fire and Rescue qualifications as well as in the areas of Adult Education and Training. Ryan volunteers his time to work with St John Ambulance as an ambulance officer and as a senior fire fighter with Fire Emergency New Zealand. Ryan stands out as a well-rounded emergency response professional with experience across multiple areas.


The course was close to reality-taken seriously which was great.


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