Defibrillator Training

The Defibrillator Training course is referred to by many names: AED training, Automated External Defibrillator training. There are 2 accredited versions of this course. Version A: Cardiac First Response Training, CFR Training, CFR Community Level Training, CFR Community Level Providers Training . Version B: Heartsaver Training.

This course is designed to provide participants with essential lifesaving skills such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use of automated external defibrillator (AED). Cardiac First Responders play a vital role in keeping a person alive until they can receive care from the emergency medical services.

Defibrillator training is aimed at: employees to provide support to the first aid responders at their workplace, members of the public, and healthcare professionals.

Available as an Onsite Course

Available as a Public Course

Course Objectives
On completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Display skills and knowledge related to the delivery of a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED).
  • Display the requisite personal skills including: composure, competence and self-confidence, while understanding their limitations.
  • Provide CFR in the workplace and other environments, including: home and recreational settings.
  • Calling the emergency medical services for assistance and provide adequate cover until their arrival.
  • Provide support to the first aid responder.
Course Topics
  • Cardiac emergencies: heart attack and stroke
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) – adult, child and infant
  • Aspirin administration
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Patient assessment and scene management
  • Care of the unconscious patient
  • Recovery position
  • Airway obstruction and choking
  • Skills practice
The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007: Part 7 – Chapter 2: Regulation 165(1)(b) requires employers to designate at each place of work under the employer’s control the number of occupational first-aiders as is necessary, and to give first aid training at the place of work concerned.


A maximum of 8 participants can attend each Cardiac First Response training session.

A maximum of 6 participants can attend each Heartsaver training session.

Larger class sizes are possible providing that the ratio of participants to trainer is maintained.



Cardiac First Response training sessions are usually a half-day in duration.

Double the number of participants can be trained in a-day by running 2 sessions back-to-back.


On successful competition of the Cardiac First Response course participants will receive an Accredited Certificate. The certification will expire after 2 years.

If you have a preference for a particular type of accreditation please advise our customer support advisers.


Participants are required to renew their training by completing the course again. Renewals should happen before the certification expires, or sooner if indicated by their company’s risk assessment.

Course Entry Requirements

There are no special entry requirements for participants associated with this course.

There is no minimum age requirement, however, participants should be mature enough to comprehend the knowledge, skills and implications associated with defibrillation and have a maturity to complete assessment to receive certification. 16 years of age is recommended as the benchmark.

Site Requirements

There are no special site requirements  associated with this course.

Public Course Dates

Summary Of Assessments
Our approach to training incorporates both practical and interactive learning, giving participants the confidence and ability to put theory into practice and to cope with real-life situations that may arise in the workplace, home or community. Both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills of the participants are continually assessed by the instructor throughout the course. Full participation is required to receive certification.


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