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Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate (ARTC)

Award Summary:

The aim of this course is to provide participants with the practical skills and knowledge to enable them to be competent in the use of oxygen, airway management devices, and automated external defibrillators during resuscitation, and to administer oxygen to conscious and unconscious breathing causalities.

Unit/s of Competency:

  • HLTFA404A Apply advanced resuscitation techniques
  • PUAEME003C Administer oxygen in an emergency situation
  • PUAOPE010B Operate a semi-automatic defibrillator in an emergency


Upon successful completion of this course participants will receive the SLSA Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate and a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for the relevant units of competency.

Course content:

  • Assess the casualty and develop a management plan
  • Check resuscitation equipment
  • Maintain an airway by:
    • Using suction
    • Using oropharyngeal airways (OP airways)
  • Resuscitate a casualty using oxygen
  • Use oxygen to provide therapy
  • Recover and restore oxygen equipment
  • Check defibrillation equipment
  • Attach and operate a defibrillator
  • Recover and restore defibrillation equipment


  • Candidates must be a minimum of 15 years of age on the date of the final assessment
  • Candidates must hold the unit of competency PUAEME001B Provide emergency care AND one of the following units:
    • HLTFA301B Apply first aid
    • HLTCPR201A Perform CPR
    • HLTFA201A Provide basic emergency life support
  • Candidates must hold one of the following SLSA awards:
    • Hold a current SLSA Bronze Medallion OR
    • Hold a current Basic Emergency Care Certificate OR
    • Hold a current Senior First Aid Certificate

Course Duration:

ARTC courses run for approximately 12 – 18 hours and are trained at your Club. Assessments are held at a central venue.

Course enquiries:

Please contact the Chief Training Officer at your Club for course dates.


Assessment is through demonstration, presentation and application of all elements of competency in the workplace. Participants will be required to complete activities that may include role-plays, oral and written questioning, practical demonstrations and performing scenarios.


For this award to remain current, candidates must perform a proficiency check prior to 31st December each year.


Trainers and assessors for this award must be endorsed to train/assess Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate.

Training resources for this course:


  • Training enrolment form
  • Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate Learner guide
  • Participant evaluation form
  • Training course report
  • Multiday attendance sheet
  • Assessors completion form


  • Public Safety and Aquatic Rescue Manual (33rd edition)
  • SLSA First Aid Training Manual (2nd edition)

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