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Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

As part of the 2004 election campaign, the State Government initiated 'training the lifesavers of tomorrow' through Safe and Healthy Schools. As from 2005, all state schools provide Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) skills training to all Year 12 students through the CPR for Life in schools program. The program was extended from 2011 to include all Year 10 students in state schools.

CPR for Life in schools training provides necessary CPR skills training in accordance with Australian Resuscitation Council External Link guidelines. CPR for Life in schools provides training without formal qualifications to all Queensland Year 10 and Year 12 state school students. This program represents the minimum standard (non-certificate) of CPR skills training. Recognition may be given to students for other current CPR training achieved through programs that are nationally recognised such as those offered by the Queensland Ambulance Service, St John's Ambulance, Surf Life Saving Queensland or Red Cross.

CPR for Life in schools skills training does not constitute a CPR or first aid qualification for the purpose of workplace health and safety in Queensland.

Previously schools have been required to report on CPR for Life in schools through eSmart. From October 2011, schools will use OneSchool to record this information.


CPR for Life in schools resources for teachers can be accessed on the Learning Place.

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