• Basic Oxygen Administration First Aid

    Learn how to safely provide oxygen:
    Basic O2 Provider course covers the outcomes required to recognise and respond to situations that require the application of basic oxygen therapy and/or oxygen resuscitation as appropriate until the arrival of medical assistance. This course is ideally suited for first responders. Learning first aid skills has been made easier with Respond Right’s unique, practical based training. In this course, you will learn to provide basic first aid resuscitation techniques, life support, and management of casualty(s)

    On successful completion of this course participants will be able to recognise and respond to emergency situations that require CPR and/or the application of oxygen therapy or oxygen resuscitation, as appropriate, until the arrival of medical assistance.  

    This includes the ability to assess the situation taking into consideration the casualty, risks, physical hazards (including poorly ventilated room, naked flame, or potential for spark or flame), appropriate response to take control of the situation and most importantly appropriately administer oxygen using specified delivery devices. 

    It provides you with the skills and knowledge to recognise when someone is unconscious and not breathing normally (Cardiac Arrest) and increase their chance of survival by calling an ambulance and performing potentially lifesaving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), including using a defibrillator, until emergency services arrive to take over. 

    Participants will also develop skill and knowledge to appropriately communicate the details of the incident including requesting emergency assistance, conveying details of the casualty to emergency services and relevant workplace officers and producing appropriate documentation according to established industry/organisational procedures. . In addition to the listed unit participants will also be issued with a Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation qualifications (HLTAID001).

    What you’ll learn
    The Oxygen Administration course has a mix of classroom-based and practical lessons, teaching you:
    • basic life support
    • use of the pocket mask
    • oxygen and diving incidents and how they benefit from oxygen
    • casualty assessment
    • the use of oxygen administration equipment

    Important information prior to enrolment


    The following unit(s) will be awarded to successful participants in this course. The certificate of participants will be issued

    • Course in Basic Oxygen Administration

    To view full unit details please visit www.training.gov.au


    This course will be delivered in the clients workplace or at Respond Right Australia training facility.


    It is recommended that participants in this course have literacy and numeracy competencies equivalent to the Australian Core Skills Framework Level 2. An example of ACSF Level 2 is being able to request appropriate emergency assistance at the scene of the incident.

    Participants in the Course in Basic Oxygen Administration must be able to demonstrate current competence in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines recommend annual refresher training for current competence.

    Participants must have the physical capacity to perform 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR on the floor.

    Participants must be physically capable of controlling risks and hazards and appropriately administering oxygen using specified delivery devices.


    -Face to Face – 6 hours (minimum) – full face to face course

    Refresher training – 5 hours (minimum) – conditions apply for this option, for example, you will need to provide previous current certificates.


    Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks. These are detailed in the sections following.


    It is recommended that renewal for this course is undertaken annually (every year).


    Cost: $150 per person

    • Refund and fee protection policy – Please refer to RRA policy page.

    • Payment Terms – Payment for individual participants is upfront, group booking payment terms are based on an agreement between the client and Respond Right Australia.


    No work placement will be required as part of this course.


    Please note that enrolment to this course is made with Respond Right Australia. Please refer to the Respond Right Australia policy page for all details relating to rights and responsibilities including complaints and appeals.


    Assessment Activities

    Assessments conducted during face-to-face training session(s) include:

    • Performance tasks – The assessor must observe the following performance tasks:
      • Perform CPR on an infant
      • Administer oxygen – pre-check procedures and hazards
    • Practical scenarios – The assessor must observe the following practical scenario:
      • Perform CPR on an adult & administer oxygen on recovery
      • Administer supplemental oxygen
    • Documentation – The student must complete the following to the appropriate standard:
      • Incident report form
    • Theory assessment – A written assessment consisting of multiple-choice and short answer questions. The student must complete all assessment questions.