Cardiopulmonary resuscitation training

When renewing your registration with AHPRA each year, you will have to declare you have completed CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) training within the previous three years, as part of your CPD requirements.

Where can I find an approved CPR course?

  • Your state division may offer specialised CPR courses for members. Please contact your state division to find out about their next scheduled CPR course.
  • Search all Commonwealth accredited CPR providers at www.myskills.gov.au by using code HLTAID001 ‘Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.

Update Oct 2020: Optometry Board of Australia (OBA) recently confirmed that optometrists will satisfy the Board’s registration requirements for CPR training if they undertake the Life Saving Victoria (LSV) online CPR training course as an additional option to face-to-face CPR courses. LSV is a Commonwealth accredited provider and can be accessed by optometrists nationally. This is in view of ongoing various COVID-19 restrictions, and takes into consideration that some optometrists across Australia may be uncomfortable about undertaking face-to-face training.

Update Nov 2020: We have been informed that LSV has run out of CPR training equipment to post to practitioners for the time being.

Optometry Australia advises optometrists to visit www.myskills.gov.au to find a face-to-face CPR provider near you. Please also note that OBA has formally acknowledged that they will not take action if practitioners cannot achieve CPR training for the 1 Dec 2017 till 30 Nov 2020 period, as result of COVID-19 pandemic.

Please contact national@optometry.org.au or (03) 9668 8500  if you have questions about CPR requirements for optometrists.

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