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 August 2020: Optometry Board of Australia (OBA) recently confirmed that optometrists will satisfy the Board’s registration requirements for updated CPR training if they undertake the Life Saving Victoria (LSV) online CPR training course as an additional option to face-to-face CPR courses. This is in view of ongoing various COVID-19 restrictions, and takes into consideration that some optometrists may be uncomfortable about undertaking face-to-face training at the current time. LSV is a Commonwealth Government accredited training provider. LSV’s online certification HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation can be accessed by practitioners nationally.

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

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