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Royal Life Saving launches COVID-safe Virtual Classrooms

Royal Life Saving has launched its brand new VIRTUAL CLASSROOM options for CPR and First Aid training courses! This innovative solution offers first responders an efficient and COVID-safe method of achieving and maintaining vital CPR and First Aid qualifications.

In three easy steps, our learners can now obtain or update their qualifications without leaving home:

  1. Enrol online

  2. Complete your E-Learning online to complete learning and theoretical assessments

  3. Join your Virtual Classroom online to complete practical assessments


The new Virtual Assessment course options are facilitated using basic technology and the widely available online video meeting program: 'Microsoft Teams'. Candidates do not need to download specific software as our Virtual Classrooms can easily run from the device's browser.

Candidates will simply need a stable internet connection, and a device with a camera that can be physically secured for the duration of the assessment. With these requirements met, our qualified assessors can confidently observe and assess all practical skills performed by the candidate.

Course Description

As with all other CPR and First Aid training courses offered by Royal Life Saving, the Virtual Classroom options cover the skills and knowledge required to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines. This unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide CPR in a range of situations‚ include education, aquatic leisure, and a myriad of other workplace settings.

Using Virtual Classrooms as part of the overall Training and Assessment delivery model allows candidates to complete the theoretical topics and assessments for their course via the Royal Life Saving E-learning Portal, and then participate in an online assessment workshop, where practical assessments will be conducted. All online learning is completed prior to attending the Virtual Classroom assessment workshop.

All candidates are required to successfully complete a range of practical assessments.

Pre-Course Learning

Candidates will be issued the following within 48 hours of enrolment into this course:

  • Immediate online pre-course learning access through the learner portal: https://royalnsw.app.axcelerate.com/learner

  • CPR in Box mini manikin to be used during the online assessment workshop (Sent via post)

Candidates must complete all online pre-course learning in order to be eligible to participate in the online assessment workshop.


The Virtual Classroom courses require practical application of skills and knowledge through a variety of practical scenarios that will require kneeling on the floor. In order to achieve the relevant Statement of Attainment‚ candidates must successfully complete the practical components under the described assessment conditions.

Upon successful completion, candidates will be provided a Statement of Attainment with the units of competency relevant to the chosen course:

CPR Course with Virtual Classroom Assessment

  • HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

First Aid Course with Virtual Classroom Assessment

  • HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

  • HLTAID010 Provide basic emergency life support

  • HLTAID011 Provide first aid


Candidates can confidently use Royal Life Saving's new Virtual Classroom course types to renew and refresh skills and certifications as per their workplace requirements. Specific licencing requirements relating to the embedded competencies‚ including requirements and frequencies for refresher training, should be obtained from the relevant state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authority.

Royal Life Saving NSW RTO 90666

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