Provide Advanced First Aid

In this course you will gain the skills and knowledge required to provide an advanced first aid response, including management of the incident and other first aiders, until the arrival of medical or other assistance.

The course applies to workers who may be required to provide, coordinate and manage a first aid response across a range of complex situations, including community and workplace settings.

Course information:

  • there are no pre-requisites for this first aid course
  • the Australian Resuscitation Council recommends HLTAID001 Provide CPR be renewed every 12 months (some positions/employers/industry associations require that you renew your HLTAID001 Provide CPR every 12 months)

Award issued:

  • participants who are deemed competent upon completing all course requirements (theory and practical assessments) will receive a Statement of Attainment in:
    • HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
    • HLTAID003 Provide first aid
    • HLTAID006 Provide advanced first aid

Course requirements:

  • all participants must be able to kneel on the floor while performing uninterrupted CPR for a minimum of 2 minutes per round, as per the assessment requirements set in the Unit of Competency (HLTAID006) and must be able to demonstrate safe manual handling (bending the knees while lifting an object)
  • all participants must have a moderate level of English to be able to complete the course

Course duration:

  • 24 hours face-to-face; or 16 hours face-to-face and 8 hours of eLearning

Assessment requirements:

Participants will be provided with an assessment workbook which contains the theory assessments (unless completing this theory component online) and details of the practical assessments

  • the theory assessments consist of multiple-choice quizzes
  • the practical assessments consist of practical exercises and workplace-based scenarios, which need to be completed in groups or pairs and will involve demonstrating your skills in placing a casualty in the recovery position, performing CPR on adult and infant manikins on the floor, and applying principles and procedures for first aid management
  • Topics included in the assessments:
    • advanced airway management
    • cardiopulmonary resuscitation techniques
    • bag-valve-mask ventilation
    • safe use of an Automated External Defibrillator
    • bleeding, fractures, burns and other trauma
    • eye and soft tissue injuries
    • envenomation / Poisoning
    • hyperthermia and hypothermia
    • treatment of minor wounds
    • infection control procedures
    • secondary survey casualty assessment
    • assessment of vital signs
    • coordinating first aid activities
    • triage of multiple casualties
    • evaluation of response to critical incidents
    • verbal and written reports of the incident
    • legislative requirements in first aid
    • review of contingency planning

Essential outcomes:

  • Respond to a remote emergency situation
  • Apply appropriate first aid procedures, perform CPR and operate an Automated External Defibrillator
  • Coordinate first aid activities until arrival of medical assistance
  • Communicate details of the incident
  • Evaluate the incident and your performance

Cost: $220 per person

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