Provide Advanced First Aid


This course describes the skills and knowledge required to provide an advanced first aid response including management of the incident and other first aid responders until the arrival of medical or other assistance. It applies to anyone who may be required to provide, coordinate and manage a first aid or advanced first aid response across a range of complex situations including community and workplace settings.

Course Code


Course Duration

  • 24 hours face to face
  • 16 hours face to face with the completion of pre-course eLearning.

Award Issued

Successful participants will receive a Statement of Attainment for the following units of competency:

Re-certification Requirements

It is recommended by the ARC that the first aid components of this course are refreshed every three (3) years while the CPR components are refreshed on an annual basis.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Contents

  1. Respond to an emergency situation:
    • Recognise an emergency situation
    • Identify, assess and manage immediate hazards to health and safety of self and others
    • Assess the casualty and recognise the need for first aid response
    • Assess the situation and seek assistance from emergency response services
    • Deploy resources to appropriate locations as required in line with workplace procedures.
  2. Apply appropriate first aid procedures:
    • Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in accordance with Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines
    • Provide first aid in accordance with established first aid principles
    • Display respectful behaviour towards casualty
    • Obtain consent from casualty where possible
    • Use available resources and equipment to make the casualty as comfortable as possible
    • Operate first aid equipment according to manufacturer’s instructions
    • Monitor the casualty’s condition and respond in accordance with first aid principles.
  3. Coordinate first aid activities until arrival of medical assistance:
    • Identify available resources required and establish communication links with appropriate personnel, emergency management services and medical assistance as appropriate
    • Deploy correct amount of required resources to appropriate locations in an effective manner to ensure timely arrival
    • Document the provision of resources and recommend modifications as required
    • Monitor the condition of casualties in accordance with first aid principles and workplace procedures
    • Coordinate evacuation of casualties according to relevant evacuation procedures
    • Arrange support services for personnel involved in the incident in accordance with relevant principles and procedures.
  4. Communicate details of the incident:
    • Accurately convey incident details to emergency response services
    • Report details of incident in line with organisational policies
    • Maintain confidentiality of records and information in line with statutory and/or organisational policies.
  5. Evaluate the incident and own performance:
    • Recognise the possible psychological impacts on self and other rescuers involved in critical incidents
    • Participate in debriefing to address individual needs
    • Evaluate management of the incident and develop an action plan in consultation with relevant parties
    • Review contingency planning to identify and select alternative management principles and procedures as required.

Is a USI (Unique Student Identifier) Required?

Yes, a USI must be obtained in order to receive a Statement of Attainment as this is a nationally recognised unit of competency.


$220 per person.

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