Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting


This course describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants, children and adults. It applies to educators and support staff working in an education and care setting who are required to provide a first aid response respond to a first aid emergency including asthmatic and anaphylactic emergencies.

Course Code


Course Duration

  • 16 hours face to face
  • 8 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 minimise 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.
  2. Apply appropriate emergency 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
    • Ensure casualty feels safe, secure and supported
    • Obtain consent from casualty, caregiver, registered medical practitioners or medical emergency services 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. Communicate details of the incident
    • Accurately convey details of the incident to emergency response services
    • Report details of incident to supervisor
    • Complete relevant workplace documentation, including incident report form
    • Report details of incidents involving babies and children to parents and/or caregivers
    • Follow workplace procedures to report serious incidents to the regulatory authority
    • Maintain confidentiality of records and information in line with statutory and/or organisational policies.
  4. Evaluate the incident and own performance
    • Recognise the possible psychological impacts on self, other rescuers and children
    • Talk with children about their emotions and responses to events
    • Participate in debriefing with supervisor.

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.


$170 per person.

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