Provide First Aid

In this course you will gain the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The course applies to all workers and members of the public who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community, home, 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

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 (HLTAID003) 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:

  • 16 hours face-to-face or 8 hours face-to-face and 8 hours 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 child manikins on the floor, and applying principles and procedures for first aid management of the following conditions:
    • allergic reaction
    • anaphylaxis
    • bleeding control
    • choking and airway obstruction
    • envenomation, using pressure immobilisation
    • fractures, sprains and strains, using arm slings, roller bandages or other appropriate immobilisation techniques
    • respiratory distress, including asthma
    • shock

Essential outcomes:

  • Respond to an emergency situation
  • Apply first aid procedures, perform CPR and operate an Automated External Defibrillator
  • Communicate details of the incident
  • Evaluate the incident and your performance

Cost: $150 per person

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