Tilt Head, Life-saving and rescue method

Occupational First Aid

Skill Set


Quick Overview

Duration                   8 -24hrs

Certificate                Valid for 3 years

Prerequisites           min. age 14yrs

Cost                            $500

Course Overview

Lifesaving first aid interventions require instruction and practical training.  Especially when it relates to potentially fatal illnesses and injuries such as those that involve cardiac arrest, severe bleeding, multiple casualty incidents etc. These situations carry a risk of further injury to the casualty and the first aider and it is imperative that training occurs to be able to know what to do and be prepared for a real-life incident.


This course is delivered in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines and it applies to those who are responsible for the maintenance of a first aid facility and management of first aid provision in the workplace or community setting. It covers the provision of advanced first aid, oxygen, advanced resuscitation and how to monitor the casualty after treatment and handover the casualty to medical professionals for further care.


Training will ensure the participant can effectively establish and maintain and facilitate the provision of appropriate first aid including first aid resources. Participants will learn about risk assessment to establish first aid requirements, using checklists for stocking and maintaining equipment such as resuscitation and oxygen equipment and first aid kits, following manufacturer’s instructions and completing documentation.


Specific licensing requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training, should be obtained from the relevant state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authority.

Course Duration:

  • Full face to face – 24 hours (minimum) face to face course – with the addition of 2 hours self-paced learning to be completed prior to attending the face to face course.

  • Online delivery with face to face Practical assessment – self paced online learning with a scheduled 8hrs face to face practical assessment.

Entry Requirements

Participants must have the physical capacity to perform the practical demonstrations, such as 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR on the floor.

Assessment Requirements

Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks.  These are detailed in the sections following.​

Assessment Activities

Assessments conducted during face-to-face training session(s) include: 

  • Practical scenarios:

    • Perform CPR on an infant

    • Perform CPR on an adult 

    • Basic triage for multiple casualty and accident in the workplace

    • Administer oxygen to an unconscious casualty

  • Performance tasks:

    • Administer oxygen to a conscious casualty

    • Maintain resuscitation equipment

    • Anaphylaxis (allergic reaction)

    • Breathing difficulties asthma

    • Choking with airway obstruction

    • Head Injury/ Unconscious breathing casualty

    • Bleeding and shock

    • Snake or funnel web spider bite

    • Sprains and fractures

    • Seizures and epilepsy including febrile convulsions

    • Conduct a Risk Assessment

    • Develop a First aid response plan

    • Conduct a first aid kit content check

  • Documentation:

    • Incident report forms

    • Risk management form

    • First aid response plan

    • Response plan checklist

    • First aid kit content checklist

  • Theory assessment - A written assessment consisting of multiple-choice and short answer questions. The student must complete all assessment questions.

For further information please refer to our student handbook

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Please refer to our refund and cancellation policy.