Provide first aid


Quick Overview

Duration                   6hrs

Certificate                Valid for 3 years

Prerequisites           min. age 14yrs

Cost                            $110

Course Summary

The Provide First Aid Course (HLTAID003) will give you the skills and knowledge required to provide a First Aid response, life support, management of casualty(s), the incident and other first aiders, in a range of situations, including in the home, workplace or within the community, until the arrival of medical or other assistance.  The course comprises both online pre-learning and face-to-face training hours.

Learning Objectives

There must be evidence that the candidate has completed the following tasks in line with state/territory regulations, first aid codes of practice, Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines and workplace procedures:

  • Followed DRSABCD in line with ARC guidelines, including:

  • Performed at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (5 cycles of both compressions and ventilations) on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor

  • Performed at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles both compressions and ventilations) on an infant resuscitation manikin placed on a firm surface

  • Responded appropriately in the event of regurgitation or vomiting

  • Managed the unconscious breathing casualty

  • Followed single rescue procedure, including the demonstration of a rotation of operators with minimal interruptions to compressions

  • Followed the prompts of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

  • Responded to at least two simulated first aid scenarios contextualised to the candidate’s workplace/community setting, including:

  • Conducted a visual and verbal assessment of the casualty

  • Demonstrated safe manual handling techniques

  • Post-incident debrief and evaluation

  • Provided an accurate verbal or written report of the incident

  • Applied first aid procedures for the following:

  • 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