Provide first aid
in an education
and care setting
Certificate 3 years
Prerequisites min. age 14yrs
Providing effective, lifesaving first aid interventions requires instruction and practical training. As with any training, it is more useful
if training occurs before being confronted with a real-life situation, particularly in an education and care setting.
This course has been developed for educators and support staff working within an education and care setting who are required to
respond to a first aid emergency, including asthmatic and anaphylactic emergencies. It is delivered in line with the Australian
Resuscitation Council guidelines.
During training you will gain the confidence and ability to recognise an emergency situation, identify hazards and make them safer,
and provide a first aid response to infants, children and adults.
You will also learn the importance of recognising the possible psychological impacts on self, other rescuers and children, talking with
children about their emotions and responses to events and participating in debriefing with your supervisor.
Face to Face delivery – 9 hours (minimum) face to face course.
Blended delivery – 7 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 face to face practical
The following units will be included in your certificate:
HLTAID012 - Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
HLTAID011 - Provide First Aid
HLTAID009 - Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
HLTAID010 - Provide basic emergency life support
Participants must have the physical capacity to perform the practical demonstrations, such as 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR on the floor
and performing rescue breathing techniques on manikins.
Online study: Students must have access to a computer, smartphone, tablet or other electronic devices with access to the internet to
complete the online/ pre-course studies.
Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks. These are detailed in the
Performance tasks and practical scenarios:
Perform CPR on an adult (incl. the use of an AED and placing a casualty into the recovery position)
Complete a first aid incident report form based on the simulated first aid scenario
Perform CPR on a child
Perform CPR on an infant
Manage a child casualty with anaphylaxis
Manage a child casualty with asthma
Manage a choking child and infant casualty
Manage a child casualty with non-life-threatening bleeding and shock, requiring minor wound cleaning
Manage a child casualty with a nosebleed
Manage a child casualty with a fracture and dislocation
Manage a child casualty with a sprain and strain
Manage a child casualty with envenomation (snake/ funnel-web spider bite)
Theory assessment: A written assessment consisting of multiple-choice questions.
For further information please refer to our student handbook
Cancellation and Refund Policy
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