Provide first aid in an education and care setting

Quick Overview

Duration                   2-9hrs

Certificate                3 years

Prerequisites           min. age 14yrs

Cost                            $150

Course Overview

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.

Delivery Options

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 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:

Performance tasks – The assessor must observe the following performance tasks:

  • − Infant CPR

  • − Adult/child CPR & defibrillation

  • Anaphylaxis & epi pen

  • Asthma & medication

  • Written incident report

  • Choking

  • Head injury

  • Turn a casualty on his/her side

  • Bleeding control & shock

  • Pit for snake/spider bite

  • Rice for sprain

  • Bandage & sling for fracture

  • Seizure

  • Poisoning

  • Verbal report, debrief and evaluate

Practical scenarios – The assessor must observe the following practical scenario:

  • Perform CPR on an adult, child, and infant for 2 minuts

  • Breathing Difficulties – Asthma

  • Anaphylaxis management

Theory assessment 

  • Research relevant websites to locate First Aid Codes of Practice and answer written questions

  • Complete a written first aid response plan form

  • A written assessment consisting of multiple-choice and short answer questions. You 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.