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.

Unit Being Delivered

The following unit(s) will be awarded to successful participants in this course. The certificate will be issued by Allens Training Pty Ltd – RTO 90909.

  • HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid

  • HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support

  • HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

To view full unit details please visit www.training.gov.au

Course Delivery

This course will be delivered:

  • In the workplace or at a Mid Coast First Aid and Safety Training sourced facility
  • Online learning with face to face assessment

Course Duration

  • Face to Face – 8 hours (minimum) full face to face course

  • Blended delivery – 6 hours (minimum) face to face course with the addition of 2 hour self-paced learning to be completed prior to attending the face to face course

  • Refresher training – 6 hours (minimum) face to face course – conditions apply for this option, for example, you will need to provide previous current certificates.

  • Online Training with Face to Face Assessment – 30 minutes (minimum) face to face assessment with the addition of 7 hours of self-paced learning to be completed prior to attending the face to face course.

Work Placement Arrangements

No work placement will be required as part of this course.

Learners Rights, Responsibilities and Support, including complaints

Please note that enrolment to this course is made with Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909. Please refer to the student handbook located on the RTO website allenstraining.com.au for all details relating to rights and responsibilities including complaints and appeals.

Course Fees and Payments

  • Please refer to our booking calendar for individual course fees.
  • Refund and fee protection policy – Please refer to the student handbook.
  • Payment Terms – Payment for individual participants is upfront, group booking payment terms are based on agreement between the client and service provider.

Assessment Requirements

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

Entry Requirements

Participants must have the physical capacity to perform 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR on the floor.

What Happens At The Course

Assessment Activities

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

  • Performance tasks –
    • Perform CPR on an infant
    • Anaphylaxis (allergic reaction)
    • 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
    • Poisoning and toxic substances
  • Practical scenarios –
    • Perform CPR on a child
    • Perform CPR on an adult
    • Breathing difficulties – Asthma
  • Documentation – The student must complete the following to the appropriate standard:
    • Incident report forms
  • Theory assessment – A written assessment consisting of multiple-choice and short answer questions. The student must complete all assessment questions.