This unit applies to workers who may be required to provide, coordinate and manage a first aid response across a range of complex situations, including community and workplace settings.

One of the key differences between a basic and an advanced first aid course is the introduction of additional pieces of equipment. Often an occupational requirement for first aid officers at certain workplaces, advanced courses teach usage of more sophisticated techniques and tools. Advanced courses may also involve introducing first aiders to tools such as bag valve masks. While not in use at every workplace, these tools and others like them are extremely common, and proper usage in an emergency situation prior to an ambulance arriving could mean the difference between life and death.

Advanced first aid courses are often sought by workplaces or organisations working in remote areas where medical assistance may take significant time to arrive. Advanced first aiders may be relied upon to coordinate and manage the response to the incident until professionals arrive. It may also cover a broader range of cases such as major trauma, sudden cardiac arrest, management of large incidents and treatment of emotionally disturbed and drug-affected casualties. Additionally, the course may also put a greater theoretical focus on human anatomy to help students understand not just what to do but why they do it.

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.

Award issued on completion

  • HLTAID006 Provide advanced first aid
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid
  • HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support
  • HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

It is recommended this unit be renewed every 36 months in line with industry standards. Locate the most current training package at  

Provider of Training and Assessment

This course is delivered and assessed by Safety Ba6 in partnership and under the auspice of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909.

Course Delivery 

This course will be delivered in the workplace or at a Safety Ba6 training facility.

If you are under 18 years of age

It is a requirement that parental/guardian consent is obtained for students under the age of 18 to be able to participate in a course.  The form for this can be found here.

Work Placement Arrangements

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

Course Duration (face to face)

  • Face to Face 8 hours (minimum) – full face to face course
  • Refresher training 6 hours (minimum) – conditions apply for this option, for example, you will need to provide previous current certificates.
  • Blended delivery – Full Qualification & Refresher 6 hours (minimum) – with the addition of 2-hours of self-paced learning

$360.00 Per Person

Payment Terms – Payment for individual participants is upfront. Group booking payment terms are based on agreement between Safety Ba6 and client.

It’s important to note that there is a physical requirement to complete 2 minutes of CPR on the floor with an adult manikin and 2 minutes of CPR on a firm surface with an infant manikin.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

  • Completing any vocational education course in Australia, it is a requirement for you to obtain and supply a USI. This is obtainable from if a USI is not supplied and verified with a certificate cannot be issued to you.

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 – THEORY – Multi choice question paper

You will be assessed on:

State/Territory regulations, first aid codes of practice and workplace procedures:

  • ARC Guidelines relevant to provision of CPR and first aid
  • Guidelines of Australian national peak clinical bodies
  • Safe work practices to deal with risks and potential hazards including manual handling, hazardous substances, dangerous goods and chemicals
  • Infection control principles and procedures, including use of standard precautions
  • Requirements for currency of skill and knowledge

Legal, workplace and community considerations including:

  • Awareness of potential need for stress-management techniques and available support following an emergency situation
  • Capabilities of emergency management services
  • Consent
  • Duty of care requirements
  • Importance of debriefing
  • Own skills and limitations
  • Legal requirements of administration of medication and the rights of responsibilities of the first aider in the workplace regarding medication
  • Privacy and confidentiality requirements
  • Respectful behaviour towards a casualty

Considerations when providing first aid including:

  • Airway obstruction due to body position
  • Appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
  • Appropriate use of an AED
  • Assessment and interpretation of vital signs, including respirations, temperature and pulse
  • Chain of survival
  • How to conduct a visual and verbal secondary survey assessment of the casualty
  • Priorities of management in first aid when dealing with life-threatening conditions
  • Procedures for dealing with casualties who are aged or infirmed
  • Procedures for dealing with major or minor accidents in the workplace
  • Procedures when providing first aid to children
  • Standard precautions

Principles and procedures for first aid management of the following scenarios, including complications:

  • Abdominal injuries
  • Allergic reaction
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Basic care of a wound
  • Bleeding control
  • Burns, including thermal, chemical, friction and electrical
  • Cardiac conditions, including chest pain
  • Choking and airway obstruction
  • Crush injuries
  • Diabetes
  • Drowning
  • Emergency childbirth
  • Envenomation
  • Environmental impact including hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydration and heat stroke
  • Eye and ear injuries
  • Febrile convulsions
  • Head, neck and spinal injuries
  • Levels of consciousness
  • Needles stick injuries
  • Poisoning and toxic substances
  • Respiratory distress, including asthma
  • Seizures, including epilepsy
  • Shock
  • Skin injuries
  • Soft tissue musculoskeletal, including injuries sprains, strains, dislocations and fractures
  • Stroke
  • Substance misuse, including common drugs and alcohol, including illicit drugs

Basic anatomy and physiology relating to:

  • How to recognise a person is not breathing normally
  • Chest, skeleton, joints and muscles
  • Response/level of consciousness
  • Upper airway and effect of positional change
  • Considerations in provision of first aid for specified conditions



Practical demonstrations

Simulated assessment environments must reflect the real-life working environment where these skills and knowledge would be performed, with all the relevant equipment and resources of that working environment.  Skills must be demonstrated working individually in an environment that provides realistic in-depth, industry-validated scenarios and simulations to assess students’ skills and knowledge.

It’s important that students have knowledge of the content of this course. The assessable practical tasks are listed below, showing what skills will be assessed.

You will be assessed on your demonstrations of:

Adult CPR: Responded to a first aid scenario and 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;

Infant CPR: Responded to a first aid scenario and 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;

Defibrillation: Followed the prompts of an automated external defibrillator (AED)


  • Manage Infection control requirements
  • Followed the prompts of an automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • Demonstrated safe manual handling techniques and
  • Provide a verbal report of the incident

Applied first aid procedures:

  • Allergic reaction
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Bleeding control
  • Choking and airway obstruction
  • Conducted a basic triage for multiple casualty incident
  • Envenomation (using pressure immobilisation)
  • Fractures, sprains and strains (using arm slings, roller bandages or other appropriate immobilisation principles)
  • Head, neck and spinal injuries (using immobilisation principles)
  • Respiratory distress – including asthma
  • Seizure
  • Located and interpreted workplace policies and procedures