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This first aid course will allow you to develop skills and knowledge and most importantly, confidence, to provide first aid treatment to any person suffering a sudden illness or injury.  You will develop the skills to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening, and promote recovery.  It includes initial intervention in a casualty with a serious condition prior to professional medical help being available, such as performing CPR while awaiting an ambulance, as well as the complete treatment of other less serious conditions, such as applying water for burns, or assisting someone choking.

Providing effective, lifesaving first aid interventions requires instruction and practical training.  This is especially true where it relates to potentially fatal illnesses and injuries, such as those that require cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or involve severe bleeding. These procedures carry a risk of further injury to the casualty and the first aider.  As with any training, it is more useful if training occurs before being confronted with an actual real-life situation.

The course is delivered in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines and applies to all workers or members of the community who may be required to provide CPR in the event of an emergency.

This first aid course is essential for everyday life events, allowing you to provide immediate and effective first aid to workers or others who have been injured or become ill at the workplace or at home. 

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

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 training.gov.au 

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 5 hours (minimum) – full face to face course
  • Blended delivery 5 hours (minimum) – with the addition of 2 hours self-paced learning
  • Refresher training 5 hours (minimum) – conditions apply for this option, for example, you will need to provide previous current certificates.

$195.00 Per Person

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

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

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 usi.gov.au if a USI is not supplied and verified with usi.gov.au 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

Multichoice question paper

You will be assessed on:
State/Territory regulations, first aid codes of practice and workplace procedures:
  • ARC Guidelines relevant to the provision of CPR
  • Safe work practices to minimise risks and potential hazards
  • Infection control principles and procedures, including use of standard precautions
  • Requirements for currency of skill and knowledge
Legal, workplace and community considerations:
  • Awareness of potential need for stress-management techniques and available support following an emergency situation
  • Duty of care requirements
  • Respectful behaviour towards a casualty
  • Own skills and limitations
  • Privacy and confidentiality requirements
  • Importance of debriefing
Considerations when providing CPR:
  • Airway obstruction due to body position
  • Appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
  • Appropriate use of an AED
  • Chain of survival
  • Standard precautions
  • How to conduct a visual and verbal assessment of the casualty
Principles and procedures for first-aid management of the following scenarios:
  • Abdominal injuries
  • Allergic reaction
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Basic care of the wound
  • Bleeding control
  • Burns
  • Cardiac conditions, including chest pain
  • Choking and airway obstruction
  • Crush injuries
  • Diabetes
  • Dislocations
  • Drowning
  • Envenomation
  • Environment impact, including hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydration and heat stroke
  • Eye and ear injuries
  • Fractures
  • Febrile convulsions
  • Head, neck and spinal injuries
  • Minor skin injuries
  • Needlestick injuries
  • Poisoning and toxic substances
  • Respiratory distress, including asthma
  • Seizures, including epilepsy
  • Shock
  • Soft tissue injuries, including strains and sprains
  • Stroke
  • Unconsciousness
Basic anatomy and physiology relations to:
  • How to recognise a person is not breathing
  • Chest
  • Response/consciousness
  • Upper airway and effect of positional change
  • Considerations in provision of first aid for specified conditions

ASSESSMENT – PRACTICAL

The simulated assessment environments will 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 by the student 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 skills are listed below.

You will be assessed on performing first aid scenario and task demonstrations for:

  1. Infant CPR
  2. Adult CPR & defibrillation
  3. Anaphylaxis & autoinjector
  4. Asthma & medication
  5. Choking
  6. Turn a casualty on his/her side
  7. Bleeding control & shock
  8. PIT for a snake/spider bite
  9. RICE for sprain