HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
This short course will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to provide first aid response to infants, children, and adults.
Following the successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Respond to an emergency situation
- Apply appropriate first aid procedures
- Communicate details of the incident
- Evaluate the incident and own performance
Successful participants will receive a statement of attainment for HLTAID003 Provide First Aid.
There are no prerequisites, entry or work placement, licensing or certification requirements for this course.
The online learning and theory assessments must be completed prior to attending a trainer led face to face session for skills practice and assessment.
The online component includes comprehensive learning and assessment that may take up to a week to complete.
You may not be allowed to participate in face to face session if the online component is not completed in full.
The face to face session can be 5-7 hours long.
Your assessment entails two parts:
- Theory assessment (online)
- Practical assessment (face to face session)
Your practical assessment will require you to demonstrate your knowledge and skills of the following:
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)
Responded to at least 2 simulated first aid scenarios, including:
- conducted a visual and verbal assessment of the casualty
- demonstrated safe manual handling techniques
- post-incident debrief and evaluation
- provided an accurate report of the incident
Applied first aid procedures for the following:
- allergic reaction
- bleeding control
- choking and airway obstruction
- envenomation, using pressure immobilisation
- fractures, sprains, and strains, using arm slings, roller bandages or other appropriate immobilisation techniques
- respiratory distress, including asthma
It is important to note that there are physical standards which relate to the level of performance required when undertaking accredited training.
The HLTAID003 Provide First Aid competency standards require a level of physical ability to provide first aid and respond to an emergency situation where there may be a risk to life.
One requirement of the course is that you are to be assessed as physically capable of performing uninterrupted CPR for at least 2 minutes on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor and 2 minutes on an infant resuscitation manikin. There can be no exceptions to these requirements that are clearly written into the Training Package.
Therefore, students who are unable to satisfy the physical requirements of the course cannot be deemed competent or issued with a statement of attainment, even if the course is a necessary part of their employment conditions.
HLTAID003 Course fee: $85
Fees can be paid by Electronic Funds Transfer.
Our training is offered in several locations throughout Victoria.
A group of at least 10 people are required to run the course.
Training locations include:
• Melbourne – St Kilda Rd
• Altona North
• Armstrong Creek