HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
This nationally accredited 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
- Review the incident
Successful participants will receive a statement of attainment for HLTAID011 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/assessor led face-to-face session for skills practice and assessment.
The online component includes comprehensive learning and theory assessment and you'll be given at least a week to complete.
You will not be allowed to participate in face-to-face session if the online component is not satisfactorily completed.
The face-to-face session can be approximately 8 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:
Manage, in line with Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines, the unconscious, breathing casualty including appropriate positioning to reduce the risk of airway compromise.
Adult CPR: manage, in line with ARC guidelines, the unconscious, non-breathing adult, including performing 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: manage, in line with ARC guidelines, the unconscious, non-breathing infant, including performing 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: following the prompts of an automated external defibrillator (AED) to deliver at least one shock.
Manage casulaties with the following:
- non-life-threatning bleeding
- envenomation, using pressure immobilisation
- fractures, dislocations,sprains, and strains, using appropriate immobilisation techniques
- minor wound cleaning and dressing
- nose bleed
Respond to at least one simulated first aid incident contextualised to the candidate’s workplace or community setting, where the candidate has no knowledge of the casualty’s condition prior to starting treatment, including:
- identifying the casualty’s illness or injury through history, signs and symptoms
- using personal protective equipment (PPE) as required
- providing appropriate first aid treatment
- conveying incident details to emergency services or advising casualty on any required post incident action
- providing an accurate verbal and written report of the incident
- reviewing the incident
It is important to note that there are physical standards which relate to the level of performance required when undertaking accredited training.
The 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.
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.
HLTAID011 Course fee: $85
Fees can be paid by Electronic Funds Transfer.
Our training is offered at 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