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HLTAID004 Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting

First Aid is an essential qualification for all health care providers and an important life-saving skill for any other person whether you are a teacher, an employee or an employer, community leader or a parent.

This unit of competency provides the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants, children and adults.

The unit applies to 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.

This unit may contribute towards approved first aid, asthma and anaphylaxis training under the Education and Care Services National Law, and the Education and Care Services National Regulations (2011).

This nationally recognised course (Unit of competency) provides you with essential skills and knowledge to perform First Aid response to infants, children and adults and specifically applies to educators and support staff working within an education and care setting. The course contents include:

  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on an adult, child and infant in line with ARC guidelines.
  • Respond appropriately in the event of regurgitation or vomiting;
  • Manage the unconscious breathing casualty;
  • Follow single rescue procedure, including the demonstration of a rotation of operators with minimal interruptions to compressions; and
  • Follow the prompts of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
  • Respond to at least three simulated first aid scenarios contextualised to the candidate’s workplace/community setting, and involving infants and children of varying ages including:
  • Conduct a visual and verbal assessment of the casualty;
  • Demonstrate safe manual handling techniques;
  • Post-incident debrief and evaluation;
  • Provide an accurate verbal and written report of the incident; and
  • Conduct a hazard assessment and identify strategies to minimise risk.
  • Apply first aid procedures for the following:
  • Allergic reaction;
  • Anaphylaxis;
  • Bleeding control;
  • Choking and airway obstruction;
  • Envenomation, using pressure immobilisation;
  • Fractures, sprains and strains, using arm slings, roller bandages or other appropriate immobilisation principles techniques;
  • Head injuries;
  • Poisoning;
  • Respiratory distress, including asthma;
  • Seizures and convulsions, including febrile convulsions and epilepsy;
  • Shock;
  • Communicate details of the incident; and
  • Evaluate the incident and own performance.
  • State/Territory regulations, first aid codes of practice and workplace procedures including:
  • ARC Guidelines for provision of CPR and first aid to infants, children and adults;
  • Guidelines from Australian national peak clinical bodies;
  • Safe work practices to minimise risks and potential hazards;
  • First aid requirements for services under the Education and Care Services National Law;
  • Infection control principles and procedures, including use of standard precautions; and
  • Requirements for the 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, including the psychological impact on children;
  • Duty of care requirements;
  • Respectful behaviour towards a casualty;
  • Own skills and limitations;
  • Consent, including situations in which parental/caregiver consent is required;
  • Privacy and confidentiality requirements; and
  • Importance of debriefing.
  • Considerations when providing first aid including:
  • Airway obstruction due to body position;
  • Appropriate duration and cessation of CPR;
  • Appropriate use of an AED, including placement of pads for adults and children aged older than 8 years;
  • Specific considerations when using an AED on children aged between 1 and 8 years, including identification of AED with paediatric capability, paediatric voltage and use of paediatric pads;
  • Chain of survival;
  • Standard precautions; and
  • How to conduct a visual and verbal assessment of the casualty.
  • Principles and procedures for application of first aid management of the following scenarios:
  • Abdominal injuries;
  • Allergic reaction;
  • Anaphylaxis, including signs, symptoms and triggers and using different types of adrenaline auto-injectors;
  • Asthma, including signs, symptoms and triggers and using different types of bronchodilators;
  • Basic care of a wound;
  • Bleeding control;
  • Burns;
  • Cardiac conditions, including chest pain;
  • Choking and airway obstruction; and
  • Crush injuries
  • Basic anatomy and physiology relating to:
  • Infant respiratory systems and implications for the provision of CPR
  • Basic anatomical differences between adults and children, and the implications for the provision of first aid
  • Normal clinical values for children
  • Upper airway and effect of positional change


This unit of competency is delivered by blended delivery mode. Learners will be provided with the access to the online portal upon enrollment where they can access learner guide (lecture notes) and assessment tools (multiple choice questions). Successful completion online assessment is a prerequisite for attending the practical session. It is recommended that the learners allocate five to six hours to learn the materials and complete all the multiple choice questions prior to attending the workshop.  A nationally recognised certificate will be issued upon completion of both online and practical assessment components.

One day practical session for this course will be conducted at our Perth Campus and or any other location as advised.

Date: TBA

Cost: $ 129.00(25th-year anniversary special!) Usually $169.00, that is over 30% discount!!!

Time:9.30 am-4.30 pm

Venue: TBA



  • Your First Aid certificate is valid for three (3) years. The CPR component of the course is valid for 12 months and will need to be updated annually for you to keep your certification current.
  • Your qualification is nationally recognised (Australia wide) through Australian Qualification Framework.
  • Monitored and regulated by Australian Skills Qualification Authority, the government regulator of the Vocational Education and Training Sector.
  • This unit of competency satisfies the requirement set for approved first aid, asthma and anaphylaxis training for childcarers and educators
  • This unit of competency may contribute towards approved first aid, asthma and anaphylaxis training under the Education and Care Services National Law, and the Education and Care Services National Regulations (2011).
  • Specific licensing requirements, including requirements for refresher training, should be obtained from the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) and/or relevant state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authority.