This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide an advanced first aid response, including management of the incident and other first aider’s until the arrival of medical assistance.
2 days in the classroom OR
1 day practical in the classroom with prior online learning
There are no pre-requisites.
On successful completion, participants will receive a nationally recognised statement of attainment in HLTAID006 Provide advanced first aid, valid for three (3) years from the completion date. The Code of Practice and Australian Resuscitation Council recommends that cardiopulmonary resuscitation skills are refreshed annually.
Pre-Course Online Learning
Pre-course learning material for the course is available online. Participants must have access to a computer, phone, tablet etc with access to the internet to complete the pre-course online learning.
Only participants who have successfully completed the pre-course learning and have their certificate of completion will be admitted into the face to face training session.
Students must have the physical ability to provide resuscitation by kneeling on the floor and performing two (2) minutes of uninterrupted CPR on an adult and infant manikin.
Students under the age of 18 years will be required to provide a signed parental consent form prior to attending the course. This form can be accessed by clicking here.
Learner Support and Reasonable Adjustment
If you have a learning difficulty or any special needs or support requirements please contact us prior to enrolment. This may include but not limited to language, literacy and numeracy skills or disabilities. It’s important to note that there is a physical requirement to complete 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR on the floor with a manikin.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Recognition of prior learning is available to those who can provide other evidence that they can demonstrate the skills, knowledge, and experience described by the unit. There is a currency requirement to be able to demonstrate skills such as CPR.
Unique Student Identifier (USI)
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Choosing a Training or Education Provider
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ASSESSMENT – THEORY – Multiple 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
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
Principles and procedures for first aid management of the following scenarios, including complications:
Basic care of a wound
Burns, including thermal, chemical, friction and electrical
Cardiac conditions, including chest pain
Choking and airway obstruction
Environmental impact including hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydration and heat stroke
Eye and ear injuries
Head, neck and spinal injuries
Levels of consciousness
Needles stick injuries
Poisoning and toxic substances
Respiratory distress, including asthma
Seizures, including epilepsy
Soft tissue musculoskeletal, including injuries sprains, strains, dislocations and fractures
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
ASSESSMENT – PRACTICAL
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:
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
Located and interpreted workplace policies and procedures
The following learning resources are provided to participants in this course.
Online ‘Fun with First Aid’ Flipbook
Adult and infant resuscitation manikins
AED training device
Bag valve mask
Adrenaline autoinjector training device
Placebo bronchodilator and spacer device
Roller and triangular bandages and wound dressings
Workplace first aid kit
Workplace injury, trauma and/or illness record, and/or other appropriate workplace incident report form