This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide first aid response to infant’s children and adults. This 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.
- 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 HLTAID012 Provide first aid in an education & care setting, 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 for the provision of CPR and first aid to infants, children and adults
Guidelines from Australian national peak clinical bodies
Safe work practices to minimise the risk and potential hazards
First aid requirements for services under the Education and Care Services National Law
Infection control principles and procedures, including the use of standard precautions
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 and 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
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 old
Specific considerations when using an AED on children aged between 1 and 8 years, including identification of AED with pediatric capability, pediatric voltage and use of pediatric pads
Chain of survival
How to conduct a visual and verbal assessment of the casualty
Principles and procedures for the application of first-aid management of the following scenarios:
Abdominal injuriesAllergic reactions
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
Cardiac conditions, including chest pains
Choking and airway obstructions
Environment impact, including hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydration and heatstroke
Eye and ear injuries
Head, neck and spinal injuries
Minor skin injuries
Poisoning and toxic substances
Seizures, including epilepsy
Soft tissue injuries, including sprains and strains
Basic anatomy and physiology relating to:
How to recognise a person is not breathing normally
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
Assessment (Practical ) – Physical demonstrations
Physical demonstrations (skills)
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:
- DRSABCD & recovery position
- Infant CPR & Adult CPR & defibrillation
- Anaphylaxis & autoinjector
- Asthma & medication
- Bleeding, shock, head injuries, fractures
- Envenomation – pressure immobilisation technique for a snake bite
- Febrile convulsion / seizures
- Verbal reporting, debriefing and evaluating
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
- Adrenaline autoinjector training device
- Placebo bronchodilator and spacer device
- Roller and triangular bandages
- Workplace first aid kit
- Workplace injury, trauma and/or illness record, and/or other appropriate workplace incident report form