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HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid

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Application and Relevance

This course applies to a wide range of settings where first aid emergencies may occur. It is relevant for people working in education, aged and community care, sport, outdoor recreation, travel & tourism, hospitality, industry enterprises, mining as well as in home or other environments.

Course Content:
This course provides the skills and knowledge required to provide first aid response, life support, management of casualty(s), the incident and other first aiders until the arrival of medical or other assistance. Topics include:

  • Assessing an emergency situation
  • Airway and breathing management
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation techniques (CPR)
  • Automated External Defibrillation
  • First Aid management of the unconscious casualty
  • Medical conditions including cardiac, diabetes, epilepsy
  • Infection control and First Aid for minor wounds
  • Allergic reactions and asthma
  • Control of major external bleeding and shock
  • Management of near drowning
  • Hyperthermia and hypothermia
  • Burns and electric shock
  • Eye and soft tissue injuries
  • Venomous bites and stings
  • Fractures and spinal injuries
  • Head, chest and abdominal injuries
  • Assessment of the sick and injured
  • Recording vital signs
  • Communicating details of an incident
  • Debriefing and evaluation of response to critical incidents

Training conducted by experienced first aid specialist trainer/assessor
Course Manual
Associated documentation
The course can be conducted at your premises or our purpose built training facility.


7 hours (1 day) classroom training and assessment (with online or workbook pre-work); or
14 hours (2 days) classroom training and assessment only

A nationally-recognised Statement of Attainment will be issued to all successful participants.
Please refer to the Student handbook for additional information.
Unit of Competence: HLTAID003 Provide First Aid

There are no prerequisite units. Participants will need oral communication skills in order to make an accurate verbal report to emergency services and workplace supervisor.

Industry Skills Councils have mapped this course to level 2 of the Australian Core Skills Framework. It is recommended that participants provide evidence of their Foundation Skill Level prior to the commencement of the course.