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HLTAID002 – Provide basic emergency life support

National Course Code: HLTAID002
Work placement training: Is provided at the end of the course
Entry requirements: IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
About this course

The HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support course comprises both practical training plus face-to-face training hours. Providing both public and private training throughout Australia, Healthcorp’s professional industry trainers will teach you the knowledge, skills and confidence to respond to or manage an emergency situation. Learn to assess and provide first aid support to the sick and injured or the confidence to supervise the management and information control of work, health and safety requirements in the workplace.

Pathways into this qualification
Pathways from this qualification
This unit applies to students who may be required to provide an emergency response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings. On successful completion of this training course, students will be issued with up to date certification - a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support.
Assessment methods

Skills must be demonstrated working individually in an environment that provides realistic in-depth, industry-validated scenarios and simulations to assess candidates’ skills and knowledge.
Students will be assessed through the demonstration of practical skills, participation in role plays, analysis of case studies and a written quiz.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

In order to receive a certificate for any accredited course, all students must have an Unique Student Identifier (USI). We recommend that you create your USI before you book your course. You will need your USI to enrol.

HLTAID002 – Provide Basic Emergency Life Support
Course content
Chain of survival Care of the unconscious person
Assessing the situation Allergic reaction
Basic life support - DRSABCD Choking and airway obstruction
Infection control Respiratory distress, including Asthma
Performing CPR Bleeding control
Appropriate use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Stroke
Elements and Performance Criteria
Elements define the essential outcomes. Performance criteria specify the level of performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.
1. Respond to an emergency situation
  • Recognise an emergency situation
  • Identify, assess and minimise immediate hazards to health and safety of self and others
  • Assess the casualty and recognise the need for first aid response
  • Assess the situation and seek assistance from emergency response services
2. Apply appropriate first aid procedures
  • Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in accordance with ARC guidelines
  • Provide first aid in accordance with established first aid principles
  • Display respectful behaviour towards casualty
  • Obtain consent from casualty where possible
  • Use available resources and equipment to make the casualty as comfortable as possible
  • Operate first aid equipment according to manufacturer’s instructions
  • Monitor the casualty’s condition and respond in accordance with first aid principles
3. Communicate details of the incident
  • Accurately convey incident details to emergency response services
  • Report details of incident to workplace supervisor as appropriate
  • Maintain confidentiality of records and information in line with statutory and/or organisational policies
Assessment resources must include:

Adult and infant resuscitation manikins in line with ARC Guidelines for the purpose of assessment of CPR procedures
adrenaline auto-injector training device
AED training device
placebo bronchodilator and spacer device
roller bandages
triangular bandage
workplace First Aid kit
workplace injury, trauma and/or illness record, or other appropriate workplace incident
report form wound dressing
Simulated assessment environments must simulate the real-life working environment where these skills and knowledge would be performed, with all the relevant equipment and resources of that working environment.

Assessor requirements

Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015/AQTF mandatory competency requirements for assessors.
In addition hold current first aid certificate HLTAID003 or higher.