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HLTAID004 – Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

National Course Code: HLTAID004
Course Fees: $96 AUD
Work placement training: Is provided at the end of the course
Entry requirements: IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
About this course

The HLTAID003 Provide the skills and knowledge required to provide First Aid response, life support, management of casualty(s), the incident and other first aiders, in a range of situations, including in the home, workplace or within the community, until the arrival of medical or other assistance.

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Pathways from this qualification
This unit applies to Students will be educated with the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to an infant, child and adult. This includes the use of all three manikin types during the cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) session of the course to provide emergency first aid education care. On successful completion of this course, students will be issued with a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment.
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)

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HLTAID004 – Provide An Emergency First Aid Response In An Education And Care Setting
Course content
Anaphylaxis Administering first aid for eye & soft tissue injuries
Asthma Assessing and moving sick & injured
CPR techniques on adults, children and infants Legal responsibilities of a first aider
Incident reporting Basic anatomy
How to properly assess an emergency situation Managing shock
DRSABCD Additional training in childcare specific aspects of first aid
Using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Diabetes
First aid procedures for bleeding, burns and fractures Cardiac conditions, including chest pain
Managing medical conditions such as epilepsy, anaphylaxis
and asthma
Seizures, including epilepsy
managing medical emergencies such as snake/spider bites,
poisons and choking
Head, neck and spinal injuries
Infection control procedures Febrile convulsions
Managing exposure to extreme temperatures Unconsciousness
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
  • Report details of incidents involving babies and children to parents and/or caregivers
  • Complete relevant workplace documentation, including incident report form
  • Follow workplace procedures to report serious incidents to the regulatory authority
4. Evaluate the incident and own performance
  • Recognise the possible psychological impacts on self, other rescuers and children
  • Talk with children about their emotions and responses to events
  • Participate in debriefing with supervisor
Assessment resources must include:

Adult, Child 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.