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HLTAID005 – Provide advanced first aid

National Course Code: HLTAID005
CRICOS Course Code:
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

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide first aid response and emergency life support to a casualty in a remote and/or isolated situation.
The unit applies to workers who may be required to prepare for and provide a first aid response in locations beyond the reach of timely medical assistance.

Pathways into this qualification
Pathways from this qualification
This course is specifically designed to satisfy the first aid requirements for workers who may be required to prepare for and provide a first aid response in locations beyond the reach of timely medical assistance. On successful completion of this course, students will be issued with a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment.
Assessment methods

The Provide First Aid course includes both a theoretical and practical assessment component. Theory assessment includes the completion of a multiple choice theory paper and for initial certification, the completion of a pre-course workbook learning module. Practical Assessment includes a formal assessment of practical skills including resuscitation skills. Please note all participants must be able to perform at least two minutes of uninterrupted CPR on both an infant resuscitation manikin and an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor with correct technique, to be marked as competent.

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.

Course content
The Fundamentals Head and spinal injuries
Allergic reactions and anaphylaxis Poisoning
Asthma Respiratory distress
Basic wound care Severe bleeding
Burns Demonstrated correct usage of the following devices: cervical
collars ,spinal boards, back boards and stretchers
Cardiac arrest Communicated effectively with a first aid team including:
direction and coordination of other first aiders.
Choking and airway obstruction Post-incident debrief and evaluation
Convulsions Provided an accurate verbal report of the incident
Envenomation (using pressure immobilisation) Completed a written incident report
Epilepsy Thermal injuries
Eye injuries Shock
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
  • Assist in the evacuation of the casualty by following directions given by emergency response services as required
  • Maintain confidentiality of records and information in line with statutory and/or organisational policies
4. Evaluate the incident and own performance
  • Recognise the possible psychological impacts on self and other rescuers involved in critical incidents
  • Participate in debriefing to address individual needs
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.