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Advanced First Aid Course

HLTAID014   | Provide Advanced First Aid

Man practices first aid in a Senior First Aid Course

This very interesting and challenging course is suitable for all First Aiders looking to improve their skills and those that must have this qualification for their employment. An example may be a workplace First Responder


Course details

Purpose: Gain further knowledge and first aid skills on an adult or child casualty when help is required. This unit deals with the provision of advanced first aid response, life support, management of casualty(s), the incident and other first aiders, until the arrival of medical or other assistance, and provision of support to other providers.

Course Format:  Blended: Complete 2 hours of unsupervised pre-course study and attend 6 hours of face to face training and assessment

Certificate issued:
Students who successfully complete this nationally recognised training will be awarded the statement of attainment:
HLTAID015 Provide advanced first aid
HLTAID011 Provide first aid
HLTAID010 Provide basic emergency life support
HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
It is recommended this unit be renewed every 36 months in line with industry standards. Locate the most current training package at training.gov.au 

Physical Requirements:
It is important to note that there are physical standards which relate to the level of performance required when undertaking accredited training. The HLTAID competency standards require a level of physical ability to provide resuscitation and respond to an emergency situation where there may be risk to life. One requirement of the training package is that you are to be assessed as physically capable of performing uninterrupted CPR for at least 2 minutes on a CPR adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor and on a CPR infant resuscitation manikin placed on a firm surface.

There can be no exceptions to these Australian Government requirements that are clearly written into the Training Package. Therefore, students who are unable to satisfy the physical requirements of the course cannot be deemed competent or issued with a statement of attainment, even if the qualification is a necessary part of their employment conditions.

Standards: The course complies with policy advice from the Australian Resuscitation Council

ASSESSMENT – THEORY - Multi choice question paper

You will be assessed on:
State/Territory regulations, first aid codes of practice and workplace procedures:
    ARC Guidelines relevant to provision of CPR and first aid   
    Guidelines of Australian national peak clinical bodies
    Safe work practices to deal with risks and potential hazards including manual handling, hazardous substances, dangerous goods and chemicals
    Infection control principles and procedures, including use of standard precautions
    Requirements for currency of skill and knowledge
    Legal, workplace and community considerations including:
Awareness of potential need for stress-management techniques and available support following an emergency situation
    Capabilities of emergency management services
    Duty of care requirements
    Importance of debriefing
    Own skills and limitations
    Legal requirements of administration of medication and the rights of responsibilities of the first aider in the workplace regarding medication
    Privacy and confidentiality requirements
    Respectful behaviour towards a casualty
Considerations when providing first aid including:
    Airway obstruction due to body position
    Appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
    Appropriate use of an AED
    Assessment and interpretation of vital signs, including respirations, temperature and pulse
    Chain of survival
    How to conduct a visual and verbal secondary survey assessment of the casualty
    Priorities of management in first aid when dealing with life-threatening conditions
    Procedures for dealing with casualties who are aged or infirmed
    Procedures for dealing with major or minor accidents in the workplace
    Procedures when providing first aid to children
    Standard precautions
Principles and procedures for first aid management of the following scenarios, including complications:
    Abdominal injuries
    Allergic reaction
    Basic care of a wound
    Bleeding control
    Burns, including thermal, chemical, friction and electrical
    Cardiac conditions, including chest pain
    Choking and airway obstruction
    Crush injuries
    Emergency childbirth
    Environmental impact including hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydration and heat stroke
    Eye and ear injuries
    Febrile convulsions
    Head, neck and spinal injuries
    Levels of consciousness
    Needles stick injuries
    Poisoning and toxic substances
    Respiratory distress, including asthma
    Seizures, including epilepsy
    Skin injuries
    Soft tissue musculoskeletal, including injuries sprains, strains, dislocations and fractures
    Substance misuse, including common drugs and alcohol, including illicit drugs
Basic anatomy and physiology relating to:
    How to recognise a person is not breathing normally
    Chest, skeleton, joints and muscles
    Response/level of consciousness
    Upper airway and effect of positional change
    Considerations in provision of first aid for specified conditions


Practical demonstrations
Simulated assessment environments must 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 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 tasks are listed below, showing what skills will be assessed.

You will be assessed on your demonstrations of:
Adult CPR: Responded to a first aid scenario and performed at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (5 cycles of both compressions and ventilations) on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor;
Infant CPR: Responded to a first aid scenario and performed at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles both compressions and ventilations) on an infant resuscitation manikin placed on a firm surface;
Defibrillation: Followed the prompts of an automated external defibrillator (AED)

Manage Infection control requirements
Followed the prompts of an automated external defibrillator (AED)
Demonstrated safe manual handling techniques and
Provide a verbal report of the incident
Applied first aid procedures:

Allergic reaction
Bleeding control
Choking and airway obstruction
Conducted a basic triage for multiple casualty incident
Envenomation (using pressure immobilisation)
Fractures, sprains and strains (using arm slings, roller bandages or other appropriate immobilisation principles)
Head, neck and spinal injuries (using immobilisation principles)
Respiratory distress - including asthma
Located and interpreted workplace policies and procedures

Student written agreement
If you are completing this course, please download the student agreement to ensure that you are aware of your rights and obligations.  You can access the student written agreement by clicking here.

Contact Directions Health on (02) 94863120 during business hours for further questions or enrol online


Private lessons can be arranged. Please phone for details.