HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting


The HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting course provides practical training for workers within an education and care setting to respond to first aid emergencies in line with legal and workplace requirements, Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines and other Australian national peak clinical bodies.
It teaches how to identify illness or injury, access emergency services, safely provide first aid treatment using action plans, equipment and resources, for CPR, defibrillation, administering an autoinjector for anaphylaxis, administering asthma medication, immobilisation for envenomation, fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains, for bleeding and shock and other conditions.
You will learn basic anatomy, physiology and the differences between adults, children and infants relating to CPR, managing an infant or child with an acute illness, or who requires an immediate ambulance response and conveying incident details to parents, caregivers and emergency services.
The course covers completing incident documentation and debriefing for improvement of response, recognising psychological impacts, talking with children about their emotions and seeking help as required.
This training course includes HLTAID011 Provide First Aid and HLTAID009 Perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Course details


This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants, children and adults.

The unit applies to educators and support staff working within an education and care setting who are required to responde to a first aid emergency, including asthmatic and anaphyalctic emergencies. This unit of competency will contribute towards approved first aid, asthma and anaphyalxis training under the Education and Care Services National Law, and the Education and Care Services National Regulation (2011).

This unit of competency has been approved by ACECQA and meets the requirements of “First Aid, Asthma & Anaphylaxis”.


Course Details:

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

There is no pre-requisite for this course except you must be physically able to complete 2 minutes of CPR on the floor using a mannikin

Certificate issued:
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

HLTAID003 Provide first aid

HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support

HLTAID001 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 an adult/child resuscitation manikin placed on the floor. 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.

Certification: PDF emailed usually next business day

ASSESSMENT – THEORY - Multi choice question paper

You will be assessed on:
State/Territory regulations, first aid codes of practice and workplace procedures:
    ARC guidelines for provision of CPR and first aid to infants, children and adults
    Guidelines from Australian national peak clinical bodies
    Safe work practices to minimise the risk and potential hazards
    First aid requirements for services under the Education and Care Services National Law
    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 and emergency situation,     including the psychological impact on children
    Duty of care requirements
    Respectful behavior towards a casualty
    Own skills and limitations
    Consent, including situations in which parental/caregiver consent is required
    Privacy and confidentiality requirements
    Importance of debriefing
Considerations when providing first aid including:
    Airway obstruction due to body position
    Appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
    Appropriate use of an AED, including placement of pads for adults and children aged older than 8 years old
    Specific considerations when using an AED on children aged between 1 and 8 years, including identification of AED         with pediatric capability, pediatric voltage and use of pediatric pads
    Chain of survival
    Standard precautions
    How to conduct a visual and verbal assessment of the casualty
Principles and procedures for application of first aid management of the following scenarios:
    Abdominal injuriesAllergic reactions
    Anaphylaxis, including signs, symptoms and triggers and using different types of adrenaline auto injectors
    Asthma, including signs, symptoms and triggers and using different types of bronchodilators
    Basic care of a wound
    Bleeding control
    Cardiac conditions, including chest pains
    Choking and airway obstructions
    Crush injuries
    Environment impact, including hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydration and heat stroke
    Eye and ear injuries
    Febrile convulsions
    Head, neck and spinal injuries
    Minor skin injuries
    Needle stick injuries
    Poisoning and toxic substances
    Respiratory distress
    Seizures, including epilepsy
    Soft tissue injuries, including sprains and strains
Basic anatomy and physiology relating to:
    How to recognise a person is not breathing normally
    Infant respiratory systems and implications for provision of CPR
    Basic anatomical differences between adults and children, and the implications for provision of first aid
    Normal clinical values for children
    Upper airway and effect of positional change


Physical demonstrations (skills)

The simulated assessment environments will 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 by the student 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 skills are listed below.

You will be assessed on performing first aid scenario and task demonstrations for:

1.    Infant CPR
2.    Adult/child CPR & defibrillation
3.    Anaphylaxis & autoinjector
4.    Asthma & medication
5.    Written incident report
6.    Choking
7.    Head injury
8.    Turning a casualty on his/her side
9.    Bleeding control & shock
10.  PIT for snake/spider bite
11.  Rice for sprain
12.  Bandage & sling for fracture
13.  Seizure
14.  Poisoning
15.  Verbal reporting, debriefing and evaluating

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.

Course requirements          

There are no prerequisite, entry, work-placement, licensing or certification requirements for this course.

  • Private or on-site lessons [**minimum numbers - call for details**] can be arranged. Please phone 94863120 for details.