HLTAID011 - Provide First Aid

HLTAID011 Provide First Aid

Man practices first aid in a Senior First Aid Course

This express blended learning First Aid Course is very popular. Topics cover many of the emergency situations likely to require first aid. In the portion of the training, you are taught how to provide first aid with confidence. The distance learning component can be completed on-line via e-learning or in the traditional way using pen and paper. Those that are time challenged find this method very convenient.

This course is suitable for anyone requiring a senior first aid certificate, especially relevant for employment opportunities such as Police, childcare, nursing for the elderly, teachers, workplace first aid, massage therapists, podiatrists, fitness instructors, physiotherapists, airline hosts and other healthcare professionals.

Course details

Purpose: Gain the confidence to deal with an adult or child casualty when help is required.

Course Format: Blended: Complete 2 hours of unsupervised pre-course study and attend 5.5 hours of face to face training and assessment.

Assessment: Distance learning workbook, practical continuous assessments during face-to-face and a short theory exam.

Certificate issued: Statement of attainment -

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

Certification: PDF emailed next business day valid for three years from the date of issue.

Pre-requisites: None - no age requirements

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 the provision of CPR
    Safe work practices to minimise risks and potential hazards
    Infection control principles and procedures, including use of standard precautions
    Requirements for currency of skill and knowledge
Legal, workplace and community considerations:
    Awareness of potential need for stress-management techniques and available support following an emergency situation
    Duty of care requirements
    Respectful behaviour towards a casualty
    Own skills and limitations
    Privacy and confidentiality requirements
    Importance of debriefing
Considerations when providing CPR:
    Airway obstruction due to body position
    Appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
    Appropriate use of an AED
    Chain of survival
    Standard precautions
    How to conduct a visual and verbal assessment of the casualty
Principles and procedures for first aid management of the following scenarios:
    Abdominal injuries
    Allergic reaction
    Basic care of the wound
    Bleeding control
    Cardiac conditions, including chest pain
    Choking and airway obstruction
    Crush injuries
    Environment impact, including hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydrations 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, including asthma
    Seizures, including epilepsy
    Soft tissue injuries, including strains and sprains
Basic anatomy and physiology relations to:
    How to recognise a person is not breathing
    Upper airway and effect of positional change
    Considerations in provision of first aid for specified conditions

ASSESSMENT PRACTICAL - Practical tasks and scenario demonstrations

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 CPR & defibrillation
3. Anaphylaxis & autoinjector
4. Asthma & medication
5. Choking
6. Turn a casualty on his/her side
7. Bleeding control & shock
8. PIT for a snake/spider bite
9. Rice for sprain

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.

Student handbook for learners rights, responsibility and support, including complaints

Course requirements

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

Please note: CPR must be demonstrated on the floor for 2 minutes

Professional Development

Allens Training has been approved by The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine for the PDP Accredited Activities:

-       HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (10 BLS Points)

-       HLTAID003 Provide First Aid (10 BLS Points + 2 PRPD Points + 12 Emergency Medicine MOPS Points)

-       HLTAID007 Provide Advanced Resuscitation (10 BLS points)

The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine is accredited by the Australian Medical Council (AMC) for setting professional medical standards for training, assessment, certification and continuing professional development in the specialty of general practice. They also play an important role in supporting junior doctors and medical students considering a career in rural medicine.

Any of the above training courses provide to General Practitioners (registered with ACRRM) is recognised as Professional Development and can be used to contribute towards CPD points that are required to obtain throughout the triennium to meet formal requirements of the medical registration.

Stratford Enterprises Pty Ltd ABN 49 079 084 352 t/as Directions Health Training and assessment delivered on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909.

Private lessons can be arranged. Please phone (02) 94863120 for details.