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HLTAID012 - Provide First Aid in an education and care setting

HLTAID012 - Provide First Aid in an education and care setting


    HLTAID012 - Provide First Aid in an education and care setting

    Course Description

    This course is ideal for those who work in the education and child care industry, as well as parents and carers of young children. The Education and Care First Aid course is nationally recognised WorkCover approved training, and has been endorsed by ACECQA as satisfying all education requirements for first aid, anaphylaxis management and emergency asthma training.


    Course Content

    • Legal issues and infection control
    • DRSABCD action plan
    • The principles of first aid and its applications
    • Recognition and management of emergency situations and convey details of the incident to emergency services, parents/caregivers and regulatory authorities
    • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Defibrillation
    • Treatment of shock, infection, fractures, bleeding and burns
    • Emergencies due to lack of oxygen, excess heat or cold
    • Recognition and management of medical conditions that may need emergency care, including heart attack, stroke, asthma, diabetes and epilepsy
    • Management of common medical emergencies
    • Treatment of poisoning including venomous bites and stings
    • Anaphylaxis and Asthma
    • Contribute to workplace reporting of an incident and psychological impacts on self and others

    Entry Requirements

    Participants must be a minimum of 14 years of age on the date of final assessment.

    Delivery Options

    The following delivery options are available for the Education and Care First Aid Full Course

    • Full flexible delivery – One full day of training (8 hours) plus a question and answer workbook (in hardcopy format or online quiz) to be completed independently prior to the day of practical training.
    • Full course – Two full days of face to face training (16 hours)
    • Update course - one full day of face to face training


    This course is assessed through demonstration, presentation and application of all elements of competency in the workplace. Participants will be required to complete activities that may include role-plays, oral and written questioning, practical demonstrations and performing scenarios.


    Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a nationally recognised statement of attainment for the following units of competency:

    • HLTAID009 - Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
    • HLTAID010 - Provide basic emergency life support
    • HLTAID011 - Provide first aid
    • HLTAID012 - Provide first aid in an education and care setting


    Three (3) years from date of course. It is recommended by the Australian Resuscitation Council that the CPR component of this course be updated every 12 months.