This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.
On completion of this course, participants should be able to have a sound knowledge of:
- Duty of care
- Infection control
- Crush injuries
- Overexposure to heat and cold
- Eye, ear and nose injuries
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
- Head, neck and spinal injuries
- Bites and stings
- Fractures and soft tissue injuries
- Documentation in the workplace
- Substance misuse
- Altered conscious state
- Internal injuries
- Bleeding and amputations
Students who attend and successfully meet all assessment requirements of the course will receive a nationally recognised statement of attainment with the following unit of competency: HLTAID003 – Provide first aid.
There is a maximum number of 12 participants per program.
This course has theoretical and practical components that participants must successfully complete. To maintain a valid First Aid Certificate, this course must be completed every 3 years.
This course has a pre-reading requirement.