The Occupational First Aid course conducted by SETS Enterprises is a nationally accredited course that is designed to provide students with the essential knowledge and skills to allow them to provide initial advanced care to casualties as well as manage a first aid or medical room, across a variety of industries. This course will allow students to meet the requirements for workplace first aid facilities. The course covers the following broad areas:
- DRSABCD and the guidelines set forth by the Australian Resuscitation Council.
- Development of workplace risk assessments and medical response plan.
- Maintenance of workplace first aid equipment and facilities including workplace first aid kits.
- Maintenance of workplace documentation for regulatory requirements.
- The use of airway management equipment.
- Oxygen equipment for therapy, resuscitation and suction as well as maintenance. Use of an Automatic External Defibrillator.
- Visual and verbal assessment techniques.
- Casualty vital sign collection (respiration, pulse & temperature).
- Communication with a team of first aiders & other medical responders
- Manual handling techniques.
- Incident debriefing and evaluation.
- Verbal and written incident reporting.
- Triage of workplace incidents.
- HLTAID006 Provide advanced first aid
- HLTAID007 Provide advanced resuscitation
- HLTAID008 Manage first aid services and facilities
This skill set has been endorsed by industry as appropriate for people who are either employed in, or intending to become employed in, nominated occupational first aider roles.
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: HLTAID006 Provide advanced first aid, HLTAID007 Provide advanced resuscitation, and HLTAID008 Manage first aid services and facilities
There is a maximum number of 10 participants per program.
To meet the course requirements, students must:
- Have sufficient English language, literacy and numeracy skills to read instructions and write assessments
- Be physically able to kneel and perform CPR on the floor, uninterrupted for at least 2 minutes (multiple times)
- Provide their USI on enrolment
- Provide proof of identity, e.g. drivers licence
- Wear or bring long sleeve, long pants and closed in shoes
There are no pre-requisites for this course.
Students are required to be able to complete the following tasks:
- communicate with others clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing
- find and use relevant information
- read and comply with work instructions and specifications
- read and record measurements
- record and report information neatly and legibly