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 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 shirt, long pants and closed in shoes
This course has a pre-reading component and a pre-course assessment that must be completed prior to attending the face to face training day.
Note: To maintain a valid First Aid Certificate, this course must be completed every 3 years.
Participants are required to pre-read the supplied Learner Manual and complete the associated Pre-course Assessment.
The completed Assessment must be provided to SETS prior to the face to face training day.
Participants who do not provide SETS or the Trainer / Assessor with a completed Assessment prior to course start will not be permitted to continue the 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