Providing effective, lifesaving first aid interventions requires instruction and practical training. As with any training, it is more useful if training occurs before being confronted with an actual real-life situation.
This course will allow you to develop skills and knowledge and most importantly, confidence, to provide first aid treatment to any person suffering a sudden illness or injury. You will develop the skills to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening and promote recovery. It includes initial intervention in a casualty with a serious condition prior to professional medical help being available, such as performing CPR or administering an autoinjector for a severe allergic reaction while awaiting an ambulance.
The course is delivered in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines and is essential to be able to provide immediate and effective first aid to workers or others who have been injured or become ill at the workplace, community or at home.
The following units will be included in your certificate:
Participants must have the physical capacity to perform 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR on the floor.
Pre-course study: Students may be required to undertake online pre-course work prior to attending the face to face session depending on the course delivery mode.
Online study: Students must have access to a computer, smartphone, tablet or other electronic device with access to the internet to complete the online/ pre-course studies.
Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks.
Performance tasks and practical scenarios:
Perform CPR on an infant
Perform CPR on an adult (incl. the use of an AED)
Administer the adrenaline autoinjector for anaphylaxis
First aid for allergic reaction and anaphylaxis
Choking with airway obstruction
Bleeding and shock
Snake or funnel-web spider bite
Sprains and fractures
Breathing difficulties – Asthma
Documentation - The student must complete the following to the appropriate standard:
Incident report form
Complete a risk assessment for a child with anaphylaxis based on a case study and information provided
Individual anaphylaxis management plan for a child, which includes a communication plan to raise awareness of the child’s triggers and their management plan
Theory assessment - A written assessment consisting of multiple-choice questions. The student must complete all assessment questions.