First Aid emergencies can occur at any time and in any setting such as your home, community settings or the workplace.
This course aims provide you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to help a your friend, your family member, a colleague or even a complete stranger during a first aid emergency until such time as further help arrives.
Units of Competency
HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
HLTAID002 Provide Basic Emergency Life Support
HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
A Statement of Attainment and wallet card issued to individual participants who successfully complete the requirements of the unit of competency and have a valid Unique Student Identifier (USI)
For more information on each of the units issued please go to training.gov.au.
Assessing an emergency situation
Australian Resuscitation Council Guidelines
Airway and breathing management
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation techniques (CPR) including the use of a defibrillator
First Aid management of the unconscious casualty
Management of heart conditions
Infection control and First Aid for minor wounds
Allergic reactions and asthma
Control of external bleeding and shock
Management of near drowning
Hyperthermia and hypothermia
Burns and electric shock
Eye and soft tissue injuries
Venomous bites and stings
Fractures and spinal injuries
Head, chest and abdominal injuries
Assessment and movement of the sick and Injured
Recording vital signs
Communication details of an Incident
Debriefing and evaluation of response to critical Incidents
Prerequisites and Entry Requirements
18 years of age or older
Ability to use literacy and numeracy skills as required to read, interpret and apply guidelines and protocols (e.g. read and follow ARC guidelines)
Ability to use literacy and numeracy skills to adequately interpret documentation available in line with State/Territory regulations, legislation and policies
Ability to perform manual handling tasks and strenuous activities such as chest compressions at ground level
It is important to note that the HLTAID units of competency do require a level of physical ability to meet the evidence requirements for assessment. These standards relate to the level of performance required to provide resuscitation and respond to an emergency situation where there may be risk to life.
Due to the potential risk to health and safety where a nominated first aider, or worker with duty of care, does not have the ability to perform resuscitation and/or first aid to the performance standard, it is not appropriate to issue a statement of attainment to participants who are physically unable to meet the assessment requirements.
Additional entry requirements for Blended Learning
Computer skills such as web navigation and basic typing
Access to a computer or tablet with an internet connection
Delivery Method and Duration
Face to Face
Face to Face
Face to Face training will be conducted over a period of 8 hours including both theory and practical components. Training can be conducted both on or offsite provided a training room and area for practical skills demonstrations are available for use.
PARCOR caters for training onsite throughout Victoria including areas such as Melbourne, Geelong, Portland, Warrnambool, Colac, Bendigo, Ballarat, Horsham, Sale, Bairnsdale, Echuca, Mildura, Wangaratta, Dandenong, Frankston and Traralgon.
To ensure a quality and safe learning environment our Provide First Aid courses are capped at 12 participants.
Our blended learning model includes an online self-paced component followed by a face to face practical skills session.
The online component involves participants reading through the learning materials and completing theory assessment activities. This is supported by a library of videos that we have produced to further explain various topics. These modules takes most learners around 3-4hrs to complete.
Participants will then be required to book into a practical skills session. This session can be either onsite or at our Avalon Training Centre. This session takes approximately 4hrs depending on previous experience. This component can be arranged on a one-on-one basis or for small groups depending on your operational requirements.
This learning method doesn’t suit everyone however our team is here to support.
At this stage, Blended Learning is NOT available for our public courses.
Please note, our public courses are currently conducted as a Face-to-Face only. If you would like to book Blended Learning or Self-Paced please contact our office 1300 666 101 or email@example.com
Participants shall be required to complete an online enrolment process including providing a valid USI. Participants must provide photo ID to verify their identity. Participants shall be required to attend the entire session and complete all assessment activities.
The Code of Practice and Compliance Codes for First Aid in the Workplace recommend that Provide First Aid training be refreshed every 3 years and the CPR component be refreshed annually.
Can training be conducted at our workplace?
Yes, in most cases PARCOR can conduct Provide First Aid training at your workplace. You will need;
A suitable training room
Access to an area where practical skills demonstrations can occur
What will participants need to bring?
If we are providing training at your workplace participants will be required to bring any of their normal protective clothing with them. They will also require photo identification to verify their enrolment details.
If you are attending a public course please ensure to wear long pants and preferably boots.
Please ensure to bring photo identification with you to verify enrolment details
What should I expect at a public course?
Our public Provide First Aid courses typically kick off at 08:00 am unless otherwise advertised. It’s advised to arrive 15mins early to allow time to sort out any enrolment issues and get yourself setup for the day.
There is plenty of free parking available
Tea and coffee facilities available
Lunch is provided (please advise of any special dietary requirements)
Is this the right course for a teacher or educator?
There is a better course designed for teachers and educators that goes further into depth on asthma and anaphylaxis whilst also focusing on the type of emergencies more relevant to the education setting. You can find some more information here.