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First Aid in an Education and Care Setting – HLTAID0012

Course Description

Application and Relevance 

This course applies to educators and support staff working in education or children’s services who are required to respond to a first aid emergency. It incorporates the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants, children and adults. 

Entry Requirements 

Participants are required to have; 

  • reasonable level of verbal and written skills
  • the ability to demonstrate two minutes of CPR on the floor. 

Mode of Delivery and Duration 

Classroom training and assessment over 9 hours.

Dress and Equipment Requirements 

Learners are to attend the course in comfortable non-offensive clothing. All equipment and resources to complete the course will be supplied. 

Course Content Topics

  • Airway and breathing management
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) techniques
  • Automated External Defibrillation 
  • Medical conditions including diabetes, epilepsy and convulsions
  •  Infection control and first aid for minor wounds
  •  Risk management for asthma and anaphylaxis
  •  Anaphylaxis emergency management
  •  Asthma emergency management 
  • Control of major 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 of the sick and injured 
  • Recording vital signs
  • Communicating details of an incident 
  • Reporting requirements in education and childrens services 
  • Debriefing and evaluation of response to critical incidents

Assessment Methods 

Progressive assessment throughout the course, including demonstration of practical skills and written and oral questions relating to underpinning knowledge. 

Award Issued 

Victorian First Aid Services and Training is responsible for the quality of training and assessment and, the issuance of the AQTF certificates. 

To enrol, please go to the Victorian First Aid website.  click here

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Course Dates

Go to Victorian First Aid (Pakenham) for 2024 dates.

Course Provider

Victorian First Aid RTO 41360

Course Cost

Check the Victorian First Aid (Pakenham) page for current course costs.

How to enrol

Visit Victorian First Aid website.