Training includes the practical skills and knowledge required to manage First Aid tasks and contingencies in the context of the job role and environment.
There are no formal entry requirements however sound English language, literacy and numeracy skills are required.
This short course involves a blend of theoretical and practical skill based elements.
Generally this course is offered as a 2 day face-to-face training and assessment course. However some flexibility may be offered to how the standard hours are able to be scheduled such as our FlexiCourse, which requires the completion of a pre-course workbook plus a 1 day face-to-face training and assessment session.
HLTAID003 covers the following topics:
- First aider responsibilities
- Assess and manage an emergency situation
- Infection control
- Manual handling of the casualty(s)
- Resuscitation, airway management & choking
First aid management of:
- Bleeding, wounds & shock
- Sprains & strains (soft tissue injuries)
- Injuries of the bone (fractures, dislocations, spinal support)
- Medical conditions & environmental emergencies
- Asthma & anaphylaxis
- Envenomations (bites, stings) and poisoning
- Vital Signs Survey
- Casualty handover – communication of details
To be assessed as Competent the participant is required to:
- Participate in activities and scenarios as directed by the trainer
- Successfully complete a selection of written questions
- Demonstrate the application of practical skills required for this unit of competency outcome.
On successful completion, participants will be issued with a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for HLTAID003 – Provide first aid.
For many Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, this unit may also contribute towards nationally recognised qualifications. The training may also provide an opportunity for professional development by increasing skills, knowledge and application in the work or home environment.
The law requires employers to provide a safe working environment and adequate facilities for the welfare of their employees. This means that appropriate First Aid measures need to be in place, including First Aid kits and suitably trained First Aid Officers who hold current qualifications.
Workcover’s First Aid in the Workplace Code of Practice in New South Wales and WorkSafe’s First Aid In The Workplace – Compliance Code in Victoria both outline an employers’ obligation to keep the qualifications of their First Aid Officers current. Re-certification for HLTAID003 is recommended every 3 years.
In addition, First Aiders need to complete HLTAID001 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation on an annual basis. This unit allows you to refresh and maintain your knowledge of the essential skills required to perform CPR, in line with the Australian and New Zealand Committee on Resuscitation (ANZCOR) guidelines.
We can also track and notify you when a First Aid recertification is required for you or your team.
Our trainers all hold a minimum qualification of Certificate IV in Training & Assessment and have current industry experience. We offer the highest standards of knowledge and skills transfer, supported by up-to-date, relevant information on industry practices and protocols.
This unit contributes to many Nationally Recognised Training Qualifications which is recognised within the Australian Qualifications Framework.