Training includes the practical skills and knowledge to provide:
- An advanced first aid response including life support
- Management of any casualties and coordination of the incident and other first aiders until the arrival of medical assistance
- Providing support to other first aid providers or medical staff when necessary
There are no formal entry requirements however sound English language, literacy and numeracy skills are required.
This short course involves 2 days of face to face training and includes a blend of theoretical and practical skill based elements.
HLTAID006 covers the following topics:
- Duty of Care and Legal Responsibilities
- Critical Incident management procedures
- Use and applications of first aid equipment including cervical collars, spineboards, airway suction devices, thermometers, asthma management devices, auto-injectors
- Workplace Incident Reporting & Effective Communications
- Incident Evaluation
First aid responsibilities including the management of:
- Advanced Resuscitation techniques
- Bleeding, wounds & shock
- Sprains & strains (soft tissue injuries)
- Burns – thermal, chemical, friction or electrical
- Injuries of the bone (fractures, dislocations, spinal support)
- Medical conditions & environmental emergencies
- Emergency childbirth
- Substance abuse – common drugs and alcohol including illicit drugs
- Asthma & anaphylaxis
- Envenomations (bites, stings) and poisoning
- Casualty handover – communication of details, both verbally and in a written report
To successfully complete this short course, participants need to demonstrate:
- An ability to perform uninterrupted CPR on both infants and adults in line with ANZCOR Guidelines
- An ability to activate and follow the prompts of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
- An ability to respond to simulated emergency scenarios relevant to their workplace/community setting
- Knowledge of State/Territory regulations, First Aid codes of practice and workplace procedures
- An understanding of legal, workplace and community considerations relevant to the qualification
- An understanding of key considerations when providing advanced first aid
- An understanding of anatomy and physiology relevant to providing advanced first aid support
To be assessed as Competent the participant is required to:
- Participate in activities and scenarios as directed by the trainer
- Successfully complete written workbook activities as well as a series of multiple choice 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 HLTAID006 – Provide advanced 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 HLTAID006 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 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment and have current, extensive experience in the community as Health Care professionals, Paramedics or Nurses. We offer the highest standards of knowledge and skills transfer, supported by up-to-date, relevant information on industry practices and protocols.
Train with confidence – through our quality program that is both comprehensive and hands-on and focuses on developing your proficiency of skills and knowledge.
This unit contributes to many Nationally Recognised Training Qualifications which is recognised within the Australian Qualifications Framework.