First Aid Course

Nationally Recognised First Aid Courses

Enjoy a practical, professional and easy to understand First Aid Course.

Run in Coffs Harbour, Bellingen, Nambucca & Woolgoolga

Gain your qualification in 2 easy steps:

  1.  Book your First Aid Course from a selection of dates
  2.  Attend a short Practical Session to practice your First Aid skills

First Aid Course dates

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A LIST OF COURSES AND DATES

Your First Aid Course

We offer the following First Aid courses:

For a group booking: we will discuss your needs either in a site visit or over the phone. We can tailor a First Aid related course specific to the needs of your business.

We are friendly, approachable and dedicated to providing complete customer satisfaction, flexibility and support.

CPR Course

Enjoy hands-on practical teaching, to help you to understand what you need to do in an emergency, and why you need to do it.

This is realistic, practical and hands-on training – no boring PowerPoint presentations or sleep inducing lectures.

Learn through participating in hands-on activities.

Your Practical Training Sessions are designed to develop your ability and practical confidence in doing First Aid.


We place people before profit

All courses are nationally recognised training in partnership with Allens Training PTY LTD (Registered Training Organisation number 90909).

First Aid Course Coffs Harbour Bellingen Nambucca

Your First Aid course

Your First Aid course helps to develop the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. This applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

Specific licensing requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training, should be obtained from the relevant state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authority.

Are there physical requirements for First Aid courses?

It is important to note that there are physical standards which relate to the level of performance required when undertaking accredited training. The HLTAID001 Provide First Aid competency standards require that you are to be assessed as physically capable of performing uninterrupted CPR for at least 2 minutes on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor. There can be no exceptions to these Australian Government requirements that are clearly written into the Training Package. Therefore, students who are unable to satisfy the physical requirements of the course cannot be deemed competent or issued with a statement of attainment, even if the qualification is a necessary part of their employment conditions.

DETERMINING AMOUNT OF TRAINING

COURSE DELIVERY OPTIONS

Types of Students 

We are required to determine the amount of training we provide to each student, with regard to the existing skills, knowledge and experience of each student.

Skill levels will vary in relation to the current experience/current training level of each student:

1. Students new to First Aid training

2. Students with previous training and/or experience similar to this course

Initial training (students new to First Aid training)

Initial training is intended for students who have no prior training or experience. For example job seekers, school leavers, those wanting a change in career etc.

Students attending a course for the first time can complete the course by undertaking pre-course study – referred to as unsupervised learning, and then attending a trainer led face to face course (mixed mode).

Where the student is a new entrant or inexperienced worker, we ensure that we give them the opportunity to fully absorb the required knowledge and to develop skills over time in the different contexts they would experience in the workplace.

This may require a longer time-frame than for those students with significant training/industry experience.

Refresher training  (Students with previous training and/or experience)

The shorter REFRESHER course may be appropriate for workers or students experienced in the industry or with previous training.  This might be those who have been in the industry for some time (e.g. well practiced skills), those who have previously completed this course or similar, and those returning for workplace or industry requirements and to refresh their skills etc.

Meaning the student for a refresher course has previously attained experience in the required skills/knowledge.

It’s important to identify those students who are confident and are returning for recertification. It’s about recognising their pre-existing knowledge and skills. Therefore, upon enrolment, a refresher student can supply evidence of previous certification and therefore will be given the option of completing optional unsupervised pre-course study to refresh their knowledge and the complete a face to face training session with a trainer. They have the option to:

  1. Complete the Pre-Course Workbook (theory) PLUS attend the Face-to-Face session
  2. Or just to attend the Face-to-Face session

Recertification/refresher training is a competency confirmation event that includes training, the purpose of which is to compensate for or prevent deterioration in a previously achieved standard of performance.

COURSE TYPE

DELIVERY MODE

INITIAL COURSE

Students New to First Aid Training

    Mixed Mode

  1. Pre-course study Online or Workbook
  2. 5.5 hours of Face-to-Face training

REFRESHER COURSE

Students with experience or current First Aid certificate 

Express Mode

  1. Pre-course Workbook Optional (not compulsory)
  2. 5.5 hours of Face-to-Face training

HLTAID Pre-course study

Pre-course study for the course is found in the student portal. Students must have access to a computer, phone, tablet etc. with access to the internet to complete the pre-course study online. The other option for those doing pre-course study is a paper Workbook.

What does competency-based training actually mean? 

A competency-based training environment is centered on demonstrated competence against industry-defined standards of performance. Competency-based training is the concept that individuals learn at different rates as well as through different modes and different environments and that the skills and knowledge that a student has acquired previously are able to be formally recognised.

Amount of training and the AQF volume of learning

The AQF Volume of Learning describes how long a student, who does not hold any competencies identified in the qualification, would normally take to develop all of the required skills and knowledge at that qualification level.

The amount of training comprises the formal learning activities that are provided to a student to enable them to meet the requirements of each training product End gain the skills and knowledge specified in the relevant training product.

Exceptions for duration of the course

Course durations are reflective of group sizes of between 4 and 15 students. If there are less students in a group for HLTAID003 Provide First Aid, you may find course duration reduced by a maximum of 10%. If a class size exceeds 15 students, it may therefore also be necessary to increase course duration depending on the number of students.

We need to identify any support you require to complete this course

Upon enrolment, we will give you an opportunity to provide information on your language, literacy and numeracy skills to complete this course. There is also the opportunity to provide details and communicate any special needs or support requirements you may have.  Assistance can be sought from our student support officer at Allens Training Pty Ltd by phoning 1300 559 064.
We provide equitable access to all required educational and support services, so that no student is disadvantaged to be able to enroll into this course regardless of their mode of study or location. Students can organise to meet with their trainer on a one-to-one basis for additional support, plus email and phone contact.
It’s important to note that there is a physical requirement to complete 2 minutes of CPR on the floor with a resuscitation manikin.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

Completing any vocational education course in Australia, it is a requirement for you to obtain and supply a USI. This is obtainable from usi.gov.au If a USI is not supplied and verified with usi.gov.au a certificate cannot be issued to you.

If you are under 18 years of age

It is a requirement that parental/guardian consent is obtained for students under the age of 18 to be able to participate in a course.  The form for this can be found here.

Foundation skills required

Foundation skills are the underpinning communication skills required for participation in the workplace, the community and in adult education and training.
For the course HLTAID003 Provide First Aid, you will need the following Foundation skills:
  • Learning – to learn to provide first aid response in an emergency.
  • Reading – to administer medication for anaphylaxis or asthma.
  • Writing – to complete documentation such as reports/risk assessments.
  • Oral communication – to call the ambulance and provide a handover.
  • Numeracy – to count the number of compressions and breaths.

Reasonable adjustment explained

Reasonable adjustment refers to flexibility in assessment approaches to account for individual learning needs, while still adhering to the assessment requirements of the relevant training package or VET accredited course. Whilst reasonable adjustments can be made in terms of the way in which evidence of performance is gathered, the evidence criteria for making competent/not yet competent decisions should not be altered in any way.
If a student meets essential entry requirements, the RTO must endeavour to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ necessary for them to complete their course work or demonstrate competency. This may include adjusting the physical environment, student learning materials or the manner that a theory test is completed. In most situations, a student with a disability will be able to tell the RTO what he or she needs to be able to study. If necessary, the RTO should also seek advice from disability areas within government departments or organisations that represent or provide services to people with a disability.
Adjustments may include:
  • Modifying educational premises. For example, making ramps, modifying toilets and ensuring that classes are in rooms accessible to the person with a disability.
  • Modifying or providing equipment. For example, lowering lab benches, enlarging computer screens, providing specific computer software or an audio loop system.
  • Changing assessment procedures. For example, allowing for alternative examination methods such as oral exams, or allowing additional time for someone else to write an exam for a person with a disability.
  • Changing course delivery. For example, providing study notes or research materials in different formats or providing a sign language interpreter for a person who is hearing impaired.
Please note that in some Training Packages, first aid and CPR training for example, there are mandatory skills that cannot be modified as a reasonable adjustment. The student is required to complete 2 minutes of adult CPR on a manikin on the floor. There is no room for reasonable adjustment as it is stated as what is required in the Training Package.

ASSESSMENT – THEORY – Multi choice question paper for HLTAID Provide First Aid

You will be assessed on:
State/Territory regulations, first aid codes of practice and workplace procedures:
  • ARC Guidelines relevant to the provision of CPR
  • Safe work practices to minimise risks and potential hazards
  • Infection control principles and procedures, including use of standard precautions
  • Requirements for currency of skill and knowledge
Legal, workplace and community considerations:
  • Awareness of potential need for stress-management techniques and available support following an emergency situation
  • Duty of care requirements
  • Respectful behaviour towards a casualty
  • Own skills and limitations
  • Privacy and confidentiality requirements
  • Importance of debriefing
Considerations when providing CPR:
  • Airway obstruction due to body position
  • Appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
  • Appropriate use of an AED
  • Chain of survival
  • Standard precautions
  • How to conduct a visual and verbal assessment of the casualty
Principles and procedures for first aid management of the following scenarios:
  • Abdominal injuries
  • Allergic reaction
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Basic care of the wound
  • Bleeding control
  • Burns
  • Cardiac conditions, including chest pain
  • Chocking and airway obstruction
  • Crush injuries
  • Diabetes
  • Dislocations
  • Drowning
  • Envenomation
  • Environment impact, including hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydrations and heat stroke
  • Eye and ear injuries
  • Fractures
  • Febrile convulsions
  • Head, neck and spinal injuries
  • Minor skin injuries
  • Needle stick injuries
  • Poisoning and toxic substances
  • Respiratory distress, including asthma
  • Seizures, including epilepsy
  • Shock
  • Soft tissue injuries, including strains and sprains
  • Stroke
  • Unconsciousness
Basic anatomy and physiology relations to:
  • How to recognise a person is not breathing
  • Chest
  • Response/consciousness
  • Upper airway and effect of positional change
  • Considerations in provision of first aid for specified conditions

HLTAID PROVIDE FIRST AID – ASSESSMENT PRACTICAL

Practical tasks and scenario demonstrations

The simulated assessment environments will reflect the real-life working environment where these skills and knowledge would be performed, with all the relevant equipment and resources of that working environment.  Skills must be demonstrated by the student working individually in an environment that provides realistic in-depth, industry-validated scenarios and simulations to assess students’ skills and knowledge.

It’s important that students have knowledge of the content of HLTAID003 Provide First Aid. The assessable practical skills are listed below.

You will be assessed on performing first aid scenario and task demonstrations for:

1. Infant CPR

2. Adult CPR & defibrillation

3. Anaphylaxis & autoinjector

4. Asthma & medication

5. Choking

6. Turn a casualty on his/her side

7. Bleeding control & shock

8. PIT for a snake/spider bite

9. Rice for sprain

Student written agreement

If you are completing this course HLTAID003 Provide First Aid, please download the student agreement to ensure that you are aware of your rights and obligations.  You can access the student written agreement by clicking here.

Course requirements

There are no prerequisite, entry, work-placement, licensing or certification requirements for the course HLTAID003 Provide First Aid.

We engage with industry experts 

As part of ongoing improvement activities and industry consultations, Allens Training Pty Ltd consult with industry experts to ensure best practice occurs in resources and realistic assessment tools.

Training considerations from the trainer and assessor

The RTO’s training and assessment strategies and practices, including the amount of training they provide, are consistent with the requirements of training packages courses and enable each student to meet the requirements for each unit of competency or module in which they are enrolled.

RTO responsibilities

The RTO is required to:
  • Have qualified trainers and assessors to deliver the training and assessment.
  • Educational and support services to meet the needs of the student cohort/s undertaking the training and assessment.
  • Learning resources to enable students to meet the requirements for each unit of competency.
  • Facilities, whether physical or virtual, and equipment to accommodate and support the number of students undertaking the training and assessment.

Monitoring and improvement

Continuous improvement will occur through ongoing industry consultation, feedback from students, and feedback from clients.
Feedback for this training program is collected through:
  • Employer questionnaire managed by the Allens Training Pty Ltd head office.
  • Every student is given the opportunity for post course survey and these survey results are available for both the trainer and RTO to view.
  • Feedback is collected, analysed and actioned. Identified actions are documented.

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