HLTAID003 PROVIDE FIRST AID
HLTAID003 Provide First Aid is a nationally recognised qualification for workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, include community and workplace settings.
This is a fun, hands-on practical training session carefully formatted to provide you with the confidence to administer first aid.
You will be glad to know that during the Face-to-Face training you will not have to endure power point presentations or reading from text books. The focus is on hands-on practical First Aid skills.
First Aid includes doing CPR and using an defibrillator, so be sure to wear loose, comfortable clothing. For those with injuries or limited mobility, we can make a reasonable adjustment to your training session.
All courses are nationally recognised training in partnership with Allens Training PTY LTD (Registered Training Organisation number 90909).
HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
- HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
- HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support
- HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Are there physical requirements for this course?
It is important to note that there are physical standards which relate to the level of performance required when undertaking accredited training. The HLTAID003 Provide First Aid competency standards require a level of physical ability to provide first aid and respond to an emergency situation where there may be risk to life. One requirement of the training package is 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.
Resources that will be available for this course
- Adult and infant resuscitation manikins
- AED training device
- Adrenaline autoinjector training device
- Placebo bronchodilator and spacer devices
- Workplace first aid kit
- Icepacks, bandages, splints
- Workplace injury, trauma and/or illness record, and/or other appropriate workplace incident report form for written reports
DETERMINING AMOUNT OF TRAINING – TARGET STUDENT AND 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 complete the pre-course workbook to refresh theory or just to attend the face-to-face component of the course.
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.
Students New to First Aid Training
Students with experience or current First Aid certificate
HLTAID003 Provide First Aid 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.
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
We need to identify any support you require to complete this course
Unique Student Identifier (USI)
If you are under 18 years of age
Foundation skills required
- 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
- 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.
ASSESSMENT – THEORY – Multi choice question paper for HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Abdominal injuries
- Allergic reaction
- Basic care of the wound
- Bleeding control
- Cardiac conditions, including chest pain
- Chocking and airway obstruction
- Crush injuries
- Environment impact, including hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydrations and heat stroke
- Eye and ear injuries
- Febrile convulsions
- Head, neck and spinal injuries
- Minor skin injuries
- Needle stick injuries
- Poisoning and toxic substances
- Respiratory distress, including asthma
- Seizures, including epilepsy
- Soft tissue injuries, including strains and sprains
- How to recognise a person is not breathing
- Upper airway and effect of positional change
- Considerations in provision of first aid for specified conditions
HLTAID003 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
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
We engage with industry experts
Training considerations from the trainer and assessor
- 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
- 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.