HLTAID004 - Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

About the course:

Current industry standards state this course must be updated every 3 years with the CPR component being updated every 12 months.
Day: Every Friday
Time: 10am.
Place: No.5, 94 - 96, Main Street BLACKTOWN, NSW 2148

HLTAID004 Emergency First Aid

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Days in the classroom (face to face) OR Blended learning online (4 - 5 hrs theory ) plus one day practical assessment in the classroom
All students are required to competently complete practical demonstrations and must complete the multiple choice theory paper. If not competent at the completion of the course, students will need to re-enroll into the course paying the full course fee.
Upon completion of the course, you will be issued with a Statement of Attainment to certify that you have been trained and shown competence in HLTAID004 Provide Emergency First Aid. This competency based training described the skills and knowledge require to:
Provide Emergency first aid support;
Management of a causality; and
Management of an incidence and other First Aiders until the arrival of medical or other assistance.


HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
Release: 5

HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

Modification History



Release 5


  • assessor requirements statement
  • foundation skills lead in statement
  • licensing statement
  • modification history to reflect 2012 standards

Equivalent outcome.

Release 4

Updated mapping information. Changes to assessment requirements. Equivalent outcome.

Release 3

Minor corrections to formatting to improve readability. Equivalent outcome.

Release 2

Minor corrections to formatting to improve readability. Equivalent outcome.

Release 1

This new was released in HLT Health Training Package release 1.0 and meets the requirements of the 2012 Standards for Training Packages.



This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants, children and adults.

The unit applies to educators and support staff working within an education and care setting who are required to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthmatic and anaphylactic emergencies.

This unit of competency may contribute towards approved first aid, asthma and anaphylaxis training under the Education and Care Services National Law, and the Education and Care Services National Regulations (2011).

Specific licensing requirements, including requirements for refresher training, should be obtained from the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) and/or relevant state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authority.

Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements define the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria specify the level of performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Respond to an emergency situation

1.1 Recognise an emergency situation
1.2 Identify, assess and minimise immediate hazards to health and safety of self and others
1.3 Assess the casualty and recognise the need for first aid response
1.4 Assess the situation and seek assistance from emergency response services 



2. Apply appropriate emergency first aid procedures

2.1 Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in accordance with Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines
2.2 Provide first aid in accordance with established first aid principles
2.3 Ensure casualty feels safe, secure and supported
2.4 Obtain consent from casualty, caregiver, registered medical practitioners or medical emergency services where possible
2.5 Use available resources and equipment to make the casualty as comfortable as possible
2.6 Operate first aid equipment according to manufacturer’s instructions
2.7 Monitor the casualty’s condition and respond in accordance with first aid principles



3. Communicate details of the incident

3.1 Accurately convey details of the incident to emergency response services
3.2 Report details of incident to supervisor
3.3 Complete relevant workplace documentation, including incident report form
3.4 Report details of incidents involving babies and children to parents and/or caregivers
3.5 Follow workplace procedures to report serious incidents to the regulatory authority
3.6 Maintain confidentiality of records and information in line with statutory and/or organisational policies      



4. Evaluate the incident and own performance

4.1 Recognise the possible psychological impacts on self, other rescuers and children
4.2 Talk with children about their emotions and responses to events
4.3 Participate in debriefing with supervisor


Foundation Skills

The Foundation Skills describe those required skills (language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills) that are essential to performance.

Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.


Unit Mapping Information

No equivalent unit.


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Student requirements:

Must be over 18 years of age
Available during hours 9am – 3pm
Appropriate level of literacy and numeracy skills
Basic computer skills, including internet and email
Working with Children Check (must be obtained prior to work placement)

Course Delivery:

This course is delivered face to face in our Blacktown premises, please contact us for more information on course starting times. The face to face course is a 1 day course.
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Course Content:

We have various of course practices and lectures, please see above for details of the course required.

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