Childcare First Aid

This course delivers the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants, children and adults, including asthmatic and anaphylactic emergencies.

Course CodeHLTAID004 Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting

At A Glance – Blended Delivery – COVID Safe

Course code: HLTAID004 Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting (includes HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation,  HLTAID002 Provide Basic Emergency Life Support and HLTAID003 Provide First Aid)

Course Length3 hours in class practical session  plus approx. 3 hours pre-course paperwork – and an online assessment.  It is a requirement that all pre-course paperwork must be completed prior to the practical session and brought to the class.

Course Audience: 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 meets the ACECQA accreditation requirements in First Aid, Anaphylaxis and Asthma.

Delivery: Blended delivery – COVID Safe

COVID Safe Protocols: Limiting face to face contact, reduced class sizes, social distancing practices eg no partnering, increased hygiene measures eg gloves, face coverings (supplied by participant) and hand sanitiser etc.

At A Glance – Blended Delivery

Course code: HLTAID004 Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting (includes HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation,  HLTAID002 Provide Basic Emergency Life Support and HLTAID003 Provide First Aid)

Course Length: One day plus pre-course online component

Course Audience: 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 meets the ACECQA accreditation requirements in First Aid, Anaphylaxis and Asthma.

Delivery: Blended delivery

Pre-Course Theory Assessment

This training is delivered in blended delivery format. Participants are required to complete the assessment prior to training as home based learning, independently of the classroom session. The links provided at each question form the course reading and answers to the questions can be found within the links. It is important to read each link to verify understanding of the topic. A link to the assessment will be provided on booking, or click here to view the assessment.

Assessment Requirements and Learning Outcomes

Performance and Knowledge Evidence:

There must be evidence that the participant has completed the following tasks in line with state/territory regulations, first aid codes of practice, Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines and workplace procedures:

  • performed at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (5 cycles of both compressions and ventilations on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor.
  • Performed at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles both compressions and ventilations) on a child resuscitation manikin placed on the floor.   READ MORE
Demonstration of CPR Compressions

It is a mandatory assessment requirement in all CPR / first aid courses that participants demonstrate CPR on the floor, not on an elevated surface. To be assessed as competent in this course you must be physically capable of performing CPR on the floor. If you have an injury that limits your ability to adequately demonstrate CPR, you may attend the course and be issued a non-accredited Statement of Attendance.

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On successful completion of this training, participants will be awarded a statement of attainment in HLTAID004 Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting, HLTAID003 Provide First Aid, HLTAID002 Provide Basic Emergency Life Support and HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.

For full details of HLTAID004 assessment requirements, visit www.training.gov.au, or click here.

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