HLTAID012 – Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
This qualification reflects the role of individuals who have the primary responsibility of providing a first aid response to infants and children in line with first aid guidelines determined by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and other Australian national peak clinical bodies.
This unit applies to a range of workers within an education and care setting who are required to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthma and anaphylactic emergencies. This includes early childhood workers and educators who work with school age children in outside school hours’ care and vacation programs.
Specific licensing/regulatory requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training should be obtained from the relevant national/state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authorities.
Current industry standards state that a first aid qualification is valid for a 3-year period with the CPR component to be updated every 12 months.
Potential Career Pathway:
Statement of Attainment in HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting from CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood education and Care or CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support.
Who could enrol:
This course is suitable for a variety of learners such as:
- people employed as first aiders
- people who have a duty of care to provide first aid to others in an education and care setting
- people who wish to obtain a First Aid certificate and attain skills in responding to an emergency situation
- people who are employed and wish to attain skills in providing first aid
- people who are enrolled in a qualification which requires completion of HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
This qualification includes four (4) units of competency. Learners develop skills and knowledge to apply first aid to infants, children and adults. It affects educators and support staff who work within an education and care setting who may need 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).
Units of Competency:
- HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
- HLTAID010 Provide basic emergency life support
- HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
- HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
6 hours’ theory assessment and 6 hours’ practical assessment.
Total of 12 hours’ face-to-face classroom training.
Study commitment required:
We recommend a learner would require a minimum of 22 hours to complete this short course. This includes pre-course assessment questions, self-study, written and multiple choice assessments, case scenarios and practical observations.
Training delivery method:
Training is delivered in a scheduled face-to-face training in class.
No work placement is required for the completion of the HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting.
Written and multiple choice assessments, case scenarios and practical observations.
Minimum 18 Years.
LLN Assessment is not required for the completion of this Statement of Attainment.
- No academic requirement is applicable for the completion of this Statement of Attainment.
This course may cover the following procedures:
- allergic reaction
- bleeding control
- choking and airway obstruction
- envenomation – using pressure immobilization etc.
- fractures, sprains and strains
- head injuries, crush injuries
- poisoning, seizures and convulsions
- head, neck and spinal injuries
- poisoning, seizures and convulsions including febrile convulsions and epilepsy
- respiratory distress including asthma etc.
No technology requirement is applicable for the completion of this Statement of Attainment.
Valid USI number is required. Ask us if you require any assistance in creating it on your behalf.
Valid and current
- Email address and
- Photo ID
No work placement is required for the completion of this Statement of Attainment.
REACH acknowledges that our learners may require flexibility in how they pay their fees. To support our learners, we offer a structured Payment Plan which could be discussed.
You have the flexibility to make payments as per an agreed amount and duration. Please note that REACH does not accept any payment of fees over $1500 at a time.
If you enrol under a government subsidised option, your fees will be in accordance with the funding requirements as defined by the relevant funding body. Please speak to the enrolment officer for further details.
*If you are not eligible for government funding, please contact our support team for other options
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