About this unit of competency
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants, children and adults 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.
- Emergency responders
- Medical professionals
- Vacation care/after school care
- Many more
National Course Code
HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an Education and Care setting
This Provide First Aid in an education and care setting course is delivered as a 10 hour face-to-face training session, plus breaks.
If your organisation is interested in a private / in-house booking to have this course delivered to a group of staff, please contact our head office to discuss booking options. The delivery can be programmed to fit in with your staff and company schedule, at your venue or ours.
It is highly recommended that all learners complete the pre-course work
It is important to note that this CPR element of this course requires a level of physical ability to complete practical assessments. All students are required to perform 2 minutes of CPR on an adult manikin and baby manikin on the floor. If your health or fitness will not allow you to demonstrate this, you will not be awarded a nationally accredited certificate for HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting. We can however issue a non accredited certificate of attendance for Childcare First aid.
All students must be able to demonstrate an accurate verbal report which would be given to emergency services and workplace supervisor.
Language, Literacy & Numeracy requirements
This first aid course combines plain English, videos, photos, and questioning to ensure all learners are able to have the best possible chance at comprehending the required knowledge and developing first skills that will be needed in an emergency. If you believe you will need assistance due to your Language, Literacy or Numeracy skills, please contact our head office before enrolling to discuss your training needs.
All students must bring ID with them to the training course. Photo ID is the minimum requirement (e.g. Drivers Licence, Passport or similar).
Assessment submission process, support and outcomes
Assessment Outcomes: Competent or Not Competent
For any learner who is unable to satisfactorily complete all assessment tasks, the assessor will attempt to make reasonable adjustments to the methods of assessment. If the learner is deemed not competent, they will need to re-sit the training course and additional fees will apply.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Students choosing to undertake RPL will need to be sent an RPL guide for their course.
In order to be eligible for RPL, the student must demonstrate currency in that particular subject. I.e. a student cannot submit evidence from 5 years prior and request it be applied directly to their new competency. They must show how they have since applied those skills and that they are current.
Once assessed in all areas of the course and competency demonstrated, learners will be issued a Statement of Attainment for HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting.
This Unit of Competency is Nationally Recognised Training from Health Training Package and it is recommended that it is updated three yearly.