(Formally Known as Level 2)


Course Code: HLTAID003

This nationally accredited course provides participants with the essential skill and knowledge required to manage life-threatening emergencies. It is relevant for people working in the education, aged care, sport, outdoor recreation, hospitality, industry enterprises as well as in the home or other environments. Worksafe deems this course is “the minimum acceptable level of training for first aid officers “ 4.1 2008 Compliance Code.

Course Content

  • Respond in an emergency situation
  • Airway and breathing management
  • CPR Techniques
  • Considerations when providing first aid including:
    • Appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
    • Appropriate use of an AED and demonstration of the ability to follow prompts
    • Standard Precautions & Infection Control
  •  Apply Appropriate First Aid Procedures

-Principles & Procedures for the First Aid management of the following scenarios:

abdominal injuries – epilepsy – allergic reactions – eye and ear injuries – anaphylaxis – fractures – bleeding control – head, neck and spinal injuries – burns – minor skin injuries – cardiac conditions – needle stick injuries – choking and airway obstruction – poisoning and toxic substances – cold and crush injuries – respiratory distress, including asthma – diabetes – seizures – dislocations – severe allergic and anaphylactic reactions – drowning – shock – envenomation – unconsciousness, abnormal/ not breathing – environmental impact (including hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydration and heat stroke)

  • Communicate details of the incident
  • Evaluate own Performance


  • A nationally recognised Statement of Attainment will be issued to all successful applicants.
  • The qualification will be valid for 3 years and the Australian Resuscitation Council recommends a CPR update every 12 months.


Flexible delivery, 1-day training.

Theory workbook to be completed prior to the training date.


There are no prerequisite units. Participants should have numeracy and literacy skills equivalent to level 2 of the National Reporting System.

Assessment Methods

Formative assessment throughout the course. This includes the demonstration of practical skills and answering of written and oral questions.

“In addition to their professional obligations, principals and teachers have a legal duty to take reasonable steps to protect students in their charge from the risk of injury that is reasonably foreseeable.”

Independent Schools Victoria Providing Nationally Recognised First Aid Training under the auspices of Safety Training Solution RTO#40590

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