HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
Our obligation to you
We are required to provide clear evidence to enable you to decide if this First Aid Training Course is suitable for you. This First Aid training course teaches the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to someone who is injured or ill. It applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings. There are also specific industries that require additional training such as childcare workers, school teachers and other industries. PYREXO TRAINING is responsible for the quality of the training and assessment and Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909 will be issuing the statement of attainment for this unit.
Choosing a training or education provider
The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) has developed a fact sheet to allow you to be fully informed about your decision to enrol in a First Aid training course of study. We recommend reading this information prior to enrolling. It is available by clicking here.
Are there physical requirements for this course?
It is important to note that there are physical standards which relate to the level of performance required when undertaking accredited training. The HLTAID competency standards require a level of physical ability to provide resuscitation and respond to an emergency situation where there may be risk to life. One requirement of the training package is that you are to be assessed as physically capable of performing uninterrupted CPR for at least 2 minutes on an adult CPR manikin placed on the floor. There can be no exceptions to these Australian Government requirements that are clearly written into the Training Package.
Resources that will be available for this course
Monday to Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
DETERMINING AMOUNT OF TRAINING – TARGET STUDENT AND COURSE DELIVERY OPTIONS
Initial training and modes of delivery (students new to the training)
PYREXO TRAINING is required to determine the amount of training they provide to each student, with regard to the existing skills, knowledge and experience of the student.This is achieved by identifying the cohort category or the student undertaking the proposed training and also the mode/s of delivery being provided.
Skill levels will vary in relation to the type of student or ‘cohort’. PYREXO TRAINING have identified 2 different types of cohorts as listed below.
- Students new to the training
- Students with previous training and/or experience similar to this First Aid training course
Initial training and modes of delivery (students new to the training)
Initial First Aid training course is intended for students who have no prior training or experience. For example, job seekers, school leavers, those wanting a change in career etc. Students attending a course for the first time can complete the course in 2 ways. Either by undertaking pre-course study – referred to as unsupervised learning, and then attending a trainer led face to face course (mixed mode) or by attending a longer period of training (face to face). Where the student cohort consists of new entrants or inexperienced workers, we ensure that we give them the opportunity to fully absorb the required knowledge and to develop skills over time in the different contexts they would experience in the workplace. This may require a longer time-frame than for those students with significant training/industry experience.
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Refresher training and modes of delivery (Students with previous training and/or experience)
The shorter refresher First Aid training course may be appropriate for workers or students experienced in the industry or with previous training. This might be those who have been in the industry for some time (e.g. well-practiced skills), those who have previously completed this course or similar, and those returning for workplace or industry requirements and to refresh their skills etc. Meaning the student cohort for a refresher course is comprised of students who have previously attained experience in the required skills/knowledge. It’s important to identify those students who are confident and are returning for recertification. It’s about recognising their pre-existing knowledge and skills. Therefore, upon enrolment, a refresher student can supply evidence of previous certification and therefore will be given the option of completing optional unsupervised pre-course study to refresh their knowledge and the complete a face to face training session with a trainer (mixed mode or express mode). Re certification/refresher training is a competency confirmation event that includes training.
Exceptions for duration of the course
First Aid Training Course durations are reflective of group sizes of between 4 and 15 students. If there are less students in a group, you may find course duration reduced by a maximum of 10%. If a class size exceeds 15 students, it may therefore also be necessary to increase course duration depending on the number of students.
Recognition or any prior learning or previous courses
Upon enrolment, you are given the opportunity to upload your previous certificate and based on that evidence, the course can be modified based on your previous knowledge. There is a currency requirement to be able to demonstrate skills such as CPR.
Unique Student Identifier (USI)
Completing any vocational education course in Australia, it is a requirement for you to obtain and supply a USI. This is obtainable from usi.gov.au If a USI is not supplied and verified with usi.gov.au a certificate cannot be issued to you.
Pre-course study options
If there is pre-course study for the course, it is found in the student portal. Students must have access to a computer, phone, tablet etc. with access to the internet to complete the pre-course study online.
What does competency-based training actually mean?
A competency-based training environment is centred on demonstrated competence against industry-defined standards of performance. Competency-based training is the concept that individuals learn at different rates as well as through different modes and different environments and that the skills and knowledge that a student has acquired previously are able to be formally recognised.
Amount of training and the AQF volume of learning
The AQF Volume of Learning describes how long a student, who does not hold any competencies identified in the qualification, would normally take to develop all the required skills and knowledge at that qualification level. The amount of training comprises the formal learning activities that are provided to a student to enable them to meet the requirements of each training product and gain the skills and knowledge specified in the relevant training product.
If you are under 18 years of age
Training and assessment delivered onbehalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909by way of partnership arrangement. The course fee will be paid direct to the trainer (the partner organisation). This course is usually arranged by the employer of a workgroup and the employer can be invoiced for the training. If the employer does not arrange the training, or the employer does not agree to fund the training, training fees must be paid by the individual student direct to the trainer. PYREXO TRAINING will be required to meet minimum resource and facility requirements and course fees are available at the time of enrolment. Course fees will be communicated to you prior to enrolment.
Funding and work placement arrangements
There are no funding or work placements associated with this First Aid training course.
Foundation skills required
Foundation skills are the underpinning communication skills required for participation in the workplace, the community and in adult education and training.
– Learning – to learn to perform CPR in an emergency.
– Reading – to read AED manufacturer instructions and pad labels.
– Writing – to take notes and complete written incident reports.
– Oral communication – to call the ambulance and communicate details of the incident.
– Numeracy – to count the number of compressions and breaths.
ASSESSMENT – THEORY – Multi choice question paper
You will be assessed on:
State/Territory regulations, first aid codes of practice and workplace procedures:
- ARC Guidelines relevant to the provision of CPR
- Safe work practices to minimise risks and potential hazards
- Infection control principles and procedures, including use of standard precautions
- Requirements for currency of skill and knowledge
Legal, workplace and community considerations:
- Awareness of potential need for stress-management techniques and available support following an emergency situation
- Duty of care requirements
- Respectful behaviour towards a casualty
- Own skills and limitations
- Privacy and confidentiality requirements
- Importance of debriefing
Considerations when providing CPR:
- Airway obstruction due to body position
- Appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
- Appropriate use of an AED
- Chain of survival
- Standard precautions
- How to conduct a visual and verbal assessment of the casualty
Principles and procedures for first aid management of the following scenarios:
- Abdominal injuries
- Allergic reaction
- Basic care of the wound
- Bleeding control
- Cardiac conditions, including chest pain
- Choking and airway obstruction
- Crush injuries
- Environment impact, including hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydrations and heat stroke
- Eye and ear injuries
- Febrile convulsions
- Head, neck and spinal injuries
- Minor skin injuries
- Needle stick injuries
- Poisoning and toxic substances
- Respiratory distress, including asthma
- Seizures, including epilepsy
- Soft tissue injuries, including strains and sprains
Basic anatomy and physiology relations to:
- How to recognise a person is not breathing
- Upper airway and effect of positional change
- Considerations in provision of first aid for specified conditions
Monday to Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
ASSESSMENT – PRACTICAL – Physical demonstrations (skills)
The simulated assessment environments will reflect the real-life working environment where these skills and knowledge would be performed, with all the relevant equipment and resources of that working environment. Skills must be demonstrated by the student working individually in an environment that provides realistic in-depth, industry-validated scenarios and simulations to assess students’ skills and knowledge. It’s important that students have knowledge of the content of this course. The assessable practical skills are listed below.
You will be assessed on performing first aid scenario and task demonstrations for:
- Infant CPR
- Adult CPR & defibrillation
- Anaphylaxis & autoinjector
- Asthma & medication
- Turn a casualty on his/her side
- Bleeding control & shock
- PIT for a snake/spider bite
- Rice for sprain
Student written agreement
If you are completing this First Aid training course, please download the student agreement to ensure that you are aware of your rights and obligations. You can access the student written agreement by clicking here.
There are no prerequisite, entry, work-placement, licensing or certification requirements for this course.
We engage with industry experts
As part of ongoing improvement activities and industry consultations, Allens Training Pty Ltd consult with industry experts to ensure best practice occurs in resources and realistic assessment tools.
Training considerations from the trainer and assessor
The RTO’s training and assessment strategies and practices, including the amount of training they provide, are consistent with the requirements of training packages courses and enable each student to meet the requirements for each unit of competency or module in which they are enrolled.
The RTO is required to:
- Have qualified trainers and assessors to deliver the training and assessment.
- Educational and support services to meet the needs of the student cohort/s undertaking the training and assessment.
- Learning resources to enable students to meet the requirements for each unit of competency.
Facilities, whether physical or virtual, and equipment to accommodate and support the number of students undertaking the training and assessment.
Monitoring and improvement
- Continuous improvement will occur through ongoing industry consultation, feedback from students, and feedback from clients.
- Feedback for this training program is collected through:
- Every student is given the opportunity for post course survey and these survey results are available for both the trainer and RTO to view.
- Feedback is collected, analysed and actioned. Identified actions are documented.
The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) has developed a fact sheet to help you to be fully informed about your decision to enrol into a course. This information can be found by clicking here.
A copy of the Student Agreement should be read before enrolling in this course.
The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) requires that students be aware of their rights and responsibilities once they have selected their training provider. By enrolling into any of our courses you are deemed to have accepted the terms and conditions outlined in our Student Agreement.
All students will be required to show proof of identification at the commencement of the course.
Thecandidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role.
There must be evidence that the candidate has completed the following tasks in line with state/territory regulations, first aid codes of practice, Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines and workplace procedures:
- Followed DRSABCD in line with ARC guidelines, including:
- 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 an infant resuscitation manikin placed on a firm surface
- responded appropriately in the event of regurgitation or vomiting
- managed the unconscious breathing casualty
- followed single rescue procedure, including the demonstration of a rotation of operators with minimal interruptions to compressions
- followed the prompts of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
- Responded to at least two simulated first aid scenarios contextualised to the candidate’s workplace/community setting, including:
- conducted a visual and verbal assessment of the casualty
- demonstrated safe manual handling techniques
- post-incident debriefs and evaluation
- provided an accurate verbal or written report of the incident
- Applied first aid procedures for the following:
- allergic reaction
- bleeding control
- choking and airway obstruction
- envenomation, using pressure immobilisation
- fractures, sprains and strains, using arm slings, roller bandages or other appropriate immobilisation techniques
- respiratory distress, including asthma
The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the work role. This includes knowledge of:
- state/territory regulations, first aid codes of practice and workplace procedures including:
- ARC Guidelines relevant to provision of CPR and first aid
- safe work practices to minimise risks and potential hazards
- infection control principles and procedures, including use of standard precautions
- requirements for currency of skill and knowledge
- legal, workplace and community considerations including:
- need for stress-management techniques and available support following an emergency situation
- duty of care requirements
- respectful behaviour towards a casualty
- own skills and limitations
- privacy and confidentiality requirements
- importance of debriefing
- considerations when providing first aid including:
- airway obstruction due to body position
- appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
- appropriate use of an AED
- standard precautions and infection control
- principles and procedures for first aid management of the following scenarios:
- abdominal injuries
- allergic reactions
- bleeding control
- cardiac conditions
- choking and airway obstruction
- cold and crush injuries
- environmental impact (including hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydration and heat stroke)
- eye and ear injuries
- head, neck and spinal injuries
- minor skin injuries
- needle stick injuries
- poisoning and toxic substances
- respiratory distress, including asthma and other respiratory conditions
- severe allergic and anaphylactic reactions
- soft tissue injuries
- unconsciousness, abnormal breathing or not breathing
- basic anatomy and physiology relating to:
- absence of normal breathing
- anatomy of the external chest
- physiology relating to response/consciousness
- upper airway anatomy and effect of positional change
- anatomy and physiology considerations in provision of first aid for specified conditions
The following assessment tasks are required for this course:
- Theory Questions consisting of multiple choice and short answer questions
- Performance Tasks
- Simulated Practical Scenarios
Please note: CPR must be demonstrated on the floor for 2 minutes
Overall assessment duration: 5.5 hours
You can access the training package here
Resuscitation manikins are latex free.
If someone is having all symptoms of Asthma but is not prescribed a puffer are they allowed to be given a puffer (Ventolin)?
Yes, anyone can use an asthma puffer, you can purchase Ventolin over the counter with no prescription. Ventolin is a very safe drug for anyone to use the puffer.