HLTAID008 Manage First Aid Services & Resources
First Aid Courses Townsville
HLTAID008 Manage first aid services and resources
It is recommended this unit be renewed every 36 months in line with industry standards. Locate the most current training package at training.gov.au.
Our obligation to you
We are required to provide clear evidence to enable you to decide if this course is suitable for you. This course teaches the skills and knowledge required to recognize and respond to life-threatening emergencies in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines. This course is developed for existing workers in the industry who may be required to provide an emergency 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 course of First Aid Courses Townsville 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 First Aid Courses Townsville 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
Student cohort (types of students)
PYREXO TRAINING is required to determine the amount of training they provide to each student during first aid courses Townsville, 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 courses Townsville
Initial training and modes of delivery (students new to the training)
Initial training 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 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 Courses Townsville 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.
Pre-course study options
If there is pre-course study for the first aid courses townsville, 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.
Training and assessment delivered on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909 by 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 work group 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 enrollment. First Aid courses Townsville fees will be communicated to you prior to enrollment.
Funding and work placement arrangements
There are no funding or work placements associated with this 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:
Workplace requirement for first aid provision in line with the relevant state/territory Work Health and Safety requirements.
Duty of care in relation to first aid provision.
- Safe work practices to deal with risks and potential hazards including manual handling, hazardous substances, dangerous goods and chemicals.
- Infection control and principles and procedures, including use of standard precautions based on incidents.
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
Capabilities of emergency management services
Importance of debriefing.
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 including chain of survival
- Standard precautions
Basic anatomy and physiology:
- Considerations in provision of first aid for specified conditions
- How to recognize a person is not breathing normally
- Upper airway and effect of positional change
Monday to Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Reasonable adjustment explained
Reasonable adjustment refers to flexibility in assessment approaches to account for individual learning needs, while still adhering to the assessment requirements of the relevant training package or VET accredited course. Whilst reasonable adjustments can be made in terms of the way in which evidence of performance is gathered, the evidence criteria for making competent/not yet competent decisions should not be altered in any way.
If a student meets essential entry requirements, the RTO must endeavor to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ necessary for them to complete their course work or demonstrate competency. This may include adjusting the physical environment, student learning materials or the manner that a theory test is completed. In most situations, a student with a disability will be able to tell the RTO what he or she needs to be able to study. If necessary, the RTO should also seek advice from disability areas within government departments or organisations that represent or provide services to people with a disability.
Adjustments may include:
Modifying educational premises for First Aid courses Townsville. For example, making ramps, modifying toilets and ensuring that classes are in rooms accessible to the person with a disability.
Modifying or providing equipment. For example, lowering lab benches, enlarging computer screens, providing specific computer software or an audio loop system.
Changing assessment procedures. For example, allowing for alternative examination methods such as oral exams, or allowing additional time for someone else to write an exam for a person with a disability.
Changing course delivery. For example, providing study notes or research materials in different formats or providing a sign language interpreter for a person who is hearing impaired.
Please note that in some Training Packages, first aid and CPR training for example, there are mandatory skills that cannot be modified as a reasonable adjustment. The student is required to complete 2 minutes of adult CPR on a manikin on the floor. There is no room for reasonable adjustment as it is stated as what is required in the Training Package.
ASSESSMENT – PRACTICAL – Physical demonstrations (skills)
Simulated assessment environments must 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 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 tasks are listed below, showing what skills will be assessed.
You will be assessed on your demonstrations of:
- Determining workplace first aid requirements
- Completing workplace risk assessment/response plan
- Establishing and maintaining workplace first aid facilities
- Maintaining workplace first aid records
- Reviewing the provision of the first aid in the workplace
Performing 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.
Responded to a first aid scenario and 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;
Student written agreement
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.
HLTAID008 Manage first aid services and resources - What skills and knowledge will I get from this course?
You will be able to demonstrate
- you have conducted a workplace risk assessment
- developed a first aid response plan including strategies for management of incidents
- used a first aid checklist to service a workplace first aid kit for supplies’ replacement and equipment maintenance
- maintained first aid equipment and resources according to manufacturer’s instructions
- used and maintained documentation required by the workplace and regulatory authorities.
You will have knowledge of state/territory regulations, first aid codes of practice and workplace procedures including:
- workplace requirements for first aid provision in line with the relevant state/territory
- duty of care in relation to first aid provision
- safe work practices to deal with risks and potential hazards including manual handling, hazardous substances, dangerous goods and chemicals
- infection control principles and procedures, including use of standard precautions based on incident
- requirements for currency of skill and knowledge
- legal, workplace or community issues relating to the provision of CPR including:
- awareness of potential need for stress-management techniques and available support following an emergency situation
- capabilities of emergency management services
- privacy and confidentiality requirements
- importance of debriefing.
The following assessment tasks are required for this course:
- Theory Questions consisting of multiple choice and short answer questions
- Performance Tasks
HLTAID008 Manage first aid services and resources - Where can I access a copy of the training package?
You can access of copy of the training package here
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.
You can contact a trainer in your area for this course in our First Aid Trainer Directory.