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HLTAID004 Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting

HLTAID004 Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting

Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting (HLTAID004)
  • Provide first aid (HLTAID003)
  • Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (HLTAID001)
  • Provide basic emergency life support (HLTAID002)

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HLTAID004 Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting – Sydney Course

HLTAID004 Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting is a one day course. It delivers basic instruction in the assessment and application of first aid for infants, children and adults, the initial response to an emergency, injury or illness. This is not a replacement for professional medical care but is a required for educators and support staff for business Work Health and Safety (WHS) compliance.

Course Outline

In an occupational, home and community setting, you will learn how to:

  • Identify emergencies
  • Identify dangers to self, others and the casualties
  • Gain assistance from others and casualty consent
  • Assess first aid management required
  • Seek assistance from emergency response services
  • Perform cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) according to Australian Resuscitation (ARC) guidelines
  • Operate first aid equipment, including an automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • Apply first aid principles
  • Monitor the casualty’s condition
  • Communicate with emergency services and authorities the details of the casualty’s injuries and incident

Course Outcome

Throughout this course you will gain skills, knowledge and confidence in responding and how to manage the following types of situations:

  • Allergic reactions
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Bleeding
  • Seizures and convulsions
  • Drowning
  • Wound care
  • Burn and scald care
  • Cardiac emergencies and conditions
  • Stroke
  • Diabetic emergencies
  • Choking emergencies
  • Asthmatic emergencies
  • Fractures, sprains and strains
  • Bites and stings
  • Head and neck injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Shock
  • Abdominal injuries
  • Positioning of unconscious casualty

You will also learn how to confidently perform cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to infants, children and adultsthat may be required in any of the above situations, use an automated external defibrillator (AED) and accurately handover vital details of the incident to emergency response personnel.

What to Bring

All course material is provided and inclusive with course fees. Please bring along your completed:

  • First aid pre-course work book
  • A notebook and pen
  • Photo ID e.g. drivers licence, student card, or photo ID card
  • Wear comfortable, suitable clothing

Prerequisite: Essential

Although there are no prerequisites for undertaking this course, please note that all pre-course homework must be completed prior to attending. Please contact the college to collect your prework at least 5 working days prior to course start date.

Delivery Mode

This course is classroom based. Engaging trainers will take you through the course material face to face.

Please note: A requirement for the assessment of CPR is that it must be performed on the floor.

Study loads

One day face-to-face instruction for approximately 8 hours plus approximately 8 hours to read your first aid work book and answer the questions.

Please note: Current industry standards state this course must be updated every 3 years with the CPR component updated every 12 months.

Career opportunities

HLTAID004 Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting is the minimum requirement when working in child care.

Unit Components (4)

HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
HLTAID002 Provide Basic Emergency Life Support
HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
HLTAID004 Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting

How will you be assessed

Students will be assessed by demonstrating practical skills, taking part in role plays, case studies and in-class questioning, and completing questions from the pre-course book.

What Can I study next?

HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, HLTAID002 Provide Basic Emergency Life Support, HLTAID003 Provide First Aid, HLTAID004 Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting are commonly included in Child Care, Disability and Aged Care courses and you may receive credit transfers towards future studies in these areas.