HLTAID003 Provide First Aid

HLTAID003 Provide First Aid

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HLTAID003 Provide First Aid – Sydney Course

This one day course delivers basic instruction in the assessment and application of first aid for casualties, the initial response to an emergency, injury or illness.

This is not a replacement for professional medical care but is ideal for business Work Health and Safety (WHS) compliance, when undertaken by an employee or manager.

HLTAID003 Provide First Aid unit is undertaken at the same time as:

  • HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • HLTAID002 Provide Basic Emergency Life Support

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across North and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Carlingford, Chatswood, Ryde, Mt Druitt, Richmond and many more. Enrol today or enquire now!

Course Outline

In this course, 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
  • manage allergic reactions
  • mange and use different types of adrenaline auto injectors for anaphylaxis
  • 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) that 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.

At the end of the course, you will be issued a Statement of Attainment for the units where competency has been achieved.

What to Bring

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

  • your completed first aid pre-course workbook
  • a notebook and pen
  • photo ID e.g. drivers licence, student card, or photo ID card
  • wear comfortable, suitable clothing
  • you are also encouraged to bring a towel or work out mat as you will be performing CPR on the floor

Prerequisite: Essential

An appropriate level of language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills are required to enrol in this course. Macquarie Community College may conduct an LLN assessment as part of the pre enrolment process.

Please note that all pre-course homework must be completed prior to attending.

Please contact the college to collect your pre-course homework at least 5 working days prior to course start date.

Fees and Government Subsidy Opportunities

The NSW Government’s Adult and Community Education (ACE) Program provides additional support to disadvantaged students who have barriers to studying a full qualification. The ACE Program aims to promote access and increase vocational education and training outcomes for those who experience significant barriers to training and employment.

This may include students who are:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
  • living with a disability
  • long-term unemployed
  • Commonwealth welfare recipients and their dependants
  • migrants/refugees who are unemployed or underemployed
  • experiencing other barriers to the Smart and Skilled entitlement program
  • living in regional and remote communities where training under the Smart and Skilled entitlement program cannot easily be accessed

If you’re a prospective student, please visit: https://www.macquarie.nsw.edu.au/adult-community-education where you will find everything you need to know about the Adult Community Education program before you enrol.

For those that are not eligible for this subsidy please enquire for pricing.

Study Load

This course will include both classroom based sessions and home study.

This is a one-day course with face-to-face instruction for approximately 8 hours. There is also approximately 8 hours of pre-course work in reading your first aid workbook and answering the questions before the course.

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

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning

Credit transfer (CT) is defined in the AQF as follows:

  • Credit transfer is a process that provides students with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for components of a qualification based on identified equivalence in content and learning outcomes between matched qualifications.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is defined in the AQF as follows:

  • Recognition of prior learning is an assessment process that involves assessment of an individual’s relevant prior learning (including formal, informal and non-formal learning) to determine the credit outcomes of an individual application for credit.

This is underpinned by the AQF definition of credit as follows:

  • Credit is the value assigned for the recognition of equivalence in content and learning outcomes between different types of learning and/or qualifications.
  • Credit reduces the amount of learning required to achieve a qualification and may be through credit transfer, articulation, recognition of prior learning or advanced standing.

For further CT information visit: www.aqf.edu.au/sites/aqf/files/credit-transfer-explanation.pdf.

For further RPL information visit: https://www.aqf.edu.au/sites/aqf/files/rpl-explanation.pdf.

If you would like to apply for CT or RPL, please contact us.

Career Opportunities

HLTAID003 Provide first aid is the minimum requirement when working in child care.

Units of Competency (3)

  • HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • HLTAID002 Provide Basic Emergency Life Support
  • HLTAID003 Provide First Aid

How You Will Be Assessed

Assessment (including recognition of prior learning) must:

  • Meet the requirements of the relevant unit of competency, training package or accredited course, and
  • Be conducted in accordance with the principles of assessment and the rules of evidence, and
  • Meet workplace and, where relevant, regulatory requirements.

For this course assessment will entail the following:

  • Written and Verbal Questioning
  • Practical demonstrations and role-plays
  • Case Studies
  • Pre-course assessment

What Can I Study Next?

At the completion of this, you can also study:

  • HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

Delivery Mode

We offer training in formats that suit you and your workplace in accordance with the unit of competency, training package or accredited course.

This course is available as classroom based only. Experienced and 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.

Logistical Information

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across North and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Carlingford, Chatswood, Ryde, Mt Druitt, Richmond and many more. Enrol today or enquire now!

Other areas of delivery assessed on request.

Workplace based training delivered in your workplace.