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HLTAID011 Provide First Aid

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty in line with first aid guidelines determined by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and other Australian national peak clinical bodies.

This unit applies to all persons who may be required to provide an emergency response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

Specific licensing/regulatory requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training should be obtained from the relevant national/state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authorities.


Course Duration: 8 hours

  • 2 hours online pre-reading and assessment with up to 6 hours face-to-face learning


Delivery Dates:

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  • Written assessments and practical scenario-based assessments


Mode of Delivery:

  • Blended delivery


Certificate Currency:

  • 3 years from successful course completion


Entry Requirements:

  • Not specified by the Training Package, however, Learners attending the course will be required to demonstrate their physical ability to perform at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR on an adult manikin place on the floor to meet performance criteria assessment.
  • For Students who complete the full First Aid course, access to a laptop/computer and internet access is required.
  • If you are unsure whether your limitation will affect your ability to complete the course, do not hesitate to contact Time Critical on (08) 9207 2900.


Refund Policy:

  • 90% refund if cancelled more than 15 days prior to booked date
  • 50% refund if cancelled 14 -3 days prior to booked date
  • No refund if cancelled 3-0 days prior to booked date
Elements describe the essential outcomesPerformance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.
1. Respond to an emergency situation.1.1. Recognise and assess an emergency situation.
1.2. Ensure safety for self, bystanders and casualty.
1.3. Assess the casualty and recognise the need for first aid response.
1.4. Seek assistance from emergency services.
2. Apply appropriate first aid procedures.2.1. Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in accordance ARC guidelines.
2.2. Provide first aid in accordance with established first aid principles.
2.3. Display respectful behaviour towards casualty.
2.4. Obtain consent from casualty where possible.
2.5. Use available resources and equipment to make the casualty as comfortable as possible.
2.6. Operate first aid equipment according to manufacturers’ instructions.
2.7. Monitor the casualty’s condition and respond in accordance with first aid principles.
3. Communicate details of the incident.3.1. Accurately convey incident details to emergency services.
3.2. Report details of incident in line with appropriate workplace or site procedures.
3.3. Complete applicable workplace or site documentation, including incident report form.
3.4. Maintain privacy and confidentiality of information in line with statutory or organisational policies.
4. Review the incident.4.1. Recognise the possible psychological impacts on self and other rescuers and seek help when required.
4.2. Contribute to a review of the first aid response as required.

Performance Evidence for HLTAID011 Provide First Aid

Evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit in the context of the workplace or community setting.

There must be evidence that the candidate has completed the following tasks in line with State/Territory regulations, first aid codes of practice, first aid guidelines determined by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and other Australian national peak clinical bodies and workplace or site procedures:

  • managed, in line with ARC guidelines, the unconscious, breathing casualty including appropriate positioning to reduce the risk of airway compromise
  • managed, in line with ARC guidelines, the unconscious, non-breathing adult, including:
    • 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
    • following the prompts of an automated external defibrillator (AED) to deliver at least one shock
    • demonstrating a rotation of single rescuer operators with minimal interruptions to compressions
    • responding appropriately in the event of regurgitation or vomiting
  • managed, in line with ARC guidelines, the unconscious, non-breathing infant, including:
    • performing 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
  • managed casualties, with the following:
    • anaphylaxis
    • asthma
    • non-life-threatening bleeding
    • choking
    • envenomation, using pressure immobilisation
    • fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains, using appropriate immobilisation techniques
    • minor wound cleaning and dressing
    • nosebleed
    • shock
  • responded to at least one simulated first aid incident contextualised to the candidate’s workplace or community setting, where the candidate has no knowledge of the casualty’s condition prior to starting treatment, including:
    • identifying the casualty’s illness or injury through history, signs and symptoms
    • using personal protective equipment (PPE) as required
    • providing appropriate first aid treatment
    • conveying incident details to emergency services or advising casualty on any required post incident action
    • providing an accurate verbal and written report of the incident
    • reviewing the incident.

Knowledge Evidence

Demonstrated knowledge required to complete the tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit:

  • guidelines and procedures including:
    • ARC guidelines relevant to the provision of first aid
    • first aid guidelines from Australian national peak clinical bodies
    • potential incident hazards and risk minimisation processes when providing first aid
    • infection control procedures, including use of standard precautions and resuscitation barrier devices
    • requirements for currency of skill and knowledge
    • first aid codes of practice
    • contents of first aid kits
  • legal, workplace and community considerations including:
    • duty of care requirements
    • own skills and limitations
    • consent and how it relates to the conscious and unconscious casualty
    • privacy and confidentiality requirements
    • awareness of potential need for stress management techniques and available support for rescuers
  • considerations when providing CPR, including:
    • upper airway and effect of positional change
    • appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
    • appropriate use of an AED
    • safety and maintenance procedures for an AED
    • chain of survival
    • how to access emergency services
  • techniques for providing CPR to adults, children and infants including:
    • how to recognise that a casualty is unconscious and not breathing normally
    • rate, ratio and depth of compressions and ventilations
    • correct hand positioning for compressions
    • basic anatomy, physiology and the differences between adults, children and infants relating to CPR
  • signs, symptoms and management of the following conditions and injuries:
    • allergic reaction
    • anaphylaxis
    • asthma
    • non-life-threatening and life-threatening bleeding
    • burns
    • cardiac conditions, including chest pain
    • choking
    • diabetes
    • drowning
    • envenomation – all current treatments
    • eye injuries
    • fractures, dislocations, strains and sprains
    • head, neck and spinal injuries
    • hypothermia
    • hyperthermia
    • minor wounds
    • nose-bleed
    • poisoning
    • seizures
    • shock
    • sharps injuries
    • stroke.

Course Essentials

Course code

HLTAID011 Provide First Aid


6-8 hours