HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
Accredited First Aid Course

Certification in HLTAID004 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting


HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting is relevant to educators and support staff working within an education and care setting.

You will learn the knowledge and skills required to respond to First Aid emergencies, including asthmatic and anaphylactic emergencies.

The course is trained in accordance with Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines and may contribute towards approved First Aid, asthma and anaphylaxis training requirements defined by Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).


Course Code: HLTAID012
Course Title: Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
Mode of Delivery: e-Learning plus face-to-face classroom training and assessment
Duration: This is a blended course with self-paced online learning (e-Learning) and face-to-face training. Before attending the face-to-face training, students need to complete their e-Learning, which can be done in one sitting or over several sessions. Depending on the student's learning ability, they should allow up to 6 hours for reading and e-Learning. Face-to-face training and assessment takes 5 hours in a classroom environment.
Assessment: Written, practical and scenario-based assessment
Age Requirement: Minimum age is 14 Years
Certificate Valid:
  • HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting valid for 36 months (3 years ) from the date of course completion
  • HLTAID011 Provide First Aid valid for 36 months (3 years) from the date of course completion
  • HLTAID010 Provide basic emergency life support valid for 36 months (3 years) from the date of course completion
  • HLATID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation valid for 12 months from the date of course completion

Course Content HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting

The Child Care First Aid course presents the following key skills and knowledge:

  • Recognise and assess an emergency situation
  • Ensure safety for self, bystanders and casualty
  • Assess the casualty and recognise the need for First Aid response
  • Seek assistance from emergency services
  • Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in accordance with the guidelines established by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC)
  • Provide First Aid in accordance with established First Aid principles
  • Ensure casualty feels safe, secure and supported
  • Obtain consent from casualty where possible
  • Use available resources and equipment to make the casualty as comfortable as possible
  • Operate First Aid equipment according to manufacturers’ instructions
  • Monitor the condition of the casualty and respond in accordance with First Aid principles
  • Accurately convey incident details to emergency services
  • Report details of incident in line with appropriate workplace or site procedures
  • Complete applicable workplace or site documentation, including incident report form
  • Report details of incidents involving infants and children to parents or caregivers
  • Follow appropriate workplace or site procedures to report serious incidents to the regulatory authority
  • Maintain privacy and confidentiality of records and information in line with statutory or organisational policies
  • Recognise the possible psychological impacts on self and other rescuers and seek help when required
  • Contribute to a review of the First Aid response as required

First Aid Certificate Issued

You will receive a PDF Statement of Attainment in HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting emailed to you the same day you successfully complete your training and assessment.

Current industry standards recommend renewing this certification every 3 years, with the CPR component being updated every 12 months. This is simply a matter of doing a refresher course with a Registered Training Organisation.

Australia Wide First Aid is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO No. 31961).


Who Can Attend?

This course is for students with existing first aid experience or for those who are new to first aid and comfortable learning in a blended delivery setting.


Factors to Consider

The course assessment requires students to demonstrate their ability to correctly perform at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR on an adult manikin placed on the floor.

If you have a limitation that would affect your ability to complete the course, please call us to discuss prior to booking.

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Our First Aid courses are endorsed by the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) in accordance with CPD (Continuing Professional Development) standards. Accordingly, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia CPD Standard has allocated the Provide CPR course 7 CPD hours.

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Our First Aid courses are endorsed by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), under its QI & CPD programs. Along with official recognition for our quality training, this presents General Practitioners with an ideal option for their ongoing professional development.

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