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HLTAID003 Provide first aid
Accredited First Aid Course

Certification in HLTAID003 Provide first aid

HLTAID003 Provide first aid is the minimum requirement for workplace first aid compliance.

In this course, you will learn the skills and knowledge required to provide first aid response and life support, manage casualty(s), the incident, and other First Aiders until emergency qualified help arrives at the scene of the incident.

HLTAID003 Provide first aid is trained in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines.


Course Code: HLTAID003
Course Title: Provide first aid
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 will 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 8 hours for reading and e-Learning. Face-to-face training and assessment takes 4 hours in a classroom environment.
Assessment: Written, practical and scenario-based assessment
Age Requirement: Minimum age is 14 Years
Certificate Valid:
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid valid for 36 months (3 years) from the date of course completion
  • HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support valid for 36 months (3 years) from the date of course completion
  • HLATID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation valid for 12 months from the date of course completion

Course Content HLTAID003 Provide first aid

  • Recognise an emergency situation
  • Identify, assess and manage immediate hazards to health and safety of self and others
  • Assess the situation and seek assistance from emergency response services
  • Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in accordance with Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines
  • Anaphylaxis, Smoke inhalation – provide First Aid response
  • Stroke, Seizures – provide First Aid response
  • Cardiac Emergencies – provide First Aid response
  • Bleeding and Wound Care
  • Infection Control
  • Burns and Scalds – provide First Aid response
  • Extremes of Heat and Cold – provide First Aid response
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries – provide First Aid response
  • Altered Conscious States – provide First Aid response
  • Poisons Bites and Stings – provide First Aid response
  • Shock – provide First Aid response
  • Multi Injury management – provide First Aid response
  • Assess the casualty and recognise the need for First Aid response
  • Provide first aid in accordance with established First Aid principles
  • Display respectful behaviour towards casualty
  • 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 manufacturer’s instructions
  • Monitor the casualty’s condition and respond in accordance with first aid principles
  • Accurately convey incident details to emergency response services
  • Report details of incident to workplace supervisor as appropriate
  • Maintain confidentiality of records and information in line with statutory and/or organisational policies
  • Recognise the possible psychological impacts on self and other rescuers involved in critical incidents
  • Participate in debriefing to address individual needs

First Aid Certificate Issued

You will receive a PDF Statement of Attainment in HLTAID003 Provide first aid emailed to you the same day after successful completion of your training and assessment.

Current industry standards state this course must be updated 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 RTO No. 31961.


Who Can Attend?

This course is for those with existing First Aid experience or for Students who are new to First Aid and comfortable learning in a blended delivery setting.


Factors to Consider

Students attending course will be required to demonstrate their physical ability to perform at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR on an adult mannikin placed on the floor, to meet the performance criteria for assessment.

If you are unsure whether your limitation will affect your ability to complete the course, please contact us to discuss prior to booking.

logo Australian College of Nursing Endorsed Course

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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