Provide First Aid in an Education and care setting

This course gives you the skills and knowledge to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthmatic and anaphylactic emergencies. It is specifically for educators and support staff working within an education and care setting. (Supersedes HLTAID004)

Who is this course for?

Childcare workers, educators and support staff, volunteers or member of the public who needs to be able to provide a first aid response in a child care or education setting.

If you work in other workplace or community settings you may need the HLTAID011 course.

What is covered in this course?

The course includes:

  • DRSABCD, CPR for adults, children and infants.
  • Heart Attack, Angina, Stroke.
  • Action plans for Anaphylaxis and Asthma, Choking.
  • Fractures, Bandaging, Bleeding, Poisoning, Burns.

Are there any preconditions for attending this course?

  • No prior knowledge is required but students need sufficient language and literacy skills; ACSF level 3 or above is recommended.
  • Minimum age 17.
  • Unique Student Identifier (USI) number. If you don’t already have your USI, you can get it online here

How long is the course? Can I complete it online?

The course is offered in two ways; either fully Face-to-Face in class, or through Blended Learning.

  • Face-to-Face delivery mode is 2 full days in a classroom with a trainer. Face to Face class days are always the same weekday, one week apart.
  • Blended Learning delivery mode includes self-paced online learning plus a practical session in a classroom with a trainer. Allow 5 –6 hours for the eLearning component, which must be completed before attending the 3-hour classroom session.

How will I be assessed?

Knowledge Assessment:

  • Students in 2-day Face-to-Face courses complete a written workbook with multiple choice or short answer questions.
  • Students in Blended Learning courses do not use the workbook; they will complete the knowledge assessment in the eLearning module.

Practical Skills Assessment:

All students will be assessed in–class on:

  • Performing CPR on the floor for 2 minutes
  • Bleeding and bandaging
  • Anaphylaxis, EpiPen, Asthma and breathing emergencies
  • Managing the Unconscious Casualty

How long is my First Aid Certificate valid?

Your HLTAID012 First Aid for Child Care Statement of Attainment will be valid for 3 years.

CPR is included and is valid for one year; CPR must be renewed annually.

Course Fees

Face to Face Classes $135

Blended Learning $99

Braybrook, Coburg, Craigieburn, Epping, Werribee
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03 9093 5166

VICSEG New Futures trading as New Futures Training TOID: 21203.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Eligibility criteria apply.

We encourage individuals with disabilities to access our training.