Course Details

SLS MEMBERS ONLY – Combined Provide First Aid HLTAID011 & ART

Upcoming Courses

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The combined Provide First Aid and Advanced Resuscitation Techniques course aims to develop the knowledge and skills for a person to manage emergency first aid situations and deliver competent emergency care until the arrival of professional medical support.

Participants will be able to perform effective CPR techniques and manage a range of emergency situations that include:
  • Medical emergencies such as asthma, anaphylaxis and heart conditions
  • Trauma such as bleeding, fractures, sprains and strains
  • Oxygen, airway management devices and automated external defibrillators during resuscitation, and to administer oxygen to conscious or unconscious victims.

HLTAID011 Provide First Aid is a Nationally Accredited course and the certificate is valid for three (3) years from the completion date. (HLTAID015 Advanced Resuscitation Techniques and HLTAID009 Provide CPR renewal required annually).

Target Audience:

Participants attending the combined Provide First Aid and Advanced Resuscitation Techniques course must be a minimum age of 15 years on the date of final assessment.

Learning Outcomes:

  • HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • HLTAID010 Provide Basic Emergency Life Support
  • HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
  • HLTAID015 Provide Advanced Resuscitation & Oxygen Therapy

Learning Methods:

Special Needs and LLN Reasonable Adjustment

Surf Life Saving SA recognises that students participating in training courses may have varying learning styles and support requirements. These may include but are not limited to students with language‚ literacy and/or numeracy concerns‚ or abilities. Students with any special needs are requested to contact us prior to registering for a course to discuss suitable arrangements.

Participants will need to demonstrate various first aid techniques such as administering an EpiPen, Asthma Puffer with Spacer and trauma management including bandaging, supporting and splinting.

Participants will also need to demonstrate CPR on training manikins – adult, child and infant in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines.
To meet the unit of competency, the participant needs to demonstrate at least two (2) minutes of CPR on an adult and infant manikin on the floor.

Please note as of 1st September 2022 the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) have advised Registered Training Organisations that training and assessment activities undertaken during First Aid and CPR courses will revert to pre-COVID conditions. This means learners will be required to demonstrate rescue breathing techniques on manikins and not simulate such skills to the side of the manikin as previously allowed during the pandemic.  Learners will not have the opportunity to request an exemption from providing rescue breaths if they wish to gain a competent result in the Unit of Competency and/or qualification.

Assessment is scenario based. Participants are required to demonstrate the essential skills and knowledge to respond to a range of first aid or emergency situations, including scenarios aligned with the performance criteria required for this course.

Program Benefits:


  • 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 ARC guidelines.
  • 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 manufacturers’ instructions.
  • Monitor the casualty’s condition 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.
  • Maintain privacy and confidentiality of 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.