Course Details

Provide First Aid in an education and care setting HLTAID012

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Our Provide First Aid in an education and care setting course is specifically aimed at developing the knowledge and skills of educators and support staff working within an education and care setting who are required to manage and respond to first aid emergencies with children. You will learn child-specific first aid management in a range of illnesses and injuries, including asthma, anaphylaxis, and resuscitation. 

This eLearning course has been designed for those who prefer to complete ‘self-paced’ theory online (approximately 4 hours), followed by a shorter face to face training and assessment session (5 hours).

Target Audience:

Learning Outcomes:

  • HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • HLTAID010 Provide basic emergency life support
  • HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
  • HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting

Learning Methods:

1 day of face-to-face delivery and assessment is conducted using the following methods:
  • Theory Assessment: participants must either successfully complete the online eLearning theory assessment or a written theory assessment if completing the full day course.
  • Practical assessment:
    • Scenario assessment: 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 program.
    • Demonstration of providing cardiopulmonary resuscitation procedures: participants will demonstrate CPR on adult, child and infant training manikins, in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines.
    • Demonstration of various first aid techniques: participants, individually and as a group, are required to demonstrate competency in a range of first aid techniques.

Program Benefits:


  • The Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting course will teach you how to:
  • Identify and manage sickness in children and infants
  • Apply the principles of first aid in relation to children
  • Recognise and manage emergency situations
  • Manage common medical emergencies
  • Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Operate automated external defibrillator (AED) in a child resuscitation
  • Treat nosebleeds, infection, shock, fractures, bleeding, burns, seizures, vomiting and diarrhoea, dehydration, and fever
  • Treat poisoning including venomous bites and stings
  • Prevent emergencies due to lack of oxygen, excess heat or cold
  • Recognise and manage allergic reactions, anaphylaxis, or asthma emergencies
  • Implement asthma and anaphylaxis action plans and effectively use medications for these conditions
  • Complete workplace documentation, including incident report forms
  • Follow required reporting guidelines to inform parents and caregivers
  • Maintain privacy and confidentiality of records and information