This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide an advanced first aid response, including management of the incident and other first aiders, until the arrival of medical or other assistance.
The unit applies to workers who may be required to provide, coordinate and manage a first aid response across a range of complex situations, including community and workplace settings.
2 days in the classroom OR 1 day practical in the classroom with prior online learning
There are no pre-requisites.
Participants will receive a nationally recognized declaration of achievement in HLTAID006 Provide Advanced First Aid, valid for three (3) years from the date of completion, upon successful completion of the course. The Code of Practice and the Australian Resuscitation council proposes annual refreshment of cardiopulmonary resuscitation skills.
Students must be physically able to resuscitate by kneeling on the floor beside the casualty and performing two (2) minutes of continuous uninterrupted CPR on an adult and infant manikin placed on the floor.
Students under 18 years of age must submit a signed parental consent form before attending the course.
Learner Support and Reasonable Adjustment
Please contact us prior to enrolment if you have learning difficulties or any special needs or support requirements. This may include but not limited to language, literacy and numeracy skills or disabilities. It is important to note that there is a physical requirement to perform 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR on the manikins placed on the floor in order for the successful completion of the course.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Recognition of prior learning is accessible to those who can provide additional evidence that they can demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and experience outlined by the unit. There is a requirement for currency in order to demonstrate skills like CPR.
Unique Student Identifier (USI)
When studying a nationally recognized training course in Australia, each student needs a Unique Student Identifier (USI) to acquire a certificate or qualification from their registered training organization.
A USI provides you with access to an online account that keeps all of your training record together, even if you switch places, alter training organizations or study at different times.
ASSESSMENT – THEORY – Multiple choice question paper
You will be assessed on:
State/Territory regulations, first aid codes of practice and workplace procedures:
ARC Guidelines relevant to the provision of CPR
Guidelines from Australian national peak clinical bodies
Safe work practices to deal with risks and potential hazards including manual handling, hazardous substances, dangerous goods and chemicals
Infection control principles and procedures, including use of standard precautions
Requirements for currency of skill and knowledge
Legal, workplace and community considerations:
Awareness of potential need for stress-management techniques and available support following an emergency situation
Capabilities of emergency management services
Duty of care requirements
Importance of debriefing
Own skills and limitations
Legal requirements of administration of medication and the rights of responsibilities of the first aider in the workplace regarding medication
Privacy and confidentiality requirements
Respectful behaviour towards a casualty
Considerations when providing CPR:
Airway obstruction due to body position
Appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
Appropriate use of an AED
Assessment and interpretation of vital signs, including respirations, temperature and pulse
Chain of survival
How to conduct a visual and verbal secondary survey assessment of the casualty
Priorities of management in first aid when dealing with life-threatening conditions
Procedures for dealing with casualties who are aged or infirmed
Procedures for dealing with major or minor accidents in the workplace
Procedures when providing first aid to children
Principles and procedures for first aid management of the following scenarios:
Basic care of the wound
Burns , Including thermal, chemical, friction and electrical
Cardiac conditions, including chest pain
Choking and airway obstruction
Environment impact, including hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydrations and heat stroke
Eye and ear injuries
Head, neck and spinal injuries
Levels of consciousness
Needle stick injuries
Poisoning and toxic substances
Respiratory distress, including asthma
Seizures, including epilepsy
Soft tissue musculoskeletal, including injuries including sprains, strains, dislocations and fractures
Basic anatomy and physiology:
How to recognise a person is not breathing
Chest , skeleton, joints and muscles
Upper airway and effect of positional change
Considerations in provision of first aid for specified condition
ASSESSMENT – PRACTICAL
The simulated assessment environments will reflect the real-life working environment where these skills and knowledge would be performed, with all the relevant equipment and resources of that working environment. Skills must be demonstrated by the student working individually in an environment that provides realistic in-depth, industry-validated scenarios and simulations to assess students’ skills and knowledge.
It’s important that students have knowledge of the content of this course. The assessable practical skills are listed below.
You will be assessed on responding to first aid scenario and task demonstrations for:
Responded to a first aid scenario and performed at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (5 cycles of both compressions and ventilations) on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor;
Responded to a first aid scenario and performed at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles both compressions and ventilations) on an infant resuscitation manikin placed on a firm surface;
Followed the prompts of an automated external defibrillator (AED)
Applied first aid procedures:
Choking and airway obstruction
Conducted a basic triage for multiple casualty incident
Envenomation (using pressure immobilisation)
Fractures, sprains and strains (using arm slings, roller bandages or other appropriate immobilisation principles)
Head, neck and spinal injuries (using immobilisation principles)
Respiratory distress – including asthma
Located and interpreted workplace policies and procedures
The following learning resources are provided to participants in this course.
Adult and infant resuscitation manikins in line with ARC Guidelines for the purpose of assessment of CPR procedures
Adrenaline autoinjector training device
AED training device
Placebo bronchodilator and spacer device
Roller and triangular bandages
Workplace first aid kit
Workplace injury, trauma and/or illness record, and/or other appropriate workplace incident report form