Would you know what to do in the following life threatening situations?
• Heart attack
• Allergic reaction
• Broken bones
• Stab wound
• Snake/spider bite
• Loss of consciousness
This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide first aid response,life support, management of casualty (s), the incident and other first aiders, until the arrival of medical or other assistance.
As part of this course you’ll learn how to:
• Implement the chain of survival (series of actions that, when put into motion, reduce the mortality associated with cardiac arrest)
• Assess emergencies and hazards
• Detect and recognise signs of life
• Perform CPR in a range of situations, including special circumstances
• Use of an automated external defibrillator (AED)
• Care for an unconscious person
• Apply special techniques for children and infants
• Handle breathing emergencies, including choking and asthma
• Handle cardiac emergencies
• Handle severe allergic reaction
• Manage casualties with shock
• Manage bleeding and wound care
• Manage burns and scalds
• Manage extremes of heat and cold
• Handle casualties who have been poisoned
• Manage casualties who are in altered conscious states
• Handle bites and stings
• Manage casualties with musculoskeletal injuries
• Implement infection control procedures
• Report incidents and emergencies
Delivery & Duration
This short course comprises two components:
• Theory completed online (self-paced) prior to the practical session (approximately 12 hours)
• Practical session completed at campus (1 day/9am-4:30pm)
This course is delivered by professional and fully accredited trainers, with several years of experience.
A statement of attainment is issued to students who successfully complete this unit of competency (which includes both the theory and practical component).
The statement of attainments is valid for 3 years. The Australian Resuscitation Council recommends that you attend a resuscitation update every 12 months.
Who should Attend this Course?
These skills and knowledge may be applied in a range of situations,including community and workplace settings. Therefore, this course is open to anyone who wishes to learn first aid skills for personal, work or community reasons.
There are no prerequisites of units or required qualifications to attend this course.
This includes learner’s notes, lecture outlines with reference lists, refreshments and certificate of attendance.
Discounts are available for group bookings of 10 or more.
Pre-reading and completion of a written assessment is required before students can attend a practical session.