HLTAID012
Provide First Aid in an Education and Care Setting

(includes CPR)

  • Childcare First Aid
  • Supersedes HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and childcare setting
  • Nationally recognised certificate
Provide First Aid in an Education and Care Setting

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4 hours online + 2 hours
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Life saving first aid course Information

Course
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Learn the skills to Provide an Emergency First Aid response to a child in need. This unit applies to educators and support staff working within an education and care setting. This course includes a short online pre-class component.

Training and Assessment delivered on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909.

Participants who have completed the Childcare First Aid course and have been assessed as competent in all assessments will receive a digital Statement of Attainment in:

Within 24 hours of completing their course.

Pre-requisites

There are no pre-requisites for the Childcare First Aid course. Participants are however required to have a minimum level of Literacy and Numeracy to be allowed admittance to this course.

Please notify us if you have any medical conditions or special needs that may prevent you completing all practical assessments. This includes performing CPR on the floor on a manikin. It is a requirement that CPR be performed for at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR on a adult and child resuscitation manikin placed on the floor.

Performance Evidence
The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role.

There must be evidence that the candidate has completed the following tasks in line with state/territory regulations, first aid codes of practice, Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines and workplace procedures:

Followed DRSABCD in line with ARC guidelines, including:

  • 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
  • Performed at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles both compressions and ventilations) on a child resuscitation manikin placed on the floor
  • 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
  • Responded appropriately in the event of regurgitation or vomiting
  • Managed the unconscious breathing casualty
  • Followed single rescue procedure, including the demonstration of a rotation of operators with minimal interruptions to compressions
  • Followed the prompts of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Responded to at least three simulated first aid scenarios contextualised to the candidate’s workplace/community setting, and involving infants and children of varying ages including:

  • Conducted a visual and verbal assessment of the casualty
  • Demonstrated safe manual handling techniques
  • Post-incident debrief and evaluation
  • Provided an accurate verbal and written report of the incident
  • Conducted a hazard assessment and identified strategies to minimise risk

Applied first aid procedures for the following:

  • Allergic reaction
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Bleeding control
  • Choking and airway obstruction
  • Envenomation, using pressure immobilisation
  • Fractures, sprains and strains, using arm slings, roller bandages or other appropriate immobilisation principles techniques
  • Head injuries
  • Poisoning
  • Respiratory distress, including asthma
  • Seizures & convulsions, including febrile convulsions and epilepsy
  • Shock

Located and interpreted workplace policies and procedures

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the work role. This includes knowledge of:

State/Territory regulations, first aid codes of practice and workplace procedures including:

  • ARC Guidelines for provision of CPR and first aid to infants, children and adults
  • Guidelines from Australian national peak clinical bodies
  • Safe work practices to minimise risks and potential hazards
  • First aid requirements for services under the Education and Care Services National Law
  • Infection control principles and procedures, including use of standard precautions
  • Requirements for currency of skill and knowledge

Legal, workplace and community considerations, including:

  • Awareness of potential need for stress-management techniques and available support following an emergency situation, including the psychological impact on children
  • Duty of care requirements
  • Respectful behaviour towards a casualty
  • Own skills and limitations
  • Consent, including situations in which parental/caregiver consent is required
  • Privacy and confidentiality requirements
  • Importance of debriefing

Considerations when providing First Aid, including:

  • Airway obstruction due to body position
  • Appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
  • Appropriate use of an AED, including placement of pads for adults and children aged older than 8 years
  • Specific considerations when using an AED on children aged between 1 and 8 years, including identification of AED with paediatric capability, paediatric voltage and use of paediatric pads
  • Chain of survival
  • Standard precautions
  • How to conduct a visual and verbal assessment of the casualty

Principles and procedures for first aid management of the following scenarios:

  • Abdominal injuries
  • Allergic reaction
  • Anaphylaxis, including signs, symptoms and triggers and using different types of adrenaline auto injectors
  • Asthma, including signs, symptoms and triggers and using different types of bronchodilators
  • Basic care of a wound
  • Bleeding control
  • Burns
  • Cardiac conditions, including chest pain
  • Choking and airway obstruction
  • Crush injuries
  • Diabetes
  • Dislocations
  • Drowning
  • Envenomation
  • Environmental impact, including hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydration and heat stroke
  • Eye and ear injuries
  • Febrile convulsions
  • Fractures
  • Head, neck and spinal injuries
  • Minor skin injuries
  • Needle stick injuries
  • Poisoning and toxic substances
  • Respiratory distress
  • Seizures, including epilepsy
  • Shock
  • Soft tissue injuries, including sprains and strains
  • Stroke
  • Unconsciousness

Basic anatomy and physiology relating to:

  • How to recognise a person is not breathing normally
  • Chest
  • Infant respiratory systems and implications for provision of CPR
  • Basic anatomical differences between adults and children, and the implications for provision of first aid
  • Normal clinical values for children
  • Response/consciousness
  • Upper airway and effect of positional change

For Learners Rights, Responsibilities and Support, including complaints, please refer to the Student Handbook.

Participants must have the physical capacity to perform the practical demonstrations, such as 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR on the floor. 

Pre-course study: Students may be required to undertake online pre-course work prior to attending the face to face session depending on the course delivery mode.

Online study: Students must have access to a computer, smartphone, tablet or other electronic devices with access to the internet to complete the online/pre-course studies.

HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an Education and Care Setting, HLTAID011 Provide First Aid and HLTAID010 Provide Basic Emergency Life Support certificates will require renewal after 36 months

HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation certificate will require renewal after 12 months.

Performance tasks and practical scenarios:

  • Perform CPR on an adult (incl. the use of an AED and placing a casualty into the recovery position)
  • Complete a first aid incident report form based on the simulated first aid scenario
  • Perform CPR on a child
  • Perform CPR on an infant
  • Manage a child casualty with anaphylaxis
  • Manage a child casualty with asthma
  • Manage a choking child and infant casualty
  • Manage a child casualty with non-life-threatening bleeding and shock, requiring minor wound cleaning
  • Manage a child casualty with a nosebleed
  • Manage a child casualty with a fracture and dislocation
  • Manage a child casualty with a sprain and strain
  • Manage a child casualty with envenomation (snake/ funnel-web spider bite)

Theory assessment: A written assessment consisting of multiple-choice questions. 

Provide First Aid in an Education and Care Setting Course Locations

Our convenient training centres can be accessed by a different number of trains, trams and buses. Drivers have a range of free and paid parking options available in every training location.

First Aid courses are available every day, 7 days a week at every location

Life Saving First Aid Preston

Preston

282 Plenty Road, Preston
VIC 3072 Google Maps »

Life Saving First Aid Hawthorn East

Hawthorn East

771 Toorak road, Hawthorn East
VIC 3123 Google Maps »

Life Saving First Aid Dandenong

Dandenong

13 Dandenong St, Dandenong
VIC 3175 Google Maps »

Life Saving First Aid Deer Park

Deer Park

21 Radnor Drive, Deer Park
VIC 3023 Google Maps »

Life Saving First Aid Geelong

Geelong

109 Yarra Street, Geelong
VIC 3220 Google Maps »

Life Saving First Aid Croydon

Croydon

4-6 Croydon Road,
Croydon, VIC 3136 Google Maps »

Life Saving First Aid Pakenham

Pakenham

36B Main Street, Pakenham
VIC 3810 Google Maps »

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Training and Assessment delivered on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909. You can find the Student Handbook by clicking here