HLTAID004 Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting


Award issued

  • HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid
  • HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support
  • HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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Our obligation to you

We are required to provide clear evidence to enable you to decide if this course is suitable for you. This course teaches the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants, children, and adults in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines. This course is developed for educators and support staff working within an education and care setting who are required to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthmatic and anaphylactic emergencies.

Are there physical requirements for this course?

It is important to note that there are physical standards which relate to the level of performance required when undertaking accredited training. The HLTAID competency standards require a level of physical ability to provide resuscitation and respond to an emergency situation where there may be a risk to life. One requirement of the training package is that you are to be assessed as physically capable of performing uninterrupted CPR for at least 2 minutes on an adult/child resuscitation manikin placed on the floor. There can be no exceptions to these Australian Government requirements that are clearly written into the Training Package. Therefore, students who are unable to satisfy the physical requirements of the course cannot be deemed competent or issued with a statement of attainment, even if the qualification is a necessary part of their employment conditions.

ASSESSMENT – THEORY – Multi choice question paper

You will be assessed on:

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

ARC guidelines for the provision of CPR and first aid to infants, children, and adults

Guidelines from Australian national peak clinical bodies

Safe work practices to minimise the risk and potential hazards

First aid requirements for services under the Education and Care Services National Law

Infection control principles and procedures, including the use of standard precautions

Requirements for the currency of skills and knowledge


Legal, workplace and community considerations, including:

  • Awareness of the potential need for stress-management techniques and available support following an emergency situation, including the psychological impact on children.
  • Duty of care requirements.
  • Respectful behavior 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 CPRAppropriate use of an AED, including placement of pads for adults and children aged older than 8 years old.
  • Specific considerations when using an AED on children aged between 1 and 8 years, including identification of AED with pediatric capability, pediatric voltage and use of pediatric pads.
  • Chain of survival.
  • Standard precautions.
  • How to conduct a visual and verbal assessment of the casualty.


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

  • Abdominal injuries.
  • Allergic reactions 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 pains.
  • Choking and airway obstructions.
  • Crush injuries.
  • Diabetes.
  • Dislocations.
  • Drowning.
  • Envenomation.
  • Environment impact, including hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydration, and heatstroke.
  • Eye and ear injuries.
  • Febrile convulsions.
  • Fractures.
  • Head, neck and spinal injuries.
  • Minor skin injuries.
  • Needlestick 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 the provision of CPR.
  • Basic anatomical differences between adults and children, and the implications for the provision of first aid.
  • Normal clinical values for children.
  • Response/consciousness.
  • Upper airway and effect of positional change.


Public Course only Course Fees and Payments  $150.00

Fees and Payments

Refund and fee protection policy – Please refer to the student handbook.

Payment Terms

Group booking payment terms are based on an agreement between the client and the service provider.

Training will be conducted on-site or in an agreed location between the client and provider.

Course Times

Full Course New Students8 hours face to face training and assessment.
BlendedCompleting 2 hours of unsupervised pre-course study and 6 hours face to face.
Refresher Course6 hours face to face training and assessment.