HLTAID006 Provide Advanced First Aid


Award issued

  • HLTAID006 Provide advanced first aid
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid
  • HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support
  • HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

It is recommended this unit be renewed every 36 months in line with industry standards. Locate the most current training package at 

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 advanced first aid response, including management of the incident and other first aiders, until the arrival of medical or other assistance.

This 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.

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 a CPR adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor and on a CPR infant resuscitation manikin placed on a firm surface.

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 relevant to provision of CPR and first aid

  • Guidelines of 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 the use of standard precautions.
  • Requirements for the currency of skill and knowledge.

Legal, workplace and community considerations including:

  • Awareness of the potential need for stress-management techniques and available support following an emergency situation.
  • Capabilities of emergency management services.
  • Consent.
  • 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 behavior towards a casualty.

Considerations when providing first aid including:

  • 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.
  • Standard precautions.

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

  • Abdominal injuries.
  • Allergic reaction.
  • Anaphylaxis.
  • Basic care of a wound.
  • Bleeding control.
  • Burns, including thermal, chemical, friction and electrical.
  • Cardiac conditions, including chest pain.
  • Choking and airway obstruction.
  • Crush injuries.
  • Diabetes.
  • Drowning.
  • Emergency childbirth.
  • Envenomation.
  • Environmental impact including hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydration and heatstroke.
  • Eye and ear injuries.
  • Febrile convulsions.
  • Head, neck and spinal injuries.
  • Levels of consciousness.
  • Needles stick injuries.
  • Poisoning and toxic substances.
  • Respiratory distress, including asthma.
  • Seizures, including epilepsy.
  • Shock.
  • Skin injuries.
  • Soft tissue musculoskeletal, including injuries sprains, strains, dislocations, and fractures.
  • Stroke.
  • Substance misuse, including common drugs and alcohol, including illicit drugs.

Basic anatomy and physiology relating to:

  • How to recognise a person is not breathing normally.
  • Chest, skeleton, joints, and muscles.
  • Response/level of consciousness.
  • Upper airway and effect of positional change.
  • Considerations in the provision of first aid for specified conditions.

Fees and Payments

Refund and fee protection policy

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.