First Aid Training Group’s Education and Care Setting First Aid Course (HLTAID004) is part of the fully accredited first aid training that gives you the knowledge, skills and confidence to respond in an emergency situation in an education and care setting. Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting (HLTAID004) is relevant for all staff employed in the childcare, education, aged care and disability services sector and provides the necessary skills required to provide a first aid response to infants and children as well as adults.
This course includes CPR and Defibrillator Training, Basic Emergency Life Support (Level 1 First Aid), Provide First Aid (Level 2 First Aid), Asthma and Anaphylaxis training for students as required for compliance under the Education and Care Services National Law and the Education and Care Services National Regulation (2011). The course comprises pre-course learning, practical training and face-to-face training.
A detailed description of the course can be viewed in the most recent version of the Competency Standard.
All of our trainers are healthcare professionals I.e. Paramedics,
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The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in the 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
- 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
- respiratory distress, including asthma
- seizures & convulsions, including febrile convulsions and epilepsy
- Located and interpreted workplace policies and procedures
Course Details & Prerequisites
The one-day face-to-face training covers both the theory and practical aspects of the Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting course. Students are required to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the course commencement or may be refused entry.
There is a short multiple choice quiz at the end of the training, covering the information learnt that day. Students will also be assessed on practical skills as a requirement to pass the course. Once completed, all students will receive a First Aid Manual.
Students must be at least 14 years of age at the time of attendance. If under 14, written consent must be provided by a parent / guardian.
First Aid Training Group also utilises an Advanced Student Management System to notify clients and students when certificates are due to expire, ensuring staff / students are always compliant and competent.
Important note: In order to issue an accredited certificate CPR must be performed on the floor with no exemption.
The HLTAID004 certificate is valid for three (3) years from the completion date. The Australian Resuscitation Council recommends that Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation skills be refreshed annually. It is also recommended that the Anaphylaxis and Asthma components of the course are refreshed annually.
Once enrolled, First Aid Training Group will email students an Education and Care Setting Training booking confirmation with venue details and maps, course requirements and terms of enrolment.