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Provide Pain Management Course


Course Overview

This unit of competency involves the skills and knowledge required to administer restricted analgesics to provide pain management as part of a medically supervised first responder organisation. It includes identifying the need for analgesia; accessing, preparing and administering restricted pain relief such as analgesics and aspirin according to medically endorsed protocols; performing casualty handovers and completing analgesic use requirements.

The unit is applicable for personnel from emergency services, volunteer organisations or organisations that provide a medically supervised first aid service. Licensing requirements for the storage and administration of drugs may apply.

This course will allow you to develop skills and knowledge and most importantly, confidence, to administer restricted analgesic to provide pain management as part of a medically supervised first responder organisation. It includes identifying the need for analgesia, accessing, preparing and administering restricted pain relief such as analgesics and aspirin according to medically endorsed protocols, performing casualty handovers and completing analgesic use requirements.

Providing pain management requires instruction and practical training. This is especially true where it relates to storing, accessing, preparing and administering restricted analgesic drugs. As with any training, it is more useful if training occurs before being confronted with an actual real-life situation.

Licensing requirements for the storage and administration of drugs may apply depending on organisation, type of drug, state/territory, etc.


Learning Outcomes

  • Assessment of the pain relief requirements of the patient
  • Identify analgesia options
  • Complete analgesic use requirements
  • Preparation of methoxyflurane
  • Use of methoxyflurane
  • Contraindications of the use of methoxyflurane
  • Safe use of methoxyflurane
  • Perform casualty handover
  • Documentation of the use of methoxyflurane

Designed For

Penthrox Methoxyflurane or often referred to as the green whistle is an analgesic or pain-relieving device used by medical practitioners, the defence forces, ambulance paramedics, sports clubs and surf lifesavers, first responders and medics to administer emergency pain relief.

It is popular in remote first aid locations like mine sites and the mining sector as a simple  non-addictive and easy to administer pain management option, making it an excellent choice for situations where a fast-acting and uncomplicated method of pain relief is required.

Career Outcomes

This will be suited to the following job roles:

  • Workplace first aid officer,
  • Emergency responders.


Suggested path ways for further study after completion of this qualification include:

  • HLTAID013 Provide first aid in remote or isolated site, or
  • HLTAID014 Provide advanced first aid, or
  • HLT21015 Certificate II in Medical Services First Response, or
  • HLTSS00027 Occupational First Aid Skill Set


It is a requirement of those who attend this training to hold a current HLTAID011 Provide First Aid certificate which must be provided prior to attendance.

Participants may be a minimum age of 18 years to attend

Must live in and have a Western Australian residential address.

Applicants must demonstrate good language, literacy and numeracy as our courses combine plain English, videos, photos, and questioning to ensure all learners are able to have the best possible chance at comprehending the required knowledge and developing the skills that will be needed in their job role.

If you believe you will need assistance due to your LLN skills, please contact our head office before enrolling to discuss your training needs. A LLN assessment may be conducted at pre-enrolment to assess whether the applicant requires LLN support for this training.

All students must bring ID with them to the training course. Photo ID is the minimum requirement (e.g. Drivers Licence, Passport or similar). 100 points of identification


USI Number Requirements:

All students doing nationally recognised training from January 1, 2018 need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). For more details and to create a USI go to the Government USI site here.


Course Structure

The course is a combined delivery structure and comprises a pre-course online component followed by our half day (5 hour) in-class practical course.

The course is presented via a combination of structured tutorials, workshops, case studies, video, practical assignments and workplace application. Individual and group work activities and assessment activities are conducted throughout the course.

All trainers and assessors are recognised industry experts, holding relevant experience and training qualifications. They include security industry specialists, former serving police officers, military personnel and emergency response and medical specialists.

Unit of Competency to be Completed

PUAEME008 Provide pain management n/a


To achieve a nationally recognised qualification, participants are required to complete practical assessment and written assessments. Assessment details will be provided with course materials.

Language Skills:

All students must be able to demonstrate an accurate verbal report which would be given to emergency services or a workplace supervisor.

Basic numeracy and literacy skills are needed to complete this course.

A Statement of Attainment of PUAEME008 Provide pain management will be issued following successful completion of this course and can be used to seek credit transfer towards achieving an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualification.

Recognition of Prior Learning – RPL

Assessment is conducted via a detailed portfolio of evidence, workbook, questions and written scenarios to support your claim for RPL. Further information about the RPL process will be explained prior to enrolment with any of our training assessor. Where you and your Impact assessor can identify if there are any requirements for further training, you may choose to do this through the completion of individual units (at an additional fee).


Course Fees

Fee for service –

  • Four hour course – $120 ($120 non-refundable deposit on enrolment)

RPL – $120 ($120 non-refundable deposit on enrolment) excludes gap training.

Gap training per UoC $120 each.

Group bookings – please contact us for pricing.

Fees include all assessments and resources required in the classroom (and for pre-course online training). Students should wear appropriate clothing to kneel and bend in to complete the practical.

This course is not supported by VET Funding. We are priced to ensure we can make it accessible for you whilst also ensuring your education is of the calibre you desire and deserve. Where these two factors meet… you get our inexpensive and invaluable price!

Cancellation Policy

We are unable to refund monies for students who do not turn up for classes or decide at a later date after booking that they do not want to attend. Changes to class times are allowed, but not within 48 hours of the class commencing.

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