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HLTAID011 Provide First Aid

Course Overview

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

First Aid skills can be the difference between life and death for a workmate, family member, a stranger on the street, or even yourself. Whether you need it for your workplace, your club, in another setting or would just like peace of mind.

First Aid is not just a useful skill, it could also help save a life and minimise the impact of injuries.

Our comprehensive course will provide you the knowledge, skills and confidence to help an ill or injured person until emergency help arrives. You will learn the DRSABCD action plan as well as resuscitation (Including defibrillation), asthma, anaphylaxis and the management of various injuries and illnesses

This unit is a requirement for security officers working in the security industry, under the Security and Related Activities (Control) Act 1996, as stated by Police Security Licensing Branch of Western Australian

This unit was also previously known as HLTAID003 Provide first aid.

Learning Outcomes

  • How to properly assess an emergency situation
  • CPR techniques on adults and infants
  • Using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • First aid procedures for bleeding, burns and fractures
  • Managing medical conditions such as anaphylaxis, asthma and seizures
  • Managing medical emergencies such as snake/spider bites, poisons and choking
  • Infection control procedures
  • Managing exposure to extreme temperatures
  • Administering first aid for eye and soft tissue injuries
  • Assessing and moving sick and injured
  • Legal responsibilities of a first aider
  • Basic anatomy and physiology
  • Managing shock

Designed For

The target audience for this UoC is those who are required to have first aid training as part of their workplace and members of the public who want training in first aid.

Those either undertaking training to enter the security industry or those currently employed within the security industry who are required to re-new or update their first aid qualification.

Career Outcomes

This will be suited to the following job roles:

  • Workplace first aid officer,
  • Anyone currently employed, or seeking employment within the Australian security industry

Refresher training in CPR should be undertaken annually and full first aid qualifications should be renewed every three years.


Suggested pathways for further study after completion of this qualification include:

  • HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting, or
  • HLTAID013 Provide first aid in remote or isolated site, or
  • HLTAID014 Provide advanced first aid, or
  • HLTAID015 Provide advanced resuscitation and oxygen therapy, or
  • HLT21015 Certificate II in Medical Services First Response, or
  • HLTSS00027 Occupational First Aid Skill Set


Participants may be a minimum age of 14 years to attend (those who are under 18 must present an enrolment form from a parent or guardian to accept responsibility)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 one (1) day (8 hour) in-class practical course. The pre-study consists of multiple choice questions which can be done on paper or online.

Pre-course study takes on average 4-5 hours depending on the individual student and their personal circumstances and other commitments). This online training involves reading modules and then using the knowledge learnt to complete a final exam. Pre-course training must be completed prior to the face-to-face training.

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.

1 unit of competency must be completed
  • HLTAID011- Provide First Aid


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

Physical Requirements:

It is important to note that this CPR element of this course requires a level of physical ability to complete practical assessments. All students are required to perform 2 minutes of CPR on an adult manikin placed on the floor. If your health or fitness will not allow you to demonstrate this, you will not be awarded a nationally accredited certificate. We can however issue a non-accredited certificate of attendance for Provide First Aid in remote of isolated site.

Language Skills:

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

A Statement of Attainment of HLTAID013 Provide first aid in remote or isolated site 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 – $140 ($140 non-refundable deposit on enrolment)

RPL – $140 ($140 non-refundable deposit on enrolment) excludes gap training

Gap training per UoC $140 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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