CPR First Aid

3.5hr* Regular HLTAID012
Provide first aid in an education and care setting
(plus online theory)

Which Course should I take?

  • If you need a general First Aid qualification, we recommend the HLTAID011 Provide first aid. This also includes CPR qualification. The Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) recommends that this qualification is updated every 3 years.
  • If you are looking to just update CPR qualification then we recommend HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation.  The Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) recommends that this qualification is updated annually.
  • If you are looking for a first aid qualification to work in the childcare industry, and also require Anaphylaxis and Asthma training ONLY, the should consider HLTAID012 Provide an emergency first aid response in education and care setting.
  • If you are working with children, you may also be required to obtain first aid training qualifications in Asthma and Anaphylaxis.  You need to check with the employer before enrolling, so that client gets the correct training for his or her circumstance.

Please note that you still need to confirm with your employer first what qualification do you need to take before you book in.

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HLTAID012 Provide first aid in an education and care setting (now replacing HLTAID004)

3.5hrs* Regular Course (plus online theory)
Also known as Childcare First Aid

This first aid course is officially known as the Unit of Competency HLTAID012 Provide first aid in an education and care setting. The unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants and children. The unit applies to childcare workers, 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.

NSW Learners: This course is approved by ACECQA for the purposes of the Education and Care Services National Law as satisfying first aid, asthma and anaphylaxis management requirements for childcare workers. (Note: individual employers may have slightly different requirements.  Please check with your employer before enrolling if there is any doubt).

VIC Learners: Regulations in Victoria require that those working with children still obtain additional qualifications for asthma and anaphylaxis on top of this qualification.  We offer a combined asthma/anaphylaxis course which combined with this qualification will ensure you meet all regulatory requirements in Victoria.

We maintain a practical hands-on approach so we ensure there is a ratio of 1 CPR manikin for every 2 learners (class sizes 24 and under), making us one of the best first aid course providers in the industry!

For further information about the course format and requirements please refer to our Course Information Sheet.

  • Discount courses from $99 (RRP $220)
  • Phone bookings incur an additional surcharge fee of $20
  • An A4 hard copy of your qualification can be posted to you after your class for an additional fee of $15
  • A credit card size plastic card can be posted to after your class for an additional fee of $15
  • For all special needs, policies and fees refer to the Student Handbook on our Learners Page
At CPR First Aid we believe in providing quality first aid courses at student prices for all.  We keep our overheads low so we can offer affordable first aid courses to everyone.  Because we have so many amazing learners we are able to offer courses at a smaller profit margin without compromising the quality of the training.  After training over 70,000 courses last year we value and appreciate offering our service to the community.
 
For more course information refer to this Course Information Sheet.
 
 

For all course locations for this course, see our locations page.

Participants assessed as being competent in all assessments will receive:

  • A digital A4 Statement of Attainment in HLTAID012 Provide first aid in an education and care setting, HLTAID011 Provide first aid, HLTAID010 Provide basic emergency life support, and HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Your statement (certificate) will be emailed upon successful completion after 7pm the same day, or next business day if the class runs on a weekend

Pre-requisites

Whilst there are no pre-requisites for enrolling in this course, there are pre-course requirements. All participants are required to complete pre-course theory prior to attending their class. Participants are also required to have a minimum level of Literacy & Numeracy to be allowed admittance to this course. Further information is provided in the student handbook.

Please let us know if you have any medical conditions or specials needs that may prevent you from getting on the floor.  It is a requirement that CPR be performed for at least 4 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (5 cycles of both compressions and ventilations) on an adult and child resuscitation manikin placed on the floor.

Please refer to our Information Sheet link so see Course Content

  • 3.5 hour practical class, plus 15mins pre-course registration. 
  • Plus 4-8 hours multiple choice on-line home study, completed prior to your class
  • Theory must be completed 24hrs prior to attending your class

Online Theory Component – Prior to your Class:

  • Theory must be completed at least 24hrs prior to attending your scheduled class. Failure to complete theory prior to attending the class will result in your booking being cancelled and all monies forfeited.  Trainers will be provided with the class list detailing theory completion results the day prior to the class. 
  • Learners will gain immediate access to the theory portal upon completion of their booking and payment, refer to your confirmation email for the link (please check junk mail folders or contact us if not received).
 

Practical Assessment Component:

Skills must be demonstrated working individually in an environment that provides realistic in-depth, industry validated scenarios and simulations to assess candidates’ skills and knowledge.

Assessment resources must include:

  • adult and infant resuscitation manikins in line with ARC Guidelines for the purpose of assessment of CPR procedures
  • AED training device
  • workplace injury, trauma and/or illness record, or other appropriate workplace incident report form

Simulated assessment environments must simulate the real-life working environment where these skills and knowledge would be performed, with all the relevant equipment and resources of that working environment.

Please refer to our Learners page for other important information including assessment information and our terms and conditions.

Please note that students who do not contact Admin Support at least 48hrs prior to the class to notify of any changes will forfeit all fees paid.
**** Transfer Fee applies for rescheduling requests as per Terms & Conditions *****

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Express course was great. It’s an ideal course for people who have previous first aid qualifications and just need a bit of a refresher. Elssy was a great instructor
Sarah Gummer​
Our trainer, Allan, was super engaging and made the experience comfortable & fun for everyone. Would definitely recommend this course to anyone of any age or skill level. I left the session feeling confident about my CPR abilities despite never having learnt about it before!
Frankie
Inder is a great trainer for my first aid course. She gave lots of help during the course especially for me whose English is not the first language.
Akie Huang

What You Need To Know

To keep our training costs down a large component of our courses are completed as theory at home prior to the class. And by not supplying refreshments on the day of training we are able to keep our prices low and offer student pricing for all.

It also means we can focus on the fun stuff on the day of the class, and incorporate more practical exercises and assessments rather than a theory-based class environment.

  • If you need a general First Aid qualification, we recommend the HLTAID011 Provide first aid. This also includes CPR qualification. The Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) recommends that this qualification is updated every 3 years.

 

  • If you are looking to just update CPR qualification then we recommend HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation.  The Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) recommends that this qualification is updated annually.

 

  • If you are looking for a first aid qualification to work in the childcare industry, and also require Anaphylaxis and Asthma training ONLY, the should consider HLTAID012 Provide an emergency first aid response in education and care setting.

 

  • If you are working with children, you may also be required to obtain first aid training qualifications in Asthma and Anaphylaxis.  You need to check with the employer before enrolling, so that client gets the correct training for his or her circumstance.

 

Please note that you still need to confirm with your employer first what qualification do you need to take before you book in.

Our Childcare first aid classes start from $99 if you book online.

Our courses are nationally accredited and are the same courses delivered nationally by any other RTO (Registered Training Organisation) provider. All of our courses must follow the ARC guidelines if delivered in Australia to make them compliant.

Online First Aid courses are not accredited, so they can't be used for certification or employment purposes. The First Aid course assessment requires practical demonstration of CPR. This means that you will have to use an actual manekin, which is not available online for any reason and can only be found at real life training courses.

The Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) has developed the National Quality Framework (NQF). This is a set of standards that all childcare providers in Australia need to meet.

First Aid regulations, Anaphylaxis training and emergency Asthma Management are all covered by this framework.

It is vital that qualified people are always present in case of emergency at centres where children receive education and care.

You must have at least one staff member or nominated supervisor from the service to:

  • Holds a current childcare first aid certification
  • Has an approved anaphylaxis management training certification
  • Has an approved asthma management training certification

 

In case of emergency, school-based services must be able to provide qualified personnel at the site who are immediately available.

You must have at least one staff member or nominated supervisor from the service to:

  • Holds a current childcare first aid certification
  • Has an approved anaphylaxis management training certification
  • Has an approved asthma management training certification

The approved provider of the family day care services needs to ensure that its educators and educator assistants are well-trained.

 

You must have at least one staff member or nominated supervisor from the service to:

  • Holds a current childcare first aid certification
  • Has an approved anaphylaxis management training certification
  • Has an approved asthma management training certification
  • Every family day care educator and educator assistant must hold all 3 qualifications.

You must have at least one staff member or nominated supervisor from the service to:

  • Holds a current childcare first aid certification
  • Has an approved anaphylaxis management training certification
  • Has an approved asthma management training certification

 

Our statement (certificate) will be emailed upon successful completion after 7pm the same day for morning classes, or next day for afternoon classes

Yes. Your first aid certificate will state that you're qualified to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) because it's part of the training for those who have obtained their certification.

If you're taking this course for work-related purposes, make sure to check with your employer as they may be willing or able to pay for it on behalf of yourself.

Advisory

General Illness

Anyone with a fever or history of fever and acute respiratory infection (with at least one of the following symptoms: shortness of breath, cough, runny nose or sore throat) should also defer enrolment until they are well.