HLTAID004/HLTAID012 Childcare First Aid Course
3.5hr Regular HLTAID012
Provide first aid in an education and care setting
(plus online theory)
HLTAID012 Provide first aid in an education and care setting (now replacing HLTAID004)
Childcare First Aid Course Locations - (mobile phones enable auto-rotate)
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, children, and adults. 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!
- 3.5hr course, please allow 3.75hrs including registration and breaks
- Discount courses from $140 (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
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
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.
Performance Evidence (Practical Session)
The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in 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
Knowledge Evidence (Online Theory & Practical Session)
The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the work role. This includes knowledge of:
State/Territory regulations, first aid codes of practice and workplace procedures including:
- ARC Guidelines for provision of CPR and first aid to infants, children and adults
- guidelines from Australian national peak clinical bodies
- safe work practices to minimise risks and potential hazards
- first aid requirements for services under the Education and Care Services National Law
- infection control principles and procedures, including use of standard precautions
- requirements for currency of skill and knowledge
legal, workplace and community considerations, including:
- awareness of potential need for stress-management techniques and available support following an emergency situation, including the psychological impact on children
- duty of care requirements
- respectful behaviour towards a casualty
- own skills and limitations
- consent, including situations in which parental/caregiver consent is required
- privacy and confidentiality requirements
- importance of debriefing
considerations when providing first aid including:
- airway obstruction due to body position
- appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
- appropriate use of an AED, including placement of pads for adults and children aged older than 8 years
- specific considerations when using an AED on children aged between 1 and 8 years, including identification of AED with paediatric capability, paediatric voltage and use of paediatric pads
- chain of survival
- standard precautions
- how to conduct a visual and verbal assessment of the casualty
principles and procedures for application of first aid management of the following scenarios:
- abdominal injuries
- allergic reaction
- anaphylaxis, including signs, symptoms and triggers and using different types of adrenaline auto injectors
- asthma, including signs, symptoms and triggers and using different types of bronchodilators
- basic care of a wound
- bleeding control
- cardiac conditions, including chest pain
- choking and airway obstruction
- crush injuries
- environmental impact, including hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydration and heat stroke
- eye and ear injuries
- febrile convulsions
- head, neck and spinal injuries
- minor skin injuries
- needle stick injuries
- poisoning and toxic substances
- respiratory distress
- seizures, including epilepsy
- soft tissue injuries, including sprains and strains
basic anatomy and physiology relating to:
- how to recognise a person is not breathing normally
- infant respiratory systems and implications for provision of CPR
- basic anatomical differences between adults and children, and the implications for provision of first aid
- normal clinical values for children
- upper airway and effect of positional change
- 3.5 hour practical class, plus 15mins pre-course registration. Allow 3.75hrs
- Plus 3-6 hour 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:
- In your practical component you be required to complete 1 theory test (multiple choice questions) plus practical exercises, you will be assessed by your trainer and have to be marked as competent to pass for your qualification.
- Practical assessment are completed in groups, pairs or individually (depending on the assessment) and may involve putting people in the recovery position, applying bandages and practicing CPR on manikins on the floor.
- To receive a ‘Competent’ mark for this course all participants must be assessed conducting CPR on the floor with adult, child and infant manikins.
Please refer to our Learners page for other important information including assessment information and our terms and conditions.
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.