The formerly known HLTAID003 senior first aid course is now HLTAID011 Provide first aid. It is also the minimum requirement for a workplace first aider as determined by the Australian Government’s Federal Register of Legislation’s Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011. It is a comprehensive course with contents including the skills and knowledge needed in performing first aid practices in the workplace and community. For this reason, the below information may help anyone who wants to acquire first aid skills and knowledge in responding to a casualty whether or not it is required at work or you are caring for a senior.
Changes in the Senior First Aid Course Code
The update of the senior first aid course to the HLTAID011 Provide first aid course was announced by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). The change was made to improve the delivery of first aid courses and enrollees’ outcomes. These are aimed to be achieved by reflecting the industry’s best practices, expectations, and current regulations. ASQA is the national regulator for Australia’s vocational education and training sector.
When the Senior First Aid Course Code was Changed
On August 2020, endorsement on the release of new first aid course versions was made by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) according to an ASQA’s news article. AISC works in partnership with the national training system including the Australian government among others. This industry-led body is responsible for national training package product development under their Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector.
Difference Between the Old and New Senior First Aid Courses
The same news article states that the new HLTAID011 Provide first aid supersedes the old HLTAID003 provide first aid course and they are not equivalent. Furthermore, it lists the following changes:
- Self-reflection of psychological impacts in providing first aid responses.
- Increased requirements in assessing knowledge in skills demonstrations (in volume and breadth).
- More resource requirements.
- Additional focus on infection control and use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
More information about the new HLTAID011 Provide first aid Course is available on SkillsIQ. It is a not-for-profit, independent Skills Service Organisation under the direction of the First Aid Industry Reference Committee.
Enrollment in the New HLTAID011 Provide first aid Course
Enrolling in the new HLTAID011 Provide first aid Course is advised only when the first aid certificate for HLTAID003 has expired. In addition, renewal is set in the below timelines according to Safe Work Australia’s code of practice:
- Every year for the CPR refresher training course.
- Every three years for the renewal of first aid qualifications.
Safe Work Australia is a government statutory agency that develops national policies to improve work health and safety (WHS) and workers’ compensation arrangements across the country.
Accredited Provider of HLTAID011 Provide first aid Course
ASQA has set a guideline on choosing a first aid course provider on this link. It states that a training provider must provide the following to be compliant with the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015 set by the Australian government’s Federal Register of Legislation:
- Course title.
- Course code.
- Obligations of the training provider.
- Obligations of the student.
The above items are in our HLTAID011 Provide first aid Course information sheet and we are also on training.gov.au’s list of Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). They are the National Register on Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Australia which is managed by the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations on behalf of the State and Territory Governments.
HLTAID011 Provide first aid Course Duration
Training.gov.au has listed the HLTAID011 Provide first aid Course competency details showing information about the elements and performance criteria. We deliver these in different course durations that match the enrollee’s current qualifications and certificate.
1-Hour Express Refresher HLTAID011 Provide first aid Course
This is an assessment course only that applies to students who:
- Hold current qualifications.
- Train annually.
Students will have an online theory with just 1 hour to attend a practical class.
3-Hour Regular HLTAID011 Provide first aid Course
This is recommended for people who:
- Have not enrolled in a first aid course before.
- Does not hold any first aid certification.
Enrollees will have a 3-hour class aside from the online theory which may take 3-5 hours and must be completed before the training date.
6.5-Hour Full-Length HLTAID011 Provide first aid Course
This may be taken by those who are recommended to enrol in the regular course but:
- Don’t have time to complete the pre-course theory.
- Prefer a slower-paced format.
The 6.5-hour first aid class will cover all the contents mentioned by Training.gov.au without the requirement to complete pre-course online theory.
HLTAID011 Provide first aid Course Cost
We offer first aid courses at the below prices:
- Discount courses $95 (RRP $195).
- Additional $20 for bookings made via phone.
- Additional fee for participants who have special needs
We also guarantee a price beat by 20% if the Terms and Conditions are met.
HLTAID011 Provide first aid Course Location
CPR First Aid has a training location in Perth and in other areas as listed here. These are facilities where private training and public classes are held. We can also come to your organisation’s location and conduct a customized training session for your staff/students/personnel.
HLTAID011 Provide first aid Course Qualification
Participants are required to have a minimum level of Literacy & Numeracy to be allowed admittance to our first aid courses.
HLTAID011 Provide first aid Course Assessment
Training.gov.au outlines what performance and knowledge evidence must be assessed by an assessor. The same will be evaluated by us after which a Statement of Attainment will be given to participants who prove their competence in all the assessments. It will be for HLTAID011 Provide first aid that also includes:
The first one is also available in Perth as a separate first aid course at different durations.
The formerly known HLTAID003 senior first aid course is now HLTAID011 Provide first aid. This supersedes the old first aid course that was designed to reflect the industry’s best practices, expectations, and current regulations. HLTAID011 Provide first aid applies to all persons who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings. It is available in accredited first aid course providers recognised by Training.gov.au like CPR First Aid at a competitive price, different duration and location.