ACT Learner Driver First Aid Course
First Aid training, wherever we’re needed.
Learning to drive in the ACT? Enhance your road safety knowledge and you could reduce your required driving hours. From 22 November 2023, you can complete our approved Learner Driver First Aid Course and, if you’re eligible, claim 5 hours credit.
There are no available course dates for December 2023 and January 2024. To enquire about upcoming course dates, please complete the enquiry form below.
Learner Driver First Aid Course Enquiry Form
To enquire about our upcoming dates for the Learner Driver First Aid Course, please complete the below form.
The purpose of the Course is to equip learner drivers with basic first aid skills, to assist them in responding to injuries sustained in a road traffic collision if they are ever involved in, or are witness to, such an accident.
Participants who are deemed competent upon completing all the course requirements (theory and practical assessments) will receive a Statement of Attainment in:
- HLTAID011 – Provide First Aid
- HLTAID011 – Provide First Aid training is for all persons who may be required to provide first aid in various situations, including in the home, in the workplace and in the broader community. This course has been developed to include roadside accident scenarios to give context to how First Aid can be applied in the event of a road accident. The Australian Resuscitation Council recommends HLTAID011 – Provide First Aid be renewed every three (3) years.
- HLTAID010 – Provide basic emergency life support provides the skills and knowledge to recognise and respond to life-threatening emergencies under Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines and other peak clinical bodies.
- HLTAID009 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation teaches the skills and knowledge to perform CPR under the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines. CPR training provides the knowledge and skills for first aiders to deliver lifesaving CPR, which can support a casualty’s life until further assistance arrives. The Safe Work Australia First Aid in the Workplace Model Code of Practice requires employers to ensure their nominated first aiders attend training regularly to remain current. The Code of Practice recommends that refresher CPR training be carried out annually (12 months).
- You will gain the knowledge and confidence to perform CPR and deliver additional lifesaving techniques, including using an AED (Automated external defibrillator), the management of Asthma, Anaphylaxis, non-life-threatening Choking, Shock and Stroke.
- There are no pre-requisites for this first aid course though a condition for enrolment is to have held a Provisional Learner License for at least 3 months if undertaking this course for logbook credit under the ACT Learner Driver First Aid program.
- All participants must be able to kneel on the floor while performing 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR, as per the assessment requirements set in the Unit of Competency (HLTAID011).
- All participants must have a moderate understanding of English to be able to complete the course.
- If enrolling to apply for learner driver logbook credit, you must have held you Provisional Learner Driver License for a minimum of 3 months.
- 8 hours face-to-face plus eLearning
Participants will receive an assessment workbook containing the theory assessments (unless completing this component online) and information on practical assessments.
- The theory assessments consist of multiple-choice quizzes
- The practical assessments consist of practical exercises and roadside-based scenarios completed in groups or pairs. They will involve demonstrating your skills in placing a casualty in the recovery position, performing CPR on adult and child manikins on the floor, and applying principles and procedures for first aid management.
- Topics included in the assessments:
- Guidelines and procedures
- Legal, workplace and community considerations
- Considerations when providing CPR
- Techniques for providing CPR to adults, children and infants
- Allergic reaction and anaphylaxis
- Non-life-threatening and life-threatening bleeding
- Cardiac conditions, including chest pain
- Envenomation – all current treatments
- Eye injuries and nose-bleed
- Fractures, dislocations, strains and sprains
- Head, neck and spinal injuries
- Hypothermia and hyperthermia
- Minor wounds
- Sharps injuries
- Respond to an emergency
- Apply appropriate first aid procedures
- Communicate details of the incident
- Review the incident
Upon successful completion of the Learner Driver First Aid Course, participants will be issued a Statement of Attainment for the following units:
• HLTAID009 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation,
• HLTAID010 – Provide basic emergency life support,
• HLTAID011 – Provide First Aid
Course fee: $265 per participant