HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting

First Aid training, wherever we’re needed.

The HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting course will give you the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants, children and adults. The unit applies to educators and support staff within an education and care setting may be required must respond to a first aid emergency, including asthmatic and anaphylactic emergencies.

Award issued:

Course information:

  • There are no pre-requisites for this first aid course.
  • The Australian Resuscitation Council recommends HLTAID009 Provide CPR be renewed every 12 months. It is important to note that some positions, employers and industry associations require that you renew your HLTAID009 Provide CPR every 12 months.
  • HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting should be renewed every three (3) years.

Course requirements:

  • All participants must be able to kneel on the floor while performing uninterrupted CPR for a minimum of 2 minutes per round as per the assessment requirements set in the Unit of Competency (HLTAID012) and must be able to demonstrate safe manual handling (bending the knees while lifting an object).
  • All participants must have a moderate level of English to be able to complete the course.

Course duration:

  • 20 hours face-to-face


  • 9 hours face-to-face and eLearning

Assessment requirements:

Participants are provided with an assessment workbook that contains the theory assessments (unless completing this theory component online) and details of the practical assessments.

  • The theory assessments consist of multiple-choice quizzes.
  • The practical assessments consist of practical exercises and workplace-based scenarios which need to be completed in groups or pairs. They will involve demonstrating your skills in placing a casualty in the recovery position, performing CPR on adult, child, and infant 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
    • Asthma
    • Non-life-threatening and life-threatening bleeding
    • Breathing difficulties
    • Burns
    • Choking
    • Diabetes
    • Dehydration
    • Drowning
    • Envenomation – all current treatments
    • Eye injuries and nose-bleed
    • Febrile convulsions
    • Fever
    • Fractures, dislocations, strains and sprains
    • Head, neck and spinal injuries
    • Hypothermia and hyperthermia
    • Minor wounds
    • Pain
    • Poisoning
    • Seizures
    • Shock
    • Stroke
    • Vomiting and diarrhoea

Essential outcomes:

  • Respond to an emergency
  • Apply appropriate first aid procedures
  • Communicate details of the incident
  • Evaluate the incident and own performance

Course Locations:

This HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting course is available in various locations around Australia.

Cost: $170

Contact the Aspen Medical  Training Academy to discuss your training needs.

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