Provide First Aid – Wagga
HLTAID003 Course – Provide First Aid (Wagga Wagga)
Training Provider information
Training is delivered by FERST Training Solutions Pty Ltd in partnership with Allens Training Pty Ltd (RTO 90909).
Trainer and Assessor: Matt Burgess Email: [email protected]
This course teaches the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. This unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.
There are also specific industries that require additional training such as childcare workers, school teachers and other industries.
Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909 is responsible for the quality of the training and assessment and will be issuing the statement of attainment for this unit while the training is provided by FERST Training Solutions Pty Ltd.
Students who successfully complete this nationally recognised training will be awarded the statement of attainment for:
- HLTAID003 Provide first aid
- HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support
- HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
It is recommended this unit be renewed every 36 months in line with industry standards. Locate the most current training package at training.gov.au
It is important to note that there are physical standards which relate to the level of performance required when undertaking accredited training. The HLTAID competency standards require a level of physical ability to provide first aid and respond to an emergency situation where there may be risk to life.
One requirement of the training package is that you are to be assessed as physically capable of performing uninterrupted CPR for at least 2 minutes on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor. There can be no exceptions to these Australian Government requirements that are clearly written into the Training Package. Therefore, students who are unable to satisfy the physical requirements of the course cannot be deemed competent or issued with a statement of attainment, even if the qualification is a necessary part of their employment conditions.
Resources that will be available for this course
- Adult/Infant resuscitation manikins in line with ARC guidelines for the purpose of assessment of CPR procedures
- Adrenaline auto-injector training device
- AED training device
- Placebo bronchodilator and spacer device
- Workplace first aid kit
- Workplace injury, trauma and/or illness record; or other appropriate workplace incident report form for written reports
TARGET STUDENT AND COURSE DELIVERY OPTIONS
Initial training (students new to the training)
Initial training is intended for students who have no prior training or experience. For example job seekers, school leavers, those wanting a change in career etc.
Students attending a course for the first time can complete the course in 2 ways. Either by undertaking pre-course study – referred to as unsupervised learning, and then attending a trainer led face to face course (mixed mode) or by attending a longer period of training (face to face).
Where students are new entrants or inexperienced workers, we ensure that we give them the opportunity to fully absorb the required knowledge and to develop skills over time in the different contexts they would experience in the workplace.
This may require a longer time-frame than for those students with significant training/industry experience.
Refresher training and modes of delivery (Students with previous training and/or experience)
The shorter refresher course may be appropriate for workers or students experienced in the industry or with previous training. This might be those who have been in the industry for some time (e.g. well practiced skills), those who have previously completed this course or similar, and those returning for workplace or industry requirements and to refresh their skills etc.
It’s important to identify those students who are confident and are returning for recertification. It’s about recognising their pre-existing knowledge and skills. Therefore, upon enrolment, a refresher student can supply evidence of previous certification and therefore will be given the option of completing optional unsupervised pre-course study to refresh their knowledge and then complete a face to face training session with a trainer (mixed mode or express mode).
Recertification/refresher training is a competency confirmation event that includes training, the purpose of which is to compensate for or prevent deterioration in a previously achieved standard of performance.
If there is pre-course study for the course, it is found in the student portal. Students must have access to a computer, phone, tablet etc. with access to the internet to complete the pre-course study online.
What does competency-based training actually mean?
A competency-based training environment is centered on demonstrated competence against industry-defined standards of performance. Competency-based training is the concept that individuals learn at different rates as well as through different modes and different environments and that the skills and knowledge that a student has acquired previously are able to be formally recognised.
Amount of training and the AQF volume of learning
The AQF Volume of Learning describes how long a student, who does not hold any competencies identified in the qualification, would normally take to develop all of the required skills and knowledge at that qualification level.
The amount of training comprises the formal learning activities that are provided to a student to enable them to meet the requirements of each training product and gain the skills and knowledge specified in the relevant training product.
Exceptions for duration of the course
Course durations are reflective of group sizes of between 4 and 15 students. If there are less students in a group, you may find course duration reduced by a maximum of 10%. If a class size exceeds 15 students, it may therefore also be necessary to increase course duration depending on the number of students.
Recognition or any prior learning or previous courses
Upon enrolment, you are given the opportunity to upload your previous certificate and based on that evidence, the course can be modified based on your previous knowledge. There is a currency requirement to be able to demonstrate skills such as CPR.
We need to identify any support you require to complete this course
Upon enrolment, we will give you an opportunity to provide information on your language, literacy and numeracy skills to complete this course. There is also the opportunity to provide details and communicate any special needs or support requirements you may have. Assistance can be sought from our student support officer at Allens Training Pty Ltd by phoning 1300 559 064.
We provide equitable access to all required educational and support services, so that no student is disadvantaged to be able to enroll into this course regardless of their mode of study or location. Students can organise to meet with their trainer on a one-to-one basis for additional support, plus email and phone contact.
It’s important to note that there is a physical requirement to complete 2 minutes of CPR on the floor with a resuscitation manikin.
Unique Student Identifier (USI)
Completing any vocational education course in Australia, it is a requirement for you to obtain and supply a USI. This is obtainable from usi.gov.au If a USI is not supplied and verified with usi.gov.au a certificate cannot be issued to you.
If you are under 18 years of age
It is a requirement that parental/guardian consent is obtained for students under the age of 18 to be able to participate in a course. The form for this can be found here.
Foundation skills required
Foundation skills are the underpinning communication skills required for participation in the workplace, the community and in adult education and training.
- Learning – to learn to provide first aid response in an emergency.
- Reading – to administer medication for anaphylaxis or asthma.
- Writing – to complete documentation such as reports/risk assessments.
- Oral communication– to call the ambulance and provide a handover.
- Numeracy – to count the number of compressions and breaths.
Reasonable adjustment refers to flexibility in assessment approaches to account for individual learning needs, while still adhering to the assessment requirements of the relevant training package or VET accredited course. Whilst reasonable adjustments can be made in terms of the way in which evidence of performance is gathered, the evidence criteria for making competent/not yet competent decisions should not be altered in any way.
If a student meets essential entry requirements, the RTO must endeavor to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ necessary for them to complete their course work or demonstrate competency. This may include adjusting the physical environment, student learning materials or the manner that a theory test is completed. In most situations, a student with a disability will be able to tell the RTO what he or she needs to be able to study. If necessary, the RTO should also seek advice from disability areas within government departments or organisations that represent or provide services to people with a disability.
Adjustments may include:
- Modifying educational premises. For example, making ramps, modifying toilets and ensuring that classes are in rooms accessible to the person with a disability.
- Modifying or providing equipment. For example, lowering lab benches, enlarging computer screens, providing specific computer software or an audio loop system.
- Changing assessment procedures. For example, allowing for alternative examination methods such as oral exams, or allowing additional time for someone else to write an exam for a person with a disability.
- Changing course delivery. For example, providing study notes or research materials in different formats or providing a sign language interpreter for a person who is hearing impaired.
Please note that in some Training Packages, first aid and CPR training for example, there are mandatory skills that cannot be modified as a reasonable adjustment. The student is required to complete 2 minutes of adult CPR on a manikin on the floor. There is no room for reasonable adjustment as it is stated as what is required in the Training Package.
ASSESSMENT – THEORY – Multi choice question paper
You will be assessed on:
State/Territory regulations, first aid codes of practice and workplace procedures:
- ARC Guidelines relevant to the provision of CPR
- Safe work practices to minimise risks and potential hazards
- Infection control principles and procedures, including use of standard precautions
- Requirements for currency of skill and knowledge
Legal, workplace and community considerations:
- Awareness of potential need for stress-management techniques and available support following an emergency situation
- Duty of care requirements
- Respectful behaviour towards a casualty
- Own skills and limitations
- Privacy and confidentiality requirements
- Importance of debriefing
Considerations when providing CPR:
- Airway obstruction due to body position
- Appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
- Appropriate use of an AED
- Chain of survival
- Standard precautions
- How to conduct a visual and verbal assessment of the casualty
Principles and procedures for first aid management of the following scenarios:
- Abdominal injuries
- Allergic reaction
- Basic care of the wound
- Bleeding control
- Cardiac conditions, including chest pain
- Chocking and airway obstruction
- Crush injuries
- Environment impact, including hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydrations 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, including asthma
- Seizures, including epilepsy
- Soft tissue injuries, including strains and sprains
Basic anatomy and physiology relations to:
- How to recognise a person is not breathing
- Upper airway and effect of positional change
- Considerations in provision of first aid for specified conditions
ASSESSMENT PRACTICAL – Practical tasks and scenario demonstrations
The simulated assessment environments will reflect the real-life working environment where these skills and knowledge would be performed, with all the relevant equipment and resources of that working environment. Skills must be demonstrated by the student working individually in an environment that provides realistic in-depth, industry-validated scenarios and simulations to assess students’ skills and knowledge.
It’s important that students have knowledge of the content of this course. The assessable practical skills are listed below.
You will be assessed on performing first aid scenario and task demonstrations for:
- Infant CPR
- Adult CPR & defibrillation
- Anaphylaxis & autoinjector
- Asthma & medication
- Turn a casualty on his/her side
- Bleeding control & shock
- PIT for a snake/spider bite
- Rice for sprain
There are no prerequisite, entry, work-placement, licensing or certification requirements for this course.
Additional Information and Resources
Student Terms and Conditions
Student terms and conditions can be viewed from the Allens website at:
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 5 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes
This course is planned to run on the 10th of December 2018. Register your interest to attend at: mat[email protected] or 1300 333 778
Course location TBA