HLTFA404C Apply advanced resuscitation techniques

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St John Ambulance Australia, Australian First Aid Manual
St John Ambulance Australia, Basic Life Support Publication

Participants will enhance their first aid skills and knowledge to confidently apply advanced first aid resuscitation techniques; life support; management of casualty(s) until the arrival of medical or other assistance and provision of support to other providers



  • required to have this training as part of their employment and have the necessary equipment available;
  • wanting to gain additional skills which may help toward future employment
  • prepared to utilise their skills, knowledge and equipment where available

As identified below (or recognised equivalent)

  • HLTCPR201B Perform CPR achieved within the last 12 months, or
  • HLTCPR211A Perform CPR achieved within the last 12 months; or
  • HLTFA201B Provide basic emergency life support within the last 12 months; or
  • HLTFA211A Provide basic emergency life support achieved within the last 12 months; or
  • HLTFA301C Apply First Aid (previously Senior First Aid)  achieved within the last 3 years, or
  • HLTFA311A Apply First Aid (previously Senior First Aid) achieved within the last 3 years.
Delivered over 4 hours.
Public Courses - Advised in your confirmation letter.
Private Courses - You will be advised by your employer
Due to the nature of practical exercises skirts or dresses are not recommended.
St John venues provide coffeeand tea.
A light jacket if you get cold in air conditioning.

Will be issued on the day and includes Advanced Resuscitation booklet; Basic Life Support publication; wallet card; student handouts and promotional materials.


Practical assessment will be undertaken progressively throughout the program. Assessors will use observation checklists. An assessment paper will be conducted prior to the conclusion of the program.  Participants with literacy/numeracy difficulties or physical ailments/conditions should speak with the Trainer to discuss alternative approaches.

Please note: participants should be aware this course requires them to undertake strenuous physical activity to meet all assessment criteria to a satisfactory level.  It is advised that intending participants who sustain an injury after the time of booking contact St John-NT to postpone their training.

  1. You will be asked to complete a Statistics Form at the commencement of this program.
  2. The information we collect is used for statistical reporting to the Australian Skills Authority
  3. If your course has been paid for by a third party (employer, employment agency) attendance details and a copy of your final credential will be made available to that party.
  4. St John (NT) may also use this information to contact you at the time your qualification is about to expire to remind you of the need to arrange to have it updated.
  5. If you do not wish to be contacted when your qualification is due for renewal please indicate in the space allocated on the Statistics Form.



The following policies/procedures are available on request to the Training Department:

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  • client selection, enrolment and induction/orientation procedures;
  • course information, including content and vocational outcomes;
  • cancellations, transfers, administration fees & refunds;
  • provision for language, literacy and numeracy support;
  • client support;
  • conduct – non staff;
  • flexible learning and assessment procedures;
  • welfare and guidance services;
  • appeals and complaints;
  • disciplinary procedures;
  • access and equity;
  • fees paid in advance.
COURSE TOPICS: Prevention of infection when giving first aid; DRSABCD Action Plan and resuscitation review; definition of terms in automated external defibrillation; safety when using an AED; preparation of the casualty prior to using an AED; use of the soft bag resuscitator; administration of oxygen; oxygen delivery systems; oxygen powered resuscitation; suction; maintenance of equipment.

Statement of Attainment

RE-VALIDATION RECOMMENDED To maintain current competence St John Ambulance (NT) strongly recommends proficiency is re-validated within 12 months from the date of issue.

Is Your Workplace First Aid Ready?

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Workplaces are expected to take a first aid risk assessment evaluation. Are you compliant?

St John has conducted research into 'First Aid Readiness in the Australian Workplace'. Click here to find out more about making sure you are compliant. Alternatively, you can find out about Workplace readiness or download the NT Worksafe - First Aid in the Workplace Code of Practice.

Fast First Aid Tips

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St John Ambulance NT Cadets

First aid training comes in handy for a variety of different situations in life. Although many people receive this training strictly due to a job requirement, it is actually something can benefit anyone's life. Getting trained in first aid is much easier than many people think.

To show you how easy it is and to help get you started the St John Ambulance Cadets can help you out with some of their handy First Aid tips!

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