Occupational First Aid Skill Set HLTSS00027


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 Delivered with the approval of St John Australia RTO: 88041 


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

Participants will enhance first aid skills and knowledge to be able to establish, maintain and facilitate the provision of appropriate first aid in a workplace environment, including the skills to provide an emergency first aid response in the event of an emergency.



  • who are ‘site’ First Aid responders 
  • people who have previously completed pre-perquisite training
  • who may attend a first aid incident;
  • people wishing to gain additional skills which may help toward future employment
  1. This skill set comprises 3 untis of competence. HLTAID006 Provide advanced first aid | HLTAID007 Provide advanced resuscitation | HLTAID008 Manage first aid services and resources.
  2. As at 01 July '14, This program includes the delivery of HLTAID003 Provide First Aid using a flexible learning approach requiring pre-course study. Participants achieving this unit on Day 1 will receive a Statement of Attainment for HLTAID003 Provide First Aid.
  3. As at 01 July '14, exemptions apply to Day 1 of this program only where an intending participant has previously achieved unit HLTAID003 Provide First Aid within last 6 months. Recognition of prior learning will be provided based on St John-NT receiving a recognised Statement of Attainment for that unit.

The training is delivered over 5 consecutive days:

Day 1: 8.15am - 4.30pm

Days 2-5: 8am - 5pm (daily)

Public Courses - Advised in your confirmation letter.
Private Courses - You will be advised by your coordinator.
Skirts or dresses are not considered appropriate. Casualty simulation make-up is used for practical activities.  To enable you to actively participate in some of the practical exercises we recommend you bring an old set of clothes to change into.  Some casualty clothing will be provided.

At St John venues coffee and tea are provided.  A lunch break of 30 minutes is programmed daily.  The lunch break will generally be taken sometime between 12:00 midday and 1:30pm.  Lunch is not provided, however a fridge and microwave oven are available for student use.

Participants undertaking Day 1 of this course, will receive a Provide First Aid Flexible Learning pre-course pack issued to them at least 1 week prior to the course commencing. They must complete the pre-course work and bring to the course with them as it will be utilised as a revision took during the day to review underpinning knowledge associated with first aid procedures.
  • Notebook
  • Pen/Pencil
  • Day 1 participants only - The completed Provide First Aid pre-course workbook.
  • A set of Medical First Aid records used within your workplace.
  • Change of clothing and a towel
  • Day 2-5 participants only - A current Australian First Aid Manual 

Note: participants are strongly encouraged to contact Training Administration to purchase this item (if required)


Issued at the course the pack will contain;

  • The St John Ambulance Australia Occupational First Aid Manual
  • Course handouts.
  • Promotional material.

9 Assessment tools with a number of subsections are used for the assessment of these units. 5 practical observations assessments undertaken periodically through the course which cover; advanced resuscitation, advanced first aid, managing an unconscious breathing casualty; advanced resuscitation skill sets and advanced first aid skills assessment; plus 1 multiple choice assessment broken down into 3 parts and periodically provided throughout the course and 3 desktop activities used to address Risk Assessment and Design and management of a first aid room. The break between assessments is to allow participants the opportunity to focus their attention in specific areas. CPR must be effectively demonstrated and assessed on an adult manikin on the floor. Infant CPR can be assessed on a firm surface.

Participants with literacy, numeracy or other special needs must advise Training Administration at the time of booking and again with the Trainer at the commencement of the training to discuss alternative approaches.

PLEASE NOTE: St John-NT is concerned for your safety and well being. Intending participants should be aware this course requires them to undertake strenuous physical activity to meet all assessment criteria to a satisfactory level. Those who have a pre-existing condition or otherwise sustain an injury prior to the training's commencement MUST contact St John-NT to defer their training until such time as their condition is rectified.

  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 Government.

  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.



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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.

Day 1: Legal issues; infection control; DRSABCD Action Plan; managing the unconscious casualty; resuscitation (CPR); defibrillation; choling; first aid kits; shock; wounds & bleeding; burns; asthma; anaphylaxis; safety & risk management; fractures; sprains, strains & dislocations; head, neck and spinal injury; chest and abdominal injuries; facial injuries; heat & cold induced illness; poisons, bites and stings; other medical emergencies.

Day 2-5: Documentation, DRSABCD and resuscitation review (including soft bag resuscitator), Clinical assessment, introduction to oxygen delivery systems, administration of oxygen, maintenance of oxygen and AED equipment, medications and injections; pain management; analgesia; basic anatomy, triage, eye injuries, moving the injured casualty, head, neck and spinal injuries, childbirth, emotionally disturbed casualties, drug and alcohol abuse, post incident management, introduction to managing first aid resources, workplace requirements, risk assessment in line with WH&S legislation, management of a first aid room, management of first aid documentation, planning a first aid response, evaluate provision.




Occupational First Aid Skill Set

Comprising untis:
HLTAID006 Provide advanced first aid
HLTAID007 Provide advanced resuscitation
HLTAID008 Manage first aid services and resources

REVALIDATION RECOMMENDED: To maintain current competence St  John Ambulance (NT) strongly recommends proficiency is revalidated within 3 years  from the date of issue.

In order to comply with Standard 1.8 of the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) Standards for the Continuing Registration of a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), it is necessary to confirm the identification of all participants in accredited training to ensure that the person providing assessment evidence (the learner), is the person who is enrolled and is subsequently issued the Statement of Attainment/Qualification. Evidence that this process is in place must be available.

Please bring some form of photographic identification to your course.

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