HLTAID004 Provide an Emergency First Aid response
in an Education and Care Setting


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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 develop skills and knowledge to provide a first aid response to infants, children and adults.


Educators and support staff working within education and care settings who may be required to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthmatic and anaphylactic emergency.

Note: This unit of competence may contribute toward approved first aid, asthma and anaphylaxis training under the Education and Care Services National Law and the Education and Care Services National Regulations (2014). Specific licensing requirements, including requirements for refresher training, should be obtained from the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) and/or the relevant state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authority.


A child under 14 years of age may complete this training where parental or guardian approval has been provided in writing to St John-NT.

  • This 18 – 20 nominal hour course is delivered over 2 consecutive days.
  • This information (including start and finish times) is contained within the course confirmation letter.
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 considered appropriate.
St John venues provide coffee, tea, a fridge and a microwave oven. 45min – 1hour is allocated for lunch and is usually between 12pm – 1pm.

Notebook & Pen/Pencil
A light jacket if you get cold in air conditioning.

Bring your Unique Student Identifier Number and Photo Id.


Will be issued on the day and includes the St John Ambulance Australia, Australian First Aid Manual; wallet card; student handouts; and promotional materials.


There are 9 assessment tools used to assess this unit of competence. 66 multi-choice theory assessment conducted at the end of the course, 2 desktop/paper based activities and 6 x Practical /scenario assessments that undertaken progressively throughout the training. Practical assessment cover CPR and AED; Allergies, Asthma, Anaphylaxis, Choking, Bleeding, Convulsions/First aid conditions, Multi injuries and bites and stings.

CPR MUST be effectively demonstrated and assessed on an adult and junior manikin on the floor. Infant CPR can be assessed on a firm surface.

Participants with literacy, 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.

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 Enrolment/Registration Form.



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COURSE TOPICS: Legal Issues, Infection Control, DRSABCD Action Plan, Managing the Unconscious Breathing Casualty, Resuscitation (CPR), Defibrillation, Choking, First Aid Kits, Shock, Wounds and Bleeding Burns, Chest Pain, Asthma, Asthma Risk Minimisation, Allergic reactions and Anaphylaxis, Anaphylaxis Risk Minimisation, Safety and Risk Management, Fractures, Sprains, Strains, Dislocations Head, Neck and Spinal Injuries Chest and Abdominal Injuries, Facial and Eye Injuries, Heat Induced Illness/ Cold Induced Illness Poisons Bites and Stings Other Medical Emergencies.

Statement of Attainment

RE-VALIDATION RECOMMENDED To maintain current competence, St John (NT) strongly recommends proficiency is re-validated 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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