Respond to a First Aid Emergency, including Asthma and Anaphylactic Emergencies


This is a 1 day course.

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HLTAID012 First Aid in Education & Care Setting

Face-to-Face and Assessment

Course Overview

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants, children and adults in line with first aid guidelines determined by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and other Australian national peak clinical bodies.

This unit applies to a range of workers within an education and care setting who are required to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthma and anaphylactic emergencies. This includes early childhood workers and educators who work with school age children in outside school hours care and vacation programs.

This certificate is valid for three years


For childcare workers‚ educators and support staff working within educational and care settings who are required to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthmatic and anaphylaxis treatment for emergencies in infants, children and adults.

This unit of competency may contribute towards approved first aid, asthma and anaphylaxis training under the Education and Care Services National Law, and the Education and Care Services National Regulations (2011).

Learning Outcomes

In this course you will learn: 

  • Assessment and management of emergency situations and casualty
  • Apply life support skills in accordance with Resuscitation Council guidelines
  • Operation of automated external defibrillator
  • First aid management for an emergency situation
  • Infection control principals and procedures
  • Signs and symptoms of an asthma attack- mild, moderate and severe
  • Common allergic and non-allergic asthma triggers
  • Provide asthma first aid management
  • Use of asthma bronchodilator medication using a spacer
  • Develop risk minimisation and management strategies for asthma and anaphylaxis
  • Define the term allergic reaction/anaphylaxis
  • Recognition of allergy and anaphylaxis and those at risk
  • Signs and symptoms of allergic reaction
  • Risk factors
  • Provide first aid management of severe allergic reactions and anaphylaxis
  • Action Plans
  • Use of adrenaline auto-injector devices Epi Pen® Ana Pen®
  • Applying appropriate first aid procedures
  • Communication and reviewing details of an incident
  • Performing CPR procedures on an adult and infant manikin
  • Understanding use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Pocket mask training
  • Allergy and anaphylaxis
  • Asthma, breathing conditions and choking
  • Bleeding management and wound care
  • Envenomation
  • Fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains
  • Burns
  • Cardiac conditions
  • Diabetes
  • Drowning
  • Eye injuries
  • Hypothermia and hyperthermia
  • Head, neck and spinal injuries
  • Seizures, shock & stroke
  • Poisoning, substance misuse and sharps injuries – common drugs, alcohol, including illicit drugs
  • Legal and ethical considerations including infection control, privacy, duty of care and consent
  • Awareness of stress management techniques

Career Opportunities

  • For those working in community groups, sports, construction, hospitality

Course Duration

This is a 1 day course.


Must attend face-to-face.

Entry Requirements

  • Must be over 18 years old


You will be assessed through theory books and practical assessments.

  • On site
  • Face-to-face

Accreditation & Award

To receive your Provide First Aid you must complete the theory work booklets and be marked competent by the trainer.

Delivery Locations

We delivery this course in the following locations

Fees & Funding

Provide First Aid is currently subsidised, to found out more about the funding eligibility criteria enquire on 1300 722 223 or email


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