HLTAID006 Provide Advanced First Aid


Description: This course teaches the skills and knowledge required to provide an advanced first aid response, including management of the incident and other first aiders, until the arrival of medical or other assistance.

Applies to workers who may be required to provide, coordinate and manage a first aid response across a range of complex situations, including community and workplace settings.

Cost: $180 per participant / Group pricing available

Time: 6 hours face-to-face training with some pre-course study.

 Award Issued

At the successful completion of this course participants will be issued with a statement of attainment for:

  • HLTAID006 Provide advanced first aid
  • 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 recommended the HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation component is updated every 12 months in line with industry standards.




Description

This course teaches the skills and knowledge required to provide advanced first aid response, including management of the incident and other first aiders, until the arrival of medical or other assistance.

This unit applies to workers who may be required to provide, co-ordinate and manage a first aid response across a range of complex situations, including community and workplace settings.

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 even if the training is provided by an authorised third party. 


Choosing a training or education provider 

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) has developed a fact sheet to allow you to be fully informed about your decision to enroll in a course of study. We recommend reading this information prior to enrolling.  It is available by clicking here.

 

Cost

$180 per participant

Group pricing available


Duration/delivery method

6 hours face-to-face training with some pre-course study.

Or, 8 hours face-to-face training.


Award Issued

At the successful completion of this course participants will be issued with a statement of attainment for:

  • HLTAID006 Provide advanced first aid
  • 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 recommended the HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation component is updated every 12 months in line with industry standards.


Prerequisites

There are no prerequisite, entry, work-placement, licensing or certification requirements for this course.


Topics covered and assessment tasks

  • State/Territory regulations, first aid codes of practice and workplace procedures
  • Legal, workplace and community considerations
  • Considerations when providing First Aid
  • Principle and procedures for first aid management of the following scenarios: Abdominal injuries, allergic reaction, anaphylaxis, basic care of the wound, bleeding control, burns (thermal, chemical, friction and electrical)

    cardiac conditions including chest pain, chocking and airway obstruction, crush injuries, diabetes, drowning, emergency chldbirth, envenomation, environment impact including hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydration and heat stroke, eye and ear injuries, febrile convulsions, head, neck and spinal injuries, levels of consciousness, needle stick injuries, poisoning and toxic substances, respiratory distress, including asthma, seizures including epilepsy, shock, skin injuries, soft tissue musculoskeletal injuries including strains, sprains dislocations and fractures, stroke, substance misuse, including common drugs and alcohol, including illicit drugs

  • Basic anatomy and physiology
  • Adult CPR: Responded to a first aid scenario and performed at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (5 cycles of both compressions and ventilations) on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor
  • Infant CPR: Responded to a first aid scenario and performed at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles both compressions and ventilations) on an infant resuscitation manikin placed on a firm surface
  • Defibrillation: Followed the prompts of an automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • Manage infection control requirements
  • Followed the prompts of an automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • Demonstrated safe manual handling techniques and
  • Provide a verbal report of the incident
  • Applied first aid procedures; allergic reaction, anaphylaxis, bleeding control, choking and airway obstruction, basic triage for multiple casualty incident, envenomation, fractures, sprains and strains, head, neck and spinal injuries, respiratory distress - including asthma, seizure, located and interpreted workplace policies and procedures


Are there physical requirements for this course?

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 resuscitation 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 CPR 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.


Assessment procedure

Assessment is at the end of the course to show the instructor that you have an appropriate understanding of the procedures necessary to manage a life-threatening situation.

This will consist of a theory assessment and practical demonstrations.


Resources that will be available for this course include: 

  • Adult and infant resuscitation manikins
  • AED training device
  • Bag-valve-mask
  • Placebo bronchodilator and spacer devices
  • Workplace first aid kit; including adrenaline autoinjector training device, roller and triangular bandages, thermometer, wound dressings
  • Workplace injury, trauma and/or illness record, and/or other appropriate workplace incident report form for written reports 


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.


Student written agreement

If you are completing this course, please download the student agreement to ensure that you are aware of your rights and obligations.  You can access the student written agreement by clicking here.


Funding and work placement arrangements       

There are no funding or work placements associated with this course. 



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What are my rights and responsibilities as a student?

The Australian Skills and Qualification Authority (ASQA) requires that students be aware of their rights and responsibilities once they have selected their training provider.

Your rights and responsibilities can be found in the Student Written Agreement that should be read BEFORE enrolling into any of our courses. You can access the student written agreement by clicking here.

All students will be required to show proof of identification at the commencement of the course.

What skills and knowledge will I get from this course (HLTAID006 Provide Advanced First Aid)?

The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role.

There must be evidence that the candidate has completed the following tasks in line with state/territory regulations, first aid codes of practice, Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines and workplace procedures:

  • Knowledge Evidence

    • The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the work role. This includes knowledge of:
  • State/Territory regulations, first aid codes of practice and workplace procedures including:
  • ARC guidelines relevant to provision of CPR and first aid
  • guidelines of Australian national peak clinical bodies
  • safe work practices to deal with risks and potential hazards including manual handling, hazardous substances, dangerous goods and chemicals
  • infection control principles and procedures, including use of standard precautions
  • requirements for currency of skill and knowledge
  • legal, workplace and community considerations including:
  • awareness of potential need for stress-management techniques and available support following an emergency situation
  • capabilities of emergency management services
  • consent
  • duty of care requirements
  • importance of debriefing
  • own skills and limitations
  • legal requirements of administration of medication and the rights and responsibilities of the First Aider in the workplace regarding medication
  • privacy and confidentiality requirements
  • respectful behaviour towards a casualty
  • considerations when providing first aid including:
  • airway obstruction due to body position
  • appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
  • appropriate use of an AED
  • assessment and interpretation of vital signs, including respirations, temperature and pulse
  • chain of survival
  • how to conduct a visual and verbal secondary survey assessment of casualty
  • priorities of management in first aid when dealing with life-threatening conditions
  • procedures for dealing with casualties who are aged or infirmed
  • procedures for dealing with major and minor accidents in the workplace
  • procedures when providing first aid to children
  • standard precautions
  • principles and procedures for first aid management of the following scenarios, including complications:
  • abdominal injuries
  • allergic reaction
  • anaphylaxis
  • basic care of a wound
  • bleeding control
  • burns, including thermal, chemical, friction and electrical
  • cardiac conditions, including chest pain
  • choking and airway obstruction
  • crush injuries
  • diabetes
  • drowning
  • emergency childbirth
  • envenomation
  • environmental impact including hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydration and heat stroke
  • eye and ear injuries
  • febrile convulsions
  • head, neck and spinal injuries
  • levels of consciousness
  • needle stick injuries
  • poisoning and toxic substances
  • respiratory distress, including asthma
  • seizures, including epilepsy
  • shock
  • skin injuries
  • soft tissue musculoskeletal, including injuries including sprains, strains, dislocations and fractures
  • stroke
  • substance misuse, including common drugs and alcohol, including illicit drugs
  • basic anatomy and physiology relating to:
  • how to recognise a person is not breathing normally
  • chest, skeleton, joints and muscles
  • response/level of consciousness
  • upper airway and effect of positional change
  • considerations in provision of first aid for specified conditions

Followed DRSABCD in line with ARC guidelines, including:

  • performed at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (5 cycles of both compressions and ventilations) on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor
  • performed at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles both compressions and ventilations) on an infant resuscitation manikin placed on a firm surface
  • performed at least 2 minutes of Bag-valve-mask ventilation and at least 2 minutes of compression during a two rescuer procedure on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor
  • responded appropriately in the event of regurgitation or vomiting
  • managed the unconscious breathing casualty
  • followed the prompts of a Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • followed single rescue procedure, including the demonstration of a rotation of operators with minimal interruptions to compressions
  • responded to at least three simulated first aid scenarios contextualised to the candidate’s workplace/community setting, including:
  • demonstrated safe manual handling techniques
  • conducted a visual and verbal secondary survey assessment of the casualty
  • assessed vital signs (respirations, pulse and temperature)
  • communicated effectively with a first aid team providing direction and coordination of other first aiders
  • post-incident debrief and evaluation
  • provided an accurate verbal and written report of the incident
  • applied first aid procedures for the following:
  • allergic reaction
  • anaphylaxis
  • bleeding control
  • choking and airway obstruction
  • conducted a basic triage for multiple casualty incident
  • envenomation (using pressure immobilisation)
  • fractures, sprains and strains (using arm slings, roller bandages or other appropriate immobilisation principles)
  • head, neck and spinal injuries (using immobilisation principles)
  • respiratory distress - including asthma
  • seizures - including epilepsy
  • shock
  • located and interpreted workplace policies and procedures
How will I be assessed for this course (HLTAID006 Provide Advanced First Aid)?
  • 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 provision of CPR and first aid

    Guidelines of Australian national peak clinical bodies

    Safe work practices to deal with risks and potential hazards including manual handling, hazardous substances, dangerous goods and chemicals

    Infection control principles and procedures, including use of standard precautions

    Requirements for currency of skill and knowledge

    Legal, workplace and community considerations including:

    Awareness of potential need for stress-management techniques and available support following an emergency situation

    Capabilities of emergency management services

    Consent

    Duty of care requirements

    Importance of debriefing

    Own skills and limitations

    Legal requirements of administration of medication and the rights of responsibilities of the first aider in the workplace regarding medication

    Privacy and confidentiality requirements

    Respectful behaviour towards a casualty

    Considerations when providing first aid including:

    Airway obstruction due to body position

    Appropriate duration and cessation of CPR

    Appropriate use of an AED

    Assessment and interpretation of vital signs, including respirations, temperature and pulse

    Chain of survival

    How to conduct a visual and verbal secondary survey assessment of the casualty

    Priorities of management in first aid when dealing with life-threatening conditions

    Procedures for dealing with casualties who are aged or infirmed

    Procedures for dealing with major or minor accidents in the workplace

    Procedures when providing first aid to children

    Standard precautions


     

    Principles and procedures for first aid management of the following scenarios, including complications:

    Abdominal injuries

    Allergic reaction

    Anaphylaxis

    Basic care of a wound

    Bleeding control

    Burns, including thermal, chemical, friction and electrical

    Cardiac conditions, including chest pain

    Choking and airway obstruction

    Crush injuries

    Diabetes

    Drowning

    Emergency childbirth

    Envenomation

    Environmental impact including hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydration and heat stroke

    Eye and ear injuries

    Febrile convulsions

    Head, neck and spinal injuries

    Levels of consciousness

    Needles stick injuries

    Poisoning and toxic substances

    Respiratory distress, including asthma

    Seizures, including epilepsy

    Shock

    Skin injuries

    Soft tissue musculoskeletal, including injuries sprains, strains, dislocations and fractures

    Stroke

    Substance misuse, including common drugs and alcohol, including illicit drugs

    Basic anatomy and physiology relating to:

    How to recognise a person is not breathing normally

    Chest, skeleton, joints and muscles

    Response/level of consciousness

    Upper airway and effect of positional change

    Considerations in provision of first aid for specified conditions


     

    ASSESSMENT – PRACTICAL

    Practical demonstrations

    Simulated assessment environments must 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 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 tasks are listed below, showing what skills will be assessed.

    You will be assessed on your demonstrations of:

    Adult CPR: Responded to a first aid scenario and performed at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (5 cycles of both compressions and ventilations) on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor;

    Infant CPR: Responded to a first aid scenario and performed at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles both compressions and ventilations) on an infant resuscitation manikin placed on a firm surface;

    Defibrillation: Followed the prompts of an automated external defibrillator (AED)

    Other:

    Manage Infection control requirements

    Followed the prompts of an automated external defibrillator (AED)

    Demonstrated safe manual handling techniques and

    Provide a verbal report of the incident

    Applied first aid procedures:

    Allergic reaction

    Anaphylaxis

    Bleeding control

    Choking and airway obstruction

    Conducted a basic triage for multiple casualty incident

    Envenomation (using pressure immobilisation)

    Fractures, sprains and strains (using arm slings, roller bandages or other appropriate immobilisation principles)

    Head, neck and spinal injuries (using immobilisation principles)

    Respiratory distress - including asthma

    Seizure

    Located and interpreted workplace policies and procedures 

Is there any latex in the manikins?

Resuscitation manikins are latex free.

Do I need a USI before enrolling?

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.


What is Reasonable adjustment?

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 endeavour 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.

Can I complete this training if I am under 18 years of age?

Yes, 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.

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.

Where can I get a copy of the Student written agreement?

If you are completing this course, please download the student agreement to ensure that you are aware of your rights and obligations.  You can access the student written agreement by clicking here.

What are Allens Training's RTO 90909 responsibilities?

The RTO is required to:

  • Have qualified trainers and assessors to deliver the training and assessment.
  • Educational and support services to meet the needs of the student cohort/s undertaking the training and assessment.
  • Learning resources to enable students to meet the requirements for each unit of competency.
  • Facilities, whether physical or virtual, and equipment to accommodate and support the number of students undertaking the training and assessment.
What foundation skills are required for this course?

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.
How do you choose a training or education provider?

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) has developed a fact sheet to allow you to be fully informed about your decision to enroll in a course of study. We recommend reading this information prior to enrolling.  It is available by clicking here.

What are the pre-course study options?

There are options available for completion in a number of formats (online) for different student’s styles. The student must have access to a computer, phone, tablet etc. with access to the internet if to complete the pre-course study online.



About the 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.

A shorter course may be appropriate if, for example, the student cohort comprises experienced workers who already have most of the required skills/knowledge. Because these students have previous relevant experience, it may be appropriate to deliver/assess the program over a shorter period.

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.

It's important to identify those students who are confident and are returning for recertification. Its 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. 

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. 

A shorter course may be appropriate if, for example, the student cohort comprises experienced workers who already have most of the required skills / knowledge. Because these students have previous relevant experience, it may be appropriate to deliver / assess the program over a shorter period. 

Are there any 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.

Do you require any support to complete this First Aid or CPR 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 an adult resuscitation manikin and 2 minutes of CPR on a firm surface with an infant resuscitation manikin.

Does Allens Training engage with industry experts and what monitoring and improvement processes exist?

As part of ongoing improvement activities and industry consultations, Allens Training Pty Ltd consult with industry experts to ensure best practice occurs in resources and realistic assessment tools.

Continuous improvement will occur through ongoing industry consultation, feedback from students, and feedback from clients.

Feedback for this training program is collected through:

  • Employer questionnaire managed by the Allens Training Pty Ltd head office.
  • Every student is given the opportunity for post course survey and these survey results are available for both the trainer and RTO to view.
  • Feedback is collected, analysed and actioned. Identified actions are documented.

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