This course provides you with the knowledge and training to provide first aid response and emergency life support to a casualty in a remote and/or isolated situation.
It gives you the skills to take control and provide immeadiate and extended help to a patient until the patient can be extricated.
You will learn how to deal with provide first aid in situations where immeadiate emergency service response is not available. You will learn how to manage a cardiac arrest, do CPR at the correct rate, use the AED and treat a number of conditions including:
- allergic reactions
- basic care of a wound
- environmental impacts, including hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydration and heat stroke
- head, neck and spinal injuries, using immobilisation principles
- respiratory distress, including asthma
- snake and spider bite
- fractures, sprains and strains
This will ensure you can provide the patient with the best opportunity to survive.
You will also participate in a post-incident debrief and provide verbal reports to the paramedics.
You can use these skills in your workplace, the home or in community settings as well as in locations beyond the reach of timely medical assistance.
The Australian Resusitation Council advises that you should update this course every 3 year to maintain currency, they also advise that the CPR component of this course be updated every 12 months.
Students who successfully complete both the theoretical and practical assessment components of this nationally recognised training will be awarded the statement of attainment for:
- HLTAID001 - Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
- HLTAID002 - Provide basic emergency life support
- HLTAID003 - Provide first aid
- HLTAID005 - Provide first aid in remote situations
Initial Course Information
This course is delivered by Mixed Mode and requires the following:
- Completion of pre-course online learning which takes approximately 4-5 hours
- Completion of face to face practical assessment which takes approximately 8 hours
- Special Requirements - Note you will be required to complete at least 2 minutes of CPR on an adult mannequin on the floor and at least 2 minutes CPR on an infant mannequin. This is a physical activity. If you are unable to kneel on the floor for at least two minutes and complete the CPR component you will not be able to complete this unit. Please ensure you wear comfortable clothing appropriate for the activities.
- All learning material for this unit is provided via our online learning portal and all equipment is provided for the practical assessments.
For further information regarding the terms and conditions of your enrolment please click here to read the student handbook
A learner undertaking this course will require a specific skill level in Language, Literacy and Numeracy.
The course has been assessed as requiring the following Australian Core Skills Framework levels:
- Learning - Level 2
- Reading - Level 3
- Writing - Level 2
- Oral Communication - Level 2
- Numeracy - Level 1
For further information regarding these levels click here or to arrange a test to verify if you have the appropriate skills to complete the course please contact our LLN officer via our contact page or via telephone on (03) 9017 5590.