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Provide First Aid in an Education and Care Setting


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

The unit applies to all persons who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

Specific licensing/regulatory requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training should be obtained from the relevant national/state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authorities.

Who should apply?

HLTAID011 Provide First Aid in an Education and Care Setting is a unit for those who are:

  • 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.

Students may have different levels of skills and knowledge pertaining to first aid, but this will largely be for students who have previously undertaken either unit and are now completing a refresher course to maintain or regain their currency in accordance with ARC guidelines.

Career Pathway

This CPR and First Aid unit is included in many training packages and the resulting statement of attainment can be used as a credit for a variety of qualifications. Students may wish to complete other First Aid courses such as:

  • HLTAID010 – Provide Basic Emergency Life Support
  • HLTAID014 – Provide Advanced First Aid
Course Duration

Students will be sent pre-reading materials upon enrollment and at least 1 week before the class. It anticipated that this would involve approximately 10-12 hours of reading time.

Then, they will participate in another 8 hours of formal learning and assessment activities. The class will be from 9 am to 6 pm with 1 hour of break time (for morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch break).

If students are enrolled only for the CPR component, they will participate in the initial 4 hours of formal learning and assessment activities.

In the instance that students require more training or time to be assessed, additional time in class will be offered (up to 2 hours), by the Trainer/Assessor who will continue to deliver and assess theory and practical skills until competency is achieved by the student.  

Entry Requirements and Academic entry requirements

There are no pre-requisites for this course. however, EduNex Training requires that students meet the following criteria:

  • Have a suitable level of (English) language, literacy and numeracy skills to complete the course requirements
  • Students must have reasonable fitness to perform the requirements of First Aid, including bending, lifting, kneeling and performing CPR on an adult manikin on the floor
Course Status


Delivery Methods

This course is delivered over 8 hours – 1 Day Trainer Led, Face to Face Classroom Based Training, with 10-12 hours of pre-reading required before attending class.

For CPR: 4 hours of face-to-face training in the classroom (trainer led) and 7.5 hours of pre-reading required before attending the class.

Assessment Methods

The following assessment methods are used for the unit of competency, please refer to the Assessment and Delivery Schedule for details of specific task.

  • Direct observation –Students will need to undertake CPR in front of the assessor – Adult CPR & Infant CPR. Observations will be conducted in either the workplace environment, at a work placement, or in the classroom. Some classroom observations will be conducted in a simulated work environment. Sometimes an observation will be of normal workplace duties and sometimes it’s of a specific event, like a presentation.
  • Product based methods – These are generally scenarios and role plays.
  • Questioning –Written questioning is used as one of the assessment methods. This can be done verbally as a reasonable adjustment for students with disabilities impacting their ability to complete written tasks.
Credit Transfer

Students with a significant amount of prior skills and/or knowledge or previous relevant qualifications are encouraged to apply for recognition of prior learning and/or credit transfer which may reduce the amount of training required

  • Tuition Fee – $150