Provide First Aid

Provide First Aid courses on the Sunshine Coast, Noosa, Maroochydore, Cooroy, Gympie, Nambour

HLTAID003 Provide First Aid courses and training for individuals and groups on the Sunshine Coast


This Provide First Aid course provides participants with the knowledge and confidence to administer first aid care and treatment in the workplace or in personal situations. Provide first aid covers adults, children & babies in a wide range of emergency situations.
Previously known as Apply first aid and Senior first aid this is a general first aid course which is suitable for the general public, sports clubs, associations and corporate groups. It is also suitable for people who are First Aiders in work or community groups.
Provide first aid is the workplace level 2 Australian standards for the workplace first aider.

Cost: $115 per participant (Group pricing available)
Time: 8 hour full day course
Entry Requirements : Participants must be 14 years or older.
Pre-requisites – NIL

Competencies achieved on the Provide First Aid course
On successful completion the participant will receive a certificate of statement of attainment:
HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support
HLTAID003 Provide first aid

Topics covered on the Provide First Aid course

  • Two (2) minutes of uninterrupted CPR
  • Procedures for dealing with major and minor injury and illness
  • Priorities of management in first aid when dealing with life threatening conditions
  • Basic occupational health and safety requirements in the provision of first aid
  • Infection control principles and procedures
  • Chain of survival
  • Understanding and use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

First Aid management of:

  • DRSABCD action plan
  • Managing the unconscious breathing casualty
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) including Automated External Defibrillator AED
  • Choking
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Burns
  • Medical emergencies including:
    • chest pain,
    • asthma,
    • anaphylaxis,
    • diabetes,
    • strokes,
    • seizures,
    • hyperventilation,
    •  fainting
  • Shock
  • Heat and cold induced illness
  • Safety and risk management
  • Strains, sprains, dislocation and fractures
  • Head, neck and spinal injuries
  • Chest and abdominal injuries
  • Facial and eye injuries
  • Poisons
  • Bites and stings
  • Legal issues
  • Infection control

This is a practical and hands on course.
Assessments undertaken may include: written/oral assessments, practical demonstrations, completion of case studies and scenarios.

Provide first aid is to be renewed every 3 years. Provide CPR is renewed every 12 months as per Australian Resuscitation Council Guidelines.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can this Provide First Aid training be delivered?
The Provide First Aid course can be run at your workplace, so students can develop skills consistent with the job environment, at a simulated workplace or in our dedicated training centre.

Do I need a USI before enrolling?
Yes, All participants must gain a Unique Student Identifier (USI) prior to enrolling in and attending their course. You can apply for your USI here. Please note that you will not receive a Statement of Attainment for your course until you have supplied your USI. To learn more about the USI and how to get one, click here.

HLTAID003 Provide First Aid: What skills and knowledge will I get from this course?
Performance Evidence
You will be required to 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 you have completed the following tasks in line with state/territory regulations, first aid codes of practice, Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines and workplace procedures:

  • Follow DRSABCD in line with ARC guidelines, including:
  • perform 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
  • perform 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
  • respond appropriately in the event of regurgitation or vomiting
  • manage the unconscious breathing casualty
  • follow single rescue procedure, including the demonstration of a rotation of operators with minimal interruptions to compressions
  • follow the prompts of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Respond to at least two simulated first aid scenarios contextualised to the candidate’s workplace/community setting, including:
  • conduct a visual and verbal assessment of the casualty
  • demonstrate safe manual handling techniques
  • post-incident debrief and evaluation
  • provide an accurate verbal or written report of the incident
  • Apply first aid procedures for the following:
    • allergic reaction
    • anaphylaxis
    • bleeding control
    • choking and airway obstruction
    • envenomation, using pressure immobilisation
  • fractures, sprains and strains, using arm slings, roller bandages or other appropriate immobilisation techniques
  • respiratory distress, including asthma
  • shock

Knowledge Evidence
You will be required 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
  • safe work practices to minimise risks and potential hazards
  • infection control principles and procedures, including use of standard precautions
  • requirements for currency of skill and knowledge
  • legal, workplace and community considerations including:
  • need for stress-management techniques and available support following an emergency situation
  • duty of care requirements
  • respectful behaviour towards a casualty
  • own skills and limitations
  • consent
  • privacy and confidentiality requirements
  • importance of debriefing
  • considerations when providing first aid including:
  • airway obstruction  due to body position
  • appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
  • appropriate use of an AED
  • standard precautions and infection control
  • principles and procedures for first aid management of the following scenarios:
    • abdominal injuries
    • allergic reactions
    • anaphylaxis
    • bleeding control
    • burns
    • cardiac conditions
    • choking and airway obstruction
    • cold and crush injuries
    • diabetes
    • dislocations
    • drowning
    • envenomation
    • environmental impact (including hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydration and heat stroke)
    • epilepsy
    • eye and ear injuries
    • fractures
    • head, neck and spinal injuries
    • minor skin injuries
    • needle stick injuries
    • poisoning and toxic substances
    • respiratory distress, including asthma and other respiratory conditions
    • seizures
    • severe allergic and anaphylactic reactions
    • shock
    • soft tissue injuries
    • unconsciousness, abnormal breathing or not breathing
  • basic anatomy and physiology relating to:
  • absence of normal breathing
  • anatomy of the external chest
  • physiology relating to response/consciousness
  • upper airway anatomy and effect of positional change
  • anatomy and physiology considerations in provision of first aid for specified conditions

HLTAID003 Provide First Aid: How will I be assessed for this course?
The following assessment tasks are required for this course:

  • Multiple choice and written questions – knowledge assessment
  • Respond to simulated emergency scenarios:
  • Performing CPR on an adult and an infant (Please note: CPR must be demonstrated on the floor for 2 minutes)
  • Broken limbs,  including Upper and Lower slings
  • Sprains and strains
  • Pressure Immobilisation Technique (for snake bites etc)
  • Managing an Asthma attack
  • Managing an Anaphylactic episode
  • Managing choking

Do I need to complete a refresher or recertification for Provide First Aid?
Recertification is every 3 years and CPR every 12 months.