HLTAID003 Provide first aid (superseded)

Provide First Aid aims to develop the knowledge and skills for a person to manage emergency first aid situations and deliver competent emergency care until the arrival of professional medical support. The course includes CPR.


8 hours (1 day full course)


On successfully completing the training and assessment, participants will obtain a nationally-accredited Statement of Attainment in the following units of competency:

  • HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid


  • CPR – 1 year
  • First Aid – 3 years


  • Individuals needing basic First Aid training
  • Workplaces (large or small)
  • Workplace First Aid Officers


  • Participants will need to provide their existing Unique Student Identifier (USI) or create one at www.usi.gov.au .
  • Participants wishing to undertake this course must have a suitable level of health and fitness.  The course will require participants to demonstrate a minimum of 2 minutes of CPR on a resuscitation manikin placed on floor level and a variety of practical skills including placing simulated casualties into safe positions (assisting to sit down, rolling unconscious casualty into a stable position on their side).
  • Participants will also be required to communicate verbally with those simulating casualties, bystander or emergency services personnel during their practical tasks.
  • Participants will need to complete theory and practical assessments.
  • Anyone who is unsure of their suitability to undertake the courses should contact the RTO to discuss their individual circumstances prior to enrolling.


  • Participants need to come suitably dressed for practical activities which will require movement between sitting, standing and floor level.  Comfortable clothing (pants/trousers recommended over skirts/dresses) and enclosed footwear is required for all courses.
  • Participants are to bring a blue/black ink pen for completing written assessment tasks, a notebook is also recommended for those wishing to take their own notes during instruction.
  • Participants attending courses will need to bring their own food and drinks as this is not included in the RTO’s course fees.


For groups of 10 or more, contact ALAQ and we can put together a tailored package that suits you, your workplace and your budget.

Course Outline

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

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

Respond in an emergency situation

  • Recognise an emergency situation
  • Identify, assess and manage immediate
  • hazards to health and safety of self and others
  • Assess the casualty and recognise the need for first aid response
  • Assess the situation and seek assistance from emergency response services where required

Apply appropriate first aid procedures

  • Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Provide first aid in accordance with established first aid principles
  • Display respectful behaviour towards casualty
  • Obtain consent from casualty where possible
  • Use available resources and equipment to make the casualty as comfortable as possible
  • Operate first aid equipment according to manufacturer’s instructions
  • Monitor the casualty’s condition and respond in accordance with first aid principles

Communicate details of the incident

  • Accurately convey incident details to emergency response services
  • Report details of incident to workplace supervisor as appropriate
  • Maintain confidentiality of records and information in line with statutory and/or organisational policies

Evaluate own performance

  • Recognise the possible psychological impacts on self and other rescuers involved in critical incidents
  • Participate in debriefing to address individual needs


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