HLTAID003 Provide first aid

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:

  • HLTAID003 – Provide first aid
  • HLTAID001 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation


  • First Aid – 3 years
  • CPR – 1 year


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


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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