HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting provides participants with the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants, children and adults. The course applies to educators and support staff working within an education and care setting who are required to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthmatic and anaphylactic emergencies.


8 hours (1 day full course – preferred method)


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

  • HLTAID004 – Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
  • HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation


  • First Aid 3 years
  • CPR – 12 months


  • Child Care centre staff
  • Teachers
  • After-School carers
  • Home carers



Course fees include supply of a training manual, course resources and certification certificates (only issued if you complete all Assessment competently).

Course Outline

Respond to an emergency situation

  • Recognise an emergency situation
  • Identify, assess and minimise 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

Apply appropriate emergency first aid procedures

  • Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Provide first aid in accordance with established first aid principles
  • Ensure casualty feels safe, secure and supported
  • Obtain consent from casualty, caregiver, registered medical practitioners or medical emergency services 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 details of the incident to emergency response services where required
  • Report details of incident to supervisor
  • Complete relevant workplace documentation, including incident report form
  • Report details of incidents involving babies and children to parents and/or caregivers
  • Follow workplace procedures to report serious incidents to the regulatory authority
  • Maintain confidentiality of records and information in line with statutory and/or organisational policies

Reflect on incident and own performance

  • Recognise the possible psychological impacts on self, other rescuers and children
  • Talk with children about their emotions and responses to events
  • Participate in debriefing with supervisor


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