HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting (superseded)

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:

  • HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid
  • HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting


  • CPR – 1 year
  • First Aid – 3 years


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


  • 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.



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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