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HLTAID003 – First Aid

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Course info

  • Course Name:Provide First Aid
  • Unit Code:HLTAID003
  • Fee:$199 $99
  • New Students Duration:12-16h
  • Refresher Student : 6- 16h

Course Description:

The unit HLTAID003 Provide first aid is the minimum requirement for workplace first aid compliance. It provides individuals with the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. This unit is beneficial for all individuals who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations including those at home, in the community or a workplace setting until the arrival of medical or other assistance.
Download the HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid course (https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/HLTAID003) qualification information for the full course details.

The Course Requirements

Personal assessment of your physical standards is imperative when deciding whether you want to pursue accredited training. HLTAID003 competency standards require a certain level of physical ability to be able to provide first aid and respond to an emergency situation where there may be a risk to an individual’s life.
In terms of classroom-based training, one requirement in the training package is that the student must be able to perform uninterrupted CPR for a minimum of 2 minutes on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor. No exceptions are able to be made in regards to these Australian Government requirements that mentioned in the training package. Therefore, students that are unable to satisfy the physical requirements of the course are not eligible to be issued with a statement of attainment even if the qualification is a necessary part of your employment conditions.

Available Resources

  • Adult/Infant resuscitation manikins in line with ARC guidelines for the purpose of assessment of CPR procedures
  • Adrenaline auto-injector training device
  • AED training device
  • Placebo bronchodilator and spacer device
  • Workplace first aid kit
  • Workplace injury, trauma and/or illness record; or other appropriate workplace incident report form for written reports

Determining the amount of training required:

The amount of training required is dependent on the type of student that will be completing the course and the type of delivery option that will be implemented.

Student Short (types of students)

Oscar Academy will determine the amount of training provided to each student, taking into consideration the students existing skills, knowledge and experience.
This will involve identifying the level of experience based on the cohort category or on a case by case basis depending on the mode/s of delivery that is available.
Skill levels will vary depending on the type of student or cohort. Oscar Academy has identified that there are two types of cohorts. These are as follows:

  • Students new to the training
  • Students with previous training and/or experience similar to the course being undertaken

Initial Training (New Students)

The HLTAID003 Provide first aid unit of competency is derived from the HLT Health Training Package and is accepted by SafeWork Victoria as an industry standard first aid qualification.
The student should understand that the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines indicate that a CPR qualification should be renewed every 12 months and Safe Work Australia in their Code of Practice states:
“First aiders should attend training on a regular basis to refresh their first aid knowledge and skills and to confirm their competence to provide first aid. Refresher training in CPR should be carried out annually and first aid qualifications should be renewed every three years”.
Thus, when the student choses to renew their qualification, that an alternative version of this course, the “refresher” version, may be better suited to their needs.
A “Refresher” version has the same content, and identical assessments, but is delivered over a shorter duration and is only available to people who have undertaken this qualification, or an equivalent qualification previously.
The outcome from a “Refresher” or a “New Entrant Course is identical. The outcome for each course is a Statement of Attainment in HLTAID003 Provide first aid.

Refresher training (previously trained and/or experienced students)

The HLTAID003 Provide first aid unit of competency is derived from the HLT Health Training Package and is accepted by SafeWork Victoria as an industry standard first aid qualification.
Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines indicate that a CPR qualification should be renewed every 12 months and Safe Work Australia in their Code of Practice states:
“First aiders should attend training on a regular basis to refresh their first aid knowledge and skills and to confirm their competence to provide first aid. Refresher training in CPR should be carried out annually and first aid qualifications should be renewed every three years”.
This course offering is a “Refresher” Version. A “Refresher” version has the same content, and identical assessments, but is delivered over a shorter duration and is only available to people who can demonstrate having undertaken this qualification, or an equivalent qualification previously.
The outcome from a “Refresher” or a “New Entrant Course is identical. The outcome for each course is a Statement of Attainment in HLTAID003 Provide first aid.

ELEMENTS

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

Respond to an emergency situation

1.1. Recognize an emergency situation
1.2. Identify, assess and manage immediate hazards to health and safety of self and others.
1.3. Assess the casualty and recognize the need for the first aid response
1.4. Assess the situation and seek assistance from emergency response services

2.Apply appropriate first aid procedures

2.1 Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in accordance with Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC)   guidelines
2.2 Provide first aid in accordance with established first aid principles
2.3 Display respectful behavior towards the casualty
2.4 Obtain consent from casualty where possible
2.5 Use available resources and equipment to make the casualty as comfortable as possible
2.6 Operate first aid equipment according to manufacturer’s instructions
2.7 Monitor the casualty’s condition and respond in accordance with first aid principles

3.Communicate details of the incident

3.1 Accurately convey incident details to emergency response services
3.2 Report details of the incident to workplace supervisor as appropriate
3.3 Maintain confidentiality of records and information in line with statutory and/or organizational policies

4.Evaluate the incident and own performance

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

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