Event Phone: 02 8005 1192

  • HLTAID004 Jan
    28 January, 2019
    8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Your Trainer For This Program

  • Keith McReynolds
    Keith is the founding Director of Remote Safety Solutions and has a diverse background, with an adventure background derived from working as a guide in Australia and overseas he has dealt with a range of remote incidents within his own adventures. Keith's emergency management and first aid skills are derived from working as Ski Patroller and Rescue Air Crewman for a number of rescue and emergency services. When Keiths not in the office he's on the road traveling with his team to some of Australias most remote and isolated communities delivering a range of courses to better prepare people for any unforeseen incidents they may encounter.
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

Award issued

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

It is recommended this unit be renewed every 36 months in line with industry standards. Locate the most current training package at training.gov.au

Are there physical requirements for this course?

It is important to note that there are physical standards which relate to the level of performance required when undertaking accredited training. The HLTAID competency standards require a level of physical ability to provide resuscitation and respond to an emergency situation where there may be risk to life. One requirement of the training package is that you are to be assessed as physically capable of performing uninterrupted CPR for at least 2 minutes on an adult/child resuscitation manikin placed on the floor. There can be no exceptions to these Australian Government requirements that are clearly written into the Training Package. Therefore, students who are unable to satisfy the physical requirements of the course cannot be deemed competent or issued with a statement of attainment, even if the qualification is a necessary part of their employment conditions.

Resources that will be available for this course  
  • AED training device
  • Different types of training adrenalin autoinjector training deceives (e.g. EpiPen®)
  • Placebo bronchodilators and a spacer devices
  • Workplace first aid kit and injury, trauma/illness records
Pre-course study

If there is pre-course study for the course, it is found in the student portal. Students must have access to a computer, phone, tablet etc. with access to the internet to complete the pre-course study online.

What does competency-based training actually mean? 

A competency-based training environment is centered on demonstrated competence against industry-defined standards of performance. Competency-based training is the concept that individuals learn at different rates as well as through different modes and different environments and that the skills and knowledge that a student has acquired previously are able to be formally recognised.

Amount of training and the AQF volume of learning

The AQF Volume of Learning describes how long a student, who does not hold any competencies identified in the qualification, would normally take to develop all of the required skills and knowledge at that qualification level.

The amount of training comprises the formal learning activities that are provided to a student to enable them to meet the requirements of each training product and gain the skills and knowledge specified in the relevant training product.


Exceptions for duration of the course

Course durations are reflective of group sizes of between 4 and 15 students. If there are less students in a group, you may find course duration reduced by a maximum of 10%. If a class size exceeds 15 students, it may therefore also be necessary to increase course duration depending on the number of students.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

Completing any vocational education course in Australia, it is a requirement for you to obtain and supply a USI. This is obtainable from usi.gov.au If a USI is not supplied and verified with usi.gov.au a certificate cannot be issued to you.

If you are under 18 years of age

It is a requirement that parental/guardian consent is obtained for students under the age of 18 to be able to participate in a course.  The form for this can be found here.

 ASSESSMENT – THEORY – Multi choice question paper

You will be assessed on:

State/Territory regulations, first aid codes of practice and workplace procedures:

ARC guidelines for provision of CPR and first aid to infants, children and adults

Guidelines from Australian national peak clinical bodies

Safe work practices to minimise the risk and potential hazards

First aid requirements for services under the Education and Care Services National Law

Infection control principles and procedures, including use of standard precautions

Requirements for currency of skill and knowledge

Legal, workplace and community considerations, including:

Awareness of potential need for stress-management techniques and available support following and emergency situation, including the psychological impact on children

Duty of care requirements

Respectful behavior towards a casualty

Own skills and limitations

Consent, including situations in which parental/caregiver consent is required

Privacy and confidentiality requirements

Importance of debriefing

Considerations when providing first aid including:

Airway obstruction due to body position

Appropriate duration and cessation of CPR

Appropriate use of an AED, including placement of pads for adults and children aged older than 8 years old

Specific considerations when using an AED on children aged between 1 and 8 years, including identification of AED with pediatric capability, pediatric voltage and use of pediatric pads

Chain of survival

Standard precautions

How to conduct a visual and verbal assessment of the casualty

Principles and procedures for application of first aid management of the following scenarios:

Abdominal injuriesAllergic reactions

Anaphylaxis, including signs, symptoms and triggers and using different types of adrenaline auto injectors

Asthma, including signs, symptoms and triggers and using different types of bronchodilators

Basic care of a wound

Bleeding control


Cardiac conditions, including chest pains

Choking and airway obstructions

Crush injuries





Environment impact, including hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydration and heat stroke

Eye and ear injuries

Febrile convulsions


Head, neck and spinal injuries

Minor skin injuries

Needle stick injuries

Poisoning and toxic substances

Respiratory distress

Seizures, including epilepsy


Soft tissue injuries, including sprains and strains



Basic anatomy and physiology relating to:

How to recognise a person is not breathing normally


Infant respiratory systems and implications for provision of CPR

Basic anatomical differences between adults and children, and the implications for provision of first aid

Normal clinical values for children


Upper airway and effect of positional change



Physical demonstrations (skills)

The simulated assessment environments will reflect the real-life working environment where these skills and knowledge would be performed, with all the relevant equipment and resources of that working environment.  Skills must be demonstrated by the student working individually in an environment that provides realistic in-depth, industry-validated scenarios and simulations to assess students’ skills and knowledge.

It’s important that students have knowledge of the content of this course. The assessable practical skills are listed below.

You will be assessed on performing first aid scenario and task demonstrations for:

1.    Infant CPR

2.    Adult/child CPR & defibrillation

3.    Anaphylaxis & autoinjector

4.    Asthma & medication

5.    Written incident report

6.    Choking

7.    Head injury

8.    Turning a casualty on his/her side

9.    Bleeding control & shock

10.  PIT for snake/spider bite

11.  Rice for sprain

12.  Bandage & sling for fracture

13.  Seizure

14.  Poisoning

15.  Verbal reporting, debriefing and evaluating

Student written agreement

If you are completing this course, please download the student agreement to ensure that you are aware of your rights and obligations.  You can access the student written agreement by clicking here.

Course requirements          

There are no prerequisite, entry, work-placement, licensing or certification requirements for this course.


Venue Phone: 02 8957 5428

Venue Website:

Unit 31, 42-46 Wattle Road, Brookvale, New South Wales, 2100, Australia


Remote Safety Solutions HQ

First Aid Training in Sydney, Northern Beaches N SW

Courses run from this venue,

  • HLTAID003 provide first aid
  • HLTAID002 provide basic emergency life support
  • PUAWER008B Confine small workplace emergencies (Fire Extinguisher use)
  • 10340NAT Course in Safe Handling of Sharps and Infectious Waste


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