Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting (HLTAID012)

child-care-first-aidThe HLTAID004 – Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting is the industry standard, Nationally Recognised (AQF) First Aid course that meets the Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) First Aid, anaphylaxis and asthma management training requirements of child care educators.

In the Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting course, participants learn how to manage emergency situations and provide care for patients with common illnesses and injuries including asthma and anaphylaxis.


  • Public courses:

    Group bookings also available for:

    • Kempsey
    • Hastings – Lauriton, Bonny Hills, Lake Cathie, Wauchope
    • MidCoast – Forster & Tuncurry, Wingham, Harrington
    • Port Stephens – Nelsons Bay, Lemon Tree Passage, Medowie, Anna Bay, Shoal Bay

Course accreditation:

  • Unit of Competency – HLTAID012 – Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting 
  • This course includes HLTAID011 – Provide first aid and HLTAID009 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation units of competencies.
  • This course had the previous unit of competency code HLTAID004
  • Qualification is typically valid for three years from date of issue


Initial Certification (Full Course) – $145 per person
Recertification (Update/Refresher) – $145 per person

Course Formats

Blended Format
Participants complete theory learning and assessment online prior to the course (approximate duration 0.5 – 4.5hr – dependant on individual’s prior knowledge) and then attend a two hour face to face session to complete their practical skills and assessments.

Face to Face Format (group bookings only)
Participants to attend a 6-7 hours of face to face training which comprises of theory and practical training with assessment.


  • Participants must be 16 years or older.
  • Participants under 18 years of age attending public courses at licensed clubs must be accompanied by an parent or guardian (aged over 18 years) that is also enrolled in the course.

Course materials Provided:

  • Online learning facility
  • Resources for practical training
  • Electronic Statement of Attainment (certificate)

Course Contents

  • First aid codes of practice and industry workplace policies and procedures
  • First Aid Principles
  • Infection Control & Hygiene
  • Legal Aspects of First Aid
  • Incident approach and management
  • Workplace reporting
  • Patient assessment
  • Basic Life Support
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Automated External Defibrillation (AED)
  • CPR pocket mask and shield use
  • Bleeding Control
  • Shock
  • Crush Injuries
  • Needle Stick Injuries
  • Ear & Eye injuries
  • Abdominal Injuries
  • Burns and Scalds
  • Head, Neck & Spinal injuries
  • Fractures, Dislocations & Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Medical conditions – diabetes, epilepsy & seizures
  • Asthma
  • Allergic reactions & Anaphylaxis
  • Choking and airway obstruction
  • Heat and cold emergencies (hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydration and heat stroke)
  • Drowning
  • Cardiac Conditions
  • Stroke
  • Poisoning & Envenomation


This First Aid course includes both a theoretical and practical assessment component. Theory assessment includes the completion of a multiple choice theory exam.

Practical Assessment includes formal assessment of practical skills including resuscitation skills. Please note all participants must be able to perform at least two minutes of uninterrupted CPR on both an infant, a child and an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor (6 minutes in total) to be marked as competent.


On successful completion of this First Aid course, participants will be awarded the nationally accredited statement of attainment –  HLTAID012 – Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting through our partner RTO – Healthcorp – RTO ID 91222.

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