A common question we always get asked is”What First Aid course do I need to do?”. Well here are all the facts, figures and information to help you out.
What First Aid Course Do I Need To Do?
The First Aid course that you need to complete will really depend on your own individual situation and what you need the qualification for. For most situations, the Provide First Aid course (HLTAID003) is the First Aid course you would be looking to complete. This is an industry standard First Aid course that is nationally recognised and meets the First Aid training requirements of most workplaces and industry bodies. The Provide First Aid course is the course specified by the NSW WorkCover approved, First Aid in the Workplace Code of Practice, to be held by First Aiders of low risk workplaces. Low risk workplaces are those where workers are not exposed to hazards that could result in serious injury or illness such as offices, shops or libraries.
What First Aid Course Do I Need To Do For A High Risk Workplace?
If you’re a First Aider in a High Risk workplace, you may require more advanced First Aid training than the Provide First Aid course. The First Aid in the Workplace Code of Practice defines High Risk workplaces as those where workers are exposed to hazards that could result in serious injury or illness and would require first aid. Examples of such workplaces amongst others, include workplaces which use use hazardous machinery or substances, workplaces that carry out hazardous forms of work or workplaces where there is a risk of falls that could result in serious injury.
For High Risk workplaces, the Provide Advanced First Aid and Provide Advance First Aid Response may be the type of training most suitable. Provide Advanced First Aid has the unit of competency code HLTAID006 and provides participants with competencies required to apply advanced first aid procedures within these High Risk workplaces.
What First Aid Course Do I Need To Do For Child Care?
The First Aid course you may need to complete to work as a Child Care educator would either be the Provide First Aid course (HLTAID003) or the Child Care First Aid course (HLTAID004 (officially known as Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting HLTAID004). The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) is the industry body that determines the First Aid qualification requirements for child care educators and carers.
If you need only a First Aid qualification, the Provide First Aid course is a good option. It is the First Aid course that not only meets the ACECQA requirements but is the course typically with the shortest duration and the lowest price. ACECQA also recognise other First Aid qualifications such as the Provide Advanced First Aid (HLTAID006) and Provide First Aid in Remote Situations (HLTAID005) but these courses can have a greater course duration and cost.
If you need a First Aid qualification and an Asthma and Anaphylaxis qualification, the Child Care First Aid course (HLTAID004) would be a great option to complete. The Child Care First Aid course meets ACECQA qualification requirements for both First Aid and Asthma & Anaphylaxis training. This course option also has the advantages of the shortest course duration and the lowest cost. You can complete all three course separately but the combined course duration and cost would be higher.
What First Aid Course Do I Need To Do If I Just Need CPR?
If you need just a CPR qualification or CPR update/refresher, you would need to complete the Provide CPR (HLTAID001) course. Provide CPR is the nationally recognised CPR qualification that meets the requirements of most workplaces and industry bodies for CPR or Basic Life Support training. The Provide CPR qualification is included in the Provide First Aid course, if you require both qualifications.
What First Aid Course Do I Need To Do For Teaching?
The First Aid course required by teachers will be affected by a number of factors including the State, the school and the teaching role you wish to work in. In New South Wales, public school teachers at a minimum, may need to complete a basic first aid course such as Emergency Care which is offered by the NSW Department of Education and Communities as a e-learning module. You may also be required to complete DEC anaphylaxis training which is offered through the DEC Teachers Portal. For teachers attending the attending excursions involving water activities or overnight stays, you may also be require to hold a CPR qualification like Provide CPR. Please consult with the Principal of your school or DEC to determine which specific First Aid qualifications are required.
What First Aid Course Do I Need To Do For Construction?
The First Aid course you need to complete for construction will depend on the nature of your workplace (work-site). For low risk work sites, a Provide First Aid qualification may be required. For High Risk workplaces as explain above, more advanced First Aid training may be required such as the Provide Advanced First Aid (HLTAID006) or Provide First Aid in Remote Situations (HLTAID005). Please consult with the First Aid in the Workplace Code of Practice to determine the First Aid requirements of your own individual workplace.