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HLTAID004 Provide Emergency First Aid Response in an Education & Care Setting

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This new kids first aid course developed for teachers, parents and carers will give you the skills and knowledge required to provide first aid response, life support, management of casualty(s), the incident and other first aiders, in a range of situations for adults and children in an education and care setting.

**Please note it is a requirement of this course that practical demonstration of CPR must be performed on the floor.**

The unit 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.

This unit of competency may contribute towards approved first aid, asthma and anaphylaxis training under the Education and Care Services National Law, and the Education and Care Services National Regulations (2011).

Course duration

  • 2 days in the classroom (face to face) OR
  • Blended learning online (4 - 5 hrs theory ) plus one day practical assessment in the classroom


Course content

  • Legal and other issues
  • Debriefing/Welfare
  • Basic Life Support (DRSABCD)
  • CPR and AED
  • Airway management/Choking
  • Allergic reaction/ Anaphylaxis
  • Cardiac conditions
  • Diabetes - Seizures
  • Shock management
  • Bleeding and wound care
  • Abdominal injuries
  • Eye and ear injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Burns and scalds
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Environmental conditions
  • Envenomation
  • Poisons & Needle stick injuries


There are no prerequisites for this unit HLTAID004 Provide Emergency First Aid Response in an Education & Care Setting.

Learn online

You can choose to complete the theory component of this kids first aid course through our online learning portal. Once completed, students must attend a one-day practical assessment session to complete the full qualification.

Search for a practical session at a location near you BEFORE buying this course online.


Current industry standards state this course must be updated every 3 years with the CPR component being updated every 12 months.


Students will be assessed through the demonstration of practical skills, participation in role plays, analysis of case studies and a written quiz.


On successful completion of this course to learn first aid for children, students will be issued with a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment.

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