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First Aid in the Workplace Course

HLTSS00027 - Occupational First Aid Skill Set


This workplace first aid training course provides the occupational first aider with advanced knowledge and skills to carry out emergency first aid for injuries and illnesses in the workplace.  It will also provide students with information on state and federal legislations as it applies to first aid in the workplace.

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

Course duration

4 days (face to face)

Course content

  • Workplace health and safety
  • Managing a first aid facility
  • Infection control
  • Administration of medications
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Advanced resuscitation techniques
  • Casualty care
  • Casualty assessment
  • Wound care
  • Cold and crush injuries
  • Eye injuries
  • Fractures management
  • Thermal injuries
  • Burns
  • Advanced techniques/casualty management
  • Substance misuse
  • Manual handling
  • Spinal injuries
  • Triage


There are no prerequisites for this occupational first aid training course.  


The recommended industry standard to maintain current competency is for this first aid-at-work course to be refreshed every 3 years with the Advanced resuscitation component refreshed 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 workplace first aid course, students will be issued with a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for the following units:

  • Provide advanced first aid (HLTAID006)
  • Provide advanced resuscitation (HLTAID007)
  • Manage first aid services and resources (HLTAID008)

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