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HLTSS00027 - Occupational First Aid Skill Set Refresher

RTOID 3605

This is a recertifying course which updates the knowledge and skills of the occupational first aider enabling them to stay up to date with the advanced knowledge and skills to carry out emergency First Aid for injuries and illnesses in the workplace. It will also update information on state and federal legislations as it applies to workplace First Aid.  

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

Course duration

2 days (face to face)

Course content

  • Legal and other requirements
  • Basic Life Support (DRSABCD)
  • CPR & AED
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Cardiopulmonary system
  • Assessment of vital signs
  • Levels of consciousness
  • Oxygen therapy and resuscitation
  • Oropharyngeal airway
  • Bag valve mask (BVM)
  • Maintenance of resuscitation equipment
  • Workplace risk assessment & response plan
  • Maintenance of first aid equipment
  • Recording and reporting incidents
  • Abdominal injuries
  • Allergic reaction
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Bleeding and wound care
  • Burns, including thermal, chemical, friction and electrical
  • Cardiac conditions
  • Choking and airway obstruction
  • Crush injuries
  • Diabetes
  • Drowning
  • Emergency childbirth
  • Envenomation
  • Extremes of heat and cold
  • Eye and ear injuries
  • Head, neck and spinal injuries
  • Levels of consciousness
  • Musculoskeletal injuries: fractures and dislocations, strains and sprains
  • Needle stick injuries
  • Poisoning and toxic substances
  • Respiratory distress, including asthma
  • Seizures/Convulsions
  • Shock management
  • Stroke
  • Substance misuse


To book into this course, students must have successfully completed and hold a current Statement of Attainment for the following units:

  • Apply advanced first aid (HLTFA412A)
  • Manage first aid in the workplace (HLTFA403C);
  • Apply advanced resuscitation techniques (HLTFA404C)


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

Students must present their Statement of Attainment/s for the 3 units either prior to, or on the day of the course. Students are also required to complete a pre-course workbook and bring it with them to the course. This will form part of the assessment.


The recommended industry standard to maintain current competency is for this course to be refreshed every 3 years, with the CPR component to be refreshed annually.


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


On successful completion of this 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 aidservices and resources (HLTAID008)

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