HLTAID012 – Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
On 1 January 2012, the ‘National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care’ began. Under the Education and Care Services National Law ACECQA must publish a list of approved First Aid qualifications; Provide First Aid, Provide CPR, Management of Anaphylaxis and Asthma Risks & Emergencies in the Workplace. This course is a workplace requirement for all workers in the education and care sector.
In 2021 all first aid units were upgraded and now cover more information.
This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants, children and adults and 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.
• Self-paced completion of a workbook prior to face to face workshop
• Face to face workshop
- performed at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (5 cycles of both compressions and ventilations) on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor
- Performed at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles both compressions and ventilations) on a child resuscitation manikin placed on the floor
- performed at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles both compressions and ventilations) on an infant resuscitation manikin placed on a firm surface
- responded appropriately in the event of regurgitation or vomiting
- managed the unconscious breathing casualty
- followed single rescue procedure, including the demonstration of a rotation of operators with minimal interruptions to compressions
- followed the prompts of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
- Responded to at least three simulated first aid scenarios contextualised to the candidate’s workplace/community setting, and involving infants and children of varying ages including:
- conducted a visual and verbal assessment of the casualty
- demonstrated safe manual handling techniques
- post-incident debrief and evaluation
- provided an accurate verbal and written report of the incident
- conducted a hazard assessment and identified strategies to minimise risk
- allergic reaction
- bleeding control
- choking and airway obstruction
- envenomation, using pressure immobilisation
- fractures, sprains and strains, using arm slings, roller bandages or other appropriate immobilisation principles techniques
- head injuries
- respiratory distress, including asthma
- seizures & convulsions, including febrile convulsions and epilepsy
- Located and interpreted workplace policies and procedures
Minimum age for participants is 14 years. Completion of the pre-course theory workbook is required prior to the face to face session. It is a requirement of this course that you are physically capable of performing uninterrupted CPR for at least 2 minutes on a CPR manikin placed on the floor.
Certificate valid for 3 years as per industry standard. The Australian Resuscitation Council recommends that the CPR component is refreshed every 12 months.
A combination of multiple choice questions and scenario based practical assessments.
This statement of attainment is Nationally Recognised.