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HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting

(Formerly HLTAID004)

The friendly trainers at Skills Training College know how to make your first aid training session an experience you’ll enjoy. Choosing STC means a choice of training methods, the option of workplace training and same-day certificates, all at a great price.

Skills Training College (RTO#45654 | CRICOS #03884A) offers HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting course, which includes the following units:

This updated emergency first aid response course is for teachers, educators and childcare support staff. It supersedes the old HLTAID004 Emergency first aid response in an education and care setting. But it’s not only for educators – it’s also useful for members of community organisations such as sports clubs.

To make sure you know what to do in an emergency, you train with realistic equipment.


LocationCourse TitleTraining BeginsPrice
(ex GST)
Adelaide - Grenfell Street

Adelaide - Grenfell Street
Level 2, 45 Grenfell Street
Adelaide 5000

HLTAID012 - Childcare First Aid & CPRSat, 11 Jun 2022
9:00am - 12:30pm
Adelaide - Grenfell Street

Adelaide - Grenfell Street
Level 2, 45 Grenfell Street
Adelaide 5000

HLTAID012 - Childcare First Aid & CPRSat, 18 Jun 2022
9:00am - 12:30pm
Adelaide - Grenfell Street

Adelaide - Grenfell Street
Level 2, 45 Grenfell Street
Adelaide 5000

HLTAID012 - Childcare First Aid & CPRSun, 19 Jun 2022
9:00am - 12:30pm

Choice of Emergency Response First Aid Course Delivery

Because good training is not  ‘one size fits all’, Skills Training College offers a range of teaching methods. Each of these methods has elements that will appeal to different people. It means that you can choose whatever method suits your learning style best.

Where can emergency first aid response take your career?

  • Our emergency first aid response course is the latest nationally accredited qualification in this area.  Most importantly, the course is a requirement for working in childcare.  As well as basic first aid, the course also covers emergency first aid.

    This course is perfect for educators, teachers and outside of school hours care (OSHC) workers who wish to become a:

    • WHS Representative
    • First Aid Officer

How do you deliver the emergency first aid response course?

This childcare and education first aid course can be in a classroom or at your workplace. The trainer goes through the course material with the group and you have to answer multiple-choice questions about it. To back up the theory, there are practical demonstrations. But it’s not just show and tell, with you getting hands-on training in using inhalers, EpiPens and defibrillators.

Before you attend the face-to-face training session, you must complete some pre-course reading and a quiz in your own time and at your own pace. We email you the quiz and reading material when you enrol.

Note: Please read the Skills Training College Student Handbook before enrolling.

What will you learn in the Provide First Aid in an education and care setting course?

This course teaches you basic first aid and how to respond in an emergency. To equip you for emergencies, there is training in how to perform  CPR. This involves practising on 3 sorts of manikin – adult, child and infant. That is so you get useful and realistic training in the crucial differences between infants and adults. You will also use the manikins to learn about and practise using an AED defibrillator.

Bandaging Techniques

Apart from CPR, you will also learn how to to deal with bites and stings. For instance, these days you treat snakebite by putting on a pressure bandage, so we show you how, and get you to try it.  The course also covers a range of other bandaging techniques for cuts and burns.

Practical Training

Because of the increase in asthma and allergies in children, the course also deals with these conditions. So you get practical training in the correct use of inhalers and EpiPens. We also explain what your legal obligations are and how to talk to someone during a medical crisis. The following list is just some of what the course touches on:
  • CPR for infants, children and adults
  • Safe work practices and minimising risks
  • Infection control
  • Duty of care
  • Respectful behaviour toward a casualty
  • Consent and confidentiality issues
  • Body position  and airway obstruction
  • Correct use of an AED defibrillator, including placement of pads for adults and children
  • Conducting a visual assessment of the casualty
  • Dealing with abdominal injuries
  • Allergies
  • Anaphylaxis, and using adrenaline auto injectors (EpiPens)
  • Asthma, and using different types of bronchodilators (puffers)
  • Basic care of wounds
  • Bleeding control
  • Treating burns
  • Symptoms of heart attacks
  • Airway obstruction and preventing choking
  • Crush injuries
  • Diabetes
  • Dislocations
  • Drowning
  • Bites and stings
  • Dehydration and heat stroke
  • Eye injuries
  • Febrile convulsions
  • Fractures
  • Needle stick injuries
  • Toxic substances and poisoning
  • Seizures, including epilepsy
  • Shock
  • Sprains and strains
  • Stroke
  • Unconsciousness

Practical Assessment

We evaluate all learners on how they perform in simulated scenarios that test their skills in:
        • Performing CPR on adult, junior and infant manikins
        • Using an AED (defibrillator)
        • Dealing with choking by practising on manikins
        • Using an adrenaline auto-injector trainer (EpiPen trainer)
        • Bandaging methods such as the pressure immobilisation technique for snakebite
        • Using a placebo bronchodilator and spacer device for asthma

What are the childcare first aid entry requirements?

There are no formal academic requirements for Emergency first aid response in an education and care setting. The minimum age for first aid courses is 14, but anyone under 18 years old must provide signed consent from their parent or guardian.

Numeracy and Literacy

Skills Training College will determine whether you have the language, literacy and numeracy requirements needed for this course. You must be able to:

  • Fill in an incident report
  • Communicate effectively and assertively
  • Read and follow Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines

Students who fail the LLN assessment may still enrol in a course if a trainer endorses them and support strategies are in place.

Physical requirements

You’ll need to be able to kneel on the floor and perform CPR uninterrupted for at least 2 minutes.

Additional requirements for International Students:

Student visa holder who enrol in this course must also meet the following requirements:

  • Be in a principal course with registered CRICOS provider
  • Be on a student visa that allows enrolment to a secondary short course (students will be advised to consult with the Department of Home Affairs prior to enrolment)
  • Meet the minimum English language requirements as outlined in Migration (IMMI 18/015: English Language Tests and evidence Exemptions for Subclass 500 (Student) Visa) Instrument 2018

Before the course, you must complete some reading and a multiple choice quiz. As these are online, basic computer skills and access to the internet are essential.

What are the course fees?

The Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting Course is available for only $149. Please see Fees and Refunds Policy for more information.

What are the course pathways?

Additional training that complements the skills learned in this course is in the HLTAID013 Provide first aid in remote situations unit*

*This unit is not offered by Skills Training College.

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On the Day following Successful Completion of the Training Course:

  • We email Childcare First Aid Statements of Attainment in HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting, (including HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitationHLTAID010 Provide basic emergency life support and HLTAID011 Provide first aid)  (T&C)
  • The HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation part of the course is only valid for 12 months and has to be updated every year.