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

Course Code and Title:

HLT Health Training Package

Unit Code and Title:

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

Qualification Issued:

Statement of Attainment in HLTAID004 Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting

Components Included:

HLTAID001 Provide Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation
HLTAID002 Provide Basic Emergency Life Support
HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
HLTAID004 Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting:  including Defibrillation Module, Asthma Module and Anaphylaxis Module


This qualification is valid for 3 years. The Australian Resuscitation Councils recommends that CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) component of this course is renewed annually according to industry standards.


Practical training of CPR requires that trainees perform CPR on an adult manikin placed on the floor and a child and infant manikin placed on a hard surface (in some situations, this may be on the floor).

Special Needs:

Trainees with special needs, either physical difficulties or literacy difficulties, should inform the trainer so that assistance can be arranged to meet their needs.


This course provides trainees with the skills and knowledge included in the HLTAID003 Provide First Aid Course with an upgraded Asthma and Anaphylaxis component; this course is designed for Child Care Educators, Age Care Workers and Teachers.

This Course has been approved by ACECQA  (Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority).

Course Outcome:

This course provides trainees with a more in-depth knowledge and range of skillsets to feel confident in providing an emergency first aid response to a casualty in a range of emergency situations.  This course expands its scope to include providing a focused response when dealing with emergency first aid to infants and children, who are in an education and care setting. This course also provides the skills and knowledge required to recognise and respond to life-threatening emergencies in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines; these skills apply to emergency situations within a diverse range of settings, including the workplace and the wider community, and focus on the education and care setting.   This course includes training in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and the use of an AED (defibrillator).  

Modules to cover:

  • Principles of first aid
  • Basic anatomy and physiology
  • Conduct a visual and verbal assessment of the casualty
  • Infection control principles and procedures, including use of standard precautions
  • Safe work practices to minimise risks and potential hazards
  • Legal, workplace and community considerations including, but not limited to:
  • Consent, including situations in which parental/caregiver consent is required
  • Privacy and confidentiality requirements
  • First aid requirements for services under the Education and Care Services National Law
  • The importance of debriefing
  • DRSABCD Action Plain in line with ARC guidelines
  • Management of the Unconscious Casualty
  • The Chain of Survival including how to send for help
  • ARC Guidelines for provision of CPR and first aid to infants, children and adults
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) & the use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator)
  • Appropriate use of an AED, including placement of pads for adults and children aged older than 8 years
  • Specific considerations when using an AED on children aged between 1 and 8 years, including identification of AED with paediatric capability, paediatric voltage and use of paediatric pads
  • abdominal injuries
  • allergic reaction
  • anaphylaxis
  • basic care of a wound
  • bleeding control
  • burns
  • cardiac conditions, including chest pain
  • choking and airway obstruction
  • crush injuries
  • diabetes
  • dislocations
  • drowning
  • envenomation
  • environmental impact, including hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydration and heat stroke
  • eye and ear injuries
  • fractures
  • febrile convulsions
  • head, neck and spinal injuries
  • minor skin injuries
  • needle stick injuries
  • poisoning and toxic substances
  • respiratory distress, including asthma
  • seizures, including epilepsy
  • shock
  • soft tissue injuries, including strains and, sprains
  • stroke
  • infant respiratory systems and implications for provision of CPR
  • basic anatomical differences between adults and children, and the implications for provision of first aid
  • normal clinical values for children
  • awareness of potential need for stress-management techniques and available support following an emergency situation, including the psychological impact on children

The courses we deliver, including HLTAID004 Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting, are nationally recognised by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA)

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Issuing RTO 90871