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First Aid in Childcare Skill Set

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This unit of competency has been approved by Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) who have deemed it to satisfy all requirements for first aid, anaphylaxis management and emergency asthma training under the Education and Care Services National Regulations (2011).

The unit 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.

Learning Outcomes:

  •     Anaphylaxis
  •     Asthma
  •     CPR techniques on adults, children and infants
  •     Compliance with first aid sections of the Education and Care Services National Law and the Education and Care Services National Regulations (2011)
  •     Incident reporting in a child care setting
  •     Child physiology
  •     How to properly assess an emergency situation
  •     DRSABCD
  •     Using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  •     First aid procedures for bleeding, burns and fractures
  •     Managing medical conditions such as epilepsy
  •     Managing medical emergencies such as snake/spider bites, poisons and choking
  •     Infection control procedures
  •     Managing exposure to extreme temperatures
  •     Administering first aid for eye & soft tissue injuries
  •     Assessing and moving sick & injured
  •     Legal responsibilities of a first aider
  •     Basic anatomy
  •     Managing shock

On successful completion of this course, students will receive a statement of attainment for the following nationally accredited units HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an Education and Care Setting.

No minimum requirements. However, students will be required to complete the Safety Corp Workbook and a First Aid Manual prior to course attendance.

Components of this course require participants to bend, kneel and physically perform CPR to meet the required standard.

Participants MUST be able to meet the physical assessment requirements to ensure they can perform actual resuscitation, in an emergency, as a nominated first aider.

Resource fees of $25 apply to this course

* Indicative Fee Disclaimers

Fees and charges published on our website are indicative only, and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2023. 

  • Fees may differ between courses delivered at different campuses due to the elective units included in the course study plan or adapting courses to meet local industry needs.
  • Fees may also differ for each individual student depending on the units of study selected, prior qualifications and recognition of prior learning.
  • Fees are payable at time of enrolment.
  • Proof of concession must be presented to access concession rates if eligible.
  • For secondary school aged persons not enrolled at school (in 2023, students born on or after 1 July 2005 who are at least 15 years old) the maximum course fee chargeable in 2023 is $420 plus the resource fees and discretionary fees.
  • Concessions and Secondary School Age cap do not apply to commercial courses (such as short courses), or Foundation Programs (ESL, General Education, etc.).
  • Prices quoted include resource fees, but do not include material fees such as the cost of books, uniforms, and students personal equipment.
  • The course fee cap applicable to Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas only applies during the current calendar year, so fees might differ for students enrolling in semester 2.
  • VET Student Loans Eligible Courses and Caps may be subject to changes implemented by the Australian Government.
  • Course information and fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Depending on your circumstances, payment options may include paying fees via instalments or applying for assistance because of financial hardship.
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