Completed in conjunction with a First Aid course, the unit (HLTAID012 Provide first aid in an education and care setting) applies to employees working within child care centres and/or schools who are required to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthmatic and anaphylactic emergencies.
By completing this course, you will gain the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response, recognise and respond to life-threatening emergencies and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines.
During this practical course, students will be required to perform effective CPR on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor and an infant resuscitation manikin placed on a firm surface and follow the prompts of an automated external defibrillator (AED).
You will also cover first aid treatments, terminology, common trauma and medical emergencies such as basic response to asthma, anaphylaxis, bites and stings, fractures, heart conditions, completing incident documentation and debriefing for improvement of response, recognising psychological impacts, talking with children about their emotions and seeking help as required.
Upon successful completion of assessment task(s) students will be awarded a Statement of Attainment for units: HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation, HLTAID010 Provide basic emergency life support, HLTAID011 Provide first aid and HLTAID012 Provide first aid in an education and care setting.
Certificates are valid for 3 years.
You are required to complete a FULL course if you do not have a current First Aid certificate.
To receive a certificate, students MUST have the physical capacity to perform 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 and on an infant resuscitation manikin placed on a firm surface.