HLTAID012 – Provide First Aid Response in an Education & Care Setting (Children’s Services)

Course Information$160

Label Value
CodeHLTAID012
Common NameChildren’s Services First Aid
Time9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Entry

Please arrive at 8:45am to register on arrival

HomeworkYes (Online)
Validity36 months
IncludedHLTAID009 – Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
HLTAID010 – Provide Basic Emergency Life Support
HLTAID011 – Provide First Aid
SupersededHLTAID004
Note

HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) must be completed annually for your Children’s Services certificate to remain valid until the 3-year accreditation has expired.

This course may contribute towards approved first aid, asthma and anaphylaxis training under the Education and Care Services National Law, and the Education and Care Services National Regulations (ACECQA).

The Minister of Education has not approved this course for School teachers and staff. Ministerial Order 706 states that school staff are to complete the full course in 22300VIC First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis. HLTAID011 Provide First Aid is the appropriate first aid course for all school staff.

Course Content

  • The participant must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit in the context of the workplace or community setting.

    There must be evidence that the candidate has completed the following tasks in line with State/Territory regulations, first aid codes of practice, first aid guidelines determined by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and other Australian national peak clinical bodies and workplace or site procedures:

    • managed, in line with ARC guidelines, the unconscious, breathing casualty including appropriate positioning to reduce the risk of airway compromise
    Managed, in line with ARC guidelines, the unconscious, non-breathing adult, including:
    • performing 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
    • following the prompts of an automated external defibrillator (AED) to deliver at least one shock
    • demonstrating a rotation of single rescuer operators with minimal interruptions to compressions
    • responding appropriately in the event of regurgitation or vomiting
    Managed, in line with ARC guidelines, the unconscious, non-breathing child, including:
    • performing at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (5 cycles of both compressions and ventilations) on a child resuscitation manikin placed on the floor
    Managed, in line with ARC guidelines, the unconscious, non-breathing infant, including:
    • performing 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
    Managed casualties, with the following:
    • anaphylaxis
    • asthma
    • non-life-threatening bleeding
    • choking
    • envenomation, using pressure immobilisation
    • fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains, using appropriate immobilisation techniques
    • minor wound cleaning and dressing
    • nosebleed
    • shock
    Responded to at least one simulated first aid incident contextualised to the candidate’s workplace or site, where the candidate has no knowledge of the casualty’s condition prior to starting treatment, including:
    • identifying the casualty’s illness or injury through history, signs and symptoms
    • using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required
    • providing appropriate first aid treatment
    • conveying incident details to emergency services or advising casualty on any required post incident action
    • providing an accurate verbal and written report of the incident
    • reviewing the incident.
  • Demonstrated knowledge required to complete the tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit:

    Guidelines and procedures including:
    • ARC guidelines relevant to the provision of first aid to infants, children and adults
    • first aid guidelines from Australian national peak clinical bodies
    • potential incident hazards and risk minimisation processes when providing first aid
    • infection control procedures, including use of standard precautions and resuscitation barrier devices
    • requirements for currency of skill and knowledge
    • first aid codes of practice
    • appropriate workplace or site procedures relevant to the provision of first aid
    • contents of first aid kits
    Legal, workplace and community considerations, including:
    • first aid requirements for services under the Education and Care Services National Law
    • State or Territory regulations covering first aid in an Education and Care setting
    • duty of care requirements
    • own skills and limitations
    • consent, including situations in which parental or caregiver consent is required
    • privacy and confidentiality requirements
    • awareness of potential need for stress management techniques and available support for rescuers and children
    Considerations when providing CPR, including:
    • upper airway and effect of positional change
    • appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
    • appropriate use of an AED, including specific considerations when using an AED on children
    • safety and maintenance procedures for an AED
    • chain of survival
    • how to access emergency services
    Techniques for providing CPR to adults, children and infants including:
    • how to recognise that a casualty is unconscious and not breathing normally
    • rate, ratio and depth of compressions and ventilations
    • correct hand positioning for compressions
    • basic anatomy, physiology and the differences between adults, children and infants relating to CPR
    Signs, symptoms and management of the following in children:
    • allergic reaction
    • anaphylaxis
    • asthma
    • non-life-threatening and life-threatening bleeding
    • breathing difficulties
    • burns
    • choking
    • diabetes
    • dehydration
    • drowning
    • envenomation – all current treatments
    • eye injuries
    • febrile convulsions
    • fever
    • fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains
    • head, neck and spinal injuries
    • hypothermia
    • hyperthermia
    • minor wounds
    • pain
    • shock
    • nose-bleed
    • poisoning
    • seizures
    • vomiting and diarrhoea
    Identification and management of a sick infant or child including:
    • general signs and symptoms of acute illness in children and infants
    • referral and advice services including recognition of signs or symptoms requiring immediate ambulance response
    • emergency action plans for known medical conditions including Asthma and Anaphylaxis
    • age appropriate communication and distraction techniques
    • first aider response to basic physiological differences in children

    Learner Portal credentials will be emailed to the participant upon booking to enable the participant to complete the online theory part of the course.

    Discounts available for groups of fifteen or more.

    Groups or Individuals Welcome. Private Group Bookings are available for 10 people or more.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes, CPR is included in HLTAID012 Childcare First Aid.

  • ACECQA state that HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an Education & Care Setting contributes towards First Aid, Anaphylaxis & Asthma. 

    If you are completing HLTAID012, there is no need to book in anaphylaxis and asthma separately. 

  • HLTAID012 applies to a range of workers within an education and care setting who are required to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthma and anaphylactic emergencies. This includes early childhood workers and educators who work with school age children in outside school hours care and vacation programs. 

    Primary & Secondary School teachers are required to compete HLTAID011 Provide First Aid and depending on their school guidelines, 22578VIC Anaphylaxis and 22556VIC Asthma courses.

  • AFAC provides a blended HLTAID012 course with online, self-pace pre-course learning and face to face training. 

    The online, self-pace pre-course learning allows the duration of the face-to-face training to be completed in a shorter timeframe.

    HLTAID012 courses cannot be conducted purely online as participants are required to demonstrate practical skills such as CPR on an adult, child and infant manikins, perform DRSABCD, show the correct use of a defibrillator, bandaging, managing fractures etc.

    Due to the above requirements, it is highly unlikely that any HLTAID012 online course is an accredited course.

  • HLTAID012 is 7 hours.

  • HLTAID012 should be renewed every 3 years and the CPR component updated every 12 months.

  • HLTAID009 CPR must be renewed every 12 months and many organisation also require their staff to complete VU23090 EpiPen Annual Update every 12 months.

  • We recommend you leave approximately 240+ minutes to complete the online, self-paced pre-course assessments, however the duration can vary depending on your prior knowledge.

  • No. The performance evidence assessment requires participants to perform 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR on an adult manikin on the floor. For HLTAID012 participants, they will also be required to perform an extra 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR on a child manikin on the floor.

    If you cannot complete the CPR on the floor, we can issue a Certificate of Participation. Please call our office on 9850 6665 to discuss or email [email protected] 

  • No. If you cannot complete all of the performance evidence assessment tasks, we cannot issue a Statement of Attainment.

    If you cannot complete the performance evidence assessment tasks, we can issue a Certificate of Participation. Please call our office on 9850 6665 to discuss or email [email protected]

  • Yes, all of our courses are national accredited and are recognised Australia wide!

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