Information about this unit:
This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.
Specific licensing requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training, should be obtained from the relevant state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authority.
Those who are required to provide an emergency first aid response in a workplace.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
- HLTAID003 Provide first aid
- HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Initial Course duration:
In January 2016, WorkCover NSW accepted an 'enforceable undertaking' under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act). This required the company in breach of the WHS Act to train its staff in First Aid via the following delivery methods:
Mixed Mode: Completion of pre-course study plus 5.5 hours practical training
Face to Face: Minimum of 8 hours face to face training
A copy of the enforceable undertaking can be found on the WorkCover NSW website.
Refresher Course duration:
Mixed Mode: Completion pre-course study and practical training
Face to Face: 8 hours face to face training
Important information regarding course durations:
Course durations, as mentioned above, are reflective of group sizes of between 4 and 15 participants. If there are less students in a group, you may find course duration reduced by a maximum of 10%. If a class size exceeds 15 participants it may therefore also be necessary to increase course duration depending on the number of participants.
It is a requirement of this course that you are physically capable of performing uninterrupted CPR for at least 2 minutes on a CPR manikin placed on the floor.
It is recommended this unit be renewed every 3 years in line with industry standards
Pre course study options:
There are a few different options for completing your pre-course study.
We recommend our First Aid News Video as it is the most convenient option.
Other options include
- Online training
- Hard copy coloured workbook
The pre course study includes a short self assessment knowledge quiz. You must take the completed paper with you to the training course.