Providing effective, lifesaving first aid interventions requires instruction and practical training. As with any training, it is more useful if training occurs before being confronted with a real-life situation, particularly in an education and care setting.
This course has been developed for 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. It is delivered in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines.
During training you will gain the confidence and ability to recognise an emergency situation, identify hazards and make them safer, and provide a first aid response to infants, children and adults.
You will also learn the importance of recognising the possible psychological impacts on self, other rescuers and children, talking with children about their emotions and responses to events and participating in debriefing with your supervisor.
The following units will be included in your certificate:
Participants must have the physical capacity to perform the practical demonstrations, such as 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR on the floor.
Pre-course study: Students may be required to undertake online pre-course work prior to attending the face to face session depending on the course delivery mode.
Online study: Students must have access to a computer, smartphone, tablet or other electronic devices with access to the internet to complete the online/ pre-course studies.
Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks.
Performance tasks and Practical scenarios:
- Perform CPR on an infant
- Perform CPR on a child
- Perform CPR on an adult (incl. the use of an AED)
- Breathing difficulties – Asthma
- Anaphylaxis (allergic reaction)
- Choking with airway obstruction
- Head injury/ Unconscious breathing casualty
- Bleeding and shock
- Snake or funnel-web spider bite
- Sprains and fractures
- Seizures and epilepsy, including febrile convulsions
- Poisoning and toxic substances
Documentation - The student must complete the following to the appropriate standard:
- Incident report forms
Theory assessment - A written assessment consisting of multiple-choice and short answer questions. The student must complete all assessment questions.