Provide First Aid HLTAID003 & HLTAID001


Note: If you require bookings across multiple dates, please ensure that each date is purchased separately.

This course comprising – Provide First Aid & CPR, delivers important skills and knowledge required to provide a critical first aid response to a casualty either at home or your workplace.

Participants are to read through the online manual and successfully complete an online theory assessment prior to attending the 1-day practical session usually held within one week. The nationally accredited practical training session is held over one day covering varied topics to enable participants to manage and control emergency situations.

We believe that this qualification is ideally suited for people in workplaces, for career enhancement and members of the public who simply wish to be competent providing First Aid in an emergency.

Remember that employers are legally required to have a specific number of staff members to be qualified First Aiders and Fire Alert also recommends that Fire Wardens receive this training. This qualification is current for at least 3 years however the CPR qualification itself is required to be refreshed every 12 months according to ARC guidelines.

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Course Overview:

This course provides participants with the knowledge and confidence to administer first aid care and treatment in the workplace or in personal situations. This course combines both the HLTAID003 – Provide first aid with HLTAID001 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation courses.

This is a full-day course and is conducted on the last Friday of every month from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm at our Training Centre. Skills Force Australia is located in Wangara with free parking, however, there is the option for us to deliver training at your workplace.

To enrol for a course please select the purchase button and choose a commencement date you wish to start. Please complete the enrolment form and payment section. You will receive a confirmation email upon successful payment.

At the completion of this program, students will receive a statement of attainment for Provide First Aid. Please view the student handbook below for further information on our training policies and procedures.

Our training facilities are located near Malaga, Osbourne Park and the city.

Course Currency:

  • HLTAID003  – Provide first aid: current to release 6.
  • HLTAID001 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation: current to release 5.

Course Content:

  • Two (2) minutes of uninterrupted CPR
  • Procedures for dealing with major and minor injury and illness
  • Priorities of management in first aid when dealing with life threatening conditions
  • Basic occupational health and safety requirements in the provision of first aid
  • Infection control principles and procedures
  • Chain of survival
  • Understanding and use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Skills and Knowledge Evidence:

  • DRSABCD action plan
  • Managing the unconscious breathing casualty
  • Cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) including automated External Defibrillator AED
  • Choking
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Burns
  • Medical emergencies including: chest pain, asthma, anaphylaxis, diabetes, strokes, seizures, hyperventilation and fainting
  • Shock
  • Safety and risk management
  • Head, neck and spinal injuries
  • Chest and abdominal injuries
  • Legal issues
  • Infection control
Additional training includes:
  • Heat and cold induced illness
  • Strains, sprains, dislocation and fractures
  • Facial and eye injuries
  • Poisons
  • Bites and stings

Entry Requirements:

There are no qualification pre-requisites for this course.


Skills Force Australia uses a range of different assessment tools to determine if a student is eligible to for completion of the course. Learners will be assessed individually using the following methods:

  • Scenario assessments in which a student is required to demonstrate the required skills to respond to a range of first aid or emergency situations.
  • Practical assessments:
    • Demonstration of CPR
    • Demonstration of various first aid techniques.
  • Written questions

Course Resources:

Skills Force Australia provides the following resources for the student during the class sessions as learning resources:

  • First Aid Manual – Free student handbooks are provided but are not required for training activities. The manual incorporates the latest first aid information and is a student resource providing additional information not covered under the training package core knowledge. It provides the student with an easy to read reference for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.
  • Power Point – This presentation is interactive with videos and customised to include examples and scenarios that are relevant to the real-life first aid and CPR emergencies which the student may face providing them with the skills and confidence to respond to a situation where emergency life support or basic first aid may be required.

Skills Force Australia provides the following equipment for use during the face to face training for the student to undertake scenario-based assessment.

  • Adult and infant resuscitation manikins in line with ARC Guidelines for assessment of CPR procedures
  • Adrenaline auto-injector training device
  • AED training device
  • Placebo bronchodilator and spacer device
  • Roller bandages
  • Triangular bandages
  • Workplace First Aid kit
  • Workplace injury, trauma and/or illness record, or other appropriate workplace incident report form for written reports
  • Wound Dressings


On successful completion of both the online and face-to-face learning you will receive the following Statements of Attainment:

  • HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid


Safe Work Australia recommends that recertification in CPR should be undertaken annually. (Safe Work Australia – Safety in the workplace)


Completion of the online theory assessment with Certificate provided.

Specific needs and LLN reasonable adjustment:

Student(s) participating in training may have specific needs. Where these needs are identified before the enrolment process the Skills Force Australia will explore the options available to the student through the training and assessment. These may include but not limited to students with language, literacy and/or numeracy problems, or disabilities.

A certain level of language, literacy, and numeracy requirements are needed to undertake this course. Specifically, students would need the ability to: Prepare a written incident report or provide information to enable preparation of an incident report (e.g. a first aid report); Communicate effectively and assertively in an incident; Use literacy and numeracy skills as required to read, interpret and apply guidelines and protocols.

Students also require an appropriate level of senses (hearing, vision, and smell) to make accurate reports, check for dangers and apply appropriate injury management strategies.

If a person with specific needs meets essential entry requirements, Skills Force Australia will work with the student to make “reasonable adjustments” necessary for that student to perform their coursework.

These reasonable adjustments may include:

  • Changing methods of how assessment is conducted, in order achieve desired competency whilst still adhering to required performance and/or knowledge evidence required such as verbal recorded assessment rather than written.
  • Changing course delivery. For example, providing study notes or research materials in different formats (larger font, different font colour, black and white images etc…);

Please see the following resource for further information regarding assistance with Literacy and Numeracy within Australia:

Further Information:

Please view our student handbook for any further information


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