HLTAID012 Provide an Emergency Response in an education and care setting

Course Information

By completing the course you as an educator or support staff working within an education and care setting will acquire the skills and knowledge required to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthma and anaphylaxis for infants, children and adults.

The course will cover the following elements:

  • Respond to an emergency situation
  • Recognise an emergency situation
  • Identify, assess and manage immediate hazards to health and safety of self and others
  • Assess the casualty and recognise the need for advanced resuscitation response
  • Assess the situation and seek assistance from emergency response services where required
  • Apply appropriate first aid procedures
  • Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation in accordance with ARC guidelines
  • Provide first aid in accordance with established first aid principles
  • Ensure casualty feels safe, secure and supported
  • Obtain consent from casualty, caregiver, registered medical practitioners or medical emergency services where possible
  • Use available resources and equipment to make the casualty as comfortable as possible
  • Operate first aid equipment according to manufacturer’s instructions
  • Monitor the casualty’s condition and respond in accordance with first aid principles
  • Communicate the details of the incident
  • Accurately convey incidents to emergency response services
  • Report details of incident to supervisor
  • Complete relevant workplace documentation, including incident report form
  • Report details of incidents involving babies and children to parents and or caregivers
  • Follow workplace procedures to report serious incidents to the regulatory authority
  • Maintain confidentiality of records and information in line with statutory and/or organisational policies
  • Evaluate the incident and own performance
  • Recognise the possible psychological impacts on self and other rescuers and children
  • Talk with children about their emotions and responses to events
  • Participate in debriefing with supervisor

Course Duration:

This course is delivered over a period of 16 hours face to face classroom based training or in a flexible mode of delivery which consists of pre-course online study and 8 hours of face to face training.

NB Students must complete and submit all on-line learning modules before they are able to attend the practical assessment session.


There are no prerequisite units. Participants should have numeracy and literacy skills equivalent to level 2 of the National Reporting System.


Students can contact our office for a copy of the enrollment form.

Course Fees

You will be required to pay the course fee prior to commencing the course.

  • 2 days face to face course cost $220
  • 1 day face to face and pre-course online study $200

If you are completing the online study option you need to pay the fees 1 week prior to course commencement to enable us to provide you with your log in details.

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