HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid – for Domestic Students

Domestic Students

HLTAID003 - Provide First Aid


This course will give you the right skills and knowledge required to provide First Aid Response, life support, management of casualty(s), the incident and other first aiders, in a range of situations, including in the home, workplace or within the community, until the arrival of medical or other assistance.

**** Please note that it is a requirement of this course that practical demonstration of CPR must be performed on the floor****

Duration and Delivery

The course duration is 18 hours including online and classroom sessions *, self-directed study, assessment and assessment assistance. Students undertake a mandatory 1 day practical session after completing online theory component (on Moodle).

*With the current pandemic situation, classroom sessions will be delivered online to enhance safety of students and trainers. Practical sessions are currently on hold until further notice.

Please note: The course duration may vary for individual students based on their current academic and work experience. All students will be assessed on an individual basis for their ability to meet the course requirements within an extended or reduced time frame.


Classroom based and online (Moodle/ Live Webinar) based training.

Learning Mode

The course is delivered in a blended format and includes face to face (classroom)/ online, self-paced (learning materials on Moodle) and face to face (skills training session).


Level 1/169 Plenty Road, Preston, VIC 3072 and Practical Placement location as negotiated.


This unit 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 /regulatory requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training should be obtained from the relevant national/state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authorities.

Topics Covered
  • Responding to an emergency situation
  • Applying appropriate first aid procedures
  • Communicating details of incident
  • Evaluating the incident and own performance

Course content:

  • Basic Life Support (DRSABCD)
  • CPR and AED
  • Shock Management
  • Airway Management – Asthma, Choking, Severe Allergic Reaction, Hyperventilation
  • Cardiac Emergencies
  • Seizures and Convulsions
  • Bleeding and Wound Care
  • Burns and Scalds
  • Extremes of Heat and Cold
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Poisons and Toxic Substances
  • Bites and Stings
  • Abdominal injuries
Who May Attend

This course is beneficial for any person who may:

  • May be engaged in direct client / customer interactions such as health, aged care and disability support.
  • Wish to review/update knowledge and practical experience

There are no pre-requisites for undertaking this short course.

ALACC entry requirements require that applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years’ old
  • Have satisfactorily completed Year 11 or equivalent
  • Participants may be either engaged in the industry or be enrolled in an industry relevant qualification

Please note: Proficiency in English is required to meet Industry standards.

Students will be undertaking Pre-Training Review and LLN test prior to enrolment. The LLN test is not an entry requirement, students are asked to undertake the same so appropriate academic support can be ensured throughout the course of study.


Where relevant, students may enquire for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer. These will be assessed according to the ALACC’s policy & procedures to determine if/how much advanced standing will be granted.

This qualification holds National Recognition. Student will get a statement of attainment on completion of the unit of competency.


Assessments will be conducted to determine the achievement of competency-based learning outcomes. Assessments may include written activities and practical skills observation and assessment (simulated environment).

All participants will be required to complete the theory component and the First Aid quiz on Moodle. Once completed, students must attend a one-day practical assessment session to complete the full qualification.

Work Placements

Not applicable


Participants will be able to enhance own skills to undertake their existing job role/s and seek better opportunities for employment in Aged Care, Disability, Community and Health sector.

Course Units

Please ask us about credit transfers.

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    Course Fees
    ALACC Students
    AUD 100.00
    Fees: AUD 100.00
    Non-ALACC Students
    AUD 115.00
    Fees: AUD 115.00

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