Provide First Aid in an Education and Care Setting


About this course

Students completing this course will gain the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants and children in line with first aid guidelines determined by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and other Australian national peak clinical bodies.

This unit applies to a range of workers within an education and care setting who are required to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthma and anaphylactic emergencies.

This includes early childhood workers and educators who work with school-age children in outside school hours care and vacation programs.

Units of competency

Upon completion of this course, the following unit(s) will be issued by ABC Licence Training Pty LTD – RTO 3399

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What is standard?

The Standard face to face course is a longer duration and focusses on training of skills and knowledge as well as practical assessments.


Thorough training of skills and knowledge is to prepare students for the practical assessments on the day. The standard course is for those students who require practice of skills prior to partaking in the practical assessments.


As First Aid training is refreshed every three years, unless students are regularly completing workplace training, where the practice of hands on first aid skills take place, we recommend completing the standard course.

What is express?

The Express face to face course is a shorter duration and focusses on practical assessments only.


The face-to-face session generally does not include preparation for practical assessments, as students are expected to attend the course with a level of practical experience to undertake the assessments. Students are expected to have completed a first aid course in the past, and regularly complete workplace training, or a role within a first aid capacity, where the practice of hands on first aid skills take place.


As Express courses are strictly for experienced students, should students require further training to help them complete their practical assessments on the day, the trainer/assessor may charge an additional fee or recommend students complete further training including attending a standard course.

Course Details

Course delivery

This course is offered as a face-to-face course. Pre-course learning is required.

Course duration​

For the standard course – Face to Face minimum duration is 6.5 hours.
For the express course – Face to Face minimum duration is 60 minutes*.

*Maximum class size applies


There are no formal prerequisite units required for entry into this course. Learners will require English language, literacy, and numeracy (LLN) skills.

Entry requirements​

Learners undertaking the express course must have previously completed the HLTAID012 – Provide first aid in an education and care setting.

Learners will be required to provide a copy of their expiring Statement of Attainment on the day of their face-to-face course.

Training requirements​

Face to face training consists of theory presentations and range of practical learning activities and scenarios.

Assessment requirements​

Assessment activities will include a knowledge test and practical assessments including CPR and First Aid techniques and completion of documentation. Students will also complete scenarios in a simulated environment.

Course renewal requirements​

The statement of attainment is valid for 3 years*.

*Please note that the CPR component of the training is valid for 12 months and should be updated annually.

Course fees, payments and refunds

Information can be found in the Student Handbook on the ABC Student Resources page.

Student, support, complaints and appeals​

Information can be found in the Student Handbook on the ABC Student Resources page.

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