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First Aid HLTAID003


Course Description

HLTAID003 - Provide first aid
This nationally-recognised unit covers the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty, including performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines.

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.

On completion of this unit learners will know how to:

  • Respond to an emergency situation
  • Apply appropriate first aid procedures
  • Communicate details of the incident 
  • Evaluate the incident and your own performance

For the assessment in this unit you will:

  • Answer a series of knowledge questions
  • Undertake four first aid scenarios in front of the assessor:
    • Adult CPR
    • Infant CPR
    • Allergic reaction/anaphylaxis
    • Asthma
  • Demonstrate the ability to provide first aid for:
    • a snake bite
    • a basic wound
    • bleeding control
    • a suspected sprain/strain
    • a fracture
    • a person in shock
  • Complete two incident reports 

Course hours

HLTAID003 Provide first aid is delivered over 7 face-to-face hours.

Pre-course work requirements

Due to the volume of content for "Provide first aid HLTAID001", you will be required to complete online pre-course work. This is an integral and compulsory component of the course. A link to your pre-course work will be emailed to you approximately a week before your practical class.
You will be required to work through the online modules AND theory test in readiness for the course. The online modules work best from a PC or laptop using Chrome if available, rather than an ipad or mobile phone. The theory test will only be accessible if you score at least 90% in each Lesson (learning activity).
You will need to achieve a minimum of 95% in order to receive a completion certificate, which you will need to print and bring to your practical class. You need to allow enough time to work through the lessons and test.



Access to a computer and the internet is required in order to complete an online theory component.


What to bring

Please wear comfortable clothing.


How Do I Enrol?

Scroll down to the bottom of this page, and click on the "Enrol" button beside the course group / date that you will be attending.


This First Aid Course is held at the Eltham Living & Learning Centre, 739 Main Road, Eltham Vic 3095 (Pavilion Room) -We are across from the Zen Den Café and next door to the CFA.
Free parking is available.


IMPORTANT - Unique Student Identifier

As part of your enrolment, you will need a Unique Student Identifier (USI).  

You may already have a USI if you have done any nationally recognised training, which could include training at work, completing a first aid course or RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol) course, getting a white card, or studying at a TAFE or training organisation.

It is important that you try to find out whether you already have a USI before attempting to create a new one. You should not have more than one USI. To check if you already have a USI, use the ‘Forgotten USI’ link on the USI website at

What is a USI?

The USI is a reference number made up of ten numbers and letters that:

  • creates a secure online record of your recognised training and qualifications gained in Australia, from all training providers you undertake recognised training with
  • will give you access to your training records and transcripts
  • can be accessed online, anytime and anywhere
  • is free and easy to create and
  • stays with you for life

Who needs a USI and why?

If you are a new or continuing student undertaking nationally recognised training, you need a USI in order to receive your qualification or statement of attainment. If you don't have a USI you will not receive your qualification or statement of attainment.

Your USI will give you access to an online record of the training you have done since 1 January 2015. You will also be able to produce a comprehensive transcript of your training. This can be used when applying for a job, seeking a credit transfer or demonstrating pre-requisites when undertaking further training.

For more information

Contact the Living & Learning Nillumbik office on 9433 3744, or the VET Admin Officer on 9433 3747.
Or call in at Living & Learning Nillumbik, 739 Main Road Eltham

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