HLTAID006 Provide Advanced First Aid



Training and assessment delivered on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909


This course is delivered and assessed on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909 by TalkSmart Training

Course duration

Blended & Blended Refresher- Completion of 2 hour of unsupervised pre-course study and 6 hours of face to face training and assessment.

Face to Face Refresher- Completing 6 hours of face to face training and assessment and workplace practical tasks.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide an advanced first aid response, including management of the incident and other first aiders, until the arrival of medical or other assistance. The unit applies to workers who may be required to provide, coordinate and manage a first aid response across a range of complex situations, including community and workplace settings.
You must be able to demonstrate the following tasks to manage possibilities within your work role. This includes having the knowledge of:

State/Territory regulations, first aid codes of practice and workplace procedures:

  • ARC Guidelines relevant to provision of CPR and first aid
  • Guidelines of Australian national peak clinical bodies
  • Safe work practices to deal with risks and potential hazards including manual handling, hazardous substances, dangerous goods and chemicals
  • Infection control principles and procedures, including use of standard precautions
  • Requirements for currency of skill and knowledge

Legal, workplace and community considerations including:

  • Awareness of potential need for stress-management techniques and available support following an emergency situation
  • Capabilities of emergency management services
  • Consent
  • Duty of care requirements
  • Importance of debriefing
  • Own skills and limitations
  • Legal requirements of administration of medication and the rights of responsibilities of the first aider in the workplace regarding medication
  • Privacy and confidentiality requirements
  • Respectful behaviour towards a casualty

Considerations when providing first aid including:

  • Airway obstruction due to body position
  • Appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
  • Appropriate use of an AED
  • Assessment and interpretation of vital signs, including respirations, temperature and pulse
  • Chain of survival
  • How to conduct a visual and verbal secondary survey assessment of the casualty
  • Priorities of management in first aid when dealing with life-threatening conditions
  • Procedures for dealing with casualties who are aged or infirmed
  • Procedures for dealing with major or minor accidents in the workplace
  • Procedures when providing first aid to children
  • Standard precautions

Principles and procedures for first aid management of the following scenarios, including complications:

  • Abdominal injuries
  • Allergic reaction
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Basic care of a wound
  • Bleeding control
  • Burns, including thermal, chemical, friction and electrical
  • Cardiac conditions, including chest pain
  • Choking and airway obstruction
  • Crush injuries
  • Diabetes
  • Drowning
  • Emergency childbirth
  • Envenomation
  • Environmental impact including hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydration and heat stroke
  • Eye and ear injuries
  • Febrile convulsions
  • Head, neck and spinal injuries
  • Levels of consciousness
  • Needles stick injuries
  • Poisoning and toxic substances
  • Respiratory distress, including asthma
  • Seizures, including epilepsy
  • Shock
  • Skin injuries
  • Soft tissue musculoskeletal, including injuries sprains, strains, dislocations and fractures
  • Stroke
  • Substance misuse, including common drugs and alcohol, including illicit drugs

Basic anatomy and physiology relating to:

  • How to recognise a person is not breathing normally
  • Chest, skeleton, joints and muscles
  • Response/level of consciousness
  • Upper airway and effect of positional change
  • Considerations in provision of first aid for specified conditions

Course Delivery: This course will be delivered in the workplace or at your venue

Work Placement Arrangements: No work placement will be required as part of this course.

Learners Rights, Responsibilities and Support, including Complaints: Please note that enrolment to this course is made with Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909. Please refer to the student handbook located on the RTO website www.allenstraining.com.au for all details relating to rights and responsibilities including complaints and appeals.

Course Fees and Payments: Cost: $250 per person

• Please refer to our booking calendar for individual course fees.

Refund and fee protection policy – Please refer to the student handbook.

Payment Terms – Payment for individual participants is upfront, group booking payment terms are based on agreement between the client and service provider

Assessment Requirements: Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks. These are detailed in the sections following.

Entry Requirements: Participants must have the physical capacity to perform 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR on the floor.

What happens at the course?

Assessment Activities

Assessments conducted during face-to-face training session(s) include:

The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role.
There must be demonstrated evidence that the candidate has completed the following tasks at least once in line with state/territory regulations, first aid codes of practice, Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines and workplace procedures:
 located and interpreted workplace policies and procedures
 conducted a hazard assessment and identified strategies to minimise risk
 demonstrated safe manual handling techniques
 conducted a basic triage for a multiple casualty incident
 assessed airway, breathing and responsiveness of casualty/casualties
 performed eight minutes of uninterrupted CPR on both an infant resuscitation manikin and an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor, demonstrating the following techniques on each:
 checking for response and normal breathing
 recognising abnormal breathing
 opening and clearing the airway
 using correct hand location, compression depth rate in line with the ARC recommended ratio of compressions and ventilations
 acting in the event of regurgitation or vomiting

Theory assessment – A written assessment consisting of multiple-choice and short answer questions. The student must complete all assessment questions.

Read more about “Student Pre-enrolment Information”

Award Issued:

The following unit(s) will be awarded to successful participants in this course. The certificate will be issued by Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909.

  • HLTAID006 Provide advanced first aid

  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid

  • HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support

  • HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

  • To view full unit details please visit www.training.gov.au

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