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HLTSS00068 Occupational first aid skill set

Nationally Recognised Training

The Occupational First Aid course equips students for emergencies in a high risk work environment and provides the skills necessary to be responsible for a first aid room. 


HLTSS00068 Occupational First Aid Skill Set

This course requires students to have completed HLTAID011 Provide First Aid within the previous 12 months.

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This course covers First Aid for high risk work environments as well as managing first aid rooms.

The course topics include resuscitation including using a soft bag resuscitator, oxygen therapy and application of an AED (including equipment maintenance), managing all aspects of a First Aid room and planning a response to a major incident.

This course is taught by St John trainers with over 100 years of combined experience and backgrounds in Nursing, Education and Leadership. They are ready to share their experience and passion with you that creates confidence to perform first aid should you ever need to.

2.5 days Face to Face

Course Outline

This course covers the following:

  • Management of an unconscious, non-breathing casualty, including single rescuer and two-rescuer CPR
  • Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Administration of oxygen therapy
  • Management of life-threatening bleeding, including the use of tourniquets and haemostatic dressings
  • Clinical assessment
  • Maintenance of resuscitation and oxygen therapy equipment
  • Respond to a multiple casualty incident, including patient triage
  • Identify and coordinate resources required for a first aid response and coordinate a team of people
  • Determine workplace first aid requirements and maintain first aid facilities

Statements of Attainment

On successful completion of this course you will be issued a statement of attainment in:

HLTSS00068 Occupational First Aid Skill Set, which consists of the following units of competency:

  • HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
  • HLTAID014 Provide Advanced First Aid
  • HLTAID015 Provide advanced resuscitation and oxygen therapy
  • HLTAID016 Manage first aid services and resources

St John recommends, as per the First Aid in the Workplace Code of Practice and the Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines, that first aid skills are renewed every 3 years, and resuscitation skills (HLTAID015) are renewed every 12 months.

A successful outcome for this statement of attainment will be determined by a range of different assessment methods including written assessment, observation of simulated and practical activities etc.

You will be required to demonstrate CPR on a manikin on the floor.

Students must have completed HLTAID011 Provide First Aid within the previous 12 months

Training Cancellations / Refund Policy: Refunds will not be issued for cancellations made less than 5 business days prior to the start of your course. If you wish to cancel, you must contact St John 1300 360 455 or emailing at least 5 working days prior to the commencement of the course to be eligible for a refund of the course fees. Full terms and conditions can be found here.

Why train with St John?

WE'VE GOT YOU COVERED - St John are the largest provider of First Aid Training in Victoria. We have First Aid Training available in more locations than any other provider.

FLEXIBILITY - With the flexibility to train onsite at our facilities or at your workplace, we can train you and your business wherever and whenever it suits you – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year!

QUALITY - A training experience you can trust to be delivered to the same high standards by our passionate trainers, wherever and whenever training is completed.

WE GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY - St John is a self-funded not for profit. Our earnings go towards community programs which equip and prepare people to save lives.

The course being practical gives me more confidence in being able to apply the skills when needed.
Sarah Derks

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