First Aid Courses


Advanced First Aid

Duration: 3 days (with pre-work) Students complete an e-learning module. Students that have completed HLTAID003 Provide First Aid within the previous 12 months may request an exemption from day one of the course.

4 days (no pre-work) There is no pre-work and students are required to attend all the days of the course except for those who have completed HLTAID003 Provide First Aid may be entitled for exemption.
Course Outline: Management of large incidents, major trauma, emotionally disturbed and drug affected casualties

Covers the management of:
  • Major trauma management
  • Triage
  • Use of spine boards and stretchers
  • Managing emotionally disturbed casualties
  • Pulse, blood pressure and pupil reactions
  • Medications
  • Clinical assessments
  • Pain management
  • Body systems
  • Drug and alcohol affected casualties
  • DRSABCD action plan
  • Infection control
  • Automated external defibrillation (AED)
  • Soft bag resuscitation
  • Administration of oxygen
  • Oxygen delivery systems
  • Oxygen powered resuscitation
  • Oropharyngeal airways
  • Suction equipment
  • Post incident stress management
  • Evaluating provision of First Aid
Statement(s) of attainment:
  • HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid
  • HLTAID006 Provide advanced first aid
Those who hold a HLTAID003 Provide First Aid certificate completed within the last 12 months are entitled for exemption from the 4 day. 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 (HLTAID001/HLTAID007) are renewed every 12 months.
Assessment Information: A successful outcome for this statement of attainment will be determined by a range of different assessment methods including written assessment (questionnaire), observation of simulated and practical activities etc. You will be required to demonstrate CPR on a manikin on the floor.
Pre-requisites: N/A
Locations: Onsite
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