Provide First Aid Course/Senior (HLTAID003)

FIRST AID COURSE COURSE INFORMATION: Apply First Aid Senior (HLTAID003) – The nationally recognised course code is HLTFA311A Apply First Aid (previous course codes are HLTFA301B / HLTFA301C), but it is more commonly known as Level 2 or Senior First Aid. There are no pre-requisites for this course, which means that you don’t need Level 1 first aid or any other course qualification to enrol.

Perform CPR HLTAID001 is also a component of this course and is trained using all 3 sizes of manikins (adult, child, infant) as per 2011 ARC guidelines. Once you enrol, you will receive all booking details and a tax receipt to your designated email address within a few minutes.

COURSE DURATION: The Provide First Aid course is a 5-hour practical and Theoretical class which you are required to book into and pay for before attending.

Items you will receive with this course:

  • CPR Face Shield Keyring
  • Emergency DRS ABCD Action Plan Card
  • Free Access to Online Theory Portal or PDF Manual/Workbook
  • A4 Certificate/Statement of Attainment in HLTAID003 Apply First Aid

Course Information

There are NO pre-requisites or co-requisites for this competency unit.
This unit incorporates the content of units:

  • Perform CPR
  • Provide basic emergency life support

You will gain a working knowledge of:

  • Basic principles and concepts underlying the practice of first aid
  • Procedures for dealing with major and minor injury and illness
  • Priorities of management in first aid when dealing with life threatening conditions
  • Basic occupational health and safety requirements in the provision of first aid
  • Infection control principles and procedures, including use of standard precautions
  • Chain of survival
  • First Aiders’ skills and limitations
  • Understanding of the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), including when to use and when not to use.

First aid management of:

  • abdominal injuries
  • allergic reactions
  • altered or loss of consciousness
  • bleeding
  • burns – thermal, chemical, friction, electrical
  • cardiac arrest
  • casualty with no signs of life
  • chest pain
  • choking/airway obstruction
  • injuries: cold and crush injuries; eye and ear injuries; head, neck and spinal injuries; minor skin injuries; needle stick injuries; soft tissue injuries including sprains, strains, dislocations
  • envenomation – snake, spider, insect and marine bites
  • environmental impact such as hypothermia, hypothermia, dehydration, heat stroke
  • fractures
  • medical conditions, including cardiac conditions, epilepsy, diabetes, asthma and other respiratory conditions
  • near drowning
  • poisoning and toxic substances (including chemical contamination)
  • respiratory distress
  • seizures
  • shock
  • stroke
  • substance misuse – common drugs and alcohol, including illicit drugs

Awareness of stress management techniques and available support

Social/legal issues:

  • duty of care
  • need to be culturally aware
  • importance of debriefing
  • confidentiality
  • own skills and limitations


We recommend that you renew this qualification every three (3) years from the date of issue, however; the Australian Resuscitation Council recommends that you update the CPR component of the course annually.

To learn more about the Learning and Assessment Strategy for this Unit of Competency, you can call our office and request for a copy to be sent to you. According to the WorkSafe Victoria Compliance code for first aid in the workplace, this is the minimum acceptable level of training for first aid officers for workplaces. A similar requirement is made under the New South Wales Clause 20 of the Occupational Health & Safety Regulation 2001.