HLTAID003 Provide First Aid


Covers all the necessary skills and knowledge required to provide first aid responses, life support, management of casualty(ies), the incident and other first aiders, until the arrival of medical or other assistance.  Incorporating the content of units HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support.

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$110 per participant

Group pricing available





Duration/delivery method

5.5 hours face-to-face training with some pre-course study.

Or, minimum of 8 hours face-to-face training.


Assessment procedure

Assessment is at the end of the course to show the instructor that you have an appropriate understanding of the procedures necessary to manage a life-threatening situation.

This will consist of a theory assessment and practical demonstrations.



At the successful completion of this course participants will be issued with a statement of attainment valid for 3 years*.

*Please note that the CPR component of the training is only valid for 12 months and should be updated annually.


Topics covered

Explain the legal and social responsibilities of a first aider

Determine first aid facilities and training requirements

Assess an emergency situation

Administer first aid for:

  • minor wounds applying infection control procedures
  • burns and electric shock
  • eye and soft tissue injuries
  • venomous bites and stings and allergic reactions
  • spinal injuries and fracture

Manage a casualty:

  • with external bleeding
  • suffering from shock
  • suffering drowning/near drowning
  • suffering head, chest and abdominal injuries
  • suffering temperature extremes

Maintain the airway, breathing and circulation of an unconscious casualty

Operation of an AED

Determine principles for the assessment and movement of the sick and injured and first aid reporting requirements 


Pre course study options

There are a number of different options for completing the pre course study including E-book, online training, or hard copy workbook. 

The pre course study includes a short assessment that you must take with you to your course. Click here to find out more information.

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