HLTAID011 – Provide First Aid

Course Structure

HLTAID011 – Provide First Aid is a comprehensive training course designed to equip individuals with the essential skills and knowledge required to effectively respond to a variety of emergency situations. This course is nationally accredited and meets the requirements set by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and other relevant industry standards. Ideal for those working in high-risk environments, community settings, or for anyone looking to gain valuable life-saving skills, this course covers a wide range of first aid scenarios.

  • Emergency Assessment: Master the DRSABCD Action Plan to assess emergencies efficiently and prioritize actions.
  • Life-Saving CPR: Gain proficiency in adult, child, and infant CPR techniques, including chest compressions and rescue breaths.
  • AED Operation: Understand the importance of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and practice safe operation in simulated scenarios.
  • Managing Choking: Learn techniques to dislodge airway obstructions in adults, children, and infants.
  • Expanded First Aid Skills: Develop confidence in managing bleeding, burns, sprains, and other common injuries.
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries: Gain essential knowledge for managing sprains, strains, and other musculoskeletal injuries.
  • Environmental Emergencies: Learn how to respond to emergencies caused by extremes of heat or cold, bites and stings, and anaphylaxis.
  • Effective Communication: Develop clear communication skills to effectively relay information to emergency services.

Reporting and Documentation: Understand legal and ethical considerations and proper procedures for documenting first aid interventions.

By the end of the HLTAID011 course, participants will be able to:


    • Confidently respond to and manage first aid situations
    • Perform CPR and use an AED effectively
    • Provide first aid treatment for a range of medical conditions and injuries

Understand and apply infection control procedures

  • Recognize and manage environmental emergencies

Demonstrate knowledge of legal and ethical responsibilities in first aid provision.

Industries Applicable:

  • Emergency responders
  • Childcare
  • Education
  • Medical professionals
  • Construction

•  Many more

Benefits of Taking this Course:

  • Gain lifesaving skills: Be prepared to take action and potentially save a life in an emergency.
  • Increase confidence: Develop the confidence to handle unexpected situations calmly and effectively.
  • Fulfill workplace requirements: Meet first aid certification requirements for various workplaces.
  • Enhance career prospects: Improve your employability in industries that require first aid certification.
  • Personal safety and well-being: Gain valuable knowledge and skills to ensure the safety of yourself and others.

Course Information

Entry Requirements/ Prerequisites


There are no formal prerequisites for this course. However, participants are recommended to have a reasonable level of physical fitness due to the practical nature of the training.

Assessment Methods

Participants will be assessed through a combination of practical demonstrations, quizzes, and participation in role-play scenarios.

  • Knowledge Assessment: Demonstrate understanding of CPR principles through written or quizzes.
  • Practical Skills Assessment: Be evaluated on your ability to perform CPR techniques on adult, child, and infant manikins.

AED Operation Assessment: Showcase your competency in operating an AED under simulated conditions

Factors to Consider/ General Illness

Physical and Language Requirements:

  • Perform 2 minutes of CPR on adult and baby manikins on the floor.

•  Provide an accurate verbal report to emergency services and workplace supervisors.

Proof Of Identity

Learners are required to bring photo ID, such as a passport or driver’s licence on the day of training.

Who Should Attend?

This course is suitable for anyone looking to gain comprehensive first aid skills, including:

  • Workplace first aid officers
  • Teachers and childcare workers
  • Fitness instructors and sports coaches
  • Community group leaders
  • Parents and caregivers
  • General public interested in first aid training
  • Individuals seeking first aid certification for workplaces or personal development.
  • Those working in high-risk environments or with vulnerable populations.
  • Anyone who wants to be prepared to handle emergencies in any setting, from home to community events.