$230, discounts avail

Advanced First Aid Course

HLTAID006   | Provide Advanced First Aid

Man practices first aid in a Senior First Aid Course

This is a very interesting and challenging course is suitable for all First Aiders looking to improve their skills and those that must have this qualification for their employment. An example may be a workplace First Responder


Course details

Purpose: Gain further knowledge and first aid skills on an adult or child casualty when help is required. This unit deals with the provision of advanced first aid response, life support, management of casualty(s), the incident and other first aiders, until the arrival of medical or other assistance, and provision of support to other providers.

Course Format: 7 hours face-to-face training
Renewal: 5hrs face to face training - certificate of currency required

Assessment: practical continuous assessments during face-to-face and a short theory exam.

Qualification issued:
Students who successfully complete this nationally recognised training will be awarded the statement of attainment: HLTAID006 Provide Advanced First Aid

Certificate valid for 3 years as per industry standard.

Certification:  three years from the date of issue. Emailed to student

Standards: The course complies with policy advice from the Australian Resuscitation Council

Practical Topics covered

Progressive practical assessments that include:.

  • Demonstrate how to provide an effective casualty assessment and appropriate treatments
  • Demonstrate correct manual handling techniques
  • Demonstrate the application of effective management of infection control guidelines
  • Demonstrate consideration for the casualty and shoe effective communication skills
  • Demonstrate how you can show leadership in a first aid situation
  • Safe Manual handling procedures
  • Examination of a conscious casualty


    Other Topics covered

    Ability to:

    • Manage specific injuries/illnesses and conditions as identified in the Range Statement for this competency unit
    • Conduct an initial casualty assessment
    • Plan an appropriate first aid response in line with established first aid principles, policies and procedures, ARC Guidelines and/or State/Territory regulations, legislation and policies and industry requirements and respond appropriately to contingencies in line with own skills
    • Use a range of first aid equipment as outlined in the Range Statement
    • Demonstrate the application of first aid principles
    • Comply with OHS legislation
    • Provide assistance with self-medication as per subject’s own medication regime and in line with State/Territory legislation, regulations and policies and any available medical/pharmaceutical instructions
    • Administer medication in line with State/Territory regulations, legislation and policies and any available medical/pharmaceutical instructions
    • Demonstrate: - safe manual handling - adequate infection control procedures - consideration of the welfare of the casualty - safe storage and handling procedures for pressurised gases
    • Prepare a written incident report or provide information to enable preparation of an incident report
    • Interpret and use listed documents
    • Communicate effectively and assertively and show leadership in an incident
    • Make prompt and appropriate decisions relating to managing an incident in the workplace
    • Use literacy and numeracy skills as required to read, interpret and apply guidelines and protocols
    • Call an ambulance and/or medical assistance according to relevant circumstances and report casualty’s condition

    Registration details

    Contact Directions Health on (02) 94863120 during business hours for further questions or enrol online


    Private lessons can be arranged. Please phone for details.