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Course Name

HLTAID004 Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting

Course Code

HLTAID004 Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting
HLTAID003 Provide First Aid (included)
HTLAID002 Provide Basic Emergency Life Support (included)
HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (included)

Course Delivery

Face-to-Face (No Online Assessment)

Course Structure

Knowledge Assessment: In class
Practical Assessment: In class

Course Duration

6.5 hours in class

Course Certificate

Issued Same Day (Conditions Apply)

Course Cost

$139 (may vary)

Is the course nationally accredited?


Previously Known as

New Course for Child Care Workers
Asthma first aid
First aid course

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HLTAID004 Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting

HLTAID004 is still industry recognised but has now been superseded by HLTAID004 Provide First Aid in an Education and Care Setting

First Aid Pro Adelaide provide nationally accredited, high quality, first aid training programs tailored to the childcare and education sector at locations across Adelaide. Our Childcare First Aid program builds on the benchmark HLTAID003 Provide First Aid course and includes in-depth training on asthma and anaphylaxis management as they are essential first aid skills needed in an education and childcare setting.

Ideal for childcare, Kindergarten, OHSC and daycare staff, our Childcare First Aid course is approved by ACECQA as appropriate training in First Aid, asthma and anaphylaxis and students will gain the following certifications:

Covid-19 Precautions

At First Aid Pro your health and safety is our priority. Infection control measures and COVID-19 practices are applied across all of our training facilities. Please remember if you are unwell or experiencing any symptoms we ask that you contact us to reschedule your training. For further information please email

Childcare First aid course duration

Childcare First Aid is a thorough 6.5-hour course with plenty of practical demonstrations and hands-on experience. To successfully complete the course all candidates are required to complete theory and practical tasks. 

No Online Assessment

Both the knowledge and practical components of the course are assessed in class so there is no need to submit any work online or out of class.       

First Aid Certificate

As part of our dedication to providing high-quality first aid training, we make every effort to issue candidates with their course certification on the day of the training.  However, in order to do this, you need to provide your USI (Unique Student Identifier) number to us for verification at least 24 hours before the course commences.  All certificates are issued digitally through your student portal. 

USI Requirements

A USI (unique student identifier)  is now a mandatory requirement for any student wishing to undertake vocational training. A USI number is unique to you and provided by the government to keep a secure online record of your VET certifications. You can look up your number or register for a USI number quickly and easily by clicking on the following link:

Australian College of Nursing (ACN)

First Aid Pro Adelaide’s HLTAID004 Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting qualifies for 6.5 hours of continued professional development (CPD) and is fully endorsed by the ACN (Australian College of Nursing).

Childcare First Aid course locations across Adelaide

For ease and convenience, our Childcare First Aid course is offered at multiple locations across Adelaide including:

Adelaide CBD – Level 3/ 50 King William Street, Adelaide 5000
Salisbury – 6/89 John Street, Salisbury, SA 5108
Morphett Vale – 12/230 Main South Road Morphett Vale 5162
Marion – Marion Hotel Function Room, 849 Marion Road, Mitchell Park 5043
Mount Barker – Mount Barker Town Hall, Corner of Gawler and Stephen Street Mount Barker
Mawson Lakes – Mawson Lakes Hotel 10 Main Street Mawson Lakes, SA 5095
Port Adelaide – The Port Club, 9 Queen Street, Alberton SA 5014
Tonsley – 1284 South Rd, Clovelly Park, Adelaide SA 5042
Murray Bridge – 212 Adelaide Road, Murray Bridge SA 5253

Performance Evidence

The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role.

There must be evidence that the candidate has completed the following tasks in line with state/territory regulations, first aid codes of practice, Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines and workplace procedures:


  • Followed DRSABCD in line with ARC guidelines, including:
  • performed at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (5 cycles of both compressions and ventilations) on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor
  • Performed at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles both compressions and ventilations) on a child resuscitation manikin placed on the floor
  • performed at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles both compressions and ventilations) on an infant resuscitation manikin placed on a firm surface
  • responded appropriately in the event of regurgitation or vomiting
  • managed the unconscious breathing casualty
  • followed single rescue procedure, including the demonstration of a rotation of operators with minimal interruptions to compressions
  • followed the prompts of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Responded to at least three simulated first aid scenarios contextualised to the candidate’s workplace/community setting, and involving infants and children of varying ages including:
  • conducted a visual and verbal assessment of the casualty
  • demonstrated safe manual handling techniques
  • post-incident debrief and evaluation
  • provided an accurate verbal and written report of the incident
  • conducted a hazard assessment and identified strategies to minimise risk
  • Applied first aid procedures for the following:
  • allergic reaction
  • anaphylaxis
  • bleeding control
  • choking and airway obstruction
  • envenomation, using pressure immobilisation
  • fractures, sprains and strains, using arm slings, roller bandages or other appropriate immobilisation principles techniques
  • head injuries
  • poisoning
  • respiratory distress, including asthma
  • seizures & convulsions, including febrile convulsions and epilepsy
  • shock
  • Located and interpreted workplace policies and procedures

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the work role. This includes knowledge of:

  • State/Territory regulations, first aid codes of practice and workplace procedures including:
  • ARC Guidelines for provision of CPR and first aid to infants, children and adults
  • guidelines from Australian national peak clinical bodies
  • safe work practices to minimise risks and potential hazards
  • first aid requirements for services under the Education and Care Services National Law
  • infection control principles and procedures, including use of standard precautions
  • requirements for currency of skill and knowledge
  • legal, workplace and community considerations, including:
  • awareness of potential need for stress-management techniques and available support following an emergency situation, including the psychological impact on children
  • duty of care requirements
  • respectful behaviour towards a casualty
  • own skills and limitations
  • consent, including situations in which parental/caregiver consent is required
  • privacy and confidentiality requirements
  • importance of debriefing
  • considerations when providing first aid including:
  • airway obstruction due to body position
  • appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
  • appropriate use of an AED, including placement of pads for adults and children aged older than 8 years
  • specific considerations when using an AED on children aged between 1 and 8 years, including identification of AED with paediatric capability, paediatric voltage and use of paediatric pads
  • chain of survival
  • standard precautions
  • how to conduct a visual and verbal assessment of the casualty
  • principles and procedures for application of first aid management of the following scenarios:
  • abdominal injuries
  • allergic reaction
  • anaphylaxis, including signs, symptoms and triggers and using different types of adrenaline auto injectors
  • asthma, including signs, symptoms and triggers and using different types of bronchodilators
  • basic care of a wound
  • bleeding control
  • burns
  • cardiac conditions, including chest pain
  • choking and airway obstruction
  • crush injuries
  • diabetes
  • dislocations
  • drowning
  • envenomation
  • environmental impact, including hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydration and heat stroke
  • eye and ear injuries
  • febrile convulsions
  • fractures
  • head, neck and spinal injuries
  • minor skin injuries
  • needle stick injuries
  • poisoning and toxic substances
  • respiratory distress
  • seizures, including epilepsy
  • shock
  • soft tissue injuries, including sprains and strains
  • stroke
  • unconsciousness
  • basic anatomy and physiology relating to:
  • how to recognise a person is not breathing normally
  • chest
  • infant respiratory systems and implications for provision of CPR
  • basic anatomical differences between adults and children, and the implications for provision of first aid
  • normal clinical values for children
  • response/consciousness
  • upper airway and effect of positional change

First Aid Certificate - Nationally Accredited

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After successfully completing your training with FirstAidPro you will receive a fully Accredited Recognised Statement of Attainment for your first aid course.