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This course is a 2 day course and includes theory and practical components.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide an advanced first aid response to a casualty in line with first aid guidelines determined by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and other Australian national peak clinical bodies.


The unit applies to all persons who may be required to provide an advanced first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

On successful completion, participants will be able to:

  • Recognise and assess an emergency situation.
  • Ensure safety for self, bystanders and casualty.
  • Assess the casualty and recognise the need for first aid response.
  • Deploy resources to appropriate locations as required in line with appropriate workplace or site procedures.
  • Seek assistance from emergency service
  • Perform single-rescuer or two-rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in accordance with the ARC guidelines and availability of rescuers.
  • Provide first aid in accordance with established first aid principles.
  • Display respectful behaviour towards casualty.
  • Obtain consent from casualty where possible.
  • Use available resources and equipment to make the casualty as comfortable as possible.
  • Operate first aid and ancillary equipment according to manufacturers’ instructions.
  • Monitor the casualty’s condition and respond in accordance with first aid principles.
  • Identify available resources required and establish communication links with appropriate personnel, emergency services or medical assistance as appropriate.
  • Deploy required resources to appropriate locations in an efficient and effective manner to ensure timely treatment of casualties.
  • Monitor the condition of casualties in accordance with first aid principles and workplace or site procedures.
  • Coordinate evacuation of casualties according to relevant evacuation procedures.
  • Accurately convey incident details to emergency services.
  • Report details of incident in line with appropriate workplace or site procedures.
  • Complete applicable workplace or site documentation, including incident report form.
  • Recognise the possible psychological impacts on self and other rescuers and seek help when required.
  • Arrange support services for personnel involved in the incident in accordance with relevant procedures.
  • Contribute to a review of the first aid response as required.

All learners must be able to read and comprehend English to a level that will enable them to safely perform duties as specified in the competency standard. PreStart Safety & Training recognises that some learners may require more support to meet the requirements of the training course. We will endeavour to meet these needs with regards to; language, literacy and numeracy skills. Learners are encouraged, prior to commencing the course and where applicable, to complete an PreStart Safety & Training LLN analysis, which will assist the Trainer/Assessor to interpret individual skill level and manage this from the onset. Learners must complete and return a pre-course assessment (as supplied by PreStart Safety & Training).

All successful applicants will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment: HLTAID014 – Provide advanced first aid.