This unit of competency involves the skills and knowledge required to provide emergency care pending the arrival of appropriately qualified personnel. It includes identifying need for emergency care, ensuring personal safety of carer and casualty, reassuring casualty, assessing casualty and implementing emergency care procedures, working cooperatively with personnel from other organisations, recovering and restoring first aid equipment and completing documentation.

The unit is applicable to all public safety personnel who are required to provide initial lifesaving emergency care at an incident. It is not designed for personnel whose primary response role is one of emergency care, first aid or pre-hospital care.

Pre-requisite Unit


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: Provide emergency care – PUAEME001.