HLTAID012 - Provide First Aid in an Education and Care Setting

This course covers the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants and children in line with first aid guidelines determined by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and other Australian national peak clinical bodies.

This unit applies to a range of workers within an education and care setting who are required to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthma and anaphylactic emergencies. This includes early childhood workers and educators who work with school age children in outside school hours care and vacation programs.

This course meets ACECQA’s qualification requirements for First Aid, Asthma and Anaphylaxis.

Delivery Modes: 
The Provide First Aid course is completed via a Blended Delivery format, which allows candidates to work through self-paced theory content, before being practically assessed.

Candidates will work through theory content via online modules, prior to attending a Face to Face assessment date, to complete practical assessments and demonstrate competence in the required areas.

Candidates will receive access to their online pre-course materials upon booking into a course. This content must be completed in full before prior to their assessment date.
The amount of training is approximately 8.5 hours, comprising of:
  • Pre-course learning: Self-paced online modules (Approximately 4 hours)
  • On-course: 4.5 hours face to face learning and assessment

Candidates who successfully complete all components of the course will receive a Statement of Attainment with the unit of competency:
HLTAID012 - Provide First Aid in an Education and Care Setting
HLTAID011 - Provide First Aid
HLTAID010 - Provide Basic Emergency Life Support
HLTAID009 - Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
The Australian Resuscitation Council recommends that refresher training in CPR should be carried out every 12 months and First Aid qualifications renewed every three years.
In preparation for your Provide First Aid in an Education and Care Setting Course:
  • Complete your Online Learning (Online Learning will approximately take 4 hours)
  • Click here to view your on-course practical assessments.


Participants wishing to complete this training are to be 14 years of age or turning 14 in the calendar within which the course is to be held to participate in this course.

This course requires practical application of Resuscitation skills that will require kneeling on the floor. Candidates need to successfully complete the practical components under the award conditions in order to achieve a Statement of Attainment.

To enrol in this course Candidates must possess a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Click here to visit the USI site and register this with your Royal Life Saving Office.

You have read and accept the terms and conditions outlined in the RLSSA Code of Practice and Privacy Notice.

Please Note: This Course consists of one or more Units of Competency and has performance measures which must be achieved.

If these measures are not met you will be deemed ‘Not Yet Competent’ (NYC), which means at the time of assessment you were not able to achieve the required outcomes of the Unit of Competency.

You will be asked to complete an NYC form which highlights the assessments you were deemed not yet competent in, the reason why and the chosen reassessment pathway. For further information please speak to the trainer delivering your course.

Candidates are required to complete and bring their Pre-Course Learning records to the course.
Candidates will receive access to their online pre-course materials upon booking. 
Failure to complete the Pre-Course Learning may result in a forfeit of participation on the chosen course date. Trainers reserve the right to refuse participation if the Pre-Course Learning have not been completed satisfactorily prior to the course.


Learning Outcomes:

Upcoming Workshops

NameDateTimeLocationAvailable SpacesCost
HLTAID012 - Provide First Aid in an Education and Care Setting 15 December 2023 09:00 am - 02:00 pm Royal Life Saving ACT 12 $140.00