CTAS Education

First Aid Training

HLTAID012 Provide first aid in an education and care setting

Course Outline

Our ‘Provide first aid in an education and care setting’ course provides skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants, children and adults in line with first aid guidelines determined by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and other Australian national peak clinical bodies. This course is specifically designed for people working in the Education and Care sector. 

This course is relevant 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 emergency. This includes early childhood educators who work with school age children in outside school hours care and vacation programs.

You will gain the knowledge and confidence to perform CPR on an adult, child and infant, with compression and ventilation skills. You will also obtain the knowledge and skills to appropriately respond to casualties that have asthma, anaphylaxis, non-life threatening bleeding, choking, envenomation, fractures, dislocations, sprains, strains, minor wounds, nose bleeds and shock.

For currency within this course, the recommendation is for renewal every 3 years.

This course meets the regulatory requirements as stipulated by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Authority.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal prerequisites required to enrol into this course, learners must have adequate language, literacy and numeracy skills and there are physical requirements during this course, where learners will kneel on the floor to perform and simulate a CPR response on an Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) approved CPR manikin. There will be other physical expectations, where learners will need to demonstrate the skills of effectively rolling another person onto their side into a rescue or lateral position guided by the Trainer. 

If you require support and reasonable adjustment, please call us 9350 9222 prior to enrolment.

Learners must have a valid Unique Student Identifier (USI) to study any qualification or short course in Australia. To create a USI please visit www.usi.gov.au

Learning Outcomes

  • Respond to an emergency situation
  • Apply appropriate first aid procedures
  • Communicate details of the incident
  • Review the incident

Methods of Assessment

  • Pre-course knowledge assessment: the learner is required to demonstrate an understanding of the knowledge required for this course. 
  • In-class practical assessments: the learner is required to demonstrate the required skills in various simulated scenarios.
  • Incident report writing: the learner is required to complete a written incident report based on a scenario they have participated in during the practical assessments.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning is available for learners who have existing skills, knowledge, and verified experience and wish to apply for RPL through an assessment only process.

These learners will be required to complete pre-course assessment and attend a face-to-face in-class assessment only course to complete all assessment requirements of the unit of competency.

For more more information about eligibility and assessment, contact firstaid@ctas.wa.edu.au 

Course Information

Cost:  $170* per person

*This course fee is the maximum indicative fee.

Learners may be eligible for state funding if studying in an eligible traineeship. Eligibility applies.

Delivery Method:

Face to face in-class course and online learning


The course duration is 8.5 hours in-class course + approximately 5 hours of pre-course learning and assessment.


Courses are held regularly at the CTAS Education Training Room in Welshpool or in an approved early learning service.

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