Provide First Aid in an Education and Care Setting


This unit describes 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 emergency. This includes early childhood workers and 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.

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 for you to enrol in this course, however a sound understanding of the English language is a must. For this reason, applicants will be required to complete at the time of enrolment a short assessment to ascertain their language, literacy and numeracy level. Upon enrolment, each individual 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

For mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination requirements, please check relevant WA government website.

Methods of Assessment

  • Practical demonstration of skills in various simulated scenarios
  • Multiple choice assessment questions
  • Incident report writing

Unit Elements

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

Course Details

Cost:  $170* per person

*The course fee is the maximum indicative fee and is subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.


The course duration is 20 hours, which includes 11 hours pre-course learning and 9 hours face-to-face class.


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

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