HLTAID003 Provide First Aid

Previously known as both Senior First Aid and then Apply First Aid (HLTFA311A), this 1 day course is now titled HLTAID003 Provide first aid and is suitable for workplace first aid officers or anyone who wishes to gain valuable skills to deal with emergencies and preserve life. This course focuses on practical skills and ensuring the student gains confidence to help others in an emergency.


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This accredited course may be delivered and qualification issued by HealthCorp (RTO 91222) or Allens Training (RTO 90909) 

Healthcorp Co-Provider

* Training and Assessment delivered on behalf of HealthCorp - RTO 91222 - for Company courses

Allens Co-provider

** Training and Assessment delivered on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd - RTO 90909 - for Public courses

HLTAID003 Provide First Aid Public Course Dates

03/06/2020 09:00 - 16:00 Wollongong $160.00 per person Register
01/07/2020 09:00 - 16:30 Wollongong $160.00 per person Register
05/08/2020 09:00 - 16:30 Wollongong $160.00 per person Register
09/09/2020 09:00 - 16:30 Wollongong $160.00 per person Register

HLTAID003 Provide first aid 

Course Details

Participants will be required to demonstrate the following tasks at least once in line with state/territory regulations, first aid codes of practice, ARC guidelines and workplace procedures.

Participants will be required to perform at least four minutes of uninterrupted CPR on both an infant and adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor, demonstrating the following techniques on each:

  • checking for response and normal breathing
  • recognising abnormal breathing
  • opening and clearing the airway
  • using correct hand location, compression depth rate in line with the ARC recommended ratio of compressions and ventilations
  • acting in the event of regurgitation or vomiting
  • following single rescuer procedure, including the demonstration of a rotation of operators with minimal interruptions to compressions
  • following prompts of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
Participants must also be able to conduct a secondary assessment looking for other injuries/illnesses that may be evident.

Participants must demonstrate they can follow workplace procedures for reporting details of the incident, including:
  • providing an accurate verbal report of the incident
  • completing an incident, injury, trauma and illness record
  • responding to at several simulated first aid scenarios contextualised to the participant's workplace/community setting.

Topics also covered include:

Legal, workplace and community considerations, such as:

  • stress-management techniques and available support following an emergency situation, including the psychological impact
  • duty of care requirements
  • respectful behaviour towards a casualty
  • own skills and limitations
  • consent requirements
  • privacy and confidentiality requirements
  • importance of debriefing

Considerations when providing first aid including:

  • airway obstruction due to body position
  • appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
  • appropriate use of an AED, including placement of pads
  • chain of survival
  • standard precautions and infection control principles


Course fee includes course materials, refreshments and lunch. Free off street parking is available.


The practical face to face day focuses on learning and practicing first aid skills such as CPR, administration of auto injectors such as EpiPens and AnaPens, choking treatments, use of defibrillator and bandaging.

The variety of assessment tasks undertaken range from multiple choice & short answer questions, performance tasks & simulated workplace scenarios.


Participants will be required to complete pre-course work online for this course.  You will receive an email "invitation" following your registration which will provide you with details on how to enrol through our partner site. 

For the eBook version

After your enrolment you will be required to complete your pre-course work prior to attending the course. To complete this you will need to log in to your student portal by visiting: https://partner100040.trainingdesk.com.au and enter your email address and password. If you have not previously set a password this can be done by clicking the "forgot password" button and entering your email address. You will also find information relating to your upcoming booking in your student portal.



  • Participants MUST provide a USI number to the trainer on the day of training. Failure to provide this will mean that certification on completion of the course cannot be issued.
  • Current Driver's Licence or Photo ID required for all participants as Evidence of Identity.
  • If you are re-certifying, you must bring evidence of your previous Certification such as your wallet size card or original certificate. This must be presented to your trainer on the day. For re-certification, your qualification cannot be expired. Proof of currency is always required to be submitted (allowance for 'just expired' may be made depending on the trainer).

Award and Recognition

Successful participants will be awarded the following National Units of Competency:

  • HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid
Participants will be issued with an electronic certificate. 

If participants wish to have an issue of paper certificates and/or wallet cards this may be at an additional cost and also attracts a postage and handling fee. 


From 1st January 2015, when enrolling in a Nationally Recognised training course you will need to obtain and provide your Unique Student Identifier (USI) Number. Certificates cannot be issued until the USI number has been provided.

Further information

A refresher course is recommended every three years for re-certification. The Australian Resuscitation Council recommends that CPR is renewed every 12 months. Furthermore industry or employer requirements may stipulate re-certification time frames.

Can I get sued if I try to help someone and something goes wrong?
First aid is about sustaining life and minimising further injury until emergency help arrives. Doing something is better than doing nothing. Having the knowledge and skills to assist in an emergency may make a significant difference to the outcome. As long as you make a reasonable attempt to help a person, the NSW Civil Liability Act 2002 (sometimes known as the Good Samaritan Act) states that individuals will not incur personal civil liability.

For more information please view NSW Civil Liability Act 2002

Student Written Agreement  https://www.allenstraining.com.au/students/student-information.aspx