Application and Relevance

This course applies to educators and support staff working in education or children’s services who are required to respond in the event of a first aid emergency. It incorporates the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants, children and adults.


8 hours face-to-face classroom training and assessment with 4.5 hours online/workbook pre-work

Course Content

This course provides the skills and knowledge required to provide first aid response, life support, management of casualty(s), the incident and other first aiders until the arrival of medical or other assistance. Topics include:

+ Differences between adults and children for provision of first aid

+ Normal clinical values for children

+ Childhood illnesses

+ Airway management, including infant airway

+ CPR for adults, children and infants

+ Automated External Defibrillation

+ Anaphylaxis emergency response

+ Asthma emergency response

+ Medical conditions including diabetes and epilepsy

+ Infection control and First Aid for minor wounds

+ Risk management for asthma and anaphylaxis+ Bleeding, fractures, burns and other trauma

+ Hyperthermia and hypothermia+ Soft tissue injuries

+ Venomous bites and stings

+ Head, neck and spinal injuries

+ Communicating details of an incident

+ Reporting requirements in education and children’s services

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisite units. Participants will need the ability to meet the physical demands of providing first aid. Participants will also need oral communication skills to make an accurate verbal report to emergency services and writing skills to complete incident reports and other first aid management documentation. Prior to the start of face-to-face training, there may be a short knowledge quiz to check language, literacy and numeracy skills, as required.

Assessment Methods

Progressive assessment throughout the course, including demonstration of practical skills and written and oral questions relating to underpinning knowledge. Note that the provision of CPR must be demonstrated on the floor.

 Award Issued

A nationally-recognised Statement of Attainment will be issued to all successful participants.

 Further Info

Please refer to the Student Handbook for additional information. The Student handbook can be found by clicking on this link

All Students will be enrolled with LivCor, RTO 3586 which will be responsible for the quality of training and assessment provided and for the issuing of Statements of Attainment for the units of competency on its scope.

This accredited training and assessment will be conducted under LivCor responsibility and direction by Essential Minutes Training 

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