Application and Relevance

  This unit contains the knowledge and skills to provide an advanced first aid response in the event of an emergency. It is relevant for personnel who may be required to provide, coordinate and manage a first aid response across a range of complex situations, including community and workplace settings.


 8 hours face-to-face classroom/workplace training and assessment with approx. 6 hours pre-work (Advanced First Aid Skills text + workbook questions)

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:

 + Cardiopulmonary resuscitation techniques

+ Safe use of an defibrillator (AED)

+ Bleeding control, tourniquets and haemostatic dressings

+ Fractures, burns and other trauma

+ Eye and soft tissue injuries

+ Envenomation / Poisoning

+ Hyperthermia and hypothermia

+ Treatment of minor wounds

+ Infection control procedures

+ Secondary survey casualty assessment 

+ Assessment of vital signs

+ Coordinating first aid activities

+ Triage of multiple casualties

+ Evaluation of response to critical incidents

+ Verbal and written reports of the incident

+ Legislative requirements in first aid

+ Review of contingency planning

 Entry Requirements

Prior to enrolment in this advanced unit, participants should have some previous experience in first aid and must have attained HLTAID003 Provide first aid or higher level unit. Participants should also have the ability to meet the considerable physical demands of the practical skills. It is recommended participants have language, literacy and numeracy skills equivalent to level 3 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). Prior to the start of face-to-face training there may be a short knowledge quiz to check language, literacy and numeracy, 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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