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Advanced First Aid




Two (2) Days*

course overview

This course provides participants with the skills and knowledge required to provide an advanced first aid response to a casualty in line with first aid guidelines determined by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and other Australian national peak clinical bodies.

This course applies to workers who may be required to provide, coordinate and manage a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

learning outcomes

The course covers the following topics:
• Recognise and respond to an emergency situation
• Perform advanced CPR, including following the prompts of an AED
• Signs, symptoms and management of:
o abdominal injuries
o allergic reaction & anaphylaxis
o asthma
o non-life-threatening bleeding and life-threatening bleeding including use of tourniquets and haemostatic dressings
o burns
o cardiac conditions, including chest pain
o childbirth
o choking
o crush injuries
o diabetes
o drowning
o ear injuries and bleeding from the ear
o envenomation - all current treatments
o eye injuries
o fractures, dislocations, strains and sprains
o head, neck and spinal injuries
o hypothermia & hyperthermia
o minor wounds
o nose-bleed
o poisoning
o seizures
o shock
o sharps injuries
o stroke
• Coordinate first aid activities until the arrival of medical assistance
• Communicate details of the incident
• Psychological impacts of first aid incidents


Participants must:
• Perform uninterrupted CPR for at least 2 minutes on an infant manikin and adult manikin on the floor and use of an AED in line with procedures.
• Provide photo I.D on entry
• Unless exempt, provide a verifiable USI number
• Be physically fit and healthy with capacity to perform manual tasks
• Be able to read, write, communicate orally, and understand and interpret complex information and situations
• Interact with others and work under pressure
• Dress appropriately i.e., long sleeve, long pants or overalls, safety boots/closed in shoes, safety glasses

Please ensure you read our Student Handbook for further information on our policies, procedures, terms, and program conditions.

If you are unsure if you require learning support, SDS can provide access to a LLN assessment that identifies if any learning support is needed. Please ensure you inform the training team on registration, if you fail to inform the training team at registration, learning support may not be available on the day of training.

delivery method

Self-Paced Online Learning
Participants will be required to undertake pre course learning and successfully complete an online multiple-choice assessment. This must be completed prior to attending the classroom session. The estimated time to complete the online component is approximately 8 hours.
Classroom Session
Two (2) days and consists of classroom-based theory learning with practical based activities.




$375.00 (No GST applicable)


Assessment includes written and/or multiple-choice knowledge assessment and practical based skills assessments.


On successful completion participants will receive a nationally recognised statement of attainment for:
• HLTAID014 Provide advanced first aid
• HLTAID011 Provide first aid (Complimentary unit inclusion)
• HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (Complimentary unit inclusion)
• RIIERR205D Apply initial response first aid (Complimentary unit inclusion)

skills maintenance

To ensure your skills and knowledge are maintained it is critical you undertake regular skills maintenance training. Where there is no licence or legislated expiry the industry standard for skills maintenance is every two (2) years.

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