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Occupational First Aid




Three (3) Days

course overview

This course provides participants with the skill set to provide emergency first aid response in the event of an emergency. 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:
• Evaluation of first aid provisions
• Selection, use and maintenance of first aid equipment and resources
• 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
• Providing oxygen therapy including selecting and preparing correct oxygen equipment, checking area for ventilation and sources of ignition, and administering oxygen safely at correct flow rate
• Accurately conveying information to emergency services and site personnel
• Psychological impacts of first aid incidents


Participants must:
• Students must perform uninterrupted CPR for at least 2 minutes on an infant manikin and adult manikin on the floor and use of an AED and apply appropriate first aid 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 2-4 hours.
Classroom Session
Three (3) days and consists of classroom-based theory learning with practical based activities.






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


On successful completion participants will receive a statement of attainment for:
• HLTSS00027 Occupational First Aid Skill Set
o HLTAID014 Provide advanced first aid
o HLTAID015 Provide advanced resuscitation and oxygen therapy
o HLTAID016 Manage first aid services and resources

skills maintenance

To ensure your skills and knowledge are maintained it is critical you undertake regular skills maintenance training. The Australian Resuscitation Council Guidelines recommend retraining in CPR at least annually.

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