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Course Name
HLTAID012 – Provide First Aid in an education and care setting

Course Code Included

  • HLTAID012 – Provide First Aid in an Education and Care Setting (new code)
  • HLTAID011 – Provide First Aid (included)
  • HLTAID010 – Provide Basic Emergency Life Support (included)
  • HLTAID009 – Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (included)

Course Duration
6.5  Hours
– NO ONLINE + Face to Face Training & Assessment

2 Hours – Online Training + Face to Face Assessment

Course Cost
From $119 (may vary)

Course Certificate
Issued Same Day (T&C)

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Childcare First Aid

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HLTAID012 Provide Childcare First Aid

HLTAID012 Childcare First aid course Brisbane

Brisbane First Aid offers nationally recognised first aid training programs designed for the childcare and education sector at locations across Brisbane. Our Childcare First Aid program is the new benchmark. HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting course supersedes HLTAID004. This course includes in-depth training on asthma and anaphylaxis management. You will discover essential first aid skills needed in education and childcare settings.

This program is ideal for people working in childcare, kindergarten, OHSC, and daycares. ACECQA approves our Childcare First Aid course as appropriate training in First Aid, asthma and anaphylaxis, and students will gain the following certifications:

  • HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • HLTAID010 Provide basic emergency life support
  • HLTAID011 Provide first aid
  • HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting

Why Choose Our HLTAID012 First Aid Course?

Many Chilldcare First Aid Course Locations in Brisbane

HLTAID004 Provide First Aid is now HLTAID012

New Industry Standard

HLTAID012 Provide Childcare First Aid is the new industry standard for first aid training. It’s made up of these refreshed units of competency:

First Aid Training Content Covered

This course will teach you the essential first aid skills and knowledge you need in an education and care setting. You will gain the knowledge and practical skills necessary to deal with everything from minor bites and stings to administering an EpiPen when a person suffers anaphylaxis and being able to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). As someone who works in or aspires to work in schools and childcare centres, you will have the capacity to respond to life-threatening emergencies such as choking and asthma attacks. You will learn the Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines and be able to confidently help adults, children, and infants in a range of first aid situations.

Practical Assessment

Brisbane First Aid Courses Face-to-Face (NO online) course delivery option provides the most comprehensive First Aid training in Brisbane.

Unlike other First Aid training providers and delivery methods, all training and assessment for Brisbane First Aid Courses HLTAID011 Provide First Aid course are completed in a single day, in class and under the supervision and guidance of a qualified First Aid Trainer.

With more time spent in class, learners benefit from the added support that can only come from a face-to-face course, enabling them to ask their Trainer questions and have them clarify, repeat, contextualise and demonstrate in real-time all the knowledge and practical skills required to provide first aid assistance in almost any situation.

First Aid Certificate Issue – Same Day

Successful completion of all the knowledge, performance evidence and criteria of Brisbane Childcare First Aid HLTAID012 Provide First Aid course to a satisfactory level will result in the awarding of the following nationally recognised units of competency:

  • HLTAID009 – Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • HLTAID010 – Provide Basic Emergency Life Support
  • HLTAID011 – Provide First Aid
  • HLTAID012 – Provide Childcare First Aid

The Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines recommend HLTAID012 Provide First Aid be updated every 3 years and HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) be updated every 12 months to remain valid.

As part of our dedication to providing high-quality first aid training, we make every effort to issue candidates with their course certificate on the day of training after successfully completing the course. However, to do this, you need to provide your USI (Unique Student Identifier) number to us for verification at least 24 hours before the course commences. All certificates are issued digitally via email, but if required, paper copies are available to order at the cost of $12.00 each.

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Course cost

  • $119 (may vary due to Daily Deals)
  • Price match guarantee on any similar course

Course times

  • 9:00am – 4:00pm 

Course start and end times may vary by location and date. Students should ensure they arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.

Provide Childcare First Aid Course Venues in Brisbane

Brisbane First Aid Learning  HLTAID012 Provide Childcare First Aid courses run 7 days a week, 50 weeks a year, right across the Brisbane CBD and surrounding suburbs. Suburbs serviced include:

What are the childcare first aid entry requirements?

No formal academic requirements are needed to undertake HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting. The minimum age for first aid courses is 14. Still, anyone under 18 years old must provide signed consent from their parent or guardian to enrol.

Numeracy and Literacy

Brisbane First Aid’s assessment will determine whether you have the language, literacy and numeracy requirements needed to undertake this course. You must be able to:

  • Fill in an incident report
  • Communicate effectively and assertively
  • Read and follow Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines

Students who fail the LLN assessment may still be enrolled in a course if endorsed by the trainer/assessor and additional support strategies are in place.

Physical requirements

You’ll need to be able to kneel on the floor and perform CPR uninterrupted for at least 2 minutes.

USI requirements

A USI (unique student identifier) number is a mandatory requirement for any student wishing to undertake vocational training. A USI number is unique to you and provided by the government to keep a secure online record of your VET certifications. You can look up your number or register for a USI number quickly and easily by clicking on the following link:

HLTAID012 Provide Childcare First Aid includes CPR Knowledge evidence

After this course, learners will have a clear understanding of the following guidelines and procedures:

  • ARC Guidelines relevant to the provision of first aid
  • First aid guidelines from Australian national peak clinical bodies
  • Potential incident hazards and risk minimisation processes when providing first aid
  • Infection control procedures, including use of standard precautions and resuscitation barrier devices
  • Requirements for the currency of skill and knowledge
  • First aid codes of practice
  • Appropriate workplace or site procedures relevant to the provision of first aid
  • Contents of first aid kits


Legal, workplace and community considerations, including:

  • Duty of care requirements whilst performing first aid and CPR
  • Own skills and limitations During A first aid and CPR emergency
  • Consent and how it relates to the conscious and unconscious casualty and when to administer CPR
  • Privacy and confidentiality requirements in relation to a first aid emergency
  • Awareness of the potential need for stress management techniques and available support for rescuers after dealing with a first aid emergency


Considerations when providing CPR, including:

  • Upper airway and effect of positional change during CPR
  • Appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
  • Appropriate use of an AED- Defibrillator
  • Safety and maintenance procedures for an AED (Defibrillator)
  • Chain of survival management during CPR and first aid
  • How to access emergency services during a first aid emergence


Techniques for providing CPR to adults, children and infants, including:

  • Applying DRSABCD protocol
  • How to recognise that a casualty is unconscious and not breathing normally
  • Rate, ratio and depth of compressions and ventilations during CPR
  • Correct hand positioning for compressions during cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Basic anatomy, physiology and the differences between adults, children and infants relating to CPR


Signs, symptoms and management of the following conditions and injuries:

  • Allergic reaction, how to provide First aid management
  • Anaphylaxis management using an EpiPen during first aid
  • Asthma management how to use Ventolin during first aid management
  • Non-life-threatening and life-threatening bleeding
  • Burn management and how to provide first aid
  • Cardiac conditions, including chest pain and chest pain, causes
  • Choking, baby choking and choking first aid
  • Diabetes, type 2 diabetes, diabetes symptoms and how to call diabetes Australia for post-incident advice
  • The drowning, drowning and secondary drowning and how to perform CPR and use an AED
  • Envenomation and envenomation first aid
  • Eye injuries signs and symptoms
  • Fractures, types of fractures
  • Dislocations, shoulder dislocations
  • Strains vs sprains
  • Injuries to the head, neck and spinal injuries
  • Hypothermia and what is hypothermia
  • Hyperthermia and hyperthermia definition and First Aid management
  • Minor wounds and wound first aid
  • Nose-bleed, toddler nose bleed and nose bleed first aid
  • Poisoning, covering food poisoning and food poisoning symptoms
  • Seizures, types of seizures and first aid management
  • First aid for shock
  • Needlestick injury first aid
  • Stroke, stroke signs and stroke symptoms and first aid management

Performance evidence

At the conclusion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Manage, in line with ARC guidelines, the unconscious, breathing casualty, including appropriate positioning to reduce the risk of airway compromise
  • Manage, in line with ARC guidelines, the unconscious, non-breathing adult, including:
  • Performing at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (5 cycles of both compressions and ventilations) on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor
  • Following the prompts of an automated external defibrillator (AED) to deliver at least one shock
  • Demonstrating a rotation of single-rescuer operators with minimal interruptions to compressions during CPR first aid and CPR training
  • Responding appropriately in the event of regurgitation or vomiting
  • Manage, in line with ARC guidelines, the unconscious, non-breathing infant, including:
  • Performing at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles both compressions and ventilations) on an infant resuscitation manikin placed on a firm surface

Manage casualties, using a First Aid Kit to assist the following conditions:

  • Anaphylaxis first aid
  • Asthma first aid in line with asthma foundation guidelines
  • Non-life-threatening bleeding first aid
  • Choking and CPR training
  • Envenomation, using pressure immobilisation for snakebite management
  • Fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains, using appropriate immobilisation techniques
  • Minor wound cleaning and dressing
  • Nosebleed and infection control first aid
  • Shock, unconscious and CPR using an AED

First aider will conduct a Secondary Survey

  • Identify casualty illness or injury through history, signs and symptoms
  • Use personal protective equipment (PPE) as required
  • Provide appropriate first aid treatment
  • Convey incident details to emergency services or advising casualty on any required post incident action
  • Provide an accurate verbal and written report of the incident
  • Review the incident.

DRSABCD protocol

Our accredited First Aid Training teaches you about the DRSABCD protocol. It’s a way of responding to medical emergencies that you can memorise. You think of DRSABCD as Drs Abcd. The letters stand for Danger, Response, Send, Airway, Breathing, CPR and Defibrillator. These represent the steps you follow in an emergency. The first thing to do is check for danger. Then you see if the casualty responds. Next, you send for emergency services. After that, you make sure the airways are clear. Then check that they are breathing and start CPR if necessary. The last thing you do is use the defibrillator.

As well as this, you practise CPR by kneeling on the floor and pushing on a manikin. We teach you according to Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines. Managing asthma is another important part of the course, along with knowing how to use an EpiPen in case of anaphylaxis, you will be equipped to effectively respond to the most common emergencies. Such critical skills and knowledge are essential for aged care workers, healthcare professionals and nurses. But anyone benefits from this first aid training because emergencies happen anywhere. In summary, this course prepares you with the skills and knowledge required to respond effectively in a medical emergency.

Eight New First Aid Units of Competency Released

  • HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation – sometimes referred to as CPR (supersedes HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation)
  • HLTAID010 Provide basic emergency life support – sometimes referred to as BELS (supersedes HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support)
  • HLTAID011 Provide First Aid  sometimes referred to as First Aid (supersedes HLTAID003 Provide first aid)
  • HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting sometimes called Childcare first aid (supersedes HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting)
  • HLTAID013 Provide First Aid in a remote or isolated site (supersedes HLTAID005 Remote first aid)
  • HLTAID014 Provide Advanced First Aid (supersedes HLTAID006)
  • HLTAID015 Provide advanced resuscitation and oxygen therapy (supersedes HLTAID007)
  • HLTAID016* Manage first aid services and resources (supersedes HLTAID008)

*Please note Brisbane First Aid does not currently offer this unit

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