Child Care First Aid

This course has been designed to provide educators and support staff working within an education and care setting who are required to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthmatic and anaphylactic emergencies with the knowledge and skills to do so.

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HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants, children and adults in line with first aid guidelines determined by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and other Australian national peak clinical bodies.

This unit applies to a range of workers within an education and care setting who are required to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthma and anaphylactic emergencies. This includes early childhood workers and educators who work with school age children in outside school hours care and vacation programs.

This unit of competency may contribute towards approved first aid, asthma and anaphylaxis training under the Education and Care Services National Law, and the Education and Care Services National Regulations (2011).

Specific licensing/regulatory requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training should be obtained from the relevant national/state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authorities.

Course Outcomes

On successful completion of the course, participants will be issued with a Provide First Aid in an education and care setting (HLTAID012) (Statement of Attainment).

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisite units required for this qualification. It is however expected that participants have English language, literacy, and numeracy skills equivalent to at least Year 10 level.

Students must be physically capable of responding to first aid emergency scenarios, including providing CPR to a manikin on the floor. Anyone in a wheelchair or with other disabilities that may impact their participation in these activities should contact us to discuss their individual circumstances before enrolling.

International students are accepted into this course.

Units of Competency

  • HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting

Delivery Options

This course is available for group bookings only. Please contact us to enquire for your organisation or group.

It is delivered over 1.5 days supported by self-paced assessment workbooks.

Course Fees

Course fees may vary depending on the location of the course.

$195 per person

Recognition of Prior Learning is not available for this course.

Further Information

The Australian Resuscitation Council recommends that First Aiders complete a CPR Refresher course every 12 months and the full First Aid Course every 3 years.


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The whole team was lovely as well from when I walked in the door with the front office staff and also the trainers, felt really welcome and at ease.

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