HLTAID003 Provide First Aid

Full or Refresher – $130

About this unit of competency

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings

National Course Code

The content of this course covers the following codes:

  • HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid

Delivery Options

Students are to complete pre course theory via self-paced learning using either our on-line course or we can send out a workbook and manual. This takes on average 2 hours to complete, with some people taking much more. (There is no time limit)

Upon completion of the theory students are required to attend 8 hours of face to face workshop.


A refresher course is available for students who hold a current Provide First Aid certificate (or equivalent), in which case there is no pre course theory to complete. Students attend the 8 hours face to face workshop.

Course Content 

  • The principals of first aid
  • Basic WH&S requirements
  • Infection control
  • The Chain of Survival
  • First aider’s skills & limitations
  • Understanding the use of an Automated External Defibrillator
  • Abdominal injuries
  • Allergic reactions
  • Bleeding & Burns
  • Cardiac arrest & chest pain
  • Casualty with NO signs of life
  • Chest pain
  • Choking & airway obstructions
  • Injuries to the body
  • Bites and stings
  • Environmental injuries
  • Medical conditions
  • Near drowning
  • Poisoning and toxic substances
  • Respiratory distress
  • Seizures, shock & stroke
  • Substance misuse
  • Stress management techniques
  • Social and legal issues
  • Communicating details of the incident and handover
  • Evaluation of performance

Course Inclusions 

  • First Aid Manual (electronic access)
  • Pre course study materials (online or hardcopy)
  • A4Certificate
  • All training resources (bandages, face shields, gloves, etc.)
  • Student support services

Assessment Methods 

  • Multiple choice questions
  • Practical demonstrations/skills observations
  • Completion of reports

Language, Literacy & Numeracy requirements

The provide First aid course combines plain English, videos, photos, and questioning to ensure all learners are able to have the best possible chance at comprehending the required knowledge and developing first aid skills that will be needed in an emergency. If you believe you will need assistance due to your Language, Literacy or Numeracy skills, please contact our head office before enrolling to discuss your training needs.


All students must bring ID with them to the training course. Photo ID is the minimum requirement (e.g. Drivers Licence, Passport or similar).

Assessment submission process, support and outcomes

Assessment Outcomes: Competent or Not Competent

For any learner who is unable to satisfactorily complete all assessment tasks, the assessor will attempt to make reasonable adjustments to the methods of assessment. If the learner is deemed not competent, they will need to re-sit the training course and additional fees will apply.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Students choosing to undertake RPL will need to be sent an RPL guide for their course.

In order to be eligible for RPL, the student must demonstrate currency in that particular subject. I.e. a student cannot submit evidence from 5 years prior and request it be applied directly to their new competency. They must show how they have since applied those skills and that they are current.


Course completion

Once assessed in all areas of the course and competency demonstrated, learners will be issued a Statement of Attainment for

HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support

HLTAID003 Provide first aid.

These Units of Competency are Nationally Recognised Training from Health Training Package and it is recommended that the

HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation is updated annually by the Australian Resuscitation Council and

HLTAID002 Provide cardiopulmonry resuscitation and HLTAID003 Provide first aid are updated three yearly

Coronavirus information

The First Aid Training Company would like to assure all customers that we are taking all necessary precautions to limit the risk of contagion from the Coronavirus.

If you have recently travelled overseas or have been in direct contact with someone who has travelled overseas, or if you have flu like symptoms (fever and or coughing) we ask that you delay your enrolment into any of our classes.

If you have any concerns or questions please contact us on 0249608608 or email enquiries@efirstaid.com.au

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First Aid Training Newcastle: Provide First Aid HLTAID003