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First Aid Courses and Manual Handling Courses across Sydney for the Aged Care Sector

Helping upskill nurses, care workers and disability staff regarding the upcoming release of the Royal Commission findings.

Aged Care First Aid Courses – Sydney

Firstaidpro (RTO: 40407) is a Sydney based training provider who offers First Aid and Manual Handling courses specifically designed and tailored to meet the needs of personal care workers, support staff, disability workers and nurses in an aged care environment.

Responding to the Royal Commission

First Aid Courses Sydney is part of the Firstaidpro (RTO: 40407), trusted and well established our range of First Aid courses for the aged care sector has been specially designed to meet the needs of personal care workers, support staff, disability workers and nurses in an aged care environment. Covering all the requirements of the nationally recognised First Aid course, this program has been tailored to include variations and specialist skill sets that may be called upon when First Aid is applied in an aged care environment.

Responding to the Royal Commission with In-depth training providing real-life examples found in the aged care sector

The Royal Commission findings are yet to be published, but it is widely acknowledged that they will be calling for increased First Aid training among care workers, support staff, disability workers and nurses. So to beat the rush, Firstaidpro has launched a series of First Aid courses specifically tailored to the aged care sector. Our First Aid course is endorsed by the ACN – Australian College of Nurses and provides 7 hours of CPD.

First Aid For The Aged Care Sector – Courses Available

Stand-Alone CPR Course:

HLTAID001 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

This course solely focuses on the CPR aspect of First Aid training. For convenience, it is delivered face to face in your workplace (or at one of our Sydney based training centres if required). The course consists of two hours of practical training with NO online assessment, just a small amount of reading, followed by a quiz afterwards.

Complete First Aid Training:

✪ HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid

✪ HLTAID002 – Provide Basic Emergency Life Support (BELS)

✪ HLTAID001 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation course – (CPR)

This streamlined course runs for 6 hours and is delivered face to face in your workplace. It requires no online assessment, just a small amount of reading followed by a quiz afterwards. Upon course completion staff will receive a nationally recognised Certificate of attaintment in HLTAID 003 Provide First Aid and HLTAID002 – Provide Basic Emergency Life Support (both certificates are valid for 3 years) and HLTAID001 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation course which is valid for 1 year and then a refresher course is needed.

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First Aid Assessment Only Courses:

FirstAidPro understands the demands of the Aged Care sector and is pleased to offer flexible training programs designed to reflect the individual needs of each organisation. Assessment only courses are provided for group training on courses HLTAID001 – Provide CPR and HLTAID003- Provide First Aid and delivered within the workplace or classroom. Assessment only courses provide a scenario-based practical assessment only, with any learning and theory testing being completed online before the assessment.

To find out more or book your group training call Bec or Tammy on 1300 029 132.

Increasing Organisational Skills Levels

These First Aid courses aim to increase the skill level of nurses, care workers and disability workers to help recognise potential issues to prevent an emergency situation, and help save lives in the event of an emergency.

Our specialised First Aid for the Aged Care Sector courses cover a combination of theory and hands-on training providing the skills, knowledge and education to prevent some of the issues highlighted by the Royal Commission findings.

First Aid for the Aged Care sector, encompasses much more than basic First Aid training and is augmented to cover in-depth practical examples of real-life situations found in the aged care environment. Listed below are a selection of some of the key additions that elevate these courses beyond the standard:

✪ How to apply CPR, choking and seizure management to someone in a wheelchair or princess chair.

✪ How to recognise issues in a resident, e.g., Shock, depression or general deterioration.

✪ Assessing skin integrity, wound care and how to identify signs of infection.

✪ Infection control/needle stick injuries.

✪ Assessing and moving a sick & injured resident.

✪ Fracture management e.g. hips and pelvis.

✪ Managing exposure to extreme temperatures and dehydration.

✪ Plus much, much more!!!

Our courses will increase the skill levels within the organisation, ensuring that First Aid training reflects the daily demands and expectations of the job.

Manual Handling For the Aged Care Sector

In addition to augmenting our First Aid courses, we also offer a manual handling course focused around the needs of aged care workers. Offering flexible delivery we can provide the fully accredited course HLTWHS005 – Conduct Manual Tasks Safely or can offer refresher courses focused on upgrading skills levels based on situations found in the aged care environment.

Theses courses are provided face to face within the care facility, using the facilities found on site.

Practical Training Includes:

✪ Fitting and removing slide sheets

✪ Sliding a supine person up/down a bed

✪ Turning in beds

✪ Sitting to standing from a chair

✪ Sitting to standing from the edge of a bed

✪ Standing transfer from bed to chair/chair to beds

✪ Seated transfer from bed to chair/chair to bed

✪ Transfer from a chair to chair/commode/toilet

✪ Hoisting from chair to bed/bed to chair/commode to bed

✪ Assisted walking – raising a fallen person

✪ Instructing the person to raise themselves

✪ Hoisting a person from the floor

To find out more about our Manual Handling Courses, please call Bec or Tammy at 1300 029 132

Designed By Nurses for Nurses

First Aid Pro was founded by Sharon McCulloh in 2012 to provide high quality, customised training that reflects real-life situations. As a registered nurse and highly effective multi-faceted trainer, she is passionate and dedicated about empowering others to act decisively and confidently in emergency situations. Having first-hand experience working in a Hospital Emergency Department, coupled with her time as a clinical facilitator and having considerable experience in the aged care sector, Sharon has a unique perspective on the limits of the training of nurses and aged care workers versus the demands and expectations of the job. Drawing on her vast experience in nursing and aged care she has designed the First Aid for the Aged Care sector to go above and beyond basic First Aid to upskill and train nurses and care workers to deal with the scenarios regularly faced in the aged care environment. With a team of dedicated trainers made up of registered nurses and healthcare professionals, you can be assured that Firstaidpro delivers quality training, improving the quality of residents lives and wellbeing.

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Making First Aid & Manual Handling Training Convenient and Cost-Effective

First Aid Pro makes getting your staff trained and up to date easy, efficient and cost-effective providing:

✪ Convenient Group Training: we come to you and train your team in their environment (minimum of 4 people required), so there are no expensive travel costs, and your team are always on-site and on hand, if needed.

✪ Streamlined Training: Our nationally recognised courses are streamlined to last approx 6 hours face to face training to minimise downtime and maximise efficiency.

✪ Cost-Effective Training: No upfront payments required; you only pay for those who attend on the day.

✪ Same-Day Certification Provided: Training certificates are issued at the end of the training day (T&Cs apply).

✪ Flexible Courses: Flexible training with complete courses, refresher courses or assessment only courses available.

✪ ACN Endorsed CPD Training Hours: Our HLTAID001 and HLTAID003 courses are endorsed by the Australian College of Nurses and attract CPD hours.

If your team is less than four people or you only need to train selected people on selected days, please feel free to book your team into our individual training programs here.

To discuss your training needs call Bec or Tammy at Firstaidpro on 1300 029 132 extension 3, or email