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HLTAID014 Provide Advanced First Aid

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Course Name
Provide Advanced First Aid
Course Code
Course Cost
$189 (may vary)
Course Duration
7 Hours Face-to-Face + Self-Paced Online
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Course Certificate
Issued Same day (Conditions Apply)
Previously Known as
HLTAID006 – Provide advanced first aid
HLTFA412A – Apply advanced first aid
HLTFA402C – Apply advanced first aid
HLTFA402B – Apply advanced first aid
HLTFA2A – Apply advanced first aid

HLTAID014 Provide Advanced First Aid

Advanced First Aid: What is it, and why do I need it?

Introductory first aid courses provide the much-needed skills to care for someone who’s sick or injured. They give you a firm grounding in how to respond to some of the most common types of injury or illness. But there are many conditions that they don’t generally cover – many of which are of a complex, time-sensitive, or life-threatening nature. While basic first aid training might allow you to “hold the fort” until help arrives, there are times when quickly providing the proper care can be a matter of life or death.

An advanced first aid course can give you the additional training you need to respond to many more complicated medical conditions and situations. First Aid Pro’s advanced first aid course provides a solid grounding in all the essentials covered in introductory first aid courses, but also gives you training in advanced topics like first aid for children, allergic reactions and anaphylaxis, choking, poisoning, and cardiac conditions. Advanced first aid training is the most comprehensive qualification in first aid available to the general public.

First Aid Pro is one of only a few registered training organisations in Sydney that can provide training in Advanced First Aid. Our HLTAID014 Provide Advanced First Aid course is accredited and nationally recognised and are fully in line with the guidelines of the The Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC), Safe Work Australia, the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA), and various other national peak clinical bodies.

Despite the name, the course is suitable for students of all backgrounds – the “Advanced” refers to how comprehensive the content is, not how difficult it is to understand. Regardless of your previous experience with first aid or providing care in a crisis, HLTAID014 Provide Advanced First Aid can better prepare you for a wide variety of medical emergencies.

What does HLTAID014 Provide Advanced First Aid cover?

HLTAID014 Provide Advanced First Aid is now the industry standard for comprehensive first aid training. The course covers the full content of basic first aid training, but adds additional advanced topics to provide one of the most thorough, all-in-one first aid training packages on the market. The training is a mixture of theory and practical hands-on experience. Some of the topics included are:

  • Taking and assessing vital signs, including normal clinical values (respiration, temperature, pulse, level of consciousness)
  • Secondary assessments
  • Basic triage processes
  • First aid procedures for the aged, elderly or infirm
  • First aid procedures for major and minor workplace accidents
  • First aid procedures for children
  • Use of ancillary first aid equipment and coordination of resources
  • Advanced first aid management for abdominal injuries
  • Allergic reaction
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Asthma
  • Non-life-threatening bleeding
  • Life-threatening bleeding
  • Burns
  • Cardiac conditions, including chest pain
  • Advanced first aid management for childbirth
  • Choking
  • Crush injuries
  • Diabetes
  • Drowning
  • Ear injuries, including bleeding from the ear
  • Envenomation
  • Eye injuries
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Head injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Hypothermia
  • Hyperthermia
  • Minor wounds
  • Shock
  • Nose-bleed
  • Poisoning
  • Seizures
  • Vomiting
  • Sharps injuries
  • Strokes
  • Substance misuse
  • First aider and rescuer mental well-being and support (Mental Health)

The course content will include the following elements:

  • A pre-course quiz covering key content from the Advanced First Aid Learner Guide provided in the lead up to the course (the course will build on this knowledge).
  • Interactive, multimedia presentations on the first aid topics covered by the course
  • A multiple-choice assessment on the topics covered by this presentation
  • Trainer feedback on the results of the assessment
  • Detailed demonstrations by the trainer on using key first aid equipment and performing techniques and skills used in first aid.
  • Trainer led practise using first aid equipment and applying learned skills and knowledge, including question time.
  • Practical assessment in the form of role plays, observations, written and verbal incident reports, and class debriefs.

What will I be assessed on?

The assessments for the course cover a wide range of topics and knowledge, and you’ll need to demonstrate both your theoretical understanding of the course content and your ability to put it into practice.

To complete the HLTAID014 course successfully, you must be able to demonstrate your ability to provide first aid effectively in the following scenarios:

  • An unconscious, non-breathing adult and child (CPR, AED, 2 rescuer CPR)
  • A regurgitating or vomiting unconscious adult and child (recovery position)
  • An unconscious, non-breathing infant (CPR)
  • An unconscious, breathing infant (open airway)
  • A casualty with anaphylaxis (ASCIA Emergency Action Plan, Epipen)
  • A casualty with asthma (ASCIA Emergency Action Plan, inhaler, spacer device)
  • A casualty with non-life-threatening bleeding (bandage dressing)
  • A casualty in shock (reassuring them, monitoring body temperature)
  • A casualty who is choking (back blows, chest thrusts)
  • A casualty who has been bitten by a snake (Pressure Immobilisation Technique)
  • A casualty with a fractured arm (bandage, sling)
  • A casualty with a dislocated shoulder (cold compress)
  • A casualty with a sprained ankle (RICER)
  • A casualty with a nosebleed (apply pressure, lean forward)
  • A casualty with life-threatening bleeding (tourniquet, haemostatic dressing)
  • A casualty with an unknown condition (Secondary assessment, DRSABCD)
  • 2 casualties with simultaneous unknown conditions (Basic triage, coordination of resources, secondary assessment, DRSABCD)

In addition to this, you will also be assessed on your ability to perform the following in or after an emergency situation:

  • Identifying when to provide first aid
  • Following DRSABCD protocol (Danger, Response, Send for help, Airway, Breathing, CPR and Defibrillation)
  • Completing incident reports
  • Performing a handover to emergency services

Do I get certification for completing the course?

Yes, if you complete your advanced first aid training and all assessments successfully, you’ll be awarded certification in the following:

  • HLTAID009 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • HLTAID010 – Provide basic emergency life support (BELS)
  • HLTAID011 – Provide First Aid
  • HLTAID014 – Provide Advanced First Aid

These are nationally recognised and accredited units of competency, suitable for any professional role requiring first aid certification – including teacher’s registration. These certificates can be issued on the same day as the course is completed.

It’s worth noting that the guidelines for the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) recommend that you need to update your HLTAID011 training (Provide First Aid) every three years and your HLTAID009 training (CPR) every 12 months to stay current.

What criteria do I need to meet to do the course?

There are a few boxes you need to tick to participate in HLTAID014 Provide Advanced First Aid training.

For starters, you’ll need to be at least 14 years of age – yes, teenagers are eligible to do the training! However, if you’re under 18, you’ll also need signed consent from a parent or guardian.

You’ll also need to complete some study prior to the course commencing (the hours for this will vary depending on your prior knowledge) and complete a pre-course quiz. This information will be assumed during the training, so it’s important.

In addition, the course does require a certain level of physical activity and exertion. To be able to complete the course, participants must be physically capable of the following:

  • Perform at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (5 cycles of both compressions and ventilations) on an adult manikin placed on the floor
  • Perform at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (5 cycles of both compressions and ventilations) on an infant resuscitation manikin placed on a firm surface
  • Operate an automated external defibrillator (AED) to deliver at least one shock
  • Provide first aid assistance for a number of conditions including anaphylaxis, asthma, non-life-threatening, choking, envenomation, fractures, dislocations, sprains, strains, minor wounds, nosebleed, shock, life-threatening bleeding

USI requirements

In addition to these requirements, students wishing to undertake vocational training are now required to have a Unique Student Identifier number (USI). This number is unique to you and is provided by the government for the purpose of recording VET (Vocational Education & Training) certification you’ve completed. First Aid Pro cannot provide you with a USI – that’s something you need to do yourself – but it’s not a complex process. To register a USI or look up your USI information, you just need to head to the government USI website.

Covid-19 Precautions

First Aid Pro follows best practice principles when it comes to providing training in a Covid safe manner. To take part in the course, you must be willing to sign in, adhere to social distancing guidelines, and in some cases use PPE (personal protective equipment) such as face masks. We also require that if you are unwell or experiencing any flu-like symptoms that you do not attend – we’ll reschedule your training to another date.

Where can I do the HLTAID014 training?

First Aid Pro operates nationwide, and we have a range of training venues available in most capital cities. In Sydney, we have many venues around the city and several further afield. Training runs each week at various times. Click on one of the locations below to see up-to-date information on what training is available at what times.

In addition, First Aid Pro can do on-site training for groups and workplaces. Give us a ring on (08) 8382 4677 if you’d like to arrange a group booking for your company or community.

What does it cost, and how long does it take?

The total cost of the Advanced First Aid training course is $189 – although daily deals may sometimes reduce this price. In addition, if you find an equivalent training course available for a lower price, we’ll match it!

The course can be delivered in two different formats. The standard, face-to-face course is delivered as a single, one-day session over seven hours, generally from 9 am till 4 pm (although the start time can vary depending on the venue and date).

Participants are asked to arrive 15 minutes early, as doors will be closed and the course commenced precisely at the scheduled time – latecomers may be asked to reschedule.

The course will begin with a pre-course quiz based on key content from the HLTAID014 Provide Advanced First Aid learner guide – it’s expected that you will have revised this content before starting the course, as the course builds on that knowledge. The time required to revise this information prior to the course will vary from person to person, but will generally take a few hours.

Other than this prior revision, all teaching content and assessments will occur within that 7-hour session – meaning that if you complete the day’s training successfully, your certificates should be available within 24 hours of the course concluding.

Alternatively, you could choose the online version of the course, where much of the theory content of the course is delivered over the internet. You still need to attend a face-to-face practical component of the course so a trainer can demonstrate practical aspects of the learning and assess your skills, but this session is shorter than the full face-to-face version of the course.

What other training courses does First Aid Pro offer?

First Aid Pro also offers various other training packages as well as the Advanced First Aid course. In addition to offering a number of the Advanced First Aid course components as separate stand-alone courses (including Provide First Aid and CPR), we also offer many other courses. Have a look below to see some of the options we have on offer.

Some of these courses were previously known by other names. Or, more precisely, the older courses have now been superseded by one of the courses above. So if you’re in a professional role that requires certification in any of the following, we can help by providing the most current version of that training.

  • HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation *
  • HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support *
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid *
  • HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education & care setting
  • HLTAID005 Provide first aid in remote situations
  • HLTAID006 Provide Advanced First Aid *
  • HLTAID007 Provide advanced resuscitation

* – The updated versions of these topics are covered in the HLTAID014 Provide Advanced First Aid course.