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HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting (Childcare First Aid)

Bondi Training Centre, in collaboration with industry experts, offers high-quality HLTAID012 Childcare First Aid training


8 hours (inc. breaks)


Bondi Junction



Course Introduction

HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting (replace old unit HLTAID004 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting) is aimed at educating support staff, educators and childcare workers with the skills and knowledge required for providing first aid care to infants, children, and adults. 

This unit encompasses catering to several medical situations that need immediate assistance, such as bleeding, burns and fractures. The student will be taught incident reporting in a child-care setting, child physiology, managing medical conditions and responding to medical emergencies. It also covers CPR techniques and the utilisation of Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

Upon successful completion, the student will demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge of Childcare First Aid and be aware of their legal responsibilities as a first aider.  It will contribute towards approved First Aid, asthma and anaphylaxis training under the Education and Care Services National Law, and the Education and Care Services National Regulation (2011).

  • This course requires a level of physical ability to complete practical assessments. If the participant’s health or fitness restricts him or her from performing physical activities associated with this program, they will be able to participate but may not be eligible for a nationally accredited certificate.
  • Online Pre-course Learning is part of the course assessment. Statement of attainment won’t be issued if a participant doesn’t complete the online pre-course learning. 
  • This course combines plain English, photos, and questioning to ensure all learners are able to have the best possible chance at comprehending the required knowledge and skills. language, literacy and numeracy that are essential to performance. 
  • LLN ((language, literacy and numeracy) skills will be assessed prior to entry to the course.
  • If participants need assistance due to the language, literacy or numeracy skills, please contact us to discuss the training needs.
  • anaphylaxis 
  • asthma 
  • CPR techniques on adults, children and infants
  • incident reporting in a childcare setting
  • child physiology
  • how to properly assess an emergency situation
  • using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • first aid procedures for bleeding, burns and fractures 
  • managing medical conditions such as epilepsy 
  • managing medical emergencies such as snake/spider bites, poisons and
  • infection control procedures
  • managing exposure to extreme temperatures
  • administering first aid for eye & soft tissue injuries
  • assessing and moving sick & injured
  • legal responsibilities of a first aide
  • basic anatomy
  • managing shock

Assessment will confirm knowledge and skills have been achieved to demonstrate competency across the unit. Assessment will be in accordance with the Principles of Assessment and the Rules of Evidence.

Participants are offered multiple opportunities to demonstrate knowledge and skills throughout the course. If a student is not successful in completing all assessments satisfactorily, they will need to rebook the course at the full course fee.

Volume of learning:

  • 5 hours of unsupervised pre-course work prior to attending.
  • 6.5 hours classroom assessment in form of:
    • written theory questions
    • case study scenarios
    • practical skills demonstration

On successful complete this course, participant will be issued a Statement of Attainment in

HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation, valid for one year

HLTAID010 Provide basic emergency life support, valid for three years

HLTAID011 Provide first aid, valid for three years

HLTAID012 – Provide First Aid in an education and care setting, valid for three years

This Unit of Competency is Nationally Recognised Training from Health Training Package. 

All participants doing nationally recognised training from January 1, 2015 need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). 

For more details and to create a USI go to the Government USI site 

Do I need to do the CPR course every year?

You are not legally required to do the CPR course each year. It is recommended,  by the Australian Resuscitation Council. By taking the course every year, you will be able to demonstrate your resuscitation skills on a regular basis. Depending on which industry you work in, you may be required to take an annual CPR refresher course in order to comply with industry regulations or licensing requirements.

Is there is an age limit for first aid course?

The age limit is 14 or above unless accompanied by an adult.