Advanced First Aid Course

A main distinction between our basic and advanced first aid course is the inclusion of additional equipment. Our advanced first aid courses demonstrate the use of more complex methods and equipment for first aid officers at workplaces.

Our advanced first aid courses also include incorporating first aid devices including bag valve masks. Although not in use at every workplace, these devices and those like them are common, and proper use before an ambulance arrives in an emergency situation may mean the difference between life and death.

Workplaces or organisations operating in remote areas where medical assistance can take considerable time to arrive often try advanced first aid courses. Advanced first aid personnel can be counted on to plan and handle the emergency response before specialists arrive.

This can also include a wider variety of cases such as severe trauma, sudden cardiac arrest, large-scale accident management, and mentally distressed and drug-affected injuries. In addition, the course also concentrates more critically on human anatomy to help students understand not only what to do, but why.

Face to Face

2 days


Enhanced Online

6 hours


$195 per person

Contact us for corporate / group pricing options.


Competency Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this nationally recognised training will be awarded the following statement of attainment:

Training and assessment is delivered on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd (RTO 90909), therefore they will issue the statement of attainment for this course.

Allens RTO Third Party Delivery

Course Delivery Details

Course Duration:
  • Face to Face: 8 hours (minimum) full face to face course
  • Blended Delivery: 6 hours (minimum) with the addition of 2 hour self-paced learning
  • Online Delivery with Face to Face Practical Assessment: Self paced online learning with a scheduled 1-hour face to face practical assessment
  • Refresher Training: 6 hours (minimum) face to face course – conditions apply for this option, for example, you will need to provide previous current certificates
Course Delivery Options

This course will be delivered in the workplace or at an Intrinsic Safety Training or Third party facility.

Important information regarding course durations:

Course durations are reflective of group sizes between 4 and 15 students. 

If there are less students in a group course duration may be reduced by a maximum of 10%. 

Therefore, if a class size exceeds 15 students it may  be necessary to increase course duration.

Payment Terms

Individual bookings require payment upfront or at time of booking.

Group booking payment terms are based on agreement between the client and Intrinsic Safety Training.

Refund Policy

Please refer to our refund policy.

Course Content and Assessment

The key areas covered by this course include:

  • Respond to an emergency situation
  • Safe approach to an accident or emergency site
  • Identify, assess and manage immediate hazards to health and safety
  • Assess the casualty and recognise need for first aid
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for adults, children and infants
  • Provide first aid in accordance with established first aid principles
  • Understanding the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • Communication with the casualty and bystanders
  • Obtain consent from casualty
  • Identify available resources required
  • Monitor the condition of casualties
  • Appropriate handling of casualties until arrival of medical backup
  • Anaphylaxis response and use of an adrenaline auto-injector
  • Immobilisation for casualties with head, neck and spinal injuries
  • Appropriate response to seizure, epileptic attack and shock
  • Assisting with emergency childbirth
  • Addressing multiple casualty (triage) situations
  • Coordinate evacuation of casualties
  • Accurately convey incident details to emergency response services
Physical Requirements

Students will have to carry out various physical practical exercises. Therefore students should be capable of conducting the following activities:

  • Perform single rescuer CPR on an adult casualty, uninterrupted for 2 minutes
  • Perform single rescuer CPR on an infant casualty, uninterrupted for 2 minutes
  • Assess and manage a casualty choking with an airway obstruction
  • Assess and manage a casualty with a head injury
  • Assess and manage an unconscious breathing casualty
  • Assess and manage a casualty experiencing bleeding and shock
  • Assess and manage a casualty with a snake and spider bite
  • Assess and manage a casualty with sprains and fractures
  • Assess and manage a casualty suffering seizures and epilepsy (including febrile convulsions)
  • Assess and manage a casualty experiencing anaphylaxis
  • Assess and manage a casualty experiencing asthma
  • Basic triage for multiple casualties and accidents in the workplace
Assessment Components

Both practical (tasks and scenarios) and written theory assessments will be conducted during face to face training sessions.

Student Information

Students undertaking this course will have to demonstrate the following to be eligible for entry:

Language, Literacy and Numeracy
  • Sufficient English language, literacy, numeracy and visual interpretation skills to successfully complete this course

Personal Safety
  • Personal safety equipment must be provided by/for the student and worn during training

Venue Information/Catering

Students attending courses at our venues must provide:

  • Lunch (cafes operate within or close to all of our training venues)

  • Appropriate clothing (preferably long pants and closed footwear)

Student Rights and Responsibilities

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) requires that students be aware of their rights and responsibilities once they have selected their training provider. By enrolling into any of our courses you are deemed to have accepted the terms and conditions outlined in our Student Handbook.

Identification Requirements

Students will be required to show proof of identification at the commencement of the course.

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