First Aid in Education and Care

Providing effective, lifesaving first aid interventions requires instruction and practical training.  As with any training, it is more useful if training occurs before being confronted with a real-life situation, particularly in an education and care setting.

This course has been developed for educators and support staff working within an education and care setting who are required to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthmatic and anaphylactic emergencies.  It is delivered in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines.

During training you will gain the confidence and ability to recognise an emergency situation, identify hazards and make them safer, and provide a first aid response to infants, children and adults.

You will also learn the importance of recognising the possible psychological impacts on self, other rescuers and children, talking with children about their emotions and responses to events and participating in debriefing with your supervisor.

Face to Face

1 day


7 hours


7 hours*

Enhanced Online

1 hour


$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:

This course is delivered and assessed on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909 by Intrinsic Safety Training (ABN 61 135738856).

Allens RTO Third Party Delivery

Course Delivery Details

Course Duration:
  • Face to Face: 9 hours  full face to face course
  • Blended Delivery: 7 hours face to face course with the addition of 2 hour self-paced learning to be completed prior to attending the face to face course
  • Online Training with Face to Face Assessment: Self paced online learning with a scheduled 60 minutes face to face practical assessment
  • Refresher Training: 7 hours 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:

  • ARC guidelines for provision of CPR and first aid to infants, children and adults

  • Guidelines from Australian national peak clinical bodies

  • Safe work practices to minimise the risk and potential hazards

  • First aid requirements for services under the Education and Care Services National Law

  • Infection control principles and procedures, including use of standard precautions

  • Requirements for currency of skill and knowledge

  • Awareness of potential need for stress-management techniques and available support following and emergency situation, including the psychological impact on children

  • Duty of care requirements

  • Respectful behaviour towards a casualty

  • Own skills and limitations

  • Consent, including situations in which parental/caregiver consent is required

  • Privacy and confidentiality requirements

  • Importance of debriefing

  • Airway obstruction due to body position

  • Appropriate duration and cessation of CPR

  • Appropriate use of an AED, including placement of pads for adults and children aged older than 8 years old

  • Specific considerations when using an AED on children aged between 1 and 8 years, including identification of AED with pediatric capability, pediatric voltage and use of pediatric pads

  • Chain of survival

  • Standard precautions

  • How to conduct a visual and verbal assessment of the casualty

  • How to recognise a person is not breathing normally

  • Infant respiratory systems and implications for provision of CPR

  • Basic anatomical differences between adults and children, and the implications for provision of first aid

  • Normal clinical values for children

  • Response/consciousness

  • Upper airway and effect of positional change

Physical Requirements

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

  • Performing CPR on an adult uninterrupted for 2 minutes
  • Performing CPR on an infant uninterrupted for 2 minutes
  • Assess and monitor a casualty
  • Administer oxygen to an unconscious casualty
  • Administer oxygen to a conscious casualty
  • Complete an incident report and provide verbal debrief
  • Check, maintain and clean equipment ready for future use
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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