HLTAID006 Provide Advanced First Aid
Information about the course:
This unit deals with the skills and knowledge required to provide an advanced first aid response, including management of the incident and other first aiders, until the arrival of medical or other assistance.
The unit applies to workers who may be required to provide, coordinate and manage a first aid response across a range of complex situations, include community and workplace settings.
This unit of competency is classified as current as per the information provided for this unit at www.training.gov.au.
Those who are required to provide an emergency first aid response in a workplace.
There are no prerequisite, entry, work-placement, licencing or certification requirements for this course.
Students are not required to bring any materials or equipment with them to the course.
It is a Training Package requirement of this course that you are physically capable of performing uninterrupted CPR for at least 2 minutes on a CPR adult manikin placed on the floor and on a CPR baby manikin placed on a firm surface.
Students who successfully complete this nationally recognised training will be awarded the statement of attainment:
- HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
- HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support
- HLTAID003 Provide first aid
- HLTAID006 Provide Advanced First Aid
It is recommended this unit be renewed every 3 years in line with industry standards.
- Full course: 12 hours face to face training
- Full course: Completion of pre-course study plus 7 hours practical training
- Refresher course: Completion pre-course study plus 6.5 hours practical training
Important information regarding course durations:
Course durations, as mentioned above, are reflective of group sizes of between 4 and 15 participants. If there are less students in a group, you may find course duration reduced by a maximum of 10%. If a class size exceeds 15 participants it may therefore also be necessary to increase course duration depending on the number of participants.
Pre Course study options
There are a few different options for completing your pre-course study.
We recommend our First Aid News Video as it is the most convenient option.
Other options include
- Online training
- Hard copy coloured workbook
The pre course study includes a question paper consisting of multi choice questions. You must take the completed paper with you to the training course.
Related Course Documentation
What should I look for when choosing a training provider?
The Australian Skills and Qualifications Authority (ASQA) has developed a fact sheet to help you to be fully informed about your decision to enrol into a course. This information can be found by clicking here
A copy of the Student Agreement should be read before enrolling in this course.
What are my rights and responsibilties as a student?
The Australian Skills and Qualification 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 Agreement .
All students will be required to show proof of identification at the commencement of the course.
(HLTAID006) What skills and knowledge will I get from this course?
The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role.
There must be evidence that the candidate has completed the following tasks in line with state/territory regulations, first aid codes of practice, Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines and workplace procedures:
followed DRSABCD in line with ARC guidelines, including:
- performed at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (5 cycles of both compressions and ventilations) on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor
- performed at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles both compressions and ventilations) on an infant resuscitation manikin placed on a firm surface
- performed at least 2 minutes of Bag-valve-mask ventilation and at least 2 minutes of compression during a two rescuer procedure on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor
- responded appropriately in the event of regurgitation or vomiting
- managed the unconscious breathing casualty
- followed the prompts of a Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
- followed single rescue procedure, including the demonstration of a rotation of operators with minimal interruptions to compressions
responded to at least three simulated first aid scenarios contextualised to the candidate’s workplace/community setting, including:
- demonstrated safe manual handling techniques
- conducted a visual and verbal secondary survey assessment of the casualty
- assessed vital signs (respirations, pulse and temperature)
- communicated effectively with a first aid team providing direction and coordination of other first aiders
- post-incident debrief and evaluation
- provided an accurate verbal and written report of the incident
applied first aid procedures for the following:
- allergic reaction
- bleeding control
- choking and airway obstruction
- conducted a basic triage for multiple casualty incident
- envenomation (using pressure immobilisation)
- fractures, sprains and strains (using arm slings, roller bandages or other appropriate immobilisation principles)
- head, neck and spinal injuries (using immobilisation principles)
- respiratory distress - including asthma
- seizures - including epilepsy
- located and interpreted workplace policies and procedures
The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the work role. This includes knowledge of:
State/Territory regulations, first aid codes of practice and workplace procedures including:
- ARC guidelines relevant to provision of CPR and first aid
- guidelines of Australian national peak clinical bodies
- safe work practices to deal with risks and potential hazards including manual handling, hazardous substances, dangerous goods and chemicals
- infection control principles and procedures, including use of standard precautions
- requirements for currency of skill and knowledge
legal, workplace and community considerations including:
- awareness of potential need for stress-management techniques and available support following an emergency situation
- capabilities of emergency management services
- duty of care requirements
- importance of debriefing
- own skills and limitations
- legal requirements of administration of medication and the rights and responsibilities of the First Aider in the workplace regarding medication
- privacy and confidentiality requirements
- respectful behaviour towards a casualty
considerations when providing first aid including:
- airway obstruction due to body position
- appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
- appropriate use of an AED
- assessment and interpretation of vital signs, including respirations, temperature and pulse
- chain of survival
- how to conduct a visual and verbal secondary survey assessment of casualty
- priorities of management in first aid when dealing with life-threatening conditions
- procedures for dealing with casualties who are aged or infirmed
- procedures for dealing with major and minor accidents in the workplace
- procedures when providing first aid to children
- standard precautions
principles and procedures for first aid management of the following scenarios, including complications:
- abdominal injuries
- allergic reaction
- basic care of a wound
- bleeding control
- burns, including thermal, chemical, friction and electrical
- cardiac conditions, including chest pain
- choking and airway obstruction
- crush injuries
- emergency childbirth
- environmental impact including hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydration and heat stroke
- eye and ear injuries
- febrile convulsions
- head, neck and spinal injuries
- levels of consciousness
- needle stick injuries
- poisoning and toxic substances
- respiratory distress, including asthma
- seizures, including epilepsy
- skin injuries
- soft tissue musculoskeletal, including injuries including sprains, strains, dislocations and fractures
- substance misuse, including common drugs and alcohol, including illicit drugs
basic anatomy and physiology relating to:
- how to recognise a person is not breathing normally
- chest, skeleton, joints and muscles
- response/level of consciousness
- upper airway and effect of positional change
- considerations in provision of first aid for specified conditions
(HLTAID006) How will I be assessed for this course?
The following assessment tasks are required for this course:
- Theory Questions consisting of multiple choice and short answer questions
- Performance Tasks
- Simulated Practical Scenarios
Please note: CPR must be demonstrated on the floor for 2 minutes
Overall assessment duration: 7 hours
(HLTAID006) Where can I access a copy of the training package?
You can access the training package here
Is there any latex in the manikins?
Resuscitation manikins are latex free.
How can I contact my trainer?
You can contact a trainer in your area for this course in our First Aid Trainer Directory.
What are the Language, Literacy and Numeracy requirements for this course?
In order to meet competency for this unit, you will be required to meet the LLN requirements of the Training Package. You can find more information regarding our LLN support services here