SMA is registered with the Australian Skills Quality Authority. SMA delivers this unit in every state and territory of Australia except SA.

Units To Be Delivered

This program has been designed to meet the requirements of both HLTAID003 Provide First Aid and HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. Upon successful completion of all assessment tasks students will receive a statement of attainment for HLTAID003 Provide First Aid, also incorporating HLTAID001 Perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.


Upon completion of this training, students will receive a Statement of Attainment for HLTAID003 Provide First Aid, incorporating HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation within 30 days via PDF. Certificates are typically provided to the student within 10 business days of successful completion.


To enrol, students must be a minimum of 14 years of age. Children under 14 may be accepted on a case-by-case basis upon application to their local SMA state branch (in the state where the course is to be held). This ensures the student has the necessary skills to undertake training and assessment requirements.


New or continuing students undertaking nationally recognised training need a USI to receive a qualification/statement of attainment for this unit. USI will provide access to an online record of training since January 1, 2015 and allow comprehensive training transcripts to be produced More. An enrolling student should enter their existing USI.

If you do not have a USI, please click here to create one in a new window (takes about 3 minutes).

Delivery Mode/Duration

Mode 1: Online and Classroom Learning and Assessment

For students who do not hold a current HLTAID003 Provide First Aid accreditation or are a first time student to this unit.

  • Online learning content complimented by face to face classroom based training and assessment. The online component must be completed prior to attending face to face training and assessment. Note that the online component does not include assessment activities.
  • Approximately 3 – 6 hours of online learning plus 8 hours (one full day or two evenings) of face-to-face training and assessment.
Mode 2: Refresher/Reaccreditation

For students who have obtained HLTAID003 Provide First Aid Statement of Attainment within the last 3 years or have had their Provide First Aid expire in the past three months:

  • 8 hours (one full day or two evenings) of face-to-face training and assessment. To be eligible for the this mode, students are required to provide a Provide First Aid accreditation issued within the last three years.


Students will be assessed individually and in group activities. Students need to display competency in all assessable elements to successfully complete the unit package HLTAID003 accreditation. Assessment is conducted using the following methods:

  • Scenario assessment – Students are required to demonstrate the essential skills and knowledge to respond to a range of first aid or emergency situations, including scenarios aligned with the performance criteria required for this program.
  • Demonstration of Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation procedures – Students will demonstrate Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation on SMA training manikins – adult, child and infant – in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines.
  • Demonstration of various first aid techniques – Students, individually and as a group, are required to demonstrate competency in a range of first aid techniques.
  • Written questions – Students will undertake a multiple choice assessment task at the end of the day.

Course Outline/Delivery

This course is delivered using blended learning and includes theoretical and practical tasks. Students are required to participate in all course elements, providing them an opportunity to practise and refine their skills prior to assessment. The course structure involves simulated real life scenarios which could appear in the community and/or workplace settings. This allows students to demonstrate application of their skills and knowledge.

Course Resources

Students are provided with a link to the online learning program via email upon registration or 10 working days before commencement of the course. Students are required to undertake this pre-learning prior to attending the face-to-face training. Students DO NOT need to print out a completion certificate as SMA has access to the online learning portal.

The following learning resources are provided to students during class & face-to-face sessions:

  • First Aid Manual incorporating the latest first aid information. It provides students with an easy to read reference for HLTAID003 Provide First Aid.
  • PowerPoint presentation that is interactive, includes videos and is customised to include real life first aid and Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation examples and scenarios.

Special Needs and LLN Reasonable Adjustment

Sports Medicine Australia recognises that students participating in its training courses may have special needs. These may include but are not limited to students with language, literacy and/or numeracy problems, or disabilities. Students with special needs should Contact Us prior to enrolment too discuss their needs.

Behaviour Expectations

SMA endeavours to provide a learning environment which is supportive of group and individual learning. To achieve this requires support from all students, presenters and course convenors. It is therefore expected that students will behave in a manner which is respectful of fellow students and sports medicine staff.


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