HLTAID004 – Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting

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This new unit of competency is designed for educators and staff working within an education and care setting who are required to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthmatic and anaphylactic emergencies. The Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) has endorsed HLTAID004 as satisfying all educator requirements for first aid, anaphylaxis management and emergency asthma training.


Online learning modules – 2-3 hours e-learning.

Using e-learning resources, participants cover the required theory for both CPR and First Aid components. These modules are designed so participants can complete the theory content before attending their practical training session. This allows participants to complete the theory at their own pace and will have an opportunity to print out a certificate of completion of all modules.

Course Content

Topics include:

  • CPR
  • Asthma Awareness
  • Fracture management and skin injuries
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Control of external bleeding
  • Medical Conditions

Course Duration

One day face to face practical training. This day is used to provide students with additional information, answers participants questions, demonstrate techniques and undertake practical scenarios.

Assessment Method

Assessments include a written multi-choice exam, practical assessment including CPR, a case studies and scenario assessments. The scenario’s reflect the environment where the learnt first aid skills and knowledge would be performed.


Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be awarded an SMA First Aid accreditation and a Statement of Attainment for the Nationally Recognised unit of competency HLTAID004 – Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting which incorporates HLTAID001 – Provide CPR.

Please note, it is recommended that you update CPR every 12 months.

Course Outline

HLTAID004 – Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting course outline

This course is not available in all states. Please contact your local branch for details.


NOTE: Please be aware that for training activity before 1 January 2017, training organizations delivering single day training courses will be permitted to issue a VET qualification or a VET statement of attainment to students who have not been able to provide a USI before completion of training.

Please note that students who are unable to provide a USI, that their training outcome will not be recorded on their USI account and will not be available in future years as part of the authenticated USI transcript service.


Sports Medicine Australia is a Registered Training Organisation – National Provider Number 110086.