Course Outline

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 practice 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.The following outlines the content to be covered in the classroom environment:

  • Pre-course work – online learning.
  • DRSABCD and CPR.
  • Practical scenarios for CPR.
  • Benefits, complications and contraindications of providing oxygen to a casualty
  • Administration of oxygen to a conscious/unconscious casualty
  • Use of airway adjuncts
  • Injury reporting.
  • Multiple choice assessment.

 

Certificate

Upon completion of this training, students will receive a Statement of Attainment for HLTAID007, incorporating HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation within 30 days via PDF and/or hard copy, as per the Australian Skills Quality Authority regulations of successful course completion.

Entry

To enrol, students must be a minimum of 16 years of age. Children under 16 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.

USI

New or continuing students undertaking nationally recognised training need a Unique Student Identifier (USI) to receive a qualification/statement of attainment for this unit.

Your USI will provide you with access to an online record of your training since 1 January 2015 and allow comprehensive training transcripts to be produced. To find out more about USIs, click here. Enrolling students should enter their existing USI to proceed with enrolment.

If you do not have a USI, or want to verify your USI number, please visit the Australian Government’s USI website here (takes 3 minutes to create a USI) .

Students who do not provide a valid USI will be deemed an incomplete enrolment. Students who do not complete the enrolment process and provide a valid USI within 15 business days of the course date, will be unenrolled.

Course Duration

  • 6 hours face-to-face practical workshop.

Recognition of Prior Learning

SMA provides a recognition of prior learning pathway for this course. Recognition of prior learning is available to those students who can provide other evidence that they can demonstrate the skills, knowledge and experience described by the unit. For example, a current AHPRA registration as medical practitioner, nurse or physiotherapist. If you believe you are eligible for recognition of prior learning, please contact SMA.

Assessment

Students will be assessed individually and in group activities. Students need to display competency in all assessable elements to successfully complete the unit package HLTAID007 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 CPR procedures– Students will demonstrate CPR on SMA training manikins – adult, child and infant – as per the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines.
  • Demonstration of oxygen resuscitation/oxygen therapy techniques– Students are required, individually and as a group, to demonstrate competency in a range of oxygen resuscitation/oxygen therapy techniques.
  • Written questions– Students must complete a multiple choice assessment task, either as a group exercise or individually, with a 100% pass rate required.

Course Resources

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

  • PowerPoint presentation that is interactive and customised to include real-life first aid and CPR examples and scenarios
  • Adult and infant resuscitation manikins in line with ARC Guidelines for assessment of CPR procedures.
  • Airway model suitable for insertion of an oropharyngeal airway.
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training device.
  • Bag-valve-mask.
  • Oropharyngeal airway adjunct.
  • Oxygen resuscitation system with oxygen cylinder.
  • Selection of oxygen masks with tubing; nasal cannula, therapy mask, resuscitation mask with oxygen port.
  • Suction device.
  • Workplace incident, injury, trauma or illness record or other appropriate workplace incident report form.

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 to discuss their needs.

Behaviour Expectations

SMA endeavours to provide a learning environment which is supportive of group and individual learning. To achieve this, support is required 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 Australia staff.

Policies 

Please read and be familiar with all our training policies.