What Will You Learn in the Childcare First Aid Course?

Inspire Education’s (RTO #32067) Childcare First Aid course will teach you the knowledge and practical skills required to deliver basic emergency life support and first aid response in an education and care setting.

Successful completion of this first aid course will include the following nationally accredited units of competency:

  • HLTAID009 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • HLTAID010 – Provide basic emergency life support
  • HLTAID011 – Provide First Aid
  • HLTAID012 – Provide First Aid in an education and care setting

Read on to learn more about each unit covered!

Provide First Aid in Education and Care Services

The main component of this course, the HLTAID012 – Provide First Aid in an education and care setting, teaches you how to deliver emergency first aid response to casualties within the context of educational institutions.

It also includes training on how to manage asthma, allergic reactions (anaphylaxis), and choking, which are common injuries among children.

Completion of this course fulfils the first aid training requirement of the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).

Provide First Aid

The HLTAID011 – Provide First Aid is the latest nationally accredited course that covers an expansive range of topics related to first aid and emergency response.  Learn about monitoring the conditions of incident casualties, and how to make sure that they are comfortable while using only available resources, especially in an education and care services setting.

This First Aid training remains relevant across various industries and communities, as many companies and organisations require it in fulfilment of work health and safety obligations.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

The HLTAID009 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is the latest nationally recognised training for providing CPR.

Getting qualified in this unit of competency will equip you with everything you need to know on how to perform CPR on casualties, i.e., individuals who may be unconscious, or having difficulty breathing.  It will also boost your confidence in performing rescue breaths to infants, children, and adults when emergency arises, until an ambulance or medical assistance arrives.

This unit also includes learning how to operate an automated external defibrillator (AED), a skill many companies look for in compliance with workplace safety and first aid obligations.

Provide basic emergency life support

The HLTAID010 – Provide basic emergency life support teaches you how to assess emergency situations, how to ensure safety of bystanders and casualties, and also how to report incident details to emergency services, among others.  It also covers how to properly operate first aid equipment.

Childcare First Aid Training Delivery Outline

The Childcare First Aid Course is delivered via Blended mode — it is part face-to-face (practical training) and part online learning.  All students will be required to complete a pre-course knowledge module and online training, prior to attending face-to-face training.

The workshop meanwhile focuses on practical assessments, plus other training components that are better taught in person.  It will be delivered at our Brisbane training facilities, and led by a qualified first aid trainer.

Delivery Components

  1. Self-paced pre-course learning 
  2. Self-paced theory assessment
  3. Face-to-face training
  4. Face-to-face practical assessment
  5. Supervised face-to-face theory assessment (only offered to students who may require additional support)

Course Duration: The workshop runs for 1 day, and students will have up to 1 month to access the online components of the course.

Inspire works with a range of reputable parties to market and recruit for national qualification and courses.  Students of Inspire Education may be recruited by other parties under specific arrangements.

Course Schedule

The face-to-face component of the Childcare First Aid + CPR course will run for 6 hours and 30 minutes.  Complete details below; please ensure you arrive on time.

Location: Level 19, 288 Edward Street, Brisbane CBD

8:30AM to 4:00PM on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays (First Aid, CPR, then Childcare First Aid)

8:30AM to 4:00PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays (CPR, First Aid, then Childcare First Aid)

Students who want to focus on the practical component of the course can do the Extended delivery, and get up to 8 hours and 15 minutes of face-to-face training.

Scheduling instruction: To book and confirm your preferred date, please email [email protected], or call 1800 506 509, after successfully enrolling in your first aid course. Enrolments over weekends and holidays will be attended to on the following business day.

First aid sessions commence August 1st!

Childcare First Aid Course Structure

The amount of training required for learners to complete this Childcare First Aid course depends on their existing knowledge and skills relevant to the course of their choice.

The learners will be divided into two (2) student cohorts:

  • Beginners – includes learners without any relevant prior knowledge and experience in providing first aid; may also include learners who have additional learning support needs; total study hours up to 17.5 hours
  • Experienced – includes learners with relevant and recent first aid knowledge and experience; also those who are working or have recently worked in relevant industries; also includes those who need a refresher course; total study hours up to 9 hours

Note: Course duration may vary depending on how much study time per day the student allots for the CPR course

Please read our policies and procedures in the Inspire student handbook before enrolling by clicking here.

Assessment Methods

Assessment of the first aid courses is conducted using a combination of Questioning (written questions/questionnaires, knowledge assessment, self-reflection, and self-evaluation), Product-based Methods (projects, practical assessments, case studies, and structured tasks), and Direct Observation (i.e. assessments that involve observing the learners as they complete tasks relevant to course requirements).

Entry Requirements

There are no formal academic requirements for the Childcare First Aid + CPR course.  However, it is recommended that students are aged 14 years or older.

For numeracy and literacy requirements, students would need the ability to:

  • Listen and understand verbal information delivered by an English-speaking trainer
  • Complete written incident report forms in English, or provide information to enable preparation of an incident report (ex. first aid report)
  • Read and answer online multiple-choice questions
  • Listen to instructions of an Automated External Defibrillator, where prompts are delivered in English
  • Be able to count to 30
  • Communicate effectively and assertively in an incident (ex. give a casualty handover)
  • Use literacy and numeracy skills as require reading, interpret and apply guidelines and protocols (ex. read and follow ARC guidelines)

For physical attributes requirements, students must be able to:

  • Perform at least two (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
  • Perform at least two (2) minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (5 cycles of both compressions and ventilations) on an infant resuscitation manikin placed on a firm surface
  • Perform manual handling tasks safely

Students are also required to:

  • Obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
  • Provide a valid ID with his/her picture and signature
  • Confirm Language, Literacy and Numeracy proficiency

All students considering a course with self-paced online learning component should give consideration to the following prior to enrolment:

  • Ability to access any required technologies
  • Information technology skills in accessing and using online programs
  • Experience and self-motivation to learn on their own
  • Competing pressures, such as work and family commitments, that may impact self-paced study time

Take our “Online Study Readiness Survey” to do a self-assessment! Visit the Inspire FAQ page for more info.

Training Facilities and Resources

To support you in your First Aid course, Inspire will provide:

  • Access to a student account in the Learning Management System (LMS) for submission
  • Learning and assessment resources
  • Qualified trainer to deliver face-to-face content
  • Staff and resources required for learners with special needs
  • Access to:
    • Adult resuscitation manikins, in line with Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines for the purpose of assessment of CPR procedures
    • Child resuscitation manikins, in line with Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines for the purpose of assessment of CPR procedures
    • Infant resuscitation manikins, in line with Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines for the purpose of assessment of CPR procedures
    • Automated external defibrillator (AED) training device
    • Personal protective equipment (PPE), such as gloves
    • Adrenaline auto-injector training device
    • Placebo bronchodilator and spacer drive
    • Roller bandages (for each pair)
    • Triangular bandages (for each pair)
    • Wound dressings (for each pair)
    • Workplace First Aid kit (for each pair)
    • Blankets and items for treating shock
    • Workplace injury, trauma, or illness record, or other applicable workplace or site incident report forms
    • Emergency action plans

To complete your studies you will need to have access to:

  • A computer with:
    • Internet access through Google Chrome, with a reliable speed of at least 5 mbps
    • MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, or equivalent applications
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader, or equivalent applications

Qualification Pathways

After successfully completing this course, students may opt to study other units to add to their first aid response skills:

Successful completion of these units of competency may qualify students as a First Aid officer or delegate in their workplace, or may use these skills in their personal life or commitments.

*This unit is not currently being offered by Inspire Education

Australia Wide First Aid Regulations

Companies and organisations in the country have specific obligations relating to workplace safety and First Aid response.

According to the Approved Codes of Practice from the Work Health and Safety Act of 2011, businesses (legally referred to as persons conducting a business or undertaking, or PCBU) have the duty of ensuring “that an adequate number of workers are trained to administer first aid at the workplace.”

The Codes of Practice also provide further information on how to determine which first aid training course is required for first aiders and what the contents of a standard first aid kit should be, among others.

Safe Work Australia, the government agency that develops policies regarding work health and safety, says that first aiders should “hold a nationally recognised statement of attainment from a registered training organisation,” while also making sure that their qualifications stay current.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

The Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) recommends that people renew their CPR certificate every twelve (12) months, and the First Aid unit every three (3) years.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Inspire Education has a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Policy, to ensure an individual’s prior learning, achieved through formal and informal training, work experience or other life experiences, is appropriately recognised.  For First Aid training courses, this recognition may assist students to progress faster through a unit of competency.

Click here to see the RPL Guide.

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