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

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


This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants, children and adults.

The unit applies to educators and support staff working within an education and care setting who are required to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthmatic and anaphylactic emergencies.

This unit of competency must be updated every 3 years and the CPR component must be updated every 12 months to remain current.


What is Covered

1. Respond to an emergency situation

2. Apply appropriate emergency first aid procedures

3. Communicate details of the incident

4. Evaluate the incident and own performance


Mode of Study

All First Aid units of competency are completed in 2 stages:

Stage 1 - online pre-reading and written assessment requirements via the Asthma Foundation's online learning platform 'Learn It Live It'. This can also be completed as a written test on the day.

Stage 2 - face-to-face classroom practical assessment requirement

Students are required to complete both stages to be deemed competent.

The HLTAID003 and HLTAID004 units of competency are a full day in class; therefore students are required to be in class from 9:30am – 4:00pm.

Please note, HLTAID001 is incorporated into HLTAID003 and HLTAID004.


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First Aid and CPR Units Information Booklet


Unit Duration

18 hours.


Entry Requirements

This unit of competency does not have any entry requirements



Unit Assessments

  • Multiple choice quiz – completed online or in class on the day
  • Observation assessment/practical assessment tasks – completed in person


Physical Requirements

It is a requirement of this course that the practical demonstration of CPR by the learner be performed on the floor.

Additionally, the CPR practical demonstration is physically demanding and we actively encourage all potential students to discuss any concerns with our enrolment officer prior to enrolling in the course.


Unit Materials

Received upon enrolment:

  • Unit text (includes copies of PowerPoint slides and quiz)
  • First Aid book (HLTAID003 and HLTAID004 only)
  • Access to online learning management system

Received on the day of practical assessment:

  • Observation assessment (completed by assessor)
  • Disposable face shields (x2)
  • Disposable ventilator spacer (HLTAID003 and HLTAID004 only)
  • First aid fridge magnet (HLTAID003 and HLTAID004 only)



Once the online portion of the selected first aid unit of competency has been completed, students have 3 months to complete the practical portion of the unit. If students fail to complete the practical assessment within this period they will need to complete the online portion again.



To be deemed competent in the selected unit of competency, students are required to successfully complete both forms of assessment.



Upon successful completion of their chosen unit of competency, students will receive a Statement of Attainment


Language Literacy and Numeracy

Due to the form of assessment and the format of the online portion of the units, it is recommended that all candidates be competent in written and spoken English.

Any language, literacy and numeracy concerns identified upon enrolment will either be referred internally to arrange appropriate support strategies or externally for additional support services. Internal support strategies vary depending on the student’s needs. Please speak to a student advisor for more information or to find out what would be right for you.


Support Services

A wide variety of support services are available to students to assist them with completing their chosen unit of competency. If amendments to unit resources are required, this is arranged upon enrolment.

To find more information regarding what supports are available, it is recommended that candidates speak to a student advisor prior to enrolling.


Technical Requirements

To complete the online portion of the unit of competency, it is necessary for all students to have access to a computer that can play sound and has access to the internet. Due to this, students should have basic computer skills and the ability to follow instructions on how to use the online system.

It is highly recommended that students use either Google Chrome, Safari, or Firefox web browser as the online system may not be compatible with other browsers. Additionally, it is recommended that students do not use their mobile phones to access the system as this can create issues when completing the quiz.



Classes are run on a monthly basis, please contact an FYI Training student advisor for information regarding the next available date.


18 hours - Unit of competency



Course code : HLTAID004

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