Unit of competency details

HLTAID003 - Provide first aid (Release 6)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
6 (this release)Current 06/Aug/2015
(View details for release 5) Replaced16/Oct/2014
(View details for release 4) Replaced31/Oct/2013
(View details for release 3) Replaced09/Oct/2013
(View details for release 2) Replaced11/Jul/2013
(View details for release 1) Replaced01/Jul/2013

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes HLTFA311A - Apply first aidThis version was released in HLT Health Training Package release 1.0 and meets the requirements of the New Standards for Training Packages. Significant changes to elements and performance criteria. New evidence requirements for assessment including volume and frequency requirements. Not equivalent. 30/Jun/2013


Training packages that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Training packages that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
TLI - Transport and Logistics Training PackageTransport and Logistics Training Package 1.0-2.0 
SIT - Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training PackageTourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package 1.0-1.1 
SIS - Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training PackageSport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package 2.0-2.1 
RII - Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training PackageResources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package 2.0 
PPM - Pulp & Paper Manufacturing Industry Training PackagePulp & Paper Manufacturing Industry Training Package 1.0 
PMB - Plastics, Rubber and CablemakingPlastics, Rubber and Cablemaking 1.0 
PMA - Chemical, Hydrocarbons and RefiningChemical, Hydrocarbons and Refining 1.0 
MSS - SustainabilitySustainability 1.0 
MSM - Manufacturing Training PackageManufacturing Training Package 1.0-2.0 
MSF - Furnishing Training PackageFurnishing Training Package 2.0-3.1 
MAR - Maritime Training PackageMaritime Training Package 3.0-4.0 
ICT - Information and Communications TechnologyInformation and Communications Technology 2.0-3.1 
HLT - HealthHealth 2.0-3.1 
FWP - Forest and Wood Products Training PackageForest and Wood Products Training Package 2.0 
CUA - Creative Arts and Culture Training PackageCreative Arts and Culture Training Package 2.0 
CPP - Property Services Training PackageProperty Services Training Package 2.0-4.1 
CHC - Community ServicesCommunity Services 2.0-3.0 
BSB - Business Services Training PackageBusiness Services Training Package 2.0 
AVI - Aviation Training PackageAviation Training Package 3.0 
AUR - Automotive Retail, Service and Repair Training PackageAutomotive Retail, Service and Repair Training Package 3.0 
AMP - Australian Meat Processing Training PackageAustralian Meat Processing Training Package 2.0-2.1 
AHC - Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training PackageAgriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package 1.0-1.1 

Qualifications that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
UET20412 - Certificate II in Transmission Structure and Line AssemblyCertificate II in Transmission Structure and Line Assembly 
UEG40114 - Certificate IV in Gas Supply Industry OperationsCertificate IV in Gas Supply Industry Operations 
UEG30114 - Certificate III in Gas Supply Industry OperationsCertificate III in Gas Supply Industry Operations 
UEG20114 - Certificate II in Gas Supply Industry OperationsCertificate II in Gas Supply Industry Operations 
UEE33011 - Certificate III in Electrical FittingCertificate III in Electrical Fitting 
UEE32211 - Certificate III in Air-conditioning and RefrigerationCertificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration 
UEE32111 - Certificate III in Appliance ServiceCertificate III in Appliance Service 
UEE32011 - Certificate III in Renewable Energy - ELVCertificate III in Renewable Energy - ELV 
UEE31511 - Certificate III in Rail - Communications and NetworksCertificate III in Rail - Communications and Networks 
UEE31411 - Certificate III in Security EquipmentCertificate III in Security Equipment 
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Skill sets that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Skill sets that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
SISSS00108 - Wilderness First AidWilderness First Aid 2-3 
SISSS00107 - Trail Guide - Overnight RidesTrail Guide - Overnight Rides 4-5 
SISSS00106 - Trail Guide - Day RidesTrail Guide - Day Rides 4-5 
SISSS00105 - Trail Guide AssistantTrail Guide Assistant 4-5 
SISSS00104 - Trail Boss - Overnight RidesTrail Boss - Overnight Rides 4-5 
SISSS00103 - Trail Boss - Day RidesTrail Boss - Day Rides 2-3 
SISSS00101 - Trail Bike Riding Instruct Advanced SkillsTrail Bike Riding Instruct Advanced Skills 
SISSS00098 - Trail Bike GuideTrail Bike Guide 2-3 
SISSS00093 - Sports Trainer Level 1Sports Trainer Level 1 2-3 
FPISS00022 - Skill set for an excavator operatorSkill set for an excavator operator 
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 069907 First Aid  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 069907 First Aid  01/Nov/2013 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 6

Updated:

  • assessor requirements statement
  • foundation skills lead in statement
  • licensing statement
  • modification history to reflect 2012 standards

Equivalent outcome.

Release 5

Updated mapping information. Changes to assessment requirements. Equivalent outcome.

Release 4

Updated mapping information. Equivalent outcome.

Release 3

Updated mapping information.

Release 2

Minor corrections to formatting to improve readability. Equivalent competency outcome.

Release 1

This version was released in HLT Health Training Package release 1.0 and meets the requirements of the 2012 Standards for Training Packages.

Significant changes to elements and performance criteria, changes to scope of unit. New evidence requirements for assessment.

Removal of prerequisite unit.

Application

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

Specific licensing /regulatory requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training should be obtained from the relevant national/state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authorities.

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

Elements define the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria specify the level of performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Respond to an emergency situation

1.1 Recognise an emergency situation

1.2 Identify, assess and manage immediate hazards to health and safety of self and others

1.3 Assess the casualty and recognise the need for first aid response

1.4 Assess the situation and seek assistance from emergency response services

2. Apply appropriate first aid procedures

2.1 Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in accordance with Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines

2.2 Provide first aid in accordance with established first aid principles

2.3 Display respectful behaviour towards casualty

2.4 Obtain consent from casualty where possible

2.5 Use available resources and equipment to make the casualty as comfortable as possible

2.6 Operate first aid equipment according to manufacturer’s instructions

2.7 Monitor the casualty’s condition and respond in accordance with first aid principles

3. Communicate details of the incident

3.1 Accurately convey incident details to emergency response services

3.2 Report details of incident to workplace supervisor as appropriate

3.3 Maintain confidentiality of records and information in line with statutory and/or organisational policies

4. Evaluate the incident and own performance

4.1 Recognise the possible psychological impacts on self and other rescuers involved in critical incidents

4.2 Participate in debriefing to address individual needs

Foundation Skills

The Foundation Skills describe those required skills (language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills) that are essential to performance.

Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

Unit Mapping Information

No equivalent unit.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=ced1390f-48d9-4ab0-bd50-b015e5485705

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 6

Updated:

  • assessor requirements statement
  • foundation skills lead in statement
  • licensing statement
  • modification history to reflect 2012 standards

Equivalent outcome.

Release 5

Updated mapping information. Changes to assessment requirements. Equivalent outcome.

Release 4

Updated mapping information. Equivalent outcome.

Release 3

Updated mapping information.

Release 2

Minor corrections to formatting to improve readability. Equivalent competency outcome.

Release 1

This version was released in HLT Health Training Package release 1.0 and meets the requirements of the 2012 Standards for Training Packages.

Significant changes to elements and performance criteria, changes to scope of unit. New evidence requirements for assessment.

Removal of prerequisite unit.

Performance Evidence

e candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role.

There must be evidence that the candidate has completed the following tasks in line with state/territory regulations, first aid codes of practice, Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines and workplace procedures:

  • Followed DRSABCD in line with ARC guidelines, including:
  • performed at least 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
  • performed at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles both compressions and ventilations) on an infant resuscitation manikin placed on a firm surface
  • responded appropriately in the event of regurgitation or vomiting
  • managed the unconscious breathing casualty
  • followed single rescue procedure, including the demonstration of a rotation of operators with minimal interruptions to compressions
  • followed the prompts of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Responded to at least two simulated first aid scenarios contextualised to the candidate’s workplace/community setting, including:
  • conducted a visual and verbal assessment of the casualty
  • demonstrated safe manual handling techniques
  • post-incident debrief and evaluation
  • provided an accurate verbal or written report of the incident
  • Applied first aid procedures for the following:
  • allergic reaction
  • anaphylaxis
  • bleeding control
  • choking and airway obstruction
  • envenomation, using pressure immobilisation
  • fractures, sprains and strains, using arm slings, roller bandages or other appropriate immobilisation techniques
  • respiratory distress, including asthma
  • shock

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the work role. This includes knowledge of:

  • State/Territory regulations, first aid codes of practice and workplace procedures including:
  • ARC Guidelines relevant to provision of CPR and first aid
  • safe work practices to minimise risks and potential hazards
  • infection control principles and procedures, including use of standard precautions
  • requirements for currency of skill and knowledge
  • legal, workplace and community considerations including:
  • awareness of potential need for stress-management techniques and available support following an emergency situation
  • duty of care requirements
  • respectful behaviour towards a casualty
  • own skills and limitations
  • consent
  • privacy and confidentiality requirements
  • importance of debriefing
  • considerations when providing first aid including:
  • airway obstruction due to body position
  • appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
  • appropriate use of an AED
  • chain of survival
  • standard precautions
  • how to conduct a visual and verbal assessment of the casualty
  • principles and procedures for first aid management of the following scenarios:
  • abdominal injuries
  • allergic reaction
  • anaphylaxis
  • basic care of a wound
  • bleeding control
  • burns
  • cardiac conditions, including chest pain
  • choking and airway obstruction
  • crush injuries
  • diabetes
  • dislocations
  • drowning
  • envenomation
  • environmental impact, including hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydration and heat stroke
  • eye and ear injuries
  • fractures
  • febrile convulsions
  • head, neck and spinal injuries
  • minor skin injuries
  • needle stick injuries
  • poisoning and toxic substances
  • respiratory distress, including asthma
  • seizures, including epilepsy
  • shock
  • soft tissue injuries, including strains and, sprains
  • stroke
  • unconsciousness
  • basic anatomy and physiology relating to:
  • how to recognise a person is not breathing normally
  • chest
  • response/consciousness
  • upper airway and effect of positional change
  • considerations in provision of first aid for specified conditions

Assessment Conditions

Skills must be demonstrated working individually in an environment that provides realistic in-depth, industry-validated scenarios and simulations to assess candidates’ skills and knowledge.

Assessment resources must include:

  • adult and infant resuscitation manikins in line with ARC Guidelines for the purpose of assessment of CPR procedures
  • adrenaline auto-injector training device
  • AED training device
  • placebo bronchodilator and spacer device
  • roller bandages
  • triangular bandages
  • workplace First Aid kit
  • workplace injury, trauma and/or illness record, or other appropriate workplace incident report form for written reports
  • wound dressings

Simulated assessment environments must simulate the real-life working environment where these skills and knowledge would be performed, with all the relevant equipment and resources of that working environment.

Assessor requirements 

Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015/AQTF mandatory competency requirements for assessors.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=ced1390f-48d9-4ab0-bd50-b015e5485705

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