HLTAID003 Provide first aid

COURSE OVERVIEW - This unit of competency 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, include community and workplace settings.

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



  • Recognise an emergency situation

  • Assess the casualty and situation and seek assistance where required

  • Perform cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

  • Provide first aid and monitor the casualty’s condition and respond within established principles

  • Use available resources and equipment

  • Operate first aid equipment to manufacturers instructions

  • Convey details to Emergency Services

  • Workplace reporting and confidentiality of records

  • Recognising psychological impact in critical incidents


DURATION - 1 day


PRE-REQUISITES - Nil Applicable


WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW & DO - You will need to complete a workbook prior to the course. This can be done online or in paper format (please ensure you bring these books with you)


ASSESSMENTS - Throughout the course participants must demonstrate competency during a series of practical skills evaluation and written assessments.


LICENCES & CERTIFICATION - This course is Nationally Recognised Training and applicants’ deemed competent at the conclusion of the course will be provided with a Statement of Attainment and a wallet-size competency card.