- Online learning and 2 days in class
Modified delivery method to comply with COVID-19 restrictions. You must arrive 15 minutes prior to class start time for screening and hygiene procedures.
This course covers more advanced first aid topics, and will teach you how to manage an incident and other first aiders until medical assistance arrives.
Who this course is recommended for
• First aiders in medium to high risk organisations.
The course includes online learning and 2 days of practical training and assessment. Completion of online learning is required prior to arrival at the class. Please click on the More Info button below for further details.
St John WA follows ARC Guideline 10.1 Basic Life Support Training which recommends all those trained in CPR should refresh their CPR skills at least annually.
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Prior to attending the course, participants are sent a link to complete mandatory online learning and assessment by reading the Participant Guide and successfully answering 73 knowledge quiz questions, at their own pace. This must be completed prior to attending the practical session unless there are extenuating circumstances. In this situation, the participant must advise the Trainer and Assessor on arrival to the practical session.
The practical session includes 2 days of practical demonstration, practise and assessment of advanced first aid skills and knowledge including the confirmation of knowledge gained in the online learning. Participants must perform uninterrupted CPR for at least 2 minutes on an infant and adult manikin on the floor, use of an AED and demonstrate a two-rescuer procedure using bag-valve-mask ventilation and compressions.
Participants must respond to simulated emergency scenarios involving infants and children of varying ages, including first aid skills:
allergic reaction and anaphylaxis;
bleeding control, wound care and shock;
choking and airway obstruction;
respiratory distress, including asthma;
head, neck and spinal injuries using immobilisation techniques;
head injuries, seizures and epilepsy;
envenomation, hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydration and heat stroke; and
fractures, sprains and strains.
On successful completion of all assessments, participants will receive a nationally accredited Statement of Attainment.
Participants who may require additional support to complete this course are encouraged to call the Contact Centre 08 9334 1233 to discuss available options
The HLTAID006 Provide advanced first aid Unit of Competency standard requires a level of physical ability to meet the evidence requirements for assessment. These standards relate to the level of performance required to provide resuscitation and respond to an emergency situation where there may be a risk to life.
Due to the potential risk to health and safety where a nominated first aider, or worker with the duty of care, does not have the ability to perform resuscitation and/or first aid to the performance standard, it is not appropriate to issue a statement of attainment to students who are physically unable to meet the assessment requirements.
As St John WA Registered Training Organisation (RTO) is not on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS), this course is not available to international students (or dependants) in Australia on an International Student Visa. If this applies to you, please call the St John WA Contact Centre 08 9334 1233 to discuss available options.
Unit(s) of Competency
There are no formal qualifications associated with this course.
This course also encompasses the following units of competency:
HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation;
HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support; and
HLTAID003 Provide first aid.