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HLTAID003 Provide First Aid

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HLTAID003 - Provide First Aid

NQF Approved Qualification: Yes
Recognised Australia wide: Yes

Qualification Description

Most employers require their staff to hold a First Aid qualification. It is also a part of various Early Childhood, School Age and Education Support qualifications. There are no pre-requisites for this first aid course so it is perfect for people that have never completed first aid training before, and is the minimum required course for workplace first aiders. Practical exercises are completed in groups or pairs and will involve placing participants in the recovery position, applying bandages and slings, Use of the Epipen, Use of Asthma puffer and practicing CPR on manikins on the floor.

Learning Areas

This competency based training describes the skills and knowledge required to:

  • How to recognise an emergency situation
  • Assess the casualty and recognise the need for CPR
  • Seek assistance from emergency response services
  • Chain of survival
  • Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation in accordance with ARC guidelines
  • Operate automated external defibrillator (AED) according to manufacturer’s instructions
  • Display respectful behaviour towards casualty & Legal, workplace and community considerations
  • 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

*Specific licensing requirements, including requirements for refresher training, should be obtained from the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) and/or relevant state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authority.


This Unit of Competency is the national first aid course required by all workplaces, and replaces courses previously known as Senior First Aid or Apply First Aid. This course is the minimum first aid course for any first aider in the workplace. Most first aiders will also be required to complete annual CPR training depending on the industry they work in or their workplace’s first aid policy.

This course includes Provide Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (HLTAID001) and Provide Basic Emergency Life Support (HLTAID002).

Upon completion of the course, you will be issued with a Statement of Attainment to certify that you have been trained and shown competence in HLTAID003 Provide First Aid which encompasses the contents of HLTAID001 Provide CPR and HLTAID002 Provide Basic Emergency Life Support.

Your Provide First Aid certificate is valid for three (3) years. The CPR component of the course is valid for 12 months and will need to be updated annually for your certification to remain current

Entry Requirements

  • You are required to complete 2 to 4 hours of pre-course theory. It is a requirement that this be completed prior to attending the class.
  • Students must have the physical ability to provide resuscitation by kneeling on the floor and performing two (2) minutes of uninterrupted CPR.

Unique Student Identifier (USI) 

Completing any vocational education course in Australia, it is a requirement for you to obtain and supply a USI. This is obtainable from If a USI is not supplied and verified with a certificate cannot be issued to you.

Course Duration

8 hours


$99 Per Person
For onsite bookings, a minimum invoice of $650 is required for 6 people or less.

Delivery Options

Group onsite training

Training can be delivered nationally across Australia. For onsite bookings, training can be delivered anytime including after hours or on weekends giving you the flexibility of your training being delivered at a time most convenient for you. 

ACCCO Training location

Join in one of our regular first aid classes delivered at our ACCCO training facilities in Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney.

Enrolment and Bookings

Payment will be required at the time of booking. Once payment has been processed we are not able to provide refunds but are able to transfer you to another class. To make a booking, please give us a call on 1300 139 406 to discuss upcoming trining dates in your local area.

important information for accco students

If you are completing a first aid course as a part of a qualification (eg Certificate III or Diploma), please consult your Study Plan/ Training Plan and ONLY enrol in the code listed. If you complete a different first aid to your qualification, then credit cannot be granted. Courses are specific and not transferable.

For example: the HLTAID003 qualification sits within some Education Support programs, whilst the HLTAID004 qualification primarily sits within the Education and Care programs. It is your responsibility to enrol in the relevant unit for your program of study. Please contact ACCCO directly if you are unsure.


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