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First Aid qualification and scope

The HLTAID003 Provide first aid course will give you the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response, life support, management of casualty(s) and the incident, in a range of situations, including in the home, workplace or within the community, until the arrival of medical or other assistance. These programs can be conducted at either our training school or onsite at your office or workplace

Qualification Description

This qualification reflectsthe skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty.Provide first aid may be those who are looking for work in the Health Services industry or those who are seeking to advance their skills and knowledge base in CPR and first aid principles and practices for either their current work in or affiliation with service sectors where a particular need is identified.

This unit was also previously known as Apply First Aid HLTFA311A, Senior First Aid, Apply First Aid HLTFA301B, Apply First Aid HLTFA301C.

Career Outcomes

  • Qualified First Aider
  • Workplace First Aider
  • WHS First Aider
  • WHS Team leader
  • First Aid coordinator
  • Pre-requisition for certain courses in health and community services

Licensing/Regulatory Information

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


It is important to note that this First Aid course requires a level of physical ability to complete practical assessments. If your health or fitness restricts you from performing physical activities associated with this program, ( must be able to perform at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR on an adult manikin placed on the floor) you will be able to participate but may not be eligible for a nationally accredited certificate

Entry Requirements

  • No prior experience is required for the course, however need;
  • Reading Skills (L) – ACSF level 3
  • Writing Skills (L) – ACSF level 3
  • Oral Communication skills (L) – ACSF level 3
  • 15 years of age
  • Must have a valid USI

Student will need to meet the required ACSF levels and Foundation Skills requirements to successfully complete the course. If students do not meet these requirements, students may be required to complete additional foundation skills training with an approved provider prior to commencing this qualification.

When course starts?

Sutherland : Regular classes are held on the first Friday of every month.
Hunter Region: Classes will be arranged if needed as per demand.
Classes can also be arranged on site as per demand.

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Hours may vary depending on venues and student demands


3-5/818 Old Princes Hwy, Sutherland NSW 2232
(2 minutes walk from Sutherland train station)

Hunter Region–Specific venue details will be confirmed along with the training plan prior to enrolment.

This course is a nationally accredited qualification recognized across all industries. This course provides students with the skills and knowledge to provide First Aid at the scene of an accident or illness. Students learn to manage casualty(s), undertake basic life support, provides participants with basic knowledge and understanding to enable the use of a defibrillator in an emergency situation and to manage the incident in the home, workplace or within the community, until the arrival of medical assistance or the state based Ambulance Service

The HLTAID003 Provide first aid unit of competency comprises four (4) elements of performance criteria and is derived from the Health Training Package.

HLTAID003 /01 Respond to an emergency situation
HLTAID003 /02 Apply appropriate first aid procedures
HLTAID003 /03 Communicate details of the incident
HLTAID003 /04 Evaluate the incident and own performance

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1 day course from HLT Health Training Package recorded on your Statement of Attainment issued the same day:

HLTAID003 Provide first aid (supersedes HLTFA301B, HLTFA301C, HLTFA311A)

Training Program

There are 4 components to this program:

  1. Pre-Learning: Home Learning (Theory/knowledge Pre-learning and assessment)
  2. Classroom Training (Face to Face: Training)
  3. Practical Training
  4. Assessment for both knowledge and skills

Delivery Options

Blended – Combination of face to face, simulated training and online learning.

Course Cost

HLTAID003 Provide first aid – $100

Opportunities for Further Study

Successful completion of this program will allow participant to articulate into a number of qualifications including:

HLT51015 Diploma of paramedical science
HLTAID008 Manage first aid services and resources
HLTAID007 Provide advanced resuscitation
HLTAID006 Provide advanced first aid
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency care response in an education and care setting

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) allows a person to receive recognition and credit for the knowledge and skills they have, no matter how and where they were attained. This can include skills from previous study, work experience and life experience.

Credit Transfer

Australian Nursing and Training Services has an obligation to recognise Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by other registered training organisations


HLTAID003 Provide first aidwill be presented in competency-based mode and the student’s competency will be assessed at all levels according to competencies and performance criteria. The training package for each competency specifies the conditions and method of assessment. Assessment methods range from completing online study, assessment, class attendance and participation, completion of assessment and practical assessment.