Course Summary

This course teaches the skills and knowledge required to provide an advanced first aid response, including management of the incident and other first aiders until the arrival of medical or other assistance.

HLTSS00027 – Occupational First Aid Skill Set also teaches the skills and knowledge required to use specialised equipment in the provision of resuscitation in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines. This course applies to workers who may be required to use specialised equipment to provide resuscitation, coordinate and manage a first aid response across a range of complex situations, including community and workplace settings.

For those in nominated occupational first aid or management roles, to establish, maintain and facilitate the provision of appropriate first aid in the workplace, including the skills to provide an emergency first aid response in the event of an emergency.

Ideally, this applies to workers who may be employed as, or looking to be employed as Occupational First Aiders/Management roles, normally on a site with more than 100 employees and/or has a First Aid room.

Course Content
  • Assessing an emergency situation
  • Infection control
  • Airway and breathing management, including choking
  • Head, chest and abdominal injuries
  • Bleeding and burns
  • Seizures and shock
  • Medical conditions such as epilepsy, cardiac arrest, chest pain, diabetes
  • Chest pain and stroke
  • Allergic reactions
  • Bites and stings
  • First Aid for minor wounds
  • Near drowning
  • Hyperthermia and hypothermia
  • Fractures, breaks and spinal injuries
  • Poisoning and toxic substances
  • Performing CPR
  • Understanding and using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • General WH&S and legal issues
  • Handover of the incident
  • Legislative requirements of workplace policies and procedures
  • Defibrillation (AED), airway assessments
  • Crush injuries
  • Triage of multiple casualties; including the correct use of cervical collars, stretchers and back boards
  • Emergency childbirth
  • Manual handling
  • Providing an accurate verbal and written report of the incident
  • General legal and cultural issues
  • Basic life support
  • Prepare and maintain resuscitation equipment
  • Oropharyngeal airway
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) techniques
  • Attach and operate Defibrillation (AED) equipment
  • Administer oxygen
  • Determine workplace first aid requirements
  • Establish and maintain workplace first aid facilities
  • Maintain workplace first aid records
  • Review the provision of first aid in the workplace

Blended mode:

  • Initial training: 5 hours of unsupervised pre-course study and 16 hours of face to face training and assessment
  • Blended refresher: 5 hours of unsupervised pre-course study and 16 hours of face to face training and assessment

Multiple choice and written question paper covering the following:

  • State/Territory regulations, first aid codes of practice and workplace procedures
  • Considerations when provising first aid
  • Considerations when providing supplementary oxygen
  • Basic anatomy and physiology
  • Principles and procedures for first aid management
  • Performing first aid scenario and task demonstrations for a variety of situations including but not limited to: recognise an emergency and make the scene safe, locate workplace policies and procedures, administer oxygen for the unconscious and the conscious casualty, infant CPR, adult/child CPR and defibrillation, anaphylaxis and epi-pen, asthma and medication, choking, head injury, bleeding control and shock, PIT for snake/spider bite, RICE for sprains, bandage and sling fracture, seizure, basic triage, reporting, check, maintain and clean equipment ready for future use, determine workplace first aid requirements and establish and maintain workplace first aid facilities, complete workplace risk assessment/response plan, maintain workplace first aid records and review the provision of the first aid in the workplace

A Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment in:

will be issued to all successful participants


Participants are required to re-certify every 3 years from their completion date to maintain currency.



Course Fee



*Please note that it is a requirement of this course that you are physically capable of performing uninterrupted CPR for at least 2 minutes on an adult CPR manikin placed on the floor, an infant CPR manikin placed on a firm surface and able to follow the prompts of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).


If you are completing this course, please download the student agreement to ensure you are aware of your rights and obligations. You can access the student written agreement handbook here


Training and assessment is delivered in partnership with Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909


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