HLTAID003 Provide First Aid

The course is open for anyone working in any kind of industry response to provide a safe workplace to meet the obligations in case of accident or injury e.g. persons working in hospitality, construction, healthcare, childcare, job sites, offices, security and for those who want to gain knowledge and learn these lifesaving skills

Prerequisites of Course

There is no prerequisite for this unit, however, training packages describe the candidates must have Foundation Skills (language, literacy and numeracy) that are essential to perform oral communication to make an accurate verbal report to emergency response services and workplace supervisor.

Course outcome:

The HLTAID003 Provide First Aid unit of competency is derived from the HLT Health Training Package and is accepted by WorkCover as an industry-standard first aid qualification.

On successful completion of this training program, a Statement of Attainment in HLTAID003 Provide First Aid will be issued to the participants. Students will receive their Statement of Attainment within five working days from the date of completion of the course through express post.

Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines indicate that a (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation) CPR qualification should be renewed every 12 months and that a First Aid qualification should be renewed every 3 years.

Course Duration and Delivery Method:

The course requires self-study and completion of the workbook (Almost 4 – 7 hours); and 1 (one) day (Eight Hours) classroom-based practical training, theory and practical assessment.

The competencies to be achieved during the training program:

  • Assess an emergency
  • Maintain the airways, breathing and circulation of an unconscious casualty
  • Administer first aid for minor wounds and apply infection control procedure
  • Manage a casualty with external bleeding
  • Manage a casualty suffering from shock
  • Manage a casualty suffering near-drowning
  • Manage a casualty suffering from extremes of temperature
  • Administer first aid for burns and electric shock
  • Administer first aid for eye and soft tissue injuries
  • Administer first aid for venomous bites & stings and allergic reactions
  • Administer first aid for spinal injuries and fracture
  • Manage a casualty for chest/ head/ abdominal injuries
  • Determine the principles for the assessment and movement of the sick and injured & first aid recording requirements
  • Understand the legal and social responsibilities of the first aider
  • Determine first aid facilities and training requirements
  • Learn the correct procedure for performing CPR and use of Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Assessments and Course Procedure

Submit an expression of interest to the advertised course by contacting through our website, email or on phone

  • Be provided with the Students handbook, a copy of the Course Flyer and the Enrolment Form.
  • Be enrolled in the course, through completion of the Enrolment form
  • Get confirmed your enrolment through email receipt or phone call by our staff.
  • Be issued with the learning materials for the course (first aid manual and First aid workbook)
  • Participants need to use the workbook in conjunction with manual and required to answer each question in the corresponding section of the workbook.
  • Completed workbook needs to be returned to prior or on the day to your attendance at the practical course components. This is mandatory if the workbook is not completed before the course the participant will not be able to attend the classroom training session.
  • During classroom training, all the candidates will be assessed for skills in performing first aid procedures through demonstration and with questioning to confirm essential knowledge.
  • For assessment purposes, demonstration of skills in CPR procedures requires using a model of the human body (resuscitation manikin) in line with Australian Resuscitation Council Guidelines.


Participants seeking further training options to enhance their skill set such as HLTAID007 Provide advanced resuscitation or may undertake a range of qualifications from the HLT Health Training Package.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)?

Vigil Training College offers RPL in HLTAID003 Provide First Aid course. Candidates seeking the RPL in this course please see details into the Students Handbook about the RPL process.

Dress code

Due to nature of course with plenty of practical exercises the participants are advised to wear casual comfortable attire. Due to the nature of practical exercises, skirts or dresses are not considered appropriate.

License Number

ACT Security M/L No: 17502681

Course Fee

Cost $150 per participant. All discounts and special rates apply as published on our website.

Fee refund:

See detailed Fee Refund Policy in Students Handbook or student pre-enrolment information section of our website.

Location and timing:

Please check the course calendar at our website or contact Vigil Training College for further information

What to Bring on the day of Class:

Please bring a photo ID on the day of class to confirm your identification.

How to Enrol

You can enrol in our courses

Online Enrolment: You can enrol and pay online. Visit our website and follow the enrolment procedure.

Phone/ Fax/Email: Call us on PH: 1800 9797 66 to obtain the course information pack or download the information pack form our website. Fill the form and send back to us along with all the relevant documents through email/post or drop in to submit it.

For further information or Assistance

Please Contact Vigil Training College

PH: 1800 9797 66



RTO ID: 40877 ABN: 57 145 992 445

Note: We do not offer this course to international student visa holders.

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