Course Title: Provide basic emergency life support

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: OHTH5826C

Course Title: Provide basic emergency life support

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3312 - Certificate III in Plumbing

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Program Manager - Warren James
Tel: +61 3 9925 4632

Nominal Hours: 8

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to recognise and respond to life threatening emergencies using basic life support measures only

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTFA211A Provide basic emergency life support


1 Respond to an emergency situation


2 Apply appropriate first aid procedures


3 Communicate details of the incident

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements.

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities include in class workbook activities and researching industry practices and standards. This may include online learning activities. Students are expected to undertake design, size and documentation to relevant industry standards to include sustainability and WHS principles.

Teaching Schedule

Week beginning/SessionTopicLearning Activities/ResourcesElements/ Performance criteriaAssessments
Session 1Provide basic emergency life support

Work book requirments

Theory/Underpinning questions


1-4 /1.1-4.3• For assessment purposes, demonstration of skills in CPR procedures requires using a model of the human body (resuscitation manikin) in line with ARC Guidelines
• Demonstration of first aid procedures for severe bleeding must be demonstrated using standard precautions and first aid equipment including trauma dressings

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course.

Assessment Tasks

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent.


Task 1

  • Complete the resource book work sheets (John HainsProvide First AidWork Bookand Student Leaners Recourse Book)
  • Complete theory test/Underpinning questions (may be Verbal, print based or computer based) and submit for assessment.
  • Complete a SWMS document appropriate for the task, sign and submit for assessment.

Task 2

Practical tasks

These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix


Performance Criteria Covered

Task 1

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To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.

Assessment Tasks

Students are required to complete three different types of assessment tasks

1. Students are required to complete a theory assessment task.
2. Demonstration of skills in CPR procedures requires using a model of the human body (resuscitation manikin) in line with ARC Guidelines
3. Demonstration of first aid procedures for severe bleeding must be demonstrated using standard precautions and first aid equipment including trauma dressings

Assessment Matrix

Assessment Task Element/ PC Percentage Weighting

Workbook Activities Element 1-4 / 1.1 – 4.3 20%
Assessment 1 Element 1-4/ 1.1 – 4.3 40%
Assessment 2 Element 1-4/ 1.1 - 4.3 40%

Other Information

Academic Misconduct

Students are reminded that cheating, whether by fabrication, falsification of data, or plagiarism, is an offence subject to University disciplinary procedures. Plagiarism in oral or written presentations is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person, without appropriate referencing, as though it is one’s own. Plagiarism is not acceptable.
The use of another person’s work or ideas must be acknowledged. Failure to do so may result in charges of academic misconduct which carry a range of penalties including cancellation of results and exclusion from your course.
Students are responsible for ensuring that their work is kept in a secure place. It is also a disciplinary offence for students to allow their work to be plagiarized by another student.
Students should be aware of their rights and responsibilities regarding the use of copyright material. It is strongly recommended that students refer to the Guidelines for Students at the RMIT University Homepage.

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