Course Title: Apply first aid

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4215 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

Course Title: Apply first aid

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 18

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term2 2011

Course Contact: Veemita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4662

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide first aid response, life support, management of casualty(s), the incident and other first aiders, until the arrival of medical or other assistance. The first aid skills can be applied in a range of different settings including community and specific workplace settings. The students will be required to address physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech pathology requirements and address specific risks and hazards related to that industry.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites and co-requisites for this course.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTFA301B Apply first aid


1. Assess the situation

2. Apply first aid procedures

3. Communicate details of the incident

4. Evaluate own performance

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Practical assessment of required skills
Observation in the work place 
Written test for the underpinning knowledge