Course Title: Apply first aid

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: NURS5329C

Course Title: Apply first aid

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4321 - Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

Course Contact: Veemita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4662

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

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

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  specific risks and hazards related to the industry.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTFA311A Apply first aid


Apply first aid procedures


Assess the situation


Communicate details of the incident


Evaluate own performance

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

The learning activities will include-

  • Collaborative class room teaching
  • Role plays and case studies
  • Accessing information online
  • In class practical demonstrations and practice

Teaching Schedule

There will be face to face teaching and practical work on two scheduled dates. The students will be completing the underpinning knowledge, practical work and assessment for this course during this time. The attendance is compulsory for both days to achieve a competency in this course.  

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Haines J. 2007. Emergency First Aid. 9th ed Australian First Aid.


Online learning materials can be accessed using RMIT Online Learning Hub. The online learning materials listed under each topic include-
- Course outline
- Lecture notes/resources
- Assessment guidelines
-Assessment schedules

Other Resources

Further online learning materials are available and include-

* Articles of interest available in the Library
* First aid videos from Library
* Useful external links
* Learning lab

Overview of Assessment

Practical assessment of required skills
Simulated work environment assessment
Written test for the underpinning knowledge

Assessment Tasks

The assessment tasks for this course will test the students for their underpinning knowledge and the practical demonstration of the skills gained. The assessment will be in the form of-

  • In class practical demonstration
  • Preparation of Incident report
  • First aid treatment report
  • Written assessment

Assessment Matrix

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