Course Title: Provide first aid

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: OHTH5834C

Course Title: Provide first aid

School: 365T Global, Urban and Social Studies

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4352 - Certificate IV in Youth Work

Course Contact: Dianne Mackay

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4454

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


Course Description

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The course applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTAID003 Provide first aid


1. Respond to an emergency situation

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Recognise an emergency situation
1.2 Identify, assess and manage immediate hazards to health and safety of self and others
1.3 Assess the casualty and recognise the need for first aid response
1.4 Assess the situation and seek assistance from emergency response services


2. Apply appropriate first aid procedures

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in accordance with Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines
2.2 Provide first aid in accordance with established first aid principles
2.3 Display respectful behaviour towards casualty
2.4 Obtain consent from casualty where possible
2.5 Use available resources and equipment to make the casualty as comfortable as possible
2.6 Operate first aid equipment according to manufacturer’s instructions
2.7 Monitor the casualty’s condition and respond in accordance with first aid principles


3. Communicate details of the incident

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Accurately convey incident details to emergency response services
3.2 Report details of incident to workplace supervisor as appropriate
3.3 Maintain confidentiality of records and information in line with statutory and/or organisational policies


4. Evaluate the incident and own performance

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Recognise the possible psychological impacts on self and other rescuers involved in critical incidents
4.2 Participate in debriefing to address individual needs

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

Details of Learning Activities

The learning activities you will engage in during this course will include:

  • practical demonstrations
  • group discussion
  • media clips

Teaching Schedule

This course is delivered over one day and requires you to be here from 9am - 5 pm. 

All assessments are conducted during the course delivery day.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Additional resources will also be available ‘Blackboard’. A set of readings will be made available to you including journals and texts that may support you in the program.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment 1 & 2 - Individual & group practical demonstrations 
Assessment 3 - Multiple choice questions

Assessment Tasks

The assessment tasks for this course will both be conducted within in the class.
The assessments will be conducted at the end of the teaching day and will demonstrate your competency in this area, and is based on your learning from participation within the class.
The practical demonstration assessment tasks will include:
• bandaging

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant course. These are available from the Program Co-ordinator.

Other Information

 Assessment Tasks Submission Cover Sheet: You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.
 Attendance: It is strongly advised that you attend all workshops in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.
 Feedback: You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your competency. Information regarding student feedback can be found at:;ID=9pp3ic9obks7
 Student Progress: Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. The Student progress policy can be found at:;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1
 Special consideration Policy (Late Submission): All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Information regarding application for special consideration can be found at:;ID=g43abm17hc9w
 Academic Integrity and Plagiarism: RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. For more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity Web site:;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n

 A Police Check and a Working With Children Check are required to do this course and must be shown to staff before placement can commence and be counted towards your hours.

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