Course Title: Apply first aid

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: NURS5329C

Course Title: Apply first aid

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5313 - Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 Nursing)

Course Contact: Leeanne Mond

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4837

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff


Gabrielle Young

Ph. 99254129

Nominal Hours: 18

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


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

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTFA311A Apply first aid


1. Assess the situation
2. Apply first aid procedures
3. Communicate details of the incident
4. Evaluate own performance

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course students should be able to:

• Assess the situation
• Apply first aid procedures
• Communicate details of the incident
• Evaluate own performance

Details of Learning Activities

Classroom lectures and practical demonstrations.

Teaching Schedule


Lesson 1 - Introduction to First Aid

Lesson 2 -  Medical Emergencies

Lesson 3  - Trauma Emergencies


Practical session x 3 sessions.

Assessment sessions x 4 sessions.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Haines J (2015) Emergency First Aid (15th ed.) Available from APL Healthcare.


Other Resources

            Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines (2015). Available from:

Overview of Assessment

Underpinning knowedge for this competency will be assessed via the following methods:

  • Practical Assessment
  • Written examination / Assessment

Assessment Tasks

  1.  Online Quiz x1 Part A,B & C (must achieve 100% in all Parts)

 2. Practical Assessments:

 - CPR, AED & Documentation

 - Bandaging & management of trauma injury

 - Assist with Asthma management

 - Assist with Anaphylaxis management.

Refer to assessment schedule for submission dates.

Each assessment will be deemed satisfactory or not satisfactory.

In order to achieve overall competency for this unit, all assessments must achieve a satisfactory result. 

Assessment Matrix

    See Assessment Matrix on Blackboard       

Other Information


Each assessment will be deemed satisfactory or nor satisfactory.

In order to achieve overall competency for this unit, all assessments must achieve a satisfactory result.

You are expected to attend all classes and all Lab sessions

Reassessment of practical skills:

Reassessment of Students who have attempted to undertake the practical assessments and have attended all Lab sessions will be given a further opportunity to demonstrate a satisfactory result.

For all other assessment tasks including resubmission may be granted on the recommendation of the Teacher to the Program Coordinator.

Please refer to the RMIT policies regarding special consideration, extensions of time, equitable assessment arrangements and future assessment adjustments.



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