Course Title: Provide basic emergency life support

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: OHTH5643C

Course Title: Provide basic emergency life support

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C2214 - Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship)

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:

HLTFA201A Provide basic emergency life support


1. Respond in an emergency situation

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Recognise emergency situation and identify hazards to health and safety of self and others
1.2 Minimise immediate risk to health and safety of self, casualty and others by isolating any hazard(s)
1.3 Assess casualty and identify injuries, illnesses and conditions
1.4 Assess the need for assistance


2. Apply identified first aid procedures

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Reassure casualty in a caring and calm manner and make comfortable using available resources
2.2 Determine and explain the nature of casualty's injury/condition and relevant first aid procedures to provide comfort
2.3 Seek consent from casualty or significant other prior to applying first aid management
2.4 Respond to the casualty in a culturally aware, sensitive and respectful manner
2.5 Use identified first aid procedures as required in accordance with established first aid principles, policies and procedures, ARC Guidelines and/or state/territory regulations, legislation and policies and industry requirements
2.6 Use safe manual handling techniques as required


3. Communicate details of the incident

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Request ambulance support and/or appropriate medical assistance according to relevant circumstances and using available means of communication
3.2 Accurately convey assessment of casualty's condition and first aid procedures undertaken to emergency services/relieving personnel
3.3 Calmly provide information to reassure casualty, adopting a communication style to match the casualty's level of consciousness
3.4 Provide reports, where applicable, in a timely manner, presenting all relevant facts according to established procedures
3.5 Maintain confidentiality of records and information in line with privacy principles and statutory and/or organisation policies


4. Evaluate own performance

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Seek feedback from appropriate clinical expert
4.2 Recognise the possible psychological impacts on rescuers of involvement in critical incidents
4.3 Participate in debriefing/evaluation as appropriate to improve future response and address individual needs

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


1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3

* Assessment task 15B workbook completion.

• Assessment task 15C, student must demonstrate skills in CPR & severe bleeding treatment procedures.

* Assessment task 15D theory test.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Human manikan

Assorted bandages

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 are required to complete three different types of assessment tasks 

1.Students are required to complete workbook task 15B.

2. Demonstration of skills in CPR procedures requires using a model of the human body (resuscitation manikin) in line with ARC Guidelines and demonstration of first aid procedures for severe bleeding must be demonstrated using standard precautions and first aid equipment including trauma dressings 15C.

 3. Students are required to complete theory assessment task 15D.

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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