Course Title: Provide first aid

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2016

Course Code: OHTH5834C

Course Title: Provide first aid

School: 365T Global, Urban and Social Studies

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4364 - Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

Course Contact: Chris Walters

Course Contact Phone: 9925 8268

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Iren Citler
9925 4914

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 unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit 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



2.Apply appropriate first aid procedures




3.Communicate details of the incident




4. Evaluate the incident and own performance


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

In class: Class lectures and excercises, group discussion and practical demonstrations

Teaching Schedule



Day Content Assessment

Introduction including case overview and explanation of assessment.

Demonstrate first aid procedures for the following:
- allergic reaction
- anaphylaxis
- bleeding control
- choking airway obstruction
- envenomation, pressure immobilisation
- fractures, sprains, strains, arm slings, roller bandages
- respiratory distress, asthma
- shock

Considerations when providing first aid
Principals and procedures for first aid management of two scenarios
Basic anatomy and physiology


Followed DRSABCD in line with ARC guidelines, including:

- perform at least 2 mins of uninterrupted single rescuer Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) ( 5 cycles of compression and ventilation) on an adult manikin placed on the floor
- perform at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR on an infant resuscitation manikin placed on a firm surface
- respond appropriately in the event of regurgitation or vomiting
- manage unconscious breathing patient
- followed single rescuer procedure, including the demonstration of a rotation of operators with minimal interruptions to compression
- follow the prompts of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)




Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessments are conducted throughout the day. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through participation in class exercises, written tasks and practical demonstrations. Full assessment briefs will be provided and can be found on My RMIT.

Assessment Tasks

This course is assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment. To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following assessments to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of each assessment task.

You should refer to the assessment brief which is available on Blackboard for full details of each assessment task.

Assessment Task 1: Practical demonstration (Part A)
Conducted in class August 3, 2016
You will be required too demonstrate competency in administering first aid to a 'casualty'. tasks include bandaging, immobilising limbs, respond to a person choking, using an epipen, treating an asthma attack and responding to a person in shock

Assessment task 2: Practical demonstration (Part B) Written excercise
Conducted in class August 3, 2016
You will be required to demonstrate competency in responding to an emergency situation, following DRSABCD principles and correct use of an AED (Defibrillator)
You will then be required to complete a multi-choice/short answer quiz. You have one hour to complete this excercise

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant unit of competency. These matrixes are available through Program Administration

Other Information


Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters:

Cover Sheet for Submissions
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 implications of plagiarism.

It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.Your learning experience will involve class-based teaching, discussion, demonstration and practical excercises. It is strongly advised that you attend all timetabled sessions. This will allow you to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring you the maximum opportunity to complete this course succesfully

Applying for an Extension

Extension of time for assessment tasks may be granted where circumstances beyond your control prevent submission by the published due date. Speak with your teacher or course coordinator regarding applying for an extension.

Assessment Feedback

 You will receive spoken and written ffedback on all your work. Where relevant this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects

Academic Integrity

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If you are even in doubt about how to properly cite a reference, consult your lecturer or the academic integrity website:

The RMIT library provides tools to assist with your referencing

Plagiarism and Collusion

Plagiarism and collusion constitute extremely serious academic misconduct, and are forms of cheating. You are reminded that cheating, whether by fabrication, falsification of data, or plagiarism, is an offence subject to University disciplinary procedures. Plagiarism is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person as though it is your own. It is a form of cheating and is a very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. Plagiarised material can be drawn from, and presented in, written, graphic and visual form, including electronic data, and oral presentations. Plagiarism occurs when the origin of the material used is not appropriately cited. Plagiarism is not acceptable.


Examples of plagiarism include:

  • Copying sentences or paragraphs word-for-word from one or more sources, whether published or unpublished, which could include but is not limited to books, journals, reports, theses, websites, conference papers, course notes, etc. without proper citation;
  • Closely paraphrasing sentences, paragraphs, ideas or themes without proper citation;
  • Piecing together text from one or more sources and adding only linking sentences;
  • Copying or submitting whole or parts of computer files without acknowledging their source;
  • Copying designs or works of art and submitting them as your original work;
  • Copying a whole or any part of another student's work; and
  • Submitting work as your own that someone else has done for you.
  • Enabling Plagiarism: the act of assisting or allowing another person to plagiarise or to copy your own work is also an offence.


For further information, please see the RMIT Plagiarism Policy –;ID=sg4yfqzod48g1 (unresolved) – and the RMIT Student Conduct Regulations –;ID=r7a7an6qug93

Credit Transfer and Recognition of prior learning

Credit transfer is the recognition of previously completed formal learning. Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is an assessment process that allows you to demonstrate competence using the skills you have gained through your experience in the workplace, voluntary work, informal or formal training or other life expereicnes.. Please speak to your teacher if you wish to discuss applying



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