Course Title: Apply first aid

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

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

Pamela Maher

+61 3 9925 4299

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

Class Lectures

On line Learning


Teaching Schedule

Lesson 1   Introduction to First Aid

Lesson 2   Medical Emergencies

Lesson 3   Trauma Emergencies

Practical Skills -  CPR, Epipens, Bronchodilators, Bandaging/Bleeding

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Haines, J. (2014) ‘Emergency First Aid’ 15th Edition


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

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

  • Practical Assessment
  • Written examination / Assessment

Assessment Tasks

1. Practical Skills Sessions (practice attendance and skills assessment)
• Requires 100% attendance practice attendance session
• Required 100% attendance for one (1) of the skills assessment session
• Competency gained for all four (4) Skills Competency Sheets
• Verbal challenges may also be included to determine competency
2. Online Quiz x 1
• Requires 100% correctly answered for all quiz topics
• All questions will be presented in random order
• Maximum of three (3) attempts (60 minutes per attempt)
• Quiz No. 1 MUST be successfully completed
3. First Aid Workbook – Satisfactory/Not yet Satisfactory
• Completed
• Verbal challenges may also be included to determine competency

Assessment Matrix

See  assessment matrix on Blackboard

Other Information

Assessment Information

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Additional Information


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