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HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

Do it now. Sometimes ‘later’ becomes ‘never’.


In some situations if a patient doesn’t receive basic first aid care immediately their situation will deteriorate – often rapidly. By being able to provide basic care you can stabilise a patient until emergency medical services arrives.

Having a basic first aid knowledge means that you’ll be confident in your skills and abilities in relation to first aid administration. By taking first aid training, it helps you to reflect on yourself and how you and others react in certain situations. Having this understanding will boost your confidence in a wide range of non-medical day to day situations.


This course is for those who are undertaking a first aid course for the first time, or who have completed a course previously but their certificate has expired (legislative approval valid for 3yrs from date of completion). This unit of competency will contribute towards approved first aid, asthma and anaphylaxis training under the Education and Care Services National Law, and the Education and Care Services National regulation (2011).

This unit is a compulsory (core) unit within CHC30113 and CHC50113.

Unit code

Unit Descriptor
Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

Delivery mode
Class Based

Course duration
TLC offers classes approximately every 6 weeks. The unit consists of an online (or workbook) component being completed prior to a full day practical theory and assessment session.

Enrolment valid for:
This unit is contained with courses offered by TLC training Solutions. Start date will be the date the online component or book is commenced and the unit end date will align with date of practical class day.

Vocational placement hours

Government funding available
Yes – QLD (when completed as an enrolled student within a funded course)

Payment methods 
EziDebit (payment plans)
Direct Debit
Credit Card (over phone)
Study Loans 

Assessment Methods

Students will be assessed:

  • Theory: Online tool or Workbook
  • Practical: One day practical session with a First Aid traineror half day session for CPR only

Assessment resources will include:

  • adult, child and infant resuscitation manikins in line with ARC Guidelines for the purpose of assessment of CPR procedures
  • AED training device
  • different types of training adrenalin auto-injector training devices (e.g. EpiPen and AnaPen)
  • different types of placebo bronchodilators and a spacer device
  • roller bandages
  • triangular bandages
  • workplace First Aid kit
  • workplace injury, trauma and/or illness record, or other appropriate workplace incident report form
  • wound dressings

Study Commitments

The online tool and workbook will take on average 5hrs to complete.

The practical session will require a full day – 7.5hrs

CPR only is conducted in the first half of the practical session.


  • Ability to read, write and speak good English
  • Sound numeracy skills
  • Basic computer skills if applying to do the online component
  • For CPR only, students must hold the unit HLTAID001 that was achieved no longer than 3 years ago


Students will notice their First Aid Certificate will list four units of competency.

HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support
HLTAID001 Provide CPR

This is to ensure those working in Early Childhood settings meet all requirements for anaphylaxis and asthma management training. The HLTAID001 Provide CPR component is recommended to be renewed every 12mths.


This unit is offered for students of TLC Training Solutions enrolled in CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care who require a First Aid certificate for their job role and the unit of competency for completion of their qualification.

TLC contracts trainers who satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015/AQTF mandatory competency requirements for assessors. The First Aid Certificate will be issued by the RTO through whom the contract trainer is registered with for delivery of HLTAID004.

TLC welcomes other staff at Early Childhood centres associated with TLC to attend the course as fee for service student. Their enrolment will be direct with the partnering RTO.

Specific licensing requirements, including requirements for refresher training, should be obtained from the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) and/or relevant state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authority.


A student handbook is available prior to enrolment which outlines all policies in relation to fees, refunds, suspensions and cancellations.

Certificate 3 Guarantee, Higher Level Skills, and Trainees / Apprentices pay a student contribution fee with remainder of course fees paid by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training

Certificate 3 Guarantee
$5 (non-concession) or $3 (concession)

Higher Level Skills
$5 (non-concession) or $3 (concession)

State Funded Traineeships / Apprenticeships
$32 (non-concession) or $12.80 (Concession)

Fee for Service
$150 (full course) or $55 (CPR Only)