Safety & Emergency Training Services

Training, Personnel, Vehicle and Equipment



    16 hours

    Unit of Competency

    HLTAID006 Provide Advanced First Aid


    There are no pre-requisites for this unit.


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide an advanced first aid response, including management of the incident and other first aiders, until the arrival of medical or other assistance. The unit applies to workers who may be required to provide, coordinate and manage a first aid response across a range of complex situations, including community and workplace settings.

This unit provides people with the knowledge and skills required to provide advanced first aid including:

  • CPR techniques for infants, children and adults.
  • How to respond appropriately in the event of regurgitation or vomiting.
  • How to manage an unconscious breathing casualty.
  • How to rotate resuscitators with minimal interruptions to compressions.
  • How to use a Bag Valve Mask and other Oxygen equipment.
  • How to use an automated external defibrillator (AED).
  • How to report an incident to emergency services.

How to deal with the following medical emergencies:

  • Abdominal injuries.
  • Allergic reaction.
  • Anaphylaxis.
  • Basic care of a wound.
  • Bleeding control.
  • Burns, including thermal, chemical, friction and electrical.
  • Cardiac conditions, including chest pain.
  • Choking and airway obstruction.
  • Crush injuries.
  • Diabetes.
  • Drowning.
  • Emergency childbirth.
  • Envenomation.
  • Environmental impact including hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydration and heat stroke.
  • Eye and ear injuries.
  • Febrile convulsions.
  • Head, neck and spinal injuries.
  • Levels of consciousness.
  • Needle stick injuries.
  • Poisoning and toxic substances.
  • Respiratory distress, including asthma.
  • Seizures, including epilepsy.
  • Shock.
  • Skin injuries.
  • Soft tissue musculoskeletal, including injuries including sprains, strains, dislocations and fractures.
  • Stroke.
  • Substance misuse, including common drugs and alcohol, including illicit drugs.

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