First Aid course Hobart Medecs Learning


Course Outline

Price: Refresher $185 | Full course $198 | Duration: Refresher: half day | Full course: all day

High quality nationally accredited First Aid Courses at competitive pricing are guaranteed, at a Tasmania location convenient for you. The course includes:

  • Same-day certification
  • Online and
  • Face-to-face training
  • First aid and CPR training with seasoned experts.

If you live in Hobart, this first aid course is ideally suited for anyone who needs to learn high-quality first aid and CPR and achieve accreditation, with sector expert instruction for aged care, disability and community support worker roles.

Convenient location in Hobart with ample parking.

Suite 2, Main Building Technopark, Innovation Dr, Hobart TAS 7000
Hours: 8:30 am – 4 pm Monday to Friday
Phone: (03) 6272 1843

Please note: physical fitness is necessary to actively engage in the course activities.

The First Aid course is comprised of two units. The units are at Australian Qualifications Framework level III. This means you can apply basic and procedural knowledge in your role at work.

Two nationally accredited units:

  • HLTAID011 Provide First Aid

  • HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

A summary of the knowledge and skills required for these units includes:

  • guidelines and procedures

  • potential incident hazards and risk minimisation processes when providing first aid

  • infection control procedures, including use of standard precautions and resuscitation barrier devices

  • requirements for currency of skill and knowledge

  • appropriate workplace or site procedures relevant to the provision of first aid

  • contents of first aid kits

Legal, workplace and community considerations including:

  • duty of care requirements

  • own skills and limitations

  • consent and how it relates to the conscious and unconscious casualty

  • privacy and confidentiality requirements

  • awareness of potential need for stress management techniques and available support for rescuers

Considerations when providing CPR, including:

  • upper airway and effect of positional change

  • appropriate duration and cessation of CPR

  • appropriate use of an AED

  • safety and maintenance procedures for an AED

  • chain of survival

  • how to access emergency services

Bechniques for providing CPR to adults, children and infants including:

  • how to recognise that a casualty is unconscious and not breathing normally

  • rate, ratio and depth of compressions and ventilations

  • correct hand positioning for compressions

Basic anatomy, physiology and the differences between adults, children and infants relating to CPR
signs, symptoms and management of the following conditions and injuries:

  • allergic reaction

  • anaphylaxis

  • asthma

  • non-life-threatening and life-threatening bleeding

  • burns

  • cardiac conditions, including chest pain

  • choking

  • diabetes

  • drowning

  • envenomation - all current treatments

  • eye injuries

  • fractures, dislocations, strains and sprains

  • head, neck and spinal injuries

  • hypothermia

  • hyperthermia

  • minor wounds

  • nose-bleed

  • poisoning

  • seizures

  • shock

  • sharps injuries

  • stroke

Compression and ventilation skills must be demonstrated on resuscitation manikins following ARC guidelines for the purpose of assessment of CPR procedures.

There must be evidence that the Learner has completed the following tasks in line with State/Territory regulations, First Aid guidelines determined by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and other Australian national peak clinical bodies and workplace or site procedures:

Managed, in line with ARC guidelines:

  • the unconscious, breathing casualty including appropriate positioning to reduce the risk of airway compromise

Managed, in line with ARC guidelines, the unconscious, non-breathing adult, including:

  • performing at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (5 cycles of both compressions and ventilations) on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor

  • following the prompts of an automated external defibrillator (AED) to deliver at least one shock

  • demonstrating a rotation of single rescuer operators with minimal interruptions to compressions

  • responding appropriately in the event of regurgitation or vomiting

Managed, in line with ARC guidelines, the unconscious, non-breathing infant, including:

  • performing at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles both compressions and ventilations) on an infant
  • resuscitation manikin placed on a firm surface

Managed casualties with the following:

  • anaphylaxis

  • asthma

  • non-life-threatening bleeding

  • choking

  • envenomation, using pressure immobilisation

  • fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains, using appropriate immobilisation techniques

  • minor wound cleaning and dressing

  • nosebleed

  • shock

Responded to at least one simulated first aid incident contextualised to the candidate's workplace or community setting, where the candidate has no knowledge of the casualty's condition prior to starting treatment, including:

  • identifying the casualty's illness or injury through history, signs and symptoms

  • using personal protective equipment (PPE) as required

  • providing appropriate first aid treatment

  • conveying incident details to emergency services or advising casualty on any required post incident action

  • providing an accurate verbal and written report of the incident

  • reviewing the incident

Learning Objectives
This course applies to a new worker any person who may be required to provide First Aid and CPR, in a range of situations, including workplace and community settings. It is suitable for someone who has never completed a First Aid or CPR course. The units describe the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty in line with first aid guidelines determined by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and other Australian national peak clinical bodies. And the skills and knowledge required to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines.

It is suitable for someone who has never completed a First Aid or CPR course or someone who is undertaking a refresher course:

  • Employees

  • Supervisors & Managers

  • Community members such as volunteers

Further unit details can be found on the commonwealth government training website

There are no entry requirements for this course. No pre-existing knowledge or skills have been assumed and the course has been designed to provide the learner with all the knowledge and skills necessary to acquire competency.
However, there is the requirement for a level of functional foundation skills such as learning, reading, writing and numeracy and digital literacy skills. The course is delivered using the English language. The course does not involve complex use of language or writing skills. If English is your second language and you require assistance, please refer to our support services.

Delivery Mode
The course will be delivered using a combination of online theory and practical skills development sessions (utilising Medecs Learning simulation equipment).
The program is delivered over approximately 14 hours including completion on the online training, practical consolidation and online and practical assessment.
The program included a theory assessment online and practical assessment activities.
Learners will participate in facilitated learning sessions using PowerPoint presentations, handouts, breakout sessions and discussion. During practical sessions, learners will be divided into small groups and facilitated through a range of practical skills relating to elements of the unit.
Course Duration
The course is in 2 components:
1. Online Theory delivery and assessment through the Medecs Learning online learning platform, MySupport. This takes an average of 6-8 hours to complete.
2. Practical demonstration and assessment components for either 7 hours for students who have not completed this training previously, or 5 hours for students attending refresher programs.

Training is delivered at Medecs Learning state-wide training venues.

Qualification Issued
Successful completion will lead to the issue of a Statement of Attainment for two nationally accredited units:

HLTAID011 Provide first aid and HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

This will be issued at course completion.

Certificate Validity
While Statements of Attainment (SoA) don't expire, the various licences and 'tickets' that you may use your SoAs for, often have their own regulations to do with how long they remain valid.

The current recommendations from the Australian Resuscitation Council for First Aid and CPR competency renewal and certification are:
Renew CPR certificates once a year.
This includes: HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Renew Provide First Aid certificates once every 3 years.
This includes: HLTAID011 Provide first aid.

More About This Course
In the State of Tasmania this is a required unit for unregulated healthcare workers to administer medications. Most learners in the health care & social assistance sector are referred by their employer as a requirement of their work role. Industry legislation that may be involved in the delivery of this program include:

  • Tasmania Poisons Act 1971

  • Tasmanian Poisons Regulations 2008

  • Disability Services Medication Management Framework for Individuals and Disability Service Providers, November 2017

  • Guidelines for the Administration of Certain Substances in Residential Aged Care Services

  • Recommendations on the Administration of Specified Medications by Aged Care Workers in a Community Setting

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