First Aid Refresher

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NOTE: Current Course Code: HLTAID003 supersedes and replaces previous course codes of HLTAID003, HLTFA311A

Course Outline

The First Aid refresher Course course covers the required skills and knowledge in order to be able to respond and provide a first aid to a casualty as per the guidelines for first aid that are set by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC).

The course applies to all persons who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

A first aid refresher course should be completed every three years for your own personal and professional benefit — plus it can help you save a life. The first aid techniques reviewed during a refresher are simple yet effective procedures that can be administered with little equipment and can be performed until professional medical assistance arrives. First aid can also help to reduce a person’s recovery time and can sometimes be the difference between the person having a temporary or long-term medical issue.

We recommend this course be completed alongside a CPR refresher course as it’s extremely important to have someone skilled in these three areas on any worksite in case of accident or injury.

This program is delivered as either an Initial or Refresher course based on the learners’ currency levels and prior CPR/ First Aid course certification history. Refresher course for those who have done it before but need their SOA current within 3 years for industry requirements.

For the full course information visit the ‘First aid full course page’.

Entry Requirements

  • Basic verbal and written English communication skills sufficient to read material and understand instruction.
  • A Unique Student Identifier number (USI)- if you don’t have one go to-
  • Provide photo identification.
  • Wear closed in shoes.
  • Sun protection is also recommended (hat, long-sleeved shirt and pants).
  • Pass a language, literacy, and numeracy assessment (LLN) if applicable.

A pre-requisite of the course for learners commencing the LVR course as outlined in the unit of competency certification in CPR.

Additionally due to the physical nature of the unit of competency learners must have the physical capacity to be able to rescue/ drag another human to safety and as CPR is a prereq the learner must be able to also complete 2 minutes of continuous CPR positioned on the floor.

Course Details

How long will the training take (Duration)

The First Aid course has training and assessment that is competency-based so the time of the course is dependent on a learner’s previous experience, capabilities, and abilities.

The typical duration of this refresher First Aid course for someone who has previous experience is a part-day, depending on the learners’ experience and ability.

A Full First aid refresher course is also available for those that haven’t completed the course before. Click Here to check out that info.

How is the Training Delivered ( Delivery Modes)

Brief practical and theory training based on theoretical concepts and set tasks that need to be completed. The learner is then given a theory and a practical assessment.

Designed for all types of learners giving them access to the equipment and skills required to be competent in the practical skills and knowledge of First aid in a very focused time-efficient structure.

Step 1 – Completion of theory assessment. Any gaps are identified and addressed with the learner.
Step 2 – Learner completes the practical assessment. Any gaps are identified and addressed with the learner.
Step 3 – Upon successful completion, the learner is issued a Statement of attainment.

Please note: A proof of training card can be issued for an additional cost.

What will you learn? (Overview)

The First Aid Course covers:

  • Respond to an emergency situation.
  • Apply appropriate first aid procedures.
  • Communicate details of the incident.
  • Review the incident.

You will learn:

  • Assess for danger and respond
  • Apply skills and knowledge to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
  • Report and evaluate on the incident

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Course Outcome

To complete the course, students must successfully complete all assessments which are aligned with the national unit of competency.

Upon successful completion of the course requirements, students will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment (SOA).

Your Refresher training in First aid should be carried out every two years as stipulated in Safework Australia’s First Aid in the Workplace Code of Practice, however, specific Service Industry network providers may request more stringent refresher training requirements – eg. on a six-monthly basis to retain your currency.


How long will training take?

Typically the training and assessment is competency-based and is a 1-day course. Please Note-Total time is dependent on the competency of each individual.

How is the training delivered?

Training and assessment are both practical and theory-based delivery.

How long does your confined space ticket/SOA last for?

The industry generally recommends that your Confines Space ticket or SOA is refreshed every 2 years to remain current.

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