Occupational First Aid

This course provides a comprehensive set of skills for providing first aid in the workplace.


4.5 days plus 3-4 hours pre-work


  • A practical action plan to follow in an emergency; DRSABCD

  • Resuscitation (CPR) on an adult and baby

  • How to deal with; choking, burns, bites and stings, sprains and strains, eye irritation, wounds and bleeding, allergic reactions/anaphylaxis, asthma, chest pain, poison, fractures, dislocations, shock, abdominal injuries, head, neck and spinal injuries, heat and cold induced illnesses

  • Knowledge of basic anatomy; how the skeletal, respiratory, nervous, lymphatic and circulatory systems work

  • Advanced techniques such as assessing a casualty, triage, how to lift and move an injured person including the application of cervical collars, use of spine boards and scoop stretchers

  • Management of more demanding situations such as drug/alcohol abuse casualties and childbirth

  • Use of specialised equipment; a defibrillator (AED), Oxygen Delivery Systems, how to insert Oropharyngeal Airway, training on soft bag resuscitation and mechanical resuscitation

  • Understanding WH&S legislation and workplace requirements to determine first aid needs unique to your workplace

  • How to manage a first aid room including ordering and maintaining equipment

  • Workplace risk assessments, hazard identification, risk minimisation and incident planning

  • Documentation including incident reports, casualty forms and writing first aid policies and procedures for the workplace 


Participants must satisfactorily complete multiple written and practical assessments.

Note: CPR assessment must be completed on the floor.


Successful participants will be awarded a Statement of Attainment for the following units of competency:

  • HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

  • HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support

  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid

  • HLTAID006 Provide advanced first aid

  • HLTAID007 Provide advanced resuscitation

  • HLTAID008 Manage first aid services and resources

  • HLTSS00027 Occupational First Aid Skill Set

Current industry standards state that this course should be updated every three years with the CPR component updated annually. 

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Onsite (max 18ppl)

RRP $6,250.00

AMWU $5,312.50 

Public course (NSW)

RRP $625.00

AMWU $531.25