Provide basic emergency life support

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver HLTFA201A, 'Provide basic emergency life support'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria


Respond in an emergency situation


Recognise emergency situation and identify hazards to health and safety of self and others


Minimise immediate risk to health and safety of self, casualty and others by isolating any hazard(s)


Assess casualty and identify injuries, illnesses and conditions


Assess the need for assistance


Apply identified first aid procedures


Reassure casualty in a caring and calm manner and make comfortable using available resources


Determine and explain the nature of casualty's injury/condition and relevant first aid procedures to provide comfort


Seek consent from casualty or significant other prior to applying first aid management


Respond to the casualty in a culturally aware, sensitive and respectful manner


Use identified first aid procedures as required in accordance with established first aid principles, policies and procedures, ARC Guidelines and/or state/territory regulations, legislation and policies and industry requirements


Use safe manual handling techniques as required


Communicate details of the incident


Request ambulance support and/or appropriate medical assistance according to relevant circumstances and using available means of communication


Accurately convey assessment of casualty's condition and first aid procedures undertaken to emergency services/relieving personnel


Calmly provide information to reassure casualty, adopting a communication style to match the casualty's level of consciousness


Provide reports, where applicable, in a timely manner, presenting all relevant facts according to established procedures


Maintain confidentiality of records and information in line with privacy principles and statutory and/or organisation policies


Evaluate own performance


Seek feedback from appropriate clinical expert


Recognise the possible psychological impacts on rescuers of involvement in critical incidents


Participate in debriefing/evaluation as appropriate to improve future response and address individual needs

Qualifications and Skillsets

HLTFA201A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA20510 - Certificate II in Public Safety (SES Operations)
  • PUA50610 - Diploma of Public Safety (Explosive Ordnance)
  • PUA21010 - Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue)
  • PUA40410 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Explosive Ordnance Maintenance)
  • PUA21210 - Certificate II in Public Safety (Explosive Ordnance Manufacture)
  • PUA31310 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue)
  • PUA42010 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Explosive Ordnance Proof and Experimental)
  • PUA20410 - Certificate II in Public Safety (SES Rescue)
  • PUA20810 - Certificate II in Public Safety (Explosive Ordnance)
  • PUA30810 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Explosive Ordnance Maintenance)
  • PUA33010 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Emergency Communications Centre Operations)
  • PUA32510 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Explosive Ordnance Proof and Experimental)
  • PUA30910 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Explosive Ordnance Operations)
  • PUA40510 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Explosive Ordnance Operations)
  • PUA51410 - Diploma of Public Safety (Explosive Ordnance Proof and Experimental)
  • PUA21310 - Certificate II in Public Safety (SES)
  • CSC20107 - Certificate II in Justice Services
  • CUS20109 - Certificate II in Music
  • AHC20710 - Certificate II in Production Nursery
  • AHC21010 - Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management
  • AHC20810 - Certificate II in Retail Nursery
  • AHC30810 - Certificate III in Arboriculture
  • AHC20510 - Certificate II in Arboriculture
  • AHC20110 - Certificate II in Agriculture
  • AVI40610 - Certificate IV in Aviation (Aircrewman)
  • AVI30510 - Certificate III in Aviation (Rescue Crewman)
  • CUE30303 - Certificate III in Venues and Events (Customer Service)
  • CUE20103 - Certificate II in Live Production, Theatre and Events
  • TLI21410 - Certificate II in Stevedoring
  • FDF20110 - Certificate II in Food Processing
  • FDF20210 - Certificate II in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • FDF20310 - Certificate II in Food Processing (Sales)
  • CUF20107 - Certificate II in Creative Industries (Media)
  • CUF10107 - Certificate I in Creative Industries

And the skillsets: