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 HLTFA201B, '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



1. Respond in an emergency situation

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

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

1.3 Assess casualty and identify injuries, illnesses and conditions

1.4 Assess the need for assistance

2. Apply identified first aid procedures

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

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

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

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

2.5 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

2.6 Use safe manual handling techniques as required

3. Communicate details of the incident

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

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

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

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

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

4. Evaluate own performance

4.1 Seek feedback from appropriate clinical expert

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

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

Qualifications and Skillsets

HLTFA201B appears in the following qualifications:

  • CHC41308 - Certificate IV in Children's Contact Services Work
  • CHC52310 - Diploma of Community Services (Development and/or Humanitarian Assistance)
  • HLT32507 - Certificate III in Health Services Assistance
  • HLT32407 - Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance
  • HLT42507 - Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance