Apply first aid

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 HLTFA301C, 'Apply first aid'.
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. Assess the situation

1.1 Identify assess and minimise hazards in the situation that may pose a risk of injury or illness to self and others

1.2 Minimise immediate risk to self and casualty's health and safety by controlling any hazard in accordance with occupational health and safety requirements

1.3 Assess casualty and identify injuries, illnesses and conditions

2. Apply first aid procedures

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

2.2 Use available resources and equipment to make the casualty as comfortable as possible

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

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

2.5 Seek consent from casualty prior to applying first aid management

2.6 Provide first aid management in accordance with established first aid principles and Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines and/or State/Territory regulations, legislation and policies and industry requirements

2.7 Seek first aid assistance from others in a timely manner and as appropriate

2.8 Correctly operate first aid equipment as required for first aid management according to manufacturer/supplier's instructions and local policies and/or procedures

2.9 Use safe manual handling techniques as required

2.10 Monitor casualty's condition and respond in accordance with effective first aid principles and procedures

2.11 Finalise casualty management according to casualty's needs and first aid principles

3. Communicate details of the incident

3.1 Request ambulance support and/or appropriate medical assistance according to relevant circumstances using relevant communication media and equipment

3.2 Accurately convey assessment of casualty's condition and management activities to ambulance services /other emergency services/relieving personnel

3.3 Prepare reports as appropriate in a timely manner, presenting all relevant facts according to established procedures

3.4 Accurately record details of casualty's physical condition, changes in conditions, management and response to management in line with 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

HLTFA301C appears in the following qualifications:

  • ACM20110 - Certificate II in Animal Studies
  • SIS30310 - Certificate III in Fitness
  • SIS30410 - Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation
  • CHC30108 - Certificate III in Community Services Work
  • CHC40408 - Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs Work
  • CHC40108 - Certificate IV in Aged Care
  • CHC40208 - Certificate IV in Home and Community Care
  • CHC41908 - Certificate IV in Youth Justice
  • CHC40308 - Certificate IV in Disability
  • CHC40608 - Certificate IV in Leisure and Health
  • CHC41808 - Certificate IV in Youth Work
  • CHC52208 - Diploma of Community Services Coordination
  • CHC41208 - Certificate IV in Children's Services (Outside school hours care)
  • CHC40708 - Certificate IV in Community Services Work
  • CHC50608 - Diploma of Community Services Work
  • CHC42508 - Certificate IV in Community Services (Information, advice and referral)
  • CHC40908 - Certificate IV in Social Housing
  • CHC51008 - Diploma of Children's Services (Outside school hours care)
  • CHC30808 - Certificate III in Education Support
  • CHC20108 - Certificate II in Community Services
  • CHC40508 - Certificate IV in Mental Health
  • CHC30708 - Certificate III in Children's Services
  • CHC51508 - Diploma of Youth Justice
  • CHC52310 - Diploma of Community Services (Development and/or Humanitarian Assistance)
  • CHC30208 - Certificate III in Aged Care
  • CHC30308 - Certificate III in Home and Community Care
  • AHC21010 - Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management
  • AHC41310 - Certificate IV in Wool Classing
  • MTM31011 - Certificate III in Meat Processing (Smallgoods - Manufacture)
  • MTM30911 - Certificate III in Meat Processing (Smallgoods - General)
  • MTM10111 - Certificate I in Meat Processing (Smallgoods)
  • MTM20211 - Certificate II in Meat Processing (Smallgoods)
  • MTM30811 - Certificate III in Meat Processing (Retail Butcher)
  • MTM20311 - Certificate II in Meat Processing (Meat Retailing)
  • MTM10211 - Certificate I in Meat Processing (Meat Retailing)
  • ACM40412 - Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing
  • FDF30510 - Certificate III in Retail Baking (Cake and Pastry)
  • FDF30310 - Certificate III in Plant Baking
  • FDF30710 - Certificate III in Retail Baking (Combined)
  • FDF30210 - Certificate III in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • FDF20510 - Certificate II in Retail Baking Assistance
  • HLT32607 - Certificate III in Pathology
  • HLT41107 - Certificate IV in Ambulance Communications
  • HLT32507 - Certificate III in Health Services Assistance
  • HLT60107 - Advanced Diploma of Western Herbal Medicine
  • HLT51607 - Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing)
  • HLT60707 - Advanced Diploma of Ayurveda
  • HLT40307 - Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice
  • HLT44007 - Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health (Community Care)
  • HLT42807 - Certificate IV in Kinesiology
  • HLT60607 - Advanced Diploma of Homoeopathy
  • HLT41407 - Certificate IV in Cast Technology
  • HLT43707 - Certificate IV in Optical Technology
  • HLT50207 - Diploma of Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies
  • HLT51707 - Diploma of Reflexology
  • HLT41207 - Certificate IV in Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultation
  • HLT50507 - Diploma of Dental Technology
  • HLT61007 - Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine
  • HLT60407 - Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics
  • HLT32707 - Certificate III in Dental Laboratory Assisting
  • HLT30207 - Certificate III in Non-Emergency Client Transport
  • HLT43307 - Certificate IV in Medical Practice Assisting
  • HLT31807 - Certificate III in Dental Assisting
  • HLT42107 - Certificate IV in Cardiac Technology
  • HLT60507 - Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy
  • HLT41307 - Certificate IV in Audiometric Assessment
  • HLT21107 - Certificate II in Emergency Medical Service First Response
  • HLT43107 - Certificate IV in Defence Health Care
  • HLT43607 - Certificate IV in Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology
  • HLT41907 - Certificate IV in Sleep Technology
  • HLT31907 - Certificate III in Ambulance Communications (Call-taking)
  • HLT43007 - Certificate IV in Dental Assisting
  • HLT33107 - Certificate III in Basic Health Care
  • HLT33207 - Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care
  • HLT43407 - Certificate IV in Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing)
  • HLT42707 - Certificate IV in Aromatherapy
  • HLT50107 - Diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine Remedial Massage (An Mo Tui Na)
  • HLT42507 - Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance
  • HLT21307 - Certificate II in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care
  • FDF30910 - Certificate III in Food Processing (Sales)
  • FDF20411 - Certificate II in Wine Industry Operations
  • FDF30411 - Certificate III in Wine Industry Operations
  • FDF30111 - Certificate III in Food Processing
  • CSC40112 - Certificate IV in Correctional Practice
  • CSC30112 - Certificate III in Correctional Practice
  • FPI20211 - Certificate II in Harvesting and Haulage
  • FPI20111 - Certificate II in Forest Growing and Management
  • FPI30211 - Certificate III in Harvesting and Haulage
  • FPI30111 - Certificate III in Forest Growing and Management
  • AHC33412 - Certificate III in Seed Production
  • CPP20511 - Certificate II in Fire Protection Inspection and Testing
  • CPP20611 - Certificate II in Cleaning Operations
  • CPP30112 - Certificate III in Surveying and Spatial Information Services
  • CPP30811 - Certificate III in Fire Protection Inspection and Testing
  • CPP30711 - Certificate III in Waste Management
  • CPP30911 - Certificate III in Pest Management
  • CHC40212 - Certificate IV in Home and Community Care
  • CHC30112 - Certificate III in Community Services Work
  • HLT21112 - Certificate II in Emergency Medical Service First Response
  • MTM30813 - Certificate III in Meat Processing (Retail Butcher)
  • SIS30812 - Certificate III in Sports Trainer
  • SIS10112 - Certificate I in Sport and Recreation
  • SIS30512 - Certificate III in Sport and Recreation
  • SIS20512 - Certificate II in Sport Coaching
  • SIS30612 - Certificate III in Sport Career Oriented Participation
  • SIS20312 - Certificate II in Sport and Recreation
  • SIS30712 - Certificate III in Sport Coaching
  • SIS30912 - Certificate III in Sport Officiating