Gain the essential skillset so the children in your care have the best chance at staying safe. A common job requirement in the industry, this course will teach you a range of emergency response techniques including CPR, and treatments of asthma, anaphylaxis, cuts, burns, bone fractures, bites and stings.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Identify signs and symptoms of acute illness in children and infants
Activate emergency action plans for known medical conditions including asthma and anaphylaxis
Manage 25 different illnesses and injuries from dehydration, vomiting and diarrhoea to poisoning, fracture, choking and burns
Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
Respond to emergency situations
Use First Aid equipment
Maintain privacy, consent and confidentiality protocols
Follow codes of practice and workplace procedures
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Experience in administering auto-injectors including EpiPens
Skills to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
A First Aid certificate
Essential skills to work in the childcare industry
Confidence to embark on further studies
Credit towards a full qualification
Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Physical ability to kneel on the floor to perform at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles) on an adult manikin placed on the floor
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: first aid certified worker, early childhood educator, after school carer and vacation carer.
Holding a current first aid certificate is a mandatory requirement for early childhood services under the national regulations. Check with your employer to find out what you require.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Statement of Attainment in Provide First Aid in an education and care setting does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Statement of Attainment in Provide First Aid in an education and care setting does not have any post-graduate courses.
The Statement of Attainment in Provide First Aid in an education and care setting does not have any related courses.
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