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Statement of Attainment in Provide First Aid in an education and care setting

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Overview About this course

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.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

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

Course outcomes

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

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

Entry recommendations

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.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

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.

Study pathways

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Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Statement of Attainment in Provide First Aid in an education and care setting does not have any pre-requisite courses.

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Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Statement of Attainment in Provide First Aid in an education and care setting does not have any post-graduate courses.

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Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Statement of Attainment in Provide First Aid in an education and care setting does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Provide First Aid in an education and care setting HLTAID012

TAFE NSW services Facilities and support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

Info sessions Want to know more?

There are a total of 1 information sessions planned for this course. They'll take place at different locations across the state.

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