Competency Code HLTAID003
Sudden cardiac arrest (or heart attack) kills an estimated 33,000 people in Australia alone each year and can strike anyone.
According to the American Heart Association as many as 50% of heart attack victims have no prior indication of heart disease with their first symptom being a fatal cardiac arrest.
The single most important determinant of survival from sudden cardiac arrest is the presence of a trained lay rescuer who is ready, willing and able to act.
Provide First Aid (Previously Apply First Aid) is a short course designed to develop the knowledge and skills required to provide life support measures in an emergency.
Provide First Aid is based around the competencies of performing CPR, using an AED, and managing a range of emergency scenarios including poisoning, musculoskeletal injuries, shock, haemorrhage and envenomation. The course includes competencies for both Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillation (AED).
The Provide First Aid program includes four (4) individual elements, including respond in an emergency situation, apply appropriate First Aid procedures, communicate details of the incident, evaluate own performance.
This Course is particularly relevant to University, School and Preschool staff, Sporting Clubs, Community Heath Care Workers and First Aid staff. It is also ideal for any parent or member of the community to have a current First Aid Certificate.
Onsite Course Delivery
Due to the specialist nature of this program and the need to provide specialist facilitation, this program can only be booked as a private onsite program.
The cost includes delivery for a group of a minimum of 12 students including the provision of equipment and assessment and excludes venue and catering.
Onsite courses offer organisations the opportunity to book and schedule courses to meet the specific needs of their own staff. Onsite courses booked with The Benchmarque Group can be contextualised to meet the specific needs of your organisation and can be scheduled for a date and time to best suit your staff.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How much does the program cost?
The Provide First Aid program costs $195.00 per student. A minimum of 10 students are required to book your own onsite course.
What is Continuing Professional Development (CPD)?
Continuing professional development is the means by which members of the clinical profession maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge, expertise and competence, and develop the personal and professional qualities required throughout their professional lives.
The CPD cycle involves reviewing practice, identifying learning needs, planning and participating in relevant learning activities, and reflecting on the value of those activities.
How many CPD hours/points will I achieve for completing this Program?
8 CPD Hours.
For Registered and Enrolled Nurses and Midwives, our recommendation, based on previous student experience for this course is approximately 8 CPD Hours.
For all other health professionals completing this program, your continuing professional development (CPD) requirements may vary and it is important to remember that it is your responsibility to maintain and register CPD with your professional body. In many instances, your regulatory authority will recognise hours of learning as stated above.
Can I only book this as a complete course?
Yes. Due to the specialist nature of the Provide First Aid and the need to provide specialist facilitation, this program can only be booked as an onsite program.
How many people can come?
A minimum of 10 students are required to book your own onsite course.
How long does the course take?
The course is delivered in 8 hours. You can choose a date and time to suit your group.
What if I cannot fill the course?
You can still book the course for delivery even if you have less than 10 students. Even if the course was half full, it still represents outstanding value for money for onsite delivery. The CPR, anaphylaxis and first aid courses are fundamental skills that all members of the community should have. You might consider booking the course and inviting additional colleagues, friends or even any family member 14 years or older to complete the course with you.
What do I get at the end of the course?
At the completion of the program, successful students will receive a nationally recoginised Statement of Attainment in Provide First Aid HLTAID003.
The certificate you receive is equivalent to the certificate issued by all Registered Training Organisations in Australia and will be recognise by any external organisation.
I already have a first aid certificate, can I complete a refresher?
The Benchmarque Group does not offer refresher programs for Provide First Aid. The program teaches fundamental skills that can save lives in an emergency. The course is only 8 hours and we encourage all students to complete the full 8 hour program.
How long does my certificate last for?
Your Provide First Aid certificate is valid for a period of 36 months (3 years) from the date of completion of your course.
Do I need to do anything before the course?
No. Everything you need to complete the course will be provided on the day.
What should I wear?
Please remember to wear comfortable and appropriate clothing for the practical components. The practical element will include practising your CPR skills along with other hands on skills.
Will I need to do a test?
Yes. As a nationally accredited course, we are required to gain evidence of your competency.
During your workshop you will be provided with a printed copy of the theory assessment containing multiple choice questions that need to be answered as well as the requirement for you to demonstrate a variety of first aid techniques.
What do I need to bring with me
Please ensure that you bring a pen.
What happens if I fail?
If you do not achieve the required result, or are unable to demonstrate appropriate first aid techniques, you will be provided with 2 additional opportunities to gain competency on the day
Who will my facilitator be?
The Benchmarque Group engages a team of highly skilled and endorsed facilitators. All of our facilitators are qualified nurses with specific expertise in the delivery of the program.
Am I required to provide feedback?
Yes. At the start and finish of your workshop, you will be asked to provide feedback. It is very important that you assist us by completing these feedback sheets to enable us to improve our courses and future delivery of programs.