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Provide First Aid

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Course overview

The Provide First Aid course is crafted to foster the knowledge and skills necessary for administering life support in emergency situations.

Structured around key competencies such as CPR, AED utilisation, and handling diverse emergency scenarios like poisoning, musculoskeletal injuries, shock, haemorrhage, and envenomation, the course encompasses both Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillation (AED) skills.

Offering both instruction and hands-on training, this first-aid course guides individuals in recognising emergencies and administering immediate and effective first-aid treatment to those suddenly taken ill or injured. Aligned with the guidelines of the Australian Resuscitation Council and other prominent clinical bodies in Australia, the course places emphasis on legal, workplace, and community considerations.

Course outline

This comprehensive training immerses participants in vital subjects, ensuring they are well-prepared to administer prompt and effective first aid during critical moments. 

The covered topics encompass the identification and management of various emergencies, fundamental principles of wound care, and the proper handling of burns, fractures, bites, with a strong emphasis on the importance of immediate responses in life-threatening situations.

Participants are instructed on assessing casualties, ensuring safety, contacting emergency services, and providing first aid. The curriculum includes hands-on experience in performing CPR and using a defibrillator, administering medication for anaphylaxis and asthma, aiding someone who is choking, employing immobilisation techniques for injuries such as envenomation, fractures, dislocations, sprains, and strains, as well as managing non-life-threatening bleeding and shock.

Throughout the course, participants will acquire foundational knowledge in anatomy, physiology, and distinctions between adult, child, and infant CPR. Additionally, the curriculum covers the chain of survival, documenting and communicating incident details in both written and verbal forms, evaluating incidents to improve response times and skills, recognising psychological effects, and knowing when and how to seek assistance if necessary.

This course is taught by an experienced Paramedic with over 20 years of experience. Chris has a Diploma of Paramedical Science, a Bachelor of Nursing and a Cert 4 training and Assessment.

Course Content

Participants will engage in interactive group sessions and discussions in an environment that provides realistic in-depth, scenarios and simulations.

Entry Requirements

This course is open to any individuals who may need to perform First Aid in various scenarios.

Learning outcomes
  • Respond to emergency situations.
  • Apply appropriate First Aid procedures.
  • Communicate details of incidents.
  • Review the incidents.
  • 2 hours of face-to-face workshop
  • 2-3 hours of online learning completed via accessIQ
Group Bookings

We offer our Provide First Aid course as a group (onsite) booking. Min 10 ppl $195 per person for a full day workshop. Email our Partnerships Manager John at [email protected] to book. 

Pre-Requisite Unit

No prerequisites are necessary for the Provide First Aid course, but participants must possess a basic level of literacy and numeracy for course admission. 

If you have any medical conditions or special needs that may hinder your completion of practical assessments, especially performing CPR on a manikin on the floor, please inform us. It is mandatory to perform at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor as part of the course requirements.


Workshop performance tasks and practical scenarios:

  • Administer CPR to an adult, including the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and placing the individual into the recovery position.
  • Administer CPR to an infant.
  •  Handle a casualty experiencing anaphylaxis.
  • Address a casualty with asthma.
  • Assist a choking casualty.
  • Address a casualty with non-life-threatening bleeding and shock, involving minor wound cleaning.
  • Attend to a casualty with a nosebleed.
  • Address a casualty with a fracture and dislocation.
  • Attend to a casualty with a sprain and strain.
  • Provide assistance to a casualty with envenomation, such as a snake or funnel-web spider bite.

Theory assessment: An online assessment consisting of multiple-choice questions

What we expect

Students enrolled in Benchmarque Group courses should adhere to the following principles:

  • Display a commitment to learning and to achieving success
  • Be responsible and accountable for their own learning, behaviour and decisions
  • Actively participate in all workshop activities and learning experiences
  • Attend all scheduled sessions and be punctual at all times
  • Complete all online assessments and workplace practice activities
  • Work in harmony and respect the rights and opinions of staff and other students
  • Treat others as they themselves would like to be treated
  • Use acceptable language at all times.

Key Information

1/2 Day
$95 inc GST
per student
1 Location
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5 hours study
CPD hours

As a general guide, one hour of active learning equates to one hour of CPD. It is the responsibility of the individual student to calculate how many hours of active learning have been completed. The hours of active learning estimated above should act as a guide to CPD hours.

Available workshop locations

Provide First Aid requires you to complete a ½ day face-to-face workshop. Below are the current available workshop dates. It’s handy to note though, once you click ‘Apply Now’ you can start the online learning now even if there is not a workshop date that suits you.  The ‘Apply Now’ button will take you to accessIQ, our online learning and assessment platform. Simply log in using your existing details or create a new account, and then follow the prompts to apply. 

The Benchmarque Group, Cremorne
29 February 20241:00PM - 3:00PM

Suitable Professions

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner
Enrolled Nurse
Registered Nurse
General Practitioner
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Worker
Practice Manager
Allied Health Worker
Units of Competency
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Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Who should do this course?

This course is open to any individuals who may need to perform First Aid in various scenarios.

Is there an assessment?

Yes, there is a practical assessment to complete in the workshop and an online assessment to complete in your own time.

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 will I achieve for completing this course?

As a general guide, one hour of active learning equates to one hour of CPD. It is the responsibility of the individual student to calculate how many hours of active learning have been completed. The hours of active learning estimated above should act as a guide to 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.

How long do I have to complete the assessment?

12 Months. The time is calculated from when a student is provided with online access to their assessment. Within the accessIQ platform, students will be provided an initial 12 months to complete and submit all required assessment activities. Friendly email reminders will be sent to students to ensure an assessment is completed on time. At the completion of the 6 month period, students can request up to a maximum of 2 extensions, each extension being for a period of 90 days. If requesting a second extension, the request must be in writing. 

What if I cannot complete the assessment in the allocated time?

If the entire 12 month period expires and a final assessment has not been submitted, The Benchmarque Group reserves the right to deem the assessment Not Competent and remove the student from the program.

How many times can I submit my assessment?

If you are deemed Not Yet Competent on your first and second assessment submissions, feedback will be provided. It is very important that you read all the feedback provided. The Assessor will have identified any areas where additional evidence is required or any questions that need to be reviewed and resubmitted. If, after 3 unsuccessful submissions, you are unable to demonstrate competency on your assessment, your assessment will be deemed Not Competent. Feedback will be provided to you and what the possible following steps and outcomes are.