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Child Care First Aid

HLTAID012 – Provide First Aid in an education and care setting

This course has been specifically designed for both education and childcare workers to give a streamlined, practical first aid training experience that is fun, informative and efficient. The Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority, ACECQA has approved this course!

  • Course Duration: 3.5hrs face-to-face training and assessment, plus self-paced online learning. The time it takes to complete the eLearning will depend on an individual’s previous skills, knowledge, and experience.
  • Delivery Method: Face-to-Face Training and Assessment with online e-learning.
  • Core Units of Competency
    Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a Nationally Accredited Statement of Attainment SAME DAY for:
  • HLTAID012 – Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
  • HLTAID011 – Provide First Aid
  • HLTAID010 – Provide basic emergency life support
    HLATID009 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation, CPR
  • Certificate Valid for Three years after the completion date, it is recommended to take a childcare first aid refresher course. 
  • Entry Requirements: Minimum age 14 years. Basic numeracy and English literacy are required. To complete the CPR assessment, you must kneel on the floor and perform resuscitation techniques for two minutes. If this is not possible, please contact FACE before your course commences.
  • Smaller Class Sizes
  • We aim to keep class sizes smaller for a more personalized experience. The durations of face-to-face courses reflect groups of between four and fifteen participants. If there are fewer students, course duration may be reduced by up to 10%. If the group is more than fifteen people, it may be necessary to extend the length of the course.
  • Registration: Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the course commencement time.
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Why should I train with First Aid Course Experts?

HLTAID012 – Provide First Aid in an education and care setting

If you are in the childcare or education field, or regularly interact with children (and infants), and want to be sure that your qualifications meet legal requirements for working in long daycare, family daycare, preschool and outside-of-school hours (OOSH) services then this course is approved by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority, ACECQA.

With FACE you get this course, which includes ALL of the content from a child care first aid package PLUS common infant and childhood ailments like febrile convulsions, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration, asthma and anaphylaxis PLUS more….

This course Includes:

  • CPR
  • Basic emergency life Support, BLS
  • Provide First Aid

First Aid Course Experts is an accredited Australian RTO (RTO #45654 | CRICOS #03884A), and our courses are recognised in all Australian states and territories. Our HLTAID012 course is valid for teachers, educators and childcare providers throughout the country.

First Aid Course Experts operate throughout Australia, with training centres in all capital cities and many major regional centres. Check out our location pages for info about our many venues, and check the course calendar for details about specific HLTAID012 course dates.

For workplaces and other group bookings, we can bring our training to your location – running on-site training at your venue, with all equipment and training resources provided.
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First Aid Course Experts are a fully accredited RTO (#45654 | CRICOS #03884A) who provide nationally recognised First Aid courses at reasonable rates. Our highly qualified instructors can provide training for individuals and groups, and can even come to your venue. Book with confidence, knowing your course will be fully compliant with all the guidelines of the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC).

Get Certified in HLTAID012

The cost to do the HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting is $99 for the full half-day course, including all equipment, training materials, and access to our online student portal. This price can be even lower at times, depending on daily deals. And of course, at First Aid Course Experts we’re so committed to offering the best price on the market that if you find an equivalent course for a lower price, we’ll go 10% better.

Yes, we do discount rates for group bookings. And if you’re a workplace or community group looking to book First Aid training, we can even customise the training for your specific industry or focus.

As per the guidelines of the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC), the First Aid certificates you earn through First Aid Course Experts’ HLTAID012 training are valid for three years from the date of issue. The only exception to this is the CPR certificate, which is valid for 12 months (also an ARC recommendation).

In line with Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines (ARC), HLTAID009 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation should be updated every 12 months.

Yes. Anyone undertaking any formal training in Australia since 2015 has needed a USI or Unique Student Identifier – and you’ll need to provide this before attending your course. Fortunately, if you don’t have a USI already, it’s easy to get one. Just head to the USI website to get started ( .

Yes, the HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting course was previously known as HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting. The new HLTAID012 code represents the newest and most up-to-date version of that training module and is fully accepted in any context that previously required HLTAID004 training (or currently requires it, due to older documentation).

Yes, our HLTAID012 qualification is fully approved by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (

The health and safety of our students is of vital importance to First Aid Course Experts. As such, we ensure all courses are run in a Covid-19 safe manner, with social distancing maintained during training and all equipment being thoroughly cleaned and disinfected between sessions. For this reason, students must follow directions from their trainer in terms of social distancing, PPE and other Covid-19 safe measures, or they may be asked to leave.

You should note that many venues require patrons to be fully vaccinated against Covid 19 to be admitted. This is a requirement of the venue (generally according to a government directive) and not set or controlled by First Aid Course Experts.

Our HLTAID012 courses run for half a day, generally from 9:00am till 12:30pm, although this can vary – check the course calendar for specifics. Students should arrive at least 15 minutes early, as the doors will be sealed promptly at the start time, and latecomers asked to reschedule to another date.

Courses run throughout the week, with some weekend dates available as well.

Course Content

Throughout this course, you will be assessed on your understanding of:
(Knowledge / theory)

  • Australian Resuscitation Council Guidelines
  • Australian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy Action Plans
  • Safe Work Australia Code of Practice
  • Incident hazard and risk minimisation processes
  • Infection control procedures
  • Workplace or site first aid procedures
  • First aid kit contents
  • Education and Care Services National Law
  • State Education and Care Services Regulations
  • First aider Duty of Care requirements
  • First aider requirements for currency of skill and knowledge
  • First aider skill and knowledge limitations
  • First aid parent / guardian consent
  • First aid privacy and confidentiality requirements
  • Stress management techniques and available support for rescuers and children
  • The effect of positional change during CPR
  • The appropriate duration, hand placement, compression / ventilation cycles and cessation of CPR
  • AED use on children
  • AED safety and maintenance procedures
  • Chain of survival
  • Accessing and handing over to emergency services
  • Assessing the level of consciousness for infants and children
  • Basic anatomical differences and first aid considerations between infants, children and adults
  • Identification of signs and symptoms and childcare first aid management for:
    • allergic reaction
    • anaphylaxis
    • asthma
    • non-life-threatening bleeding
    • breathing difficulties
    • burns
    • choking
    • diabetes
    • drowning
    • envenomation
    • eye injuries
    • febrile convulsions
    • fever
    • fractures
    • dislocations
    • sprains
    • strains
    • head injuries
    • neck injuries
    • spinal injuries
    • hypothermia
    • hyperthermia
    • minor wounds
    • pain
    • shock
    • nose-bleed
    • poisoning
    • seizures
    • vomiting
    • diarrhoea
    • a sick infant or child
  • Identification of signs and symptoms and first aid management for:
    • Sharps injuries
    • Stroke
    • Cardiac conditions, including chest pain
    • Life-threatening bleeding
  • Childcare first aid emergency action plans for asthma
  • Childcare first aid emergency action plans for anaphylaxis
  • Childcare first aid emergency action plans for seizure / epilepsy

You’ll also be assessed on your ability to provide effective first aid to:

  • An unconscious, non-breathing adult and child (CPR, AED)
  • A regurgitating or vomiting unconscious adult and child (recovery position)
  • An unconscious, non-breathing infant (CPR)
  • An unconscious, breathing infant (open airway)
  • A child with anaphylaxis (ASCIA Emergency Action Plan, Epipen)
  • A child with asthma (ASCIA Emergency Action Plan, inhaler, spacer device)
  • A child with non-life-threatening bleeding (bandage dressing)
  • A child in shock (reassuring them, monitoring body temperature)
  • A child who is choking (back blows, chest thrusts)
  • A child who has been bitten by a snake (Pressure Immobilisation Technique)
  • A child with a fractured arm (bandage, sling)
  • A child with a dislocated shoulder (cold compress)
  • A child with a sprained ankle (RICER)
  • A child with a nosebleed (apply pressure, lean forward)
  • A child with an unknown condition (DRSABCD)

You will also be assessed on:

  • Identifing when to provide first aid
  • Following DRSABCD protocol
  • Completing incident reports
  • Performing a handover to emergency services
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