Key Information

HLTAID011 Provide First Aid - Same Day Certificate (valid 3yrs)

3 hrs Face to Face + eLearning - Nationally Accredited

Includes CPR

First Aid

HLTAID011 Provide First Aid (Online)

Accredited First Aid Course

Course fee: $97
(May vary with daily deals)

Delivery method: Online self-paced learning + Short face-to-face Assessment workshop

Course duration: 2 hours face to face + online learning and pre-reading
(Time required for the online self paced content varies, but allow around half a day)

Core units of competency:
The course includes the following units of competency.

  • HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
  • HLTAID010 Provide Basic Emergency Life Support
  • HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Entry requirements: Minimum age 14 years. Basic numeracy and English literacy are required. Students must be physically capable of kneeling next to a training manikin and administering chest compressions and recovery breaths for at least two minutes, to complete the CPR component.

Registration: For the face-to-face training, please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the course commencement time.

Why should I train with First Aid Course Experts?

The first aid qualifications provided by First Aid Course Experts are nationally accredited in all states and territories of Australia. They’re fully compliant with the requirements of the National Register on Vocational Education and Training and fully by the majority of workplaces and professional roles requiring certification in First Aid.

First Aid Course Experts runs training throughout Australia, with training venues operating in every capital city and many major regional centres. For details about our specific venues, check out our locations pages. Or, if you’re looking for specifics of when and where a particular course is running, head to our course calendar.

For workplaces and community groups, First Aid Course Experts can bring the training to you – delivering on-site training at your venue with all learning resources and course equipment provided on location. Get in touch with us for more details, and to discuss options.

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Book with First Aid Course Experts, and you can be confident your training follows all the guidelines of the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC), and other peak medical bodies. As a fully accredited RTO (RTO #45654 | CRICOS #03884A), our expert trainers are well equipped to provide you with professional, nationally recognised training – at one of our many venues or on-site at your workplace.

Get accredited in HLTAID011

The price for the HLTAID011 Provide First Aid training (including all training resources and equipment required) is just $97. This also includes digital copies of your certificate and ongoing access to our online learning portal. We also have regular daily deals that can further lower the cost of the training – we’re committed to offering the most affordable rates on the market. So much so in fact, that if you find a course we run offered somewhere else for a better price, we’ll beat it by 10% – end of story!

Yes. You pay less per head for a group booking – so getting all your staff trained at once is often a really good idea. We can even tailor the training for your workplace, and potentially even come to you and run the training on-site.

First Aid Course Experts closely follow the guidelines of the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC), which set out that First Aid courses should be valid for three years from the completion of the training – with the exception of CPR training (HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), which needs to be renewed every 12 months to stay valid.

Your certificates for the HLTAID011 Provide First Aid training are provided to you as a digital PDF file, normally on the same day as your course and almost always within 24 hours. The PDF file – which is provided by email, but can also be downloaded from your online student portal at any time – can be printed whenever you need a physical copy, but can also be stored digitally, and sent electronically whenever you need.

Yes, anyone doing formal training in Australia these days requires a Unique Student Identifier, or USI. Fortunately they cost nothing and they’re surprisingly easy to get – just hop online, visit the USI website at to get started.

Yes and no. Senior First Aid is one of many names for the older version of the HLTAID011 training. Other names include HLTAID003, and HLTFA311A Apply first aid. Fortunately, in any context where any of those older standards may have been required, HLTAID011 is now excepted in its place – you don’t need to do several different types of the same First Aid training to be regarded as up-to-date.

Yes, the training is endorsed by the key peak medical bodies in the medical industry, including the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA), Safe Work Australia, the National Asthma Council, the Epilepsy Foundation, and of course, the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC).

First Aid Course Experts carefully follows the current standards and regulations around Covid safety in public – the health and safety of our students is a high priority for our trainers. Please be respectful of this and follow your trainer’s instructions regarding social distancing, PPE (including masks), and other Covid safety measures, or you may be asked to leave the venue.

You should note – First Aid Course Experts does run training sessions at many venues with a mandatory covid vaccination requirement. This is not a requirement of First Aid Course Experts but rather a restriction of the venue itself – who are often, in turn, simply following current government restrictions on the matter. It’s worth checking the covid regulations in effect at your venue (via their website is often easiest) before your training date.

Yes. You’ll find a range of course times and venues to select from on our course calendar, including many out-of-hours options such as weekend sessions. It’s your choice which session you wish to book into.

No, the certificates you receive for the face-to-face and online versions of the HLTAID011 Provide First Aid training are identical, and equally recognised by employers and other official bodies. The format of your training is purely a matter of personal convenience, which has no impact on the standard of training you receive.

Course Content

Throughout the course of HLTAID011 training, you’ll learn (and be assessed on) the essentials 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
  • 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
  • AED safety and maintenance procedures
  • Chain of survival
  • Accessing and handing over to emergency services
  • Assessing the level of consciousness for infants, children and adults
  • Basic anatomical differences and first aid considerations between infants, children and adults
  • Identification of signs and symptoms and first aid management for:
    • allergic reaction
    • anaphylaxis
    • asthma
    • non-life-threatening bleeding
    • life-threatening bleeding
    • burns
    • cardiac conditions, including chest pain
    • choking
    • diabetes
    • drowning
    • envenomation
    • eye injuries
    • fractures
    • dislocations
    • sprains
    • strains
    • head injuries
    • neck injuries
    • spinal injuries
    • hypothermia
    • hyperthermia
    • minor wounds
    • shock
    • nose-bleed
    • poisoning
    • seizures
    • sharps injuries
    • stroke

You’ll also learn to provide effective first aid to:

(Practical /skills)

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

You will also learn to:

  • Identify when to provide first aid
  • Follow DRSABCD protocol
  • Complete incident reports
  • Handover to emergency services

Workplace Course Enquiries

Would you like your employees to be first aid and CPR trained?

To make sure your team is safe and well equipped, we offer on-site first aid training tailored to the needs of your workplace.

Book a group course today! Just call us.

Individual Booking

We ensure that you can find the proper first aid training for your needs.

Whether you need an initial first aid course or a first aid refresher course or updating your first aid certificate, get trained by The First Aid Course Experts!