HLTAID014 Provide Advanced First Aid

Units of Competency on Certificate

HLTAID014 Provide advanced first aid(AFA)

The unit applies to workers who may be required to provide, coordinate and manage a first aid response across a range of complex situations, including community and workplace settings.

We are currently collecting expressions of interest in this course. Due to the nature of the practical assessment, requiring multiple ‘casualties’, it is essential that we have 5 or more participants. Please contact the team to register your interest and we will contact you when we schedule a course.

FirstAid Advantage - Registered Training Organisation RTO code: 45751

  • Face-to-face training
  • Course learner guide provided on enrolment
  • Nationally accredited certificate on successful completion
  • Online Booking and payment available


On successful completion and verified USI your Statement of Attainment will be emailed to you, the evening after the course.


Over Two Days – Normally 8am to 5pm

Qualification Validity

The qualification is valid for three (3) years from date of issue, however CPR requires refresher training every 12 months.

Course Cost

$380.00 per participant. GST Free

We have a minimum attendance of 5 people due to the nature of the practical assessments. 


Entry Requirements

Participants should have previously achieved a first aid or advanced first aid certificate in the last 3 years before enrolling in Advanced First Aid, proof of this will be required. Participants should have sufficient English language and visual interpretation skills to successfully complete the training.

Participants will also be required to undertake practical training and assessments. This includes demonstrating CPR on a manikin (placed on the floor) for a period of two minutes. If you have a current injury poor mobility or please discuss this prior to enrolling.

Minimum Age

Enrolments for participants under of the age of 18 is not excepted for this course.

Requirements for Successful Completion

Participants are required to attend 100% of this first aid training, and successfully demonstrate competence in all assessment activities.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Requirements

Participants will need suitable LLN skills to complete the following tasks/skills:

  • Read information from a PowerPoint and whiteboard
  • Listen and understand verbal information by an English-speaking trainer
  • Complete written incident report forms in English
  • Read and answer a multiple-choice & short-written question paper
  • Listen to instructions of an Automated External Defibrillator where prompts are delivered in English and count to 30

Topics covered in AFA

  • ARC guidelines relevant to the provision of first aid
  • first aid guidelines from Australian national peak clinical bodies
  • potential incident hazards and risk minimisation processes when providing first aid
  • infection control procedures, including use of standard precautions and resuscitation barrier devices
  • requirements for currency of skill and knowledge
  • first aid codes of practice
  • appropriate workplace or site procedures relevant to the provision of first aid
  • contents of first aid kits
  • legal, workplace and community considerations including:
  • duty of care requirements
  • own skills and limitations
  • consent and how it relates to the conscious and unconscious casualty
  • privacy and confidentiality requirements
  • awareness of potential need for stress management techniques and available support for rescuers
  • in relation to the administration of medication
  • legal requirements
  • the five rights
  • the responsibilities of the first aider
  • considerations when providing CPR, including:
  • upper airway and effect of positional change
  • appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
  • appropriate use of an AED
  • safety and maintenance procedures for an AED
  • chain of survival
  • how to access emergency services
  • techniques for providing CPR to adults, children and infants including:
  • how to recognise that a casualty is unconscious and not breathing normally
  • rate, ratio and depth of compressions and ventilations
  • correct hand positioning for compressions
  • basic anatomy, physiology and the differences between adults, children and infants relating to CPR
  • considerations when providing first aid, including:
  • assessment, interpretation and documentation of vital signs, including normal clinical values for respirations, temperature, pulse and level of consciousness
  • how to conduct a secondary assessment of a casualty
  • basic triage processes
  • procedures for dealing with casualties who are aged or infirm
  • procedures for first aid management when dealing with major and minor accidents in the workplace or site
  • procedures when providing first aid to children
  • use of ancillary first aid equipment
  • co-ordination of resources
  • contents of first aid kits
  • signs, symptoms and management of the following conditions or injuries:
  • abdominal injuries
  • allergic reaction
  • anaphylaxis
  • asthma
  • non-life-threatening bleeding
  • life-threatening bleeding including use of tourniquets and haemostatic dressings
  • burns
  • cardiac conditions, including chest pain
  • childbirth
  • choking
  • crush injuries
  • diabetes
  • drowning
  • ear injuries and bleeding from the ear
  • envenomation – all current treatments
  • eye injuries
  • fractures, dislocations, strains and sprains
  • head, neck and spinal injuries
  • hypothermia
  • hyperthermia
  • minor wounds
  • nose-bleed
  • poisoning
  • seizures
  • shock
  • sharps injuries
  • stroke
  • substance misuse, including prescription and illicit drugs and alcohol
  • psychological impacts of first aid incidents on rescuers and how to seek help