HLTAID003 - Provide first aid | Short Course

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About this qualification

Course code: HLTAID003

This course describes the skills and knowledge needed to provide first aid response to a casualty. The training applies to people who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.


Course requirements

There are no pre-entry study or qualification requirements, but to be eligible, you must:

  • Reside in Western Australia;
  • Possess suitable English language, literacy and numeracy skills; and
  • Provide proof of identity

Students must be able to follow and recall instructions and information provided by the trainer in English in order to complete all the required course activities for assessment. 

The unit of competency standards requires a level of physical ability to meet the evidence requirements for assessment. 

Due to the potential risk to health and safety, any worker who does not have the physical ability to meet the competencies standards of assessment will not be issued a Statement of Attainment.



ALTI ensures all AQF qualifications, statements of attainment, and transcripts of results are issued in accordance with the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015.

Duration, learning method and assessment

  • Theory component to be completed prior to attending practical workshop
  • Full day face-to-face trainer directed workshop

Units of competency

HLTAID003 Provide first aid



After completing this course, you will be able to demonstrate the following skills:

  • Recognise an emergency situation
  • Identify, assess and manage immediate hazards to health and safety of self and others
  • Assess the casualty and recognise the need for first aid response
  • Assess the situation and seek assistance from emergency response services
  • Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in accordance with Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines
  • Provide first aid in accordance with established first aid principles
  • Display respectful behaviour towards casualty
  • Obtain consent from casualty where possible
  • Use available resources and equipment to make the casualty as comfortable as possible
  • Operate first aid equipment according to manufacturer’s instructions
  • Monitor the casualty’s condition and respond in accordance with first aid principles
  • Accurately convey incident details to emergency response services
  • Report details of incident to workplace supervisor as appropriate
  • Maintain confidentiality of records and information in line with statutory and/or organisational policies
  • Recognise the possible psychological impacts on self and other rescuers involved in critical incidents
  • Participate in debriefing to address individual needs

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You might already possess some of the skills or knowledge being assessed on this course. If so, you may not be required to complete one or more of the units of competency. You first need to apply to have your knowledge and skills assessed for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). This must be done when you enrol on the course.

To find out more about ALTI’s RPL process, please contact our Student Support Officer on 1300 492 703.


$99 incl. GST

Please call 1300 492 703 to book or if you have any further queries.

Alternatively, you can email us at training@amanaliving.com.au

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