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The expansion of trained first aiders into broad ranging Australian industries and occupations is heartening. Real Response encourages safer homes, workplaces and schools for all Australians, and the advent of new and improved life saving devices provides onsite emergency response that was previously unachievable. The combination of Real Response Simulation Training, state-of-the-art technology, and highly qualified course instructors results in genuine life-saving and life changing skills that remains at-ready in case of emergency.

The need to provide emergency first aid response in education and care settings has become more obvious as working parents entrust their young ones into the care of others. Real Response delivers comprehensive HLTAID012 training, the industry standard attainment providing the skills required to deal with diverse emergency situations that arise in education and care environments. The course can be undertaken over one or two days, with nationally certified accreditation lasting three years. As a positive career step, Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education & Care Setting (HLTAID012) is hard to beat.

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Duration: 1 or 2 day options

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  • HLTAID012
  • On site training available
  • Nationally Accredited3–
  • Simulation training included
  • Certification length: 3 years
  • Anaphylaxis Training included

What facts do I need to know about education and care setting first aid?

Every course attainment from Real Response is directly transferable into employment. Today’s first aid and CPR courses are tailored for industry specific purposes, while some first aid courses are essential components for employment in a wide range of industries. First aid in education and care settings provides peace of mind for industry stakeholders, employees, those being cared for, and their loved ones. Australians value safety, security and equality, and Real Response is raising first aid standards for everyone to appreciate. Extensive HLTAID012 course attainments include:

  • CPR for adults, children and infants
  • Artificial respiration
  • First aid care for children
  • First aid codes of practice.
  • Workplace, community and legal considerations

Real Response class sizes are deliberately kept small so work, school and community groups can participate and learn together as a team. Our course facilitators ensure every student is given ample opportunity to experience and practice life-saving emergency procedures.


What education and care setting first aid response skills will I learn?

As private industry embraces on-site first aid as standard practice, more lives are being saved. Accidents, incidents and emergencies can happen any time and to anyone, so being prepared is a pro-active response to life-threatening situations. Real Response course participants gain a lot more than just book knowledge, thanks to simulation learning, and the moment our students complete the course they are ready to save lives whenever required.

Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education & Care Setting specifically targets Australia’s massive childcare and education services, where the likelihood of vulnerable young children experiencing emergencies is heightened. Despite the best intentions and high industry standards, accidents and incidents happen, but having qualified first aiders on site provides surety that young Australians are appreciating a safe upbringing. Much responsibility has fallen on the shoulders of childcare and education support staff, so employers are eager to hire people with tailored Real Response industry training, with skills that include CPR, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, anaphylaxis (allergic reaction) management, and general first aid procedures. Course participants actively assimilate skill set attainments in realistic emergency response scenarios, ensuring greater knowledge uptake and information retention.


Is HLTAID012 only for education and care setting first aid?

Real Response courses are progressive and cumulative, but also industry specific. HLTAID012 course attainments are relatable to all first aid and CPR emergency scenarios, with the inclusion of additional instruction specifically related to education and care settings. Considerations include:

  • Procedures for creating and maintaining a safe care environment
  • First aid, CPR and anaphylaxis practices that satisfy national law
  • Understanding emotional and psychological impact of emergencies on children
  • Accurate reporting of accidents and emergencies according to industry guidelines

First aid skills are used in low-frequency, high-risk emergencies, so it’s important that first aiders performing other work functions are ready for action if an emergency arises. Real Response is dedicated to the spread of first aid skills and knowledge throughout the broader Australian community, and there is no better place to start than with the formative education of our youngest generation. Real Response attainments remain fresh long after training is complete, transforming supervision of the young and vulnerable from an anxiety riddled experience into a challenging but extremely rewarding occupation.

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