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Caring for vulnerable Australians is a responsibility we all share. Fortunately, health and care industry workers including nursing staff, aged care support staff and childcare workers are becoming recognised for the valuable services they perform. Work conditions and wages are steadily improving, while industry-specific first aid attainments provide diverse career pathways worth exploring. Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education & Care Setting (HLTAID012) is tailored to empower education and care workers with life-saving first aid skills that last a lifetime.

All Real Response courses can be adapted to suit school, workplace, or community requirements. Immersive learning, called simulation training, allows course facilitators to create realistic education and care settings for a life-like learning experience. Course participants engage in timed emergency responses in familiar surroundings using real emergency equipment. Leadership and teamwork skills are developed, along with all major first aid, CPR and anaphylaxis (allergic reaction) techniques, making HLTAID012 the perfect course for workers and support staff in the education and care industries.

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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 are the guidelines when completing an emergency response first aid course?

Although first aid courses are of short duration, the knowledge and skills learnt are vast. However, it’s one thing to attain a qualification and another to adequately use the skill-set, with life-or-death situations making knowledge retention an essential component of first aid and CPR training. Real Response was established to correct the disparity between first aid attainments and their practical application, helping course participants smoothly transition from student to practising first aider capable of following all emergency response guidelines.

Real Response instructors are all highly qualified and experienced emergency services personnel with a desire to impart the best first aid practices as permanent acquisitions. Every student is given opportunity to perform a range of emergency response procedures, making Real Response courses ideal for work and school groups who want to learn together. Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education & Care Setting (HLTAID012) attainments include:

  • Provide first aid care to adults, children and infants
  • Perform CPR on adults, children and infants
  • Treating anaphylactic shock (severe allergic reaction) with an adrenaline auto-injector
  • Provide artificial respiration and other airways management techniques
  • Use a defibrillator for reviving cardiac arrest victims
  • Bandaging and dressing strains, sprains, wounds and broken bones
  • Communication with casualties, helpers and emergency services


What industry-specific first aid principles are learnt in HLTAID012?

The procedures learnt in HLTAID012 are adaptable across all employment sectors, although the education and care guidelines and principles are specifically tailored for people overseeing the young and vulnerable. Real Response encourages all Australians to develop first aid and CPR emergency response skills for safety at home, school and work, with the care of young Australians a high priority. The need for trained first aiders is greater than ever, and Provide an Emergency Response in an Education & Care Setting is an example of progressive employment solutions, while other major Australian industries also include first aid training modules as essential skills necessary for employment. First aid training specifically tailored for the education and care industry includes:

  • First aid practices that satisfy education and care services national law
  • Guidelines for ensuring a safe and secure care environment
  • Understanding the psychological impact of emergencies on children
  • Reporting accidents and emergencies according to employer guidelines

Reputable employers and industry experts encourage first aid solutions that benefit everyone under their care, providing a safe and secure environment that Australians expect.

What emergency response procedures are used in education and care settings?

As more Australians work full-time, care of the young, elderly and vulnerable is overseen by dedicated education and care support staff. The need for a versatile skill-set becomes apparent when caring involves large groups of people, all with specific needs. An understanding of first aid and CPR, plus knowledge of anaphylaxis triggers, symptoms and procedures is the best foundation for establishing a safe environment for work and play.

Life-saving emergency devices including defibrillators and adrenaline auto-injectors have evolved to become portable first aid equipment, turning trained first aiders into genuine emergency response personnel. On-site first aid facilities and staff are becoming the norm in Australian workplaces, with the benefits for education and care environments including peace of mind in knowing that trained emergency responders are close at hand and ready for first aid intervention when required.

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