HLTAID004 Child Care First Aid

This course is for teachers, educators and support staff working within an education and care setting including childcare and schools who are required to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthmatic and anaphylactic emergencies.

After successful completion of the course you will receive:

Please Note: Childcare / Kindergarten / Daycare Staff:

Your regulatory authority is Australian Childrens Education and Care Quality Authority.

ACECQA have validated HLTAID004 as sufficient training for First Aid Asthma and Anaphylaxis. Approved First Aid Qualifications can be found at: The ACECQA Website





Course Content


The course content has been determined by the Australian Resuscitation Council and community services and health industry skills council. The aim of the course is to provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting.

Legal issues

  • Duty of care
  • Workplace and community considerations
  • Cultural awareness
  • Importance of debriefing recording

Knowledge Evidence

  • DRSABCD
  • CPR and performing four minutes uninterrupted on an infant, a child and an adult
  • Need for stress-management techniques and available support following an emergency situation, including the psychological impact on children
  • Procedures for dealing with major and minor injury and illness
  • Priorities of management in first aid when dealing with life threatening conditions
  • First aid requirements for services under the Education and Care Services National Law
  • Basic occupational health and safety requirements in the provision of first aid
  • Infection control principles and procedures
  • Chain of survival
  • Understanding of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and use on adult, child and infant
  • Basic anatomy and physiology relating to CPR and differences between infants, children and adults
  • Symptoms and triggers of Anaphylaxis & Asthma

Practical Evidence

  • Interpreting workplace policies and procedures
  • DRSABCD
  • Demonstrate safe manual handling techniques
  • Assess airway, breathing and responsiveness of casualty
  • Check for response and normal breathing
  • Act in the event of regurgitation or vomiting
  • Following single rescuer procedure and rotation of operators
  • Followed prompts of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Conducted a verbal secondary survey
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Asthma
  • Severe bleeding
  • Burns
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Choking and airway obstruction
  • Convulsions, including febrile convulsions
  • Envenomation (using pressure immobilisation)
  • Epilepsy and seizures
  • Fractures, sprains and strains
  • Head injuries
  • Poisoning
  • Shock
  • Followed workplace procedures for reporting details of the incident
  • Respond to at least three simulated first aid scenarios.  

Course Delivery

Our course is flexible in delivery and we provide theory based reading booklet (Learner Guide) to be studied by participants prior to the practical session. We anticipate the pre - learning required may take 8 hours depending on participants.

To ensure the integrity of our assessment process there is no online assessment completed, however written assessment and progressive assessments will take place during the practical session.

Certificate Issued

On the day after successful completion of the training course.

This is subject to reading being completed prior to the training and the USI details to be provided to  the RTO 40407:  24hours prior to the training being delivered for verification. If the USI details has not been forwarded to us in the due time, we cannot guarantee that your certificate will be issued on the day