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HLTAID012 – Provide First Aid in an Education and Care Setting

8 Hours


Are you a childcare worker, teacher, or are you studying Montessori Education? Our HLTAID012 Course is perfect for you!

Includes HLTAID011 Provide First Aid

Express Child-Focused Training

Learn at your own pace with our self-managed easy e-learning first aid course, followed by an express & fast in-person assessment


Our highly skilled team of Instructors give you access to a wealth of first aid experience and training to ensure you understand it all


Once you’ve completed the first aid training and passed the assessment you’ll receive a certificate, showing you’re recognised Australia-wide

3 Year Certificate

HLTAID012 is valid for 3 years from the date of course completion, and our course is recommended to keep your skills and knowledge current

About HLTAID012 Childcare First Aid Course

Students completing this course will gain the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants and children in line with first aid guidelines determined by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and other Australian national peak clinical bodies.

This unit applies to a range of workers within an education and care setting who are required to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthma and anaphylactic emergencies.

This includes early childhood workers and educators who work with school-age children in outside school hours care and vacation programs.

Skills Taught

HLTAID012 Key Area: Treatment of Infants and Children

  • Know the physical differences between adults, children, and infants – and how it affects CPR
  • Identify and manage sickness in children and infants including fever, vomiting, diarrhoea, and dehydration
  • Monitor for severity and know how to contact the right treatment services if required
  • Distract from discomfort and pain with age-appropriate techniques to keep kids focused

Included: CPR & First Aid

  • Deliver CPR safely to casualty
  • Obtain consent and permission
  • Perform manual rescue breathing
  • Perform chest compressions
  • Operate an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Respond to emergency situations
  • Follow the DRS ABCD action plan
  • Assess risk to patient and yourself
  • Manage Duty of care to casualty
  • Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Also Included: Serious Medical Conditions

  • Manage asthma, anaphylaxis, choking, drowning, and shock
  • Control bleeding (cuts and nosebleeds)
  • Clean and dress non-life-threatening wounds and burns
  • Limit further harm in case of head, neck, or spinal injuries
  • Apply sling to a strain, sprain, or fractured bone
  • Envenomation and limb immobilisation
  • Poisoning, including liquid or gaseous chemical exposure
  • Exposure to heat (hyperthermia) or cold (hypothermia)
  • Manage other serious medical conditions

Childcare First Aid Course Duration & Training Format:

8 Hours Total


Online Course:
Childcare First Aid

4 Hours

Training starts in the comfort of your home or workplace when you log into our e-learning platform via the internet. Use your personal smart devices such as computer, notebook, or phone


In-Person Childcare
First Aid Training

3 Hours

Join us in person at our course locations around Sydney where we’ll cover many techniques of Childcare First Aid and how they can be safely applied in a range of education or care settings


Complete Assessment
on Big and Small

1 Hour

Be assessed on your new Childcare First Aid skills :
– Perform CPR on one Adult & one Infant Manikin
– Assess and manage a smaller and more delicate casualty suffering from a range of injuries


Get Childcare First
Aid Certification

Upon Completion

Once you’ve passed the course we’ll submit your qualification details online, where you’ll then receive a same day digital download of your certificate on the which can be viewed or shared easily

This course has no pre-requisite knowledge requirements.

All e-learning and theory assessment must be completed before attending the course in person.

Participants must be physically able to perform at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR on the floor (to simulate a real casualty), and to lift and manipulate the training dummy.

All training and assessment will be done in English, requiring basic levels of reading, writing, and language ability. Please contact us if you have any concerns.

Upon completion of this course, the following unit(s) will be issued by ABC Licence Training Pty LTD – RTO 3399.

HLTAID009 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
HLTAID010 – Provide basic emergency life support
HLTAID011 – Provide First Aid
HLTAID012 – Provide First Aid in an education and care setting

To view full unit details please visit

Course Partnership

This course is provided in partnership with ABC First Aid (RTO 3399)

Training and assessment is delivered on behalf of ABC First Aid

Find student resources, policies, and procedures here:

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Look around for any dangers present in the area



Does the patient respond to questions, or show signs of awareness?



Call 000 and ask them to send an ambulance for help



Check the airway for obstructions, and assess if you need to reposition the patient



Observe about their chest – is the patient breathing?



If patient isn’t breathing, begin cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), using 30 compressions and 2 breaths



Attach an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and follow the audio instructions

What time does the course run?

The course runs in the morning, beginning around 8:00AM

What do I need to bring?

Bring your ID (such as a NSW Drivers Licence, Passport, Medicare Card), a black or blue ballpoint pen, and comfortable practical clothing

What is the cancellation/refund policy?

You can see the refund policy on the student resources page

How do I find the location address and information?

Find all our First Aid Course Locations on the Locations page

Where is my e-learning login information?

You’ll receive this by email after you complete a booking – if you can’t find it, please contact us

Can I complete the certification entirely online?

The certification requires in-person physical assessment of your skills and cannot be completed entirely online – but it does save a lot of time to do the study first!

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