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Course Name
HLTAID003 – Provide first aid

Superseded by HLTAID011 Provide first aid

Course Code Included
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support
HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Course Cost
$97 (may vary)
Course Duration
5.5 Hours Face-to-Face Training & Assessment
Is the course accredited?
Does the course meet workplace requirements?
Previously Known as
HLTAID003 (Old code HLTFA311A)
Apply first aid
Senior first aid
Workplace level 2
First aid refresher
Available Discounts
Group Booking Discounts Available

HLTAID003 Provide first aid

Superseded by HLTAID011 Provide first aid

First Aid Courses Tasmania is a trusted, nationally accredited training provider (RTO 40407) and offers streamlined Provide first aid courses with 6 hours face to face practical training and assessment, pre learning requirements and same-day certification (T & C). With some courses being offered 7 days a week in Hobart and Launceston and throughout Tasmanaia, getting your First Aid certification has never been more convenient.

The HLTAID003 Provide first aid is the most comprehensive First Aid course available and the minimum requirement for First Aid compliance across a number of industries including nursing, health care, aged care, teaching, trades and professional organisations. It is the benchmark in First Aid training as it encompasses the three core units of competency as required by the new HLT training package:

HLTAID003 Provide first aid replaces the requirement for Apply first aid and Senior first aid courses.

With First Aid Courses Tasmania friendly, highly experienced facilitators, your training will give you excellent in-depth practical education and experience on how to assess, manage and provide first aid. Our accredited training includes how to respond to many common medical emergencies including the treatment of Asthma, how to use the DRSABCD protocol, the use of an EpiPen for critical allergic reactions and how and when to use an AED for defibrillation. 

Upon completion of the course, you’ll be equipped with skills and confidence you need to act calmly and decisively as a first responder in a medical emergency.

Covid-19 Precautions

At First Aid Courses Tasmania your health and safety is our priority. Infection control measures and COVID-19 practices are applied across all of our training facilities. Please remember if you are unwell or experiencing any symptoms we ask that you contact us to reschedule your training. For further information please email

How is the Course Delivered?

No online workbook or e-learning required 

Training and Assessment are delivered Face to Face (5.5 hours)

Plus + Prior to attending the face-to-face training session, you are required to complete the pre-course reading, and complete the quiz and bring it to the training session on the day. This is a self-paced, self-directed, and mandatory component of the course. The actual number of study hours required for each learner varies depending on the learners existing knowledge, skills and experience.

How is the Course Structured?

All learners will be assessed through a combination of the following assessment methods:

  • Practical Demonstrations: Simulated scenarios/Role playing
  • Project (Incident Report)
  • Knowledge Assessment

No Online Workbook or E-learning Required

Plus + for ease and convenience, First Aid Courses Tasmania try to minimise the stress of any online learning. So, whilst we do have mandatory pre-course reading requirements, it is self-paced and self-directed. Prior to attending the course, you need to complete a quiz and bring it to the session on the day to prove completion. The actual number of study hours required for each learner to complete the pre reading and quiz varies depending on the learners existing knowledge, skills and experience.

Course Requirements

  • Participants must be 14 years of age (those who are under 18 must present enrolment form from a parent or guardian to accept responsibility
  • Prepare verbal incident reports or provide information to enable preparation of an incident report (e.g. first aid report)
  • Communicate effectively and assertively in an incident (e.g. give a casualty handover)
  • Use literacy and numeracy skills as require reading, interpret and apply guideline and protocols (e.g. read and follow ARC guidelines)
  • Perform at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles of both compression and breaths) on an adult manikin placed on the floor
  • Perform at least 2 minutes of interrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles of both compression) on an infant manikin placed on the firm surface

Course Fees 

$97 (Varies from state to state)

First Aid Course In Hobart & Launceston – Course Times

Our First Aid and CPR Courses run frequently in some locations, 7 days a week from 9:00am to 3:00pm or CPR 9am to 11am. (May vary from state to state).

First Aid Course Hobart & Launceston

First Aid Certificate 

First Aid Course Tasmania, pride themselves on offering high-quality training and excellent customer service. To that end, we go to great lengths to ensure that all candidates who successfully complete the HLTAID003 Provide first aid course are issued with their fully nationally accredited certificate on the same day or within 24 hours of completing their training. 

In order to issue the certification, you will need to have completed the prior reading and associated quiz and have provided your USI (Unique Student Identifier) number see below for more information. USI numbers must be supplied prior to the completion of the training course.

Failure to provide a USI number within the allotted time may result in a delay in issuing your completion certificate. (T&C)

Certificates are issued electronically and will be sent to the email address you use when registering for the course. Paper copies of the certificate are available for an additional fee of $12.00 which includes postage

USI Requirements

In line with new government regulations, from January 1, 2018, all students undertaking a nationally recognised training course need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). USI’s only need be created once, and the number generated is yours for life. So, if you are already studying at college or university it is likely that you may already have a USI that you can use. Applications for a USI take less than 5 minutes and can be completed HERE.

Course Content

Course Content

Topics include

  • Management of the unresponsive victim
  • CPR for Adults and Infants
  • How to use and Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Drowning and Choking
  • Medical Emergencies:
    – Asthma, Anaphylaxis, Seizures. Heart Attack, Stroke, Diabetes
  • First Aid Management:
    – Bleeding Injuries, Burns, Fractures, Soft Tissue
  • Bites and Stings Management:
    – Snakes, Spider Bites and Sea Creatures
  • Spinal Management:
    – Head and spinal injuries
  • Managing heat and cold conditions:
    – Dehydration, Heat Exhaustion, Heat Stroke, Hypothermia
  • Assessing and Moving the injures (Secondary Survey):
    – Head to toe examination
  • Follow relevant procedures for recording first aid:
    – Verbal Handover and Incident report writing
  • and lots more

Please be aware that a requirement of this course is a practical demonstration of CPR which is performed on the floor.

Practical Skills and Assessment Workshop Include:

The participant will show the ability to complete tasks outlined in the criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role.

Practice and assessment will be completed in line with state/territory regulations, first aid codes of practice, Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines and workplace procedures:

Followed DRSABCD in line with ARC guidelines, including:

  • performed at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (5 cycles of both compressions and ventilations) on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor
  • performed at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles both compressions and ventilations) on an infant resuscitation manikin placed on a firm surface
  • responded appropriately in the event of regurgitation or vomiting
  • managed the unconscious breathing casualty
  • followed single rescue procedure, including the demonstration of a rotation of operators with minimal interruptions to compressions
  • followed the prompts of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Respond to at least two simulated first aid scenarios contextualised to the candidate’s workplace/community setting, including:

  • conducted a visual and verbal assessment of the casualty
  • demonstrated safe manual handling techniques
  • post-incident debrief and evaluation
  • provided an accurate verbal or written report of the incident

Applied first aid procedures for the following:

  • allergic reaction
  • anaphylaxis
  • bleeding control
  • choking and airway obstruction
  • envenomation, using pressure immobilisation
  • fractures, sprains and strains, using arm slings, roller bandages or other appropriate immobilisation techniques
  • respiratory distress, including asthma
  • shock

Knowledge Evidence

The participant will demonstrate through the successful completion of the online theory, essential knowledge required to effectively complete tasks outlined in the criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the work role. This includes knowledge of:

State/Territory regulations, first aid codes of practice and workplace procedures including:

  • ARC Guidelines relevant to provision of CPR and first aid
  • safe work practices to minimise risks and potential hazards
  • infection control principles and procedures, including use of standard precautions
  • requirements for currency of skill and knowledge

legal, workplace and community considerations including:

  • awareness of potential need for stress-management techniques and available support following an emergency situation
  • duty of care requirements
  • respectful behaviour towards a casualty
  • own skills and limitations
  • consent
  • privacy and confidentiality requirements
  • importance of debriefing

considerations when providing first aid including:

  • airway obstruction due to body position
  • appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
  • appropriate use of an AED
  • chain of survival
  • standard precautions
  • how to conduct a visual and verbal assessment of the casualty

principles and procedures for first aid management of the following scenarios:

  • abdominal injuries
  • allergic reaction
  • anaphylaxis
  • basic care of a wound
  • bleeding control
  • burns
  • cardiac conditions, including chest pain
  • choking and airway obstruction
  • crush injuries
  • diabetes
  • dislocations
  • drowning
  • envenomation
  • environmental impact, including hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydration and heat stroke
  • eye and ear injuries
  • fractures
  • febrile convulsions
  • head, neck and spinal injuries
  • minor skin injuries
  • needle stick injuries
  • poisoning and toxic substances
  • respiratory distress, including asthma
  • seizures, including epilepsy
  • shock
  • soft tissue injuries, including strains and, sprains
  • stroke
  • unconsciousness

basic anatomy and physiology relating to:

  • how to recognise a person is not breathing normally
  • chest
  • response/consciousness
  • upper airway and effect of positional change
  • considerations in provision of first aid for specified conditions

Reaccreditation & Refreshers

Current industry standards require Provide First Aid to be updated every 3 years. The Australian Resuscitation Council recommends the CPR component is updated annually.

Previously known as Senior first aid, Apply first aid & Level 2 workplace first aid

HLTAID003 Provide first aid course is the most current standard and applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

Your First Aid Certificate – Fully Accredited

Get your fully accredited first aid certificate on the same day.

After successfully completing your training with First Aid Courses Tasmania you will receive a fully Accredited Recognised Statement of Attainment for your first aid course.