First Aid for Schools and Aged Care

Provide Emergency First Aid Response in an Education & Care setting

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Course Description

This course contains the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants, children and adults, with special consideration given to asthma and anaphylaxis emergencies and managing children who are involved in and those who are witness to incidents of illness or injury.

This course is approved by Australian Child Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) and meets the requirements of First Aid (including CPR), Asthma and Anaphylaxis emergency training for educators and carers working in schools and childcare centres.

  • Improving Your First Aid Skills in case of emergencies
  • Practical demonstration of CPR
  • Learn how to deal with asthmatic and anaphylactic emergencies

Our education and childcare first aid course includes the most up-to-date basic life support principles including:

  • CPR and defibrillation for adults, children and infants
  • Differences between adults and children for first aid
  • Breathing emergencies including cover Asthma and Anaphylaxis or severe allergic reaction and choking
  • Fractures, Dislocations, Sprains and Strains
  • Head, Neck and Spinal Injuries
  • Burns
  • Diabetes
  • Temperature induced illness
  • Bites and stings
  • Poisoning and toxic substances
  • Seizures, Convulsions
  • Legal issues surrounding first aid in the education and care setting
  • Infection control & reporting

To successfully complete this course, you must:

  • 14 to 17 years learners must email or bring signed under 18 years consent form
  • Have Literacy skills to read and interpret statutory signage, warning signs and instructions regarding the use of first aid and CPR materials such as face shields, and Automated External Defibrillators.
  • Have the ability to complete a workplace Incident Report.
  • Have numeracy skills to perform simple calculations with regard to the rate of chest compressions and rescue breathing.
  • Have a level of oral communication that enables them to make accurate verbal reports to emergency response services and workplace supervisors.
  • the physical ability to meet the following evidence requirements:
    • Perform at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (5 cycles of both compressions and breaths) on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor
    • Perform at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles both compressions and breaths) on a child resuscitation manikin placed on the floor
    • Perform at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles both compressions and breaths) on an infant resuscitation manikin placed on a firm surface

You also have to be able to complete the online learning and assessment section of the course. However, if you do not have access to or lack confidence in using a computer and/or the internet you can contact our office and make arrangements for the access and support you require.

Participants under the age of 18 are required to provide a consent form completed by their legal guardian.

If you are concerned about any of the above requirements, please contact us to discuss your concerns and find out what support options are available.

We can provide flexible and specific training requirements or if you have large groups, please contact info@optimumtrainingservices.com for enquiries.

Due to the current Coronavirus outbreak, our organisation has implemented steps to increase our already well-established infection control measures during training courses.

As your training will be undertaken in a group environment, the following conditions of enrolment are applicable.

    1. You must not attend any training session unless it is essential for you to do so
    2. You must not attend any training session if you have flu-like symptoms
    3. You must be clear of any flu-like symptoms for 14 days before attending any training session
    4. You must not attend any training session if you have travelled to a high-risk area or been in contact with a COVID-19 infected person in the past 14 days
    5. If you have recently returned from overseas, please consult the information provided by The Australian Government, Department of Health

During your training course, please use our handwashing facilities regularly and make use of the hand sanitiser, disposable gloves and alcohol wipes located at each facility.

If you have any uncertainty about whether you should attend a training session, please speak with us prior to your course.

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