HLTSS00068 - Occupational First Aid Skill Set  


This course provides the occupational first aider with advanced knowledge and skills to carry out emergency first aid for injuries and illnesses in the workplace.

Participants will come away with a set of skills to establish‚ maintain and facilitate the provision of appropriate first aid in a workplace, including first aid response in the event of an emergency. State and federal legislation regarding first aid in the workplace is also covered.

Target Audience:

Anyone employed in‚ or intending to be employed in a nominated occupational first aider role

Learning Outcomes:

  • On successful completion of Occupational First Aid Skill Set, students will be issued with a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment which includes below unit of competency
  • HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • HLTAID010 Provide basic emergency life support
  • HLTAID011 Provide first aid
  • HLTAID014 Provide advanced first aid
  • HLTAID015 Provide advanced resuscitation and oxygen therapy

Learning Methods:

Demonstration of practical skills‚ participation in role-plays, analysis of case studies, assessment activities and a quiz.

Please note it is a requirement of this course that practical demonstration of CPR must be performed on the adult manikin on the floor.

Program Benefits:

  • Become an occupational first aider in your organisation
  • Understand workplace legislation relating to safety
  • Learn how to manage first aid services and facilities, such as rooms and kits


  • Legal and other requirements
  • Basic Life Support (DRSABCD)
  • CPR & AED
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Cardiopulmonary system
  • Assessment of vital signs
  • Levels of consciousness
  • Oxygen therapy and resuscitation
  • Oropharyngeal airway
  • Bag valve mask (BVM)
  • Maintenance of resuscitation equipment
  • Workplace risk assessments & response plan
  • Maintenance of first aid equipment
  • Recording and reporting incidents
  • Abdominal injuries
  • Allergic reaction
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Bleeding and wound care
  • Burns, including thermal, chemical, friction and electrical
  • Cardiac emergencies
  • Choking and airway obstruction
  • Crush injuries
  • Diabetes
  • Drowning
  • Emergency childbirth
  • Envenomation
  • Extremes of heat and cold
  • Eye and ear injuries
  • Head, neck and spinal injuries
  • Poisoning and toxic substances
  • Respiratory distress, including asthma
  • Seizures/convolsions
  • Shock management
  • Stroke
  • Substance misuse


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