Continuous Education Program - HLTAID012 Year B

Duration: 4 hours 

Completing the HLTAID012 Provide First Aid Continuing Education Program eliminates the need to redo the whole course at the end of each 3 year period. If you are attending CPR reaccreditation every 12 months anyway, this may be a more efficient use of time for you! Feedback from clients also indicates that this method of ongoing skills maintenance ensures a much higher retention rate of information and keeps participants fully up to date of any changes to First Aid guidelines during the 3 year period.

Healthguard First Aid will send you a reminder at no cost every year to remind you of when your reaccreditation is due.

​Course Contents

  • First Aid Principles

  • Infection Control & Hygiene

  • Legal Aspects of First Aid

  • Incident Approach and Management

  • Patient Assessment

  • Basic Life Support

  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation and use of an Automated External Defibrillation (AED)

  • First aid knowledge and skills relating to envenomation, allergies and anaphylaxis

  • First aid knowledge relating to conditions including drowning, burns, environmental emergencies and poisoning.


To undertake this course, participants must currently hold HLTAID004/012 Provide First Aid in an Education and Care Setting, completed within the last 12-18 months.


HLTAID012 Provide First Aid Continuing Education Program includes both a theoretical and practical assessment component. Theory assessment includes the completion of pre-reading prior to a face-to-face training session, a multiple choice knowledge assessment and practical assessments that include:

  • CPR and use of a defibrillator
  • Responding to a first aid scenario

Please note all participants must be able to perform at least two minutes of uninterrupted CPR on both an infant resuscitation manikin and an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor with correct technique, to be marked as competent.

Foundation Skills

HLTAID012 includes the following types of skills as listed below, Note: If the training and assessment requires any tasks harder than this, and you feel unable to complete what is asked, we will support you through the training process.

You need to be able to:

  • Apply first aid skills to different locations and casualties
  • Read and interpret basic signs, such as labels on first aid supplies, buttons on the AED and warning signs
  • Provide a verbal report and handover in English about the situation and your first aid treatment
  • Complete a basic incident report form (written document)
  • Estimate weight to ensure safe lifting
  • Count breaths and compressions
  • Tell time to record when something happens


​On successful completion of Year B of the program, participants will be awarded a nationally recognised statement of attainment for HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, and recognition towards HLTAID010 Provide Basic Life Support, HLTAID011 Provide First Aid and HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an Education and Care Setting. Participants will not receive first aid statements of attainment until all three years of the Continuous Education Program are complete.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

From 1 January 2015 when you attend a first aid course (nationally recognised training) you will need to have a USI.

A USI will give you access to your online USI account which will contain all your nationally recognised training records and results from 1 January 2015 onwards.

This is a requirement of the Australian Government Department of Industry.

Healthguard is a Registered Training Organisation and must comply with Government Legislation to maintain our registration. As of the 1 January 2015 we will be unable to issue you a Statement of Attainment for your course until you supply us with your USI.

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