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First Aid: Training Package Products Update

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SkillsIQ, under the direction of the First Aid Industry Reference Committee, has completed an update of the First Aid Units to ensure skills training is in line with workforce needs and expectations.

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the First Aid Industry Reference Committee, has completed an update of the First Aid Units to ensure skills training is in line with workforce needs and expectations.

    Background

    The HLTAID First Aid Competency Standards were developed to provide a set of robust, industry-supported standards for people providing First Aid to others.

    In these instances, the Statement of Attainment provides evidence to the employer and the community that the worker has the skills and knowledge to be able to provide a First Aid response and sustain life in the event of an emergency.

    A widespread multi-channel consultation was conducted and engaged a broad range of stakeholders which identified and validated the necessary skills required by industry that are now reflected in the newly endorsed Training Package Products.

    As a result, the agreed changes to the newly endorsed First Aid Training Package Products will:

    • Better reflect industry best practice and current regulation
    • Ensured their scope and breadth are reflective of industry expectations
    • Ensure specific areas, such as asthma and anaphylaxis are met
    • Address the role of mental health support in the provision of First Aid.
    • The First Aid IRC comprises a number of key expert stakeholders within the industry, as follows:



      First Aid Units Approved

      The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) on the 12th of August had approved the new release of the First Aid Skill Set and units of competency. Further detail can be found here.

      The approved training package products included:

      One Skill Set:

      • HLTSS00068 Occupational First Aid Skill Set.
      • Eight Units of Competency:

        • HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
        • HLTAID010 Provide basic emergency life support
        • HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
        • HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
        • HLTAID013 Provide First Aid in a remote or isolated site
        • HLTAID014 Provide Advanced First Aid
        • HLTAID015 Provide advanced resuscitation and oxygen therapy
        • HLTAID016 Manage first aid services and resources.
        • The new HLT training package products have been loaded to training.gov.au and are awaiting endorsement by the State and Territory Skills Ministers. They will be released on training.gov.au once endorsed.

          Copies of the approved product can be downloaded from our website, please click here.

          For more information please contact Gary Dunshea on (02) 9392 8100 or gary.dunshea@skillsiq.com.au.