First Aid Draft 1

Project Summary

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the First Aid Industry Reference Committee, is undertaking a comprehensive update of eight Units of Competency from the HLT Training Package.  
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The HLTAID First Aid competency standards were developed to provide a set of robust, industry-supported standards for people who provide 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 involving a broad range of stakeholders was conducted to identify and validate the exact nature of the skills needs in the industry, and the respective Training Package Product update requirements.

As a result, industry has identified four key drivers for change in the First Aid Training Package Products, as follows: 

  • Changes in industry best practice
  • Diversity in the scope and breadth of First Aid
  • An increase in clarity and uniformity in the content of the Units of Competency wherever possible
  • Increased recognition of the role of mental health support in the provision of First Aid.

Consequently, the First Aid IRC has proposed changes which will involve:

  • A review of the current Units of Competency to reflect industry best practice and current regulation
  • A review of the current Units of Competency to ensure their scope and breadth are reflective of  industry expectations
  • Consideration of the skills requirements in specific areas, such as asthma and anaphylaxis
  • Consideration of the need for additional criteria to address First Aid in relation to mental health.

Consultation Activities and Timelines

National consultation on Draft 1 will occur from Wednesday, 07 August and will close at 5.00pm on Friday, 20 September 2019. During this period input will be sought on proposed new draft Units of Competency and their associated Assessment Requirements.

During this time SkillsIQ will be meeting with industry stakeholders, employers and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). If you have expertise in these areas and would like to meet with SkillsIQ, please contact SkillsIQ via enquiries@skillsiq.com.au or via phone at (02) 9392 8100. 

Following the close of the consultation period, feedback received will be collated and evaluated. This feedback will inform the development of Draft 2, which will be made publicly available for validation prior to the submission for endorsement.

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Consultation Activities: Draft 1

Webinars:

Date Time  
 Monday, 12 August  2.30pm – 3.30pm AEST - closed 
 Wednesday, 14 August  10.00am – 11.00am AEST - closed
 Monday, 19 August  4.00pm – 5.00pm AEST- closed
Tuesday, 17 September 10:00am - 11:00am AEST - closed
Thursday, 19 September  4:00pm - 5:00pm AEST - closed

Please click here to access the PowerPoint presentation slides used in the webinars conducted in August 2019. 

Workshops:  

Date City Time 
 Tuesday, 27 August   Brisbane  2.30pm – 4.30pm - closed
 Friday, 30 August   Canberra  1.30pm – 3.30pm - closed
 Monday, 2 September  Melbourne  1.30pm – 3.30pm - closed
 Tuesday, 3 September  Sydney  1.30pm – 3.30pm - closed
 Wednesday, 4 September  Adelaide   2.30pm – 4.30pm - closed
 Thursday, 5 September  Perth  1.00pm – 3.00pm - closed
 Friday, 6 September  Darwin  12.00pm – 2.00pm - closed
 Monday, 16 September   Hobart  1.30pm – 3.30pm - closed

Attachments

First Aid Draft 1 Consultation Guide_Aug 19

Recent Comments

Fiona Taylor 21.09.2019

"First Aid in real life is about actually doing the treatment. Often the people who are the best at the actual first aid are not the best at the bookwork/ computer work, but if I am injured, I want the person who could do the prac to help me. People want to do practical work in first aid classes. They remember the practical work and the story they worked on. We can embed a lot of the knowledge evidence - "respectful behaviour" type knowledge - into scenarios teaching the application of first aid. Knowledge of how to treat is important, but they need to show treatment or it's just words. If injuries such as burns/ heat/ cold/ seizures/ stroke/ poisoning/ eye/ diabetes/ needle stick/ cardiac/ allergic/ bites and stings/ head neck and spinal/ abdominal injury/ crush/ drowning/ febrile convulsions are in the performance evidence instead of the knowledge evidence it would give the trainer the time to do the prac rather than having to get through bookwork - which most students don't find very helpful - they accept it as part of an unavoidable process. But if the assessor is qualified to assess, there is no reason why they cannot assess a practical scenario rather than marking a written test. (Yes I saw some of these things were taken out of the new write up, but I think in the country they are important.)"

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Fiona Taylor 21.09.2019

"Currently getting through the knowledge evidence soaks up a lot of class time, bookwork style, or is done as "prework". I would like to see the focus of first aid training be on practical application of first aid skills - students demonstrating how they would respond in a simulation - and get rid of all the written assessment - assess their knowledge evidence through practical scenario based work and minimise written work - maybe just the injury report. This would give the trainer time to teach the background of a topic then act it out so students have a visual and a story to link the knowledge to. "

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Janine Nicholas 21.09.2019

"Agree with Peter "

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HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation Draft 1 Aug 19

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Janine Nicholas 21.09.2019

"Agree"

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HLTAID015 Provide advanced resuscitation Draft 1 Aug 19

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Janine Nicholas 21.09.2019

"Agree - Haemorrhage control should not form part of advanced resuscitation."

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