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
Thursday, 19 September  4:00pm - 5:00pm AEST 

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

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First Aid Draft 1 Consultation Guide_Aug 19

Recent Comments

Anne Moseley 23.08.2019

"I agree Peter, it is all very well to add medical shock, however, there needs to be specific criteria, relevant to scope of "provide first aid", and ultimately will this extra knowledge impact on treatment (will you be treating hypovolemic shock, or the external blood loss from an open wound or symptoms of shock as a first aider?)"

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Kathy Hawke 22.08.2019

"Agree with other comments that this unit needs to map easily with the other first aid units and not be separate but include the child-specific information in addition. "

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Kathy Hawke 22.08.2019

"Know the signs and symptoms to look out for but 'identify' requires a diagnosis which first aiders do not do. Also, what does "age appropriate distraction techniques' mean? Vague."

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Kathy Hawke 22.08.2019

"Agreed. When training this unit, much of the emphasis is on risk identification (prevention in the first place by raising awareness and then risk factors during a situation) - that is why it contributes towards the asthma and anaphylaxis requirements of childcare and education. "

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Kathy Hawke 22.08.2019

"Agree, as a supervisor in childcare and vacation care units, the emphasis needs to be on the emergency plans and the procedures put i place with the parents for the care of the child. Participants are the care givers in place of the parents and have this responsibility when it comes to known conditions and regardless if they are a supervisor or a newcomer, this is a duty of care to be aware of and monitoring."

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