Short Courses

Provide First Aid

Knowing what to do in the first few minutes following an accident can be the difference between life and death. Melbourne Polytechnic's Provide First Aid short course teaches first aid for all types of injuries and illnesses.

Course Code: SPS101

Melbourne Polytechnic’s Provide First Aid course will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to provide basic first aid response in emergency life support, EAR and CPR until emergency assistance arrives.


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Health and Community
03 9269 8615


2 days
Total Hours: 18

Course Outline

  • legal considerations
  • duty of care
  • documentation (incident reports)
  • infection control
  • personal protective equipment
  • responding to first aid situations
  • casualty assessment
  • basic life support functions
  • the basic structure and function of the human body
  • life support
  • cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • defibrillate (AED)
  • types of injuries and illnesses
  • bandaging

Course Outcomes

  • This course will also assist you to administer and manage emergencies including:
    • unconscious
    • bleeding
    • fractures and soft tissue
    • anaphylaxis
    • asthma
    • diabetes
    • shock
    • bites and stings
    • poisoning
    • chocking
    • near drowning
    • burns
    • temperature related emergencies
  • At the end of the course, successful candidates will receive a Statement of Attainment for:
  • HLTAID003 Provide First Aid

Recognising Organisations

ACIR Nationally recognised unit

Suitable For

  • Participants requiring a first aid certificate for the workplace, home, sport or recreational use.


No prior knowledge or experience needed

Workplace Training

Consultancy - Training can be offered on-site or off-site

Course Cancellation or Postponement

Courses with low enrolments may be cancelled or delayed. You will be notified of this 48 hours prior to course commencement.
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