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

Fees: $175.00

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This competency unit develops the skills and knowledge needed to provide basic first aid response in emergency life support, EAR and CPR until emergency assistance arrives.

Gain skills and knowledge in:

  • 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

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

The course is the benchmark standard that is suitable for anyone requiring a first aid certificate for the workplace, home, sport or recreational use. It is also the advised minimum requirement by workplace health and safety legislation for the workplace first aider.

The course consists of a 1-day practical program with an online assessment.

Upon the successful completion of the course, you will be issued a Statement of Attainment for:

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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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Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.