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

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.

Topics include:

  • 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

This course is suitable for anyone requiring a first aid certificate for the workplace, home, sport or recreational use.

The course consists of the following unit of competency:

HLTAID003 Provide First Aid

Total hours: 18
Sessions: 2 days x 6 hrs plus 6 hours preliminary reading

For further information, please call Short Courses on
(03) 9269 8615, or email: email.

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

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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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