HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid

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This Course Guide is designed to provide you with detailed course information to support making a decision about whether this course is the most suitable and appropriate for your career goals and individual needs.


Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) is a crucial practice for all personnel when working in Queensland mines and nationwide.


According to the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999, if an accident or emergency situation arises onsite, fully trained staff must be on hand and prepared to take the correct course of action to address the situation using the resources available. First-aid capabilities are a major component of such health and safety procedures, with the potential to save the lives of those affected.


As such, completion of the provide first aid unit is required in order to receive the underground or surface Standard 11 statement of attainment. This comprehensive first-aid course is also appropriate for those working in operational roles in the mining industry.

Based on the module set by the government, students are judged on four distinct performance criteria when taking this course:


  • Planning and preparation. Having the knowledge and ability to identify potential risks in any work situation, including whether a work situation is compliant with health and safety standards; wearing appropriate protective equipment; keeping necessary equipment accessible, in good working condition, and ready for use.
  • Assessment of situation. Determining risks and hazards, as well as the physical condition of those affected, while minimising immediate risks and implementing control procedures.
  • Application of first aid. Providing injured persons with appropriate first aid, using careful attention and a reassuring manner; and monitoring the condition of the casualty while communicating with emergency control personnel.
  • Recording and reporting. Recording the physical condition of a casualty, as well as any changes to that condition during treatment; conveying details to emergency or relief personnel; and submitting incident reports.


As this instructional first aid unit is an essential part of the Standard 11 course, participants are required to take a refresher course every 5 years in order to keep your qualification valid.


ACTA also offers an online Standard 11 refresher course for those approaching the end of their 5-year certification period.


For further info or enquiries please enrol now, email or call 1300 011 144