Childcare First Aid (HLTAID012 – was previously HLTAID004)

Education and Childcare First Aid

This course gives participants skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants, children, and adults. It is most suited to educators and support staff working within an education and care setting who are required to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthmatic and anaphylactic emergencies. This course would also benefit sporting organisations or local community groups who do work with young children. Participants will receive practical hands-on training with a qualified trainer, to enable them to provide emergency assistance to young children until further help arrives.


Participants must have basic computer skills and access to a reliable computer with internet and email access. As an assessment requirement of the HLTAID009 unit, participants must be able to perform at least 2 minutes (5 cycles) of CPR on an adult, child and baby resuscitation manikin that is placed on the floor.

Licence & Regulatory Requirements: 

It is recommended by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) that HLTAID009 Provide CPR is completed every 12 months to remain current with the ARC guidelines and every 3 years for HLTAID012 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting.

Student Flyer: (Download here)

On successful completion participants will be issued with a Statement of Attainment with the following units:

HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
HLTAID010 Provide basic emergency life support
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
22578VIC Course in First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis
22556VIC Course in the Management of Asthma Risks and Emergencies in the Workplace

Option 1:

Pre-course work:

Online/self-paced training (approximately 4-7 hours depending on the individual student and their personal circumstances and other commitments) this training involves reading, activities and exams. Online training must be completed prior to the face-to-face training.

Face-to-face work:

4.5 hours face-to-face (approximately) your trainer will deliver practical training.

Option 2: Group bookings – blended delivery or 1 day face-to-face.

Option 1: $120

Option 2: Group bookings – please contact us for pricing.

Fees include all assessments and resources required in the classroom. Students should wear appropriate clothing to kneel and bend in.

Refund, Cancellation and Transfer Policy

Please take the time to familiarise yourself with our refund and cancellation policy on page 8 & 9 of our Student Handbook. This handbook also includes more details on training and support services, as well as our terms and conditions.