Provide First Aid | 1 Day Face to Face

(Previously known as Apply First Aid, Senior First Aid or Level 2 workplace First Aid)

HLTAID001 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
HLTAID002 – Provide basic emergency life support
HLTAID003 – Provide first aid




The Provide First Aid course is the minimum requirement for workplace first aid compliance. This course provides you with the skills and knowledge required to provide first aid response, life support, management of casualty(s), the incident and other First Aider’s until emergency qualified help arrives at the scene of the accident.

Queensland First Aid’s Provide First Aid is a one-day, nationally recognised course. Each participant is awarded a Statement of Attainment upon successful completion. This accreditation is current for three years, at which time it must be renewed. The CPR module of the course is current for 12 months and requires reaccreditation annually.

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide First Aid response, life support, management of casualty(s) the incident and other first aiders until the arrival of medical or other assistance. This course was previously known as Senior First Aid, Workplace Level 2 or Level 2 qualification. This is the advised minimum requirement by Workplace Health & Safety Legislation for the workplace First Aider.

Training contents & delivery

Our Provide First Aid course complies with the Australian and New Zealand Committee on Resuscitation(ANZCOR)Guidelines relating to the provision of first aid.

A list of topics and skills covered in our comprehensive course is as below:

  • The basic ethics and theory involved in first aid practice.
  • The measures need to be taken to effectively deal with issues concerning major or minor injury and illness.
  • The most important management steps needs to be undertaken when dealing with potentially critical health conditions.
  • Basic Health and Safety knowledge is required when dealing with the condition of first aid situations.
  • The principles, procedures and standard precautions need to be undertaken to control infection and its spread.
  • You will master the knowledge of “Chain of Survival.”
  • You will learn the skills a First Aider possesses and what limitations you should be aware of.
  • How and when an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) should be used.

You will learn the first aid management of:

  • Injuries: Cold and crush injuries, eye and ear injuries, head, neck and spinal injuries; minor skin injuries; needle stick injuries; soft tissue injuries including sprains, strains and dislocations.
  • Burns: From thermal, chemical, friction, or electrical contact
  • Environmental Impact: Hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydration or heat stroke
  • Envenomation: From a snake, spider, insect and marine bites/stings
  • Medical conditions: Such as cardiac conditions, epilepsy, diabetes, asthma, and other respiratory conditions
  • Substance Misuse: High intake of common drugs and alcohol, including illicit drugs
  • Awareness of stress manage techniques and available support
  • Other Conditions: Allergic reactions, bleeding, chest pain, choking/airway obstruction, fractures, near drowning, respiratory diseases, seizures, shock, stroke, altered or loss of consciousness, causality with no signs of life, excessive intake of poisoning and toxic substances (including chemical contamination).


Entry requirements

Initial students:

If you have not previously completed a first aid course or it has been more than 3 years since you completed a first aid course, there are no special requirements for entry into this course.

Refresher students:

If you have completed a first aid course within the last 3 years, you must provide evidence of this during the process of enrolment.

Delivery Arrangements

Students who have not previously completed a first aid course or completed a first aid course more than 3 years ago must complete approx. 15.5 hours of training comprising:

  • approx. 8 hours of pre-reading; and
  • 7.5 hours of face to face training (including assessment)

Pre-reading material (“e-manual”) will be provided upon enrolment. The actual time spent reading and absorbing this material will vary between students. Students are required to complete short quiz and declaration to confirm that this requirement has been met. The completed quiz( and declaration) to gain entry into the face to face training.

Students who have completed a first aid course within the last 3 years (and provide evidence of this upon enrolment) are only required to complete the 7.5 hours of face to face training.

First Aid Certification

We are a Registered Training Organisation (RTO number: 31961) so you can be assured your training is nationally recognised. Your statement of attainment will certify that you have been trained in HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation, HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support and HLTAID003 Provide first aid.

Your Provide First Aid certificate is valid for three (3) years. The CPR component of the course is valid for 12 months and will need to be updated annually for you to keep your certification current. By signing up to our renewals program, the staff at Australia Wide First Aid will send you a reminder detailing the date your course is due to be updated.