Education and Care First Aid with PFA (1 day)

This course is specifically designed to meet the needs of people working in the childhood learning industry. 

This course for those who are required to respond to a first aid emergency including asthmatic and anaphylactic emergencies.
It is a nationally recognised unit that describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants, children, and adults. 
It covers child-specific first aid in many high-risk areas such as anaphylaxis and asthma, as well as common injuries and resuscitation.

This course has been approved by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority and also satisfies all requirements for first aid, anaphylaxis management, and emergency asthma training under the Education and Care Service National Law and the Education and Care Services National Regulations (2011).

Course only offered for privately booked training - please email with any questions

What certification do you get?


This is an accredited course. On successful completion of this course you will be issued a statement of attainment in:

  • HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • HLTAID010 Provide basic emergency life support
  • HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
  • HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting

St John recommends, as per the First Aid in the Workplace Code of Practice and the Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines, that first aid skills (HLTAID011) are renewed every 3 years and resuscitation skills (HLTAID009) are renewed every 12 months.


The course covers the following:

  • CPR techniques on infants, children, and adults
  • DRSABCD action plan
  • Managing the unconscious breathing casualty
  • Incident reporting in a childcare setting
  • Using AED’s on adults and children
  • Allergic reactions and anaphylaxis
  • Asthma and breathing difficulties
  • Managing medical conditions such as epilepsy
  • Managing shock, seizures, bites, stings
  • Head, neck and spinal injuries
  • Chest and abdominal injures
  • Facial and eye injuries
  • First Aid procedures for bleeding, burns and fractures
  • Infection control procedures
  • Legal responsibilities of a First Aider
  • Safety and risk management

Participants are required to undertake online e-learning module prior to attending the face to face workshops for practice and assessments.
Please allow 2-3 hours for the online learning.

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