First Aid Training Guide: A Comprehensive Guide for First Aid Training Courses


October 27, 2021 First Aid Training

First aid, as we all know, is an on-the-spot treatment given to someone with a medical emergency. The purpose is to reduce the impact of the injury and to avoid future complications. First aid training courses can also prove to be life saving in a severe case. First aid does not encompass a complete medical treatment; it is meant to stabilise the person in need and allow them time to seek full treatment at a medical facility. First aid expertise can be illustrated by acquiring a first aid certification. This certification is a prerequisite in a number of professions and can be acquired at Wcfat. 

At Wcfat, there are a number of courses that provide first aid training for amateurs. The APOLA Board of Education provides the education for the training you opt for. This article is going to take you through a course summary for First Aid Training Courses available at Wcfat. 

Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a technique that aims to keep blood and oxygen flowing through the body when a person’s heart and breathing have halted. It includes external chest compressions and rescue breathing. Proper use of this technique can keep a person alive for six minutes after the heart has stopped  beating. The process of learning CPR includes using a defibrillator (AED) and is recognised as a VET qualification.

HLTAID003/11 Provide First Aid

First aid can include everything from treating a minor wound to keeping someone’s heart beating during a heart condition. Whether it is for office or personal needs, WCFAT provides a full range of certified first aid training such as HLTAID003/11 Provide First Aid (One Day) and HLTAID003/11 Provide First Aid (Two Days).

HLTAID007/15 – Provide advanced resuscitation

The course provides you with a comprehensive understanding of the skills and avails information required to use specialised equipment in the provision of resuscitation in basic to complex situations. 

HLTAID006/14 – Provide advanced first aid

This course will come in handy when you are required to prepare for an advanced first aid response, including management of the incident and other first aiders until some medical assistance could be arranged. The course is apt for workers who may be required to provide and manage first aid assistance in various situations and settings. 

Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) 

Automated external defibrillators are devices that are used to save the lives of people having sudden heart attacks. This course is to train people to use an AED so that they can be prepared to save a life whenever needed. The course can take place at schools, workplaces, churches, medical and dental centres by forming groups of a minimum of eight people at the site. The course is non-accredited but can be upgraded to HLTAID001 Provide CPR.

HLTAID004/12 Course 

This course Provides First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting and offers first aid courses that help you deal with situations where someone else’s life is at risk. The course teaches  about the first aid responses for various emergencies like bleeding control, head injuries, poisoning, etc. Knowledge regarding the basic physiology and anatomy of a human being is also provided. There are no qualifications required to enrol in this course, however, there are certain pre-course requirements to be fulfilled. 

The Australian continent is surrounded by beaches. Approximately 250 people drown every year. The presence of a first aid professional in such situations can bring this number down significantly. You never know when and how someone might need you to save their life, and that is the purpose of the courses offered above. Life is precious and we can guide you to safeguard someone’s life in an unexpected situation.

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