HLTAID002 - Provide basic emergency life support

Unit code: HLTAID002 | Study level: TAFE


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to recognise and respond to life-threatening emergencies in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines. This unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide an emergency response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit’s learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines.

Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills:

  • followed DRSABCD in line with ARC guidelines;
  • responded to at least one simulated first aid scenario contextualised to the candidate’s workplace/community setting, and;
  • applied first aid procedures.

Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge:

  • State/Territory regulations, first aid codes of practice and workplace procedures;
  • legal, workplace and community considerations;
  • considerations when providing basic emergency life support;
  • principles and procedures for first aid management, and;
  • basic anatomy and physiology.

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.

As part of a course

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