First Aid

General course information

First Aid courses are usually delivered on a Saturday or Sunday (full day) or over two week night evenings (6pm - 9pm).

Units of competency: HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation and HLTAID011 Provide First Aid

SLSA Awards: Resuscitation and First Aid

  • If a member does not hold an Advanced Resuscitation Techniques [AID]  award (HLTAID007), and wishes to obtain their ART award (HLTAID015 - current version), they can upgrade to the new First Aid (HLTAID011) now, regardless of when their first aid award is expiring.

  • If someone holds the old ART (HLTAID007) and wishes to obtain the new ART (HLTAID015), they can only upgrade their First Aid when it is due to expire in the next 6 months.

Specific entry requirements

  • Be at least 14 years of age on date of final assessment 

  • Be a financial member of of Alexandra Headland SLSC 

  • Be an active patrolling member OR be enrolled in course to patrol (Observers/SRC/Bronze)

Course overview

Provide First Aid aims to develop the knowledge and skills for a person to manage emergency first aid situations and deliver competent emergency care until the arrival of professional medical support. This course includes CPR.

Learning outcomes

Respond in an emergency situation

  • Recognise an emergency situation

  • Identify, assess and manage immediate hazards to health and safety of self and others

  • Assess the casualty and recognise the need for first aid response

  • Assess the situation and seek assistance from emergency response services where required

Apply appropriate first aid procedures

  • Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

  • Provide first aid in accordance with established first aid principles

  • Display respectful behaviour towards casualty

  • Obtain consent from casualty where possible

  • Use available resources and equipment to make the casualty as comfortable as possible

  • Operate first aid equipment according to manufacturer’s instructions

  • Monitor the casualty’s condition and respond in accordance with first aid principles

Communicate details of the incident

  • Accurately convey incident details to emergency response services

  • Report details of incident to workplace supervisor as appropriate

  • Maintain confidentiality of records and information in line with statutory and/or organisational policies

Evaluate own performance

  • Recognise the possible psychological impacts on self and other rescuers involved in critical incidents

  • Participate in debriefing to address individual needs


  • Assessment is through demonstration, presentation and application of all elements of competency in the workplace.

  • Participants will be required to complete activities that may include role-plays, oral and written questioning, practical demonstrations and performing scenarios.

Annual skills maintenance/proficiency requirements

  • This award is current for three (3) years and must be renewed through a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

  • For Resuscitation [AID] to remain current, candidates must perform an annual skills maintenance activity at a Queensland Club between 1 July and 31 December of each year.

  • Please note that if you gain your award after 1 July then you are not required to attend a proficiency until the following year.

FA course page last updated 8th June 2022