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Apply first aid (HLTFA311A)

Previously known as Senior First Aid, this course will give you the skills and knowledge required to provide First Aid response, life support, management of casualty(s), the incident and other first aiders, in a range of situations, including in the home, workplace or within the community, until the arrival of medical or other assistance.


Course duration

15 hours (face to face)

Course content

  • Basic Life Support (DRSABCD)
  • CPR and AED
  • Shock Management
  • Airway Management - Asthma, Choking, Severe Allergic Reaction, Hyperventilation
  • Cardiac Emergencies
  • Bleeding and Wound Care
  • Burns and Scalds
  • Extremes of Heat and Cold
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Altered Conscious States
  • Poisons Bites and Stings


There are no prerequisites.

E-learning format

This course is available online. All theory is delivered through our multi award-winning online learning portal. Once complete, students must book into a one-day practical assessment session in order to gain full qualification.


Current industry standards state this course must be updated every 3 years with the CPR component being updated every 12 months.


Students will be assessed through the demonstration of practical skills, participation in role plays, analysis of case studies and a written quiz.


On successful completion of this course, students will be issued with a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for the following units:

  • HLTFA311A Apply first aid
  • HLTFA211A Provide basic emergency life support
  • HLTCPR211A Perform CPR



Heart Foundation

This course has been developed with contributions from the Heart Foundation.