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Childcare institutions and child care staff in Brisbane are required to have extensive training in Childcare First Aid and are CPR certified.

If you’re intending to work in childcare, daycare, child minding or caring for and supervising a child or children; or you’re already work in a day-care centre, as a nanny, babysitter, as a teacher or other provider; then this course is essential for your employment or employment opportunities.

Childcare first aid providers are our children’s first teachers, and therefore play an integral role in our systems of early childhood education as well as the health and safety of our children.

Quality care from a young age can have a huge impact on the future successes of children and therefore require the support of qualified professional whom is an adequately trained first aider in the event of an emergency.  In addition, background checks, drug testing at centres, and reference verification are normally a requirement.

Childcare is one of those occupations where first aid training is absolutely essential. While there are many reasons for this, it all boils down to the fact that injuries and accidents do happen all the time, and being prepared to deal with them is a top priority.

To be prepared, you must have your first aid certification. If you’re in charge of looking after children, then these are some of the most important certifications to get. The following information below discusses the value that they can bring to your business.

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The following unit(s) will be awarded to successful participants in this course. The certificate will be issued by Allens Training Pty Ltd – RTO 90909.

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

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The fee for our Childcare First Aid Course WAS $178 – NOW $150 (GST free) per person – * Discounted price is for a limited time only. 

Book with a group to receive a discount – For group/company bookings, please contact us for a free quote on 1300 707 677

Refund and fee protection policy, including cooling-off period – please refer to the Student Handbook

Payment Terms – Payment for individual participants is upfront, group booking payment terms are based on agreement between the client and service provider.

  • OPTION 1:  Face to Face – 9 hours (minimum) full face to face course
  • OPTION 2Blended delivery – 7 hours (minimum) face to face course with the addition of 2 hour self-paced learning to be completed prior to attending the face to face course
  • OPTION 3Refresher training – 7 hours (minimum) face to face course – conditions apply for this option, for example, you will need to provide previous current certificates.
  • OPTION 4Online Training with Face to Face Assessment – 60 minutes (minimum) face to face assessment with the addition of self-paced learning to be completed prior to attending the face to face course.


The Childcare First aid course durations, as mentioned above, are reflective of group sizes of between 4 and 15 participants.

If there are less students in a group, you may find course duration reduced by a maximum of 10%.

If a class size exceeds 15 participants it may therefore also be necessary to increase course duration depending on the number of participants.

The Childcare first aid course will be delivered in the workplace or at an A Training facility.

Entry requirements for the Childcare First Aid Course are:

Participants must have the physical capacity to perform the practical demonstrations, such as 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR on the floor.

Pre-course study:   Students may be required to undertake online pre-course work prior to attending the face to face session depending on the course delivery mode.

Online study:  Students must have access to a computer, smartphone, tablet or other electronic devices with access to the internet to complete the online/ pre-course studies.

Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks. These are detailed in the sections following.

It is recommended that renewal for this childcare first aid course is undertaken every 3 years, with the additional requirement of updating the CPR component every 12 months.

No work placement will be required as part of this course.

Please refer to the Student Handbook for all details relating to your rights and responsibilities.


Delivery of course information and learning activities.

Performance tasks and practical scenarios:

  • Perform CPR on an adult (incl. the use of an AED and placing a casualty into the recovery position)
  • Complete a first aid incident report form based on the simulated first aid scenario
  • Perform CPR on a child
  • Perform CPR on an infant
  • Manage a casualty with anaphylaxis
  • Manage a casualty with asthma
  • Manage a choking casualty
  • Manage a casualty with non-life-threatening bleeding and shock, requiring minor wound cleaning
  • Manage a casualty with a nosebleed
  • Manage a casualty with a fracture and dislocation
  • Manage a casualty with a sprain and strain
  • Manage a casualty with envenomation (snake/ funnel-web spider bite)

Theory assessment: A written assessment consisting of multiple-choice questions.

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Pre-course study for the Childcare first aid course is found in the student portal.

Students must have access to a computer, phone, tablet etc. with access to the internet to complete the pre-course study online.

Our Childcare First Aid Course Brisbane is essential if you are working with children in a childcare centre, early learning areas such as preschools, kindergartens, working as a Nanny, public or private schools.

This course is the first step and basic requirement to working in these roles as we cover all the potential risks and hazards that a childcare worker or teacher may be faced with on a daily basis which enables you to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthmatic and anaphylactic emergencies where required.

Our Childcare First Aid Course Brisbane will provide you with the knowledge, skills and most importantly the confidence to be able to handle any emergency that may occur when children are in your care.

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants, children, and adults.

A Training’s Childcare First Aid Course Brisbane has been approved by ACECQA and meet the requirements of “First Aid, Asthma & Anaphylaxis” and will contribute towards approved first aid, asthma and anaphylaxis training under the Education and Care Services National Law, and the Education and Care Services National Regulation (2011).

•    Respond to an emergency situation
•    Apply appropriate emergency first aid procedures
•    Perform CPR in accordance with Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines
•    Provide first aid in accordance with established first aid principles
•    Communicate details of the incident
•    Evaluate the incident and own performance

For our Childcare First Aid Course Brisbane, it is recommended that participants should have sound LLN skills (language, literacy and numeracy).  The participant should contact A Training prior to enrolment for a free assessment if they’re unsure whether they meet this requirement.

Additional support services (such as LLN support) may be required at the cost of the individual based on the individuals needs.  A Training additional support services can be found on our Resources page.

•    Please read the A Training Student Handbook for student rights and obligations prior to course registration
•    By enrolling in a course you are deemed to have accepted the policies and procedures of A Training
•    Please be at the course 15 minutes prior to commencement of course
•    Admission after the course has commenced will be left to Management’s discretion.  A 100% fee will be charged for non-attendance if less than 48 hours or no notice is given in writing.

There are no prerequisites for the Childcare First Aid Course; however, it is a requirement of this childcare first aid certificate that you are physically capable of performing uninterrupted CPR for at least 2 minutes on a CPR manikin placed on the floor.

•    Own lunch
•    Own transport
•    Must wear suitable clothing and enclosed in footwear
•    Please bring photo identification as needed for your course

•    Tea and coffee facilities
•    Course material
•    Equipment required to complete the training
•    Training conducted by experienced safety specialists
•    Maximum of 20 students per course
•    Extensive knowledge of relevant legislation
•    Theory and practical training
•    Risk management advice for the type of work to be conducted



No, HLTAID012 is not the same as HLTAID004. These are two different first aid courses with different units of competency.

HLTAID012 is the unit of competency for the course known as “Provide First Aid in an Education and Care Setting.” This course is specifically designed for people who work in the education and care sector and covers the skills and knowledge needed to respond to common first aid situations that may occur in these settings.

HLTAID004, on the other hand, is the unit of competency for the course known as “Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting.” This course covers a broader range of emergency situations and is intended for individuals who may be required to provide first aid in any workplace setting, not just the education and care sector.

While there may be some overlap in the topics covered in these two courses, they are not interchangeable, and it is important to ensure that you are taking the correct course to meet the requirements of your workplace or industry.

HLTAID012, which is the unit of competency for the “Provide First Aid in an Education and Care Setting” course, has a recommended industry standard for retraining every three years. This is to ensure that first aiders maintain their skills and knowledge and are up-to-date with the latest first aid practices and techniques.

However, it is important to note that the recommended retraining period may vary depending on your workplace or industry requirements. Some workplaces may require retraining more frequently, such as every two years, or less frequently, such as every five years.

It is important to check with your employer or industry association to determine the specific requirements for first aid training and retraining in your workplace or industry.

Yes, online first aid courses are valid in Australia, but it is important to ensure that the course meets the requirements set out by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) and is delivered by a registered training organization (RTO).

ASQA is the national regulator for vocational education and training (VET) in Australia, and they set the standards for the delivery of VET courses, including first aid courses. ASQA has approved a range of first aid courses that can be delivered online, as long as they meet the required standards.

When selecting an online first aid course, it is important to ensure that the course covers the necessary content and practical assessments to meet the requirements of the unit of competency. It is also important to ensure that the RTO delivering the course is reputable and has a good track record in delivering quality training.

Upon successful completion of an accredited online first aid course, participants should receive a nationally recognized statement of attainment or qualification that meets the requirements for the unit of competency.

Yes, HLTAID012 includes first aid training. It is the unit of competency for the course known as “Provide First Aid in an Education and Care Setting,” which is specifically designed for people who work in the education and care sector.

The course covers a range of first aid topics, including how to manage and respond to emergency situations that may occur in an education and care setting. The course covers the following first aid topics:

  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Automated External Defibrillation (AED)
  • Asthma and Anaphylaxis Management
  • Choking and airway obstruction
  • Shock management
  • Bleeding and wound care
  • Burns and scalds
  • Fractures, sprains and strains
  • Seizures and convulsions
  • Head and neck injuries

In addition to the above, the course also covers the legal and ethical responsibilities of providing first aid, communication strategies to use in an emergency, and the importance of maintaining accurate records of any incidents.

To apply for a Childcare first aid course, you can start by researching registered training organizations (RTOs) in your area that offer accredited first aid training courses. Accredited courses are recognized by industry and meet the national training standards set by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).

Once you have identified an RTO and course that suits your needs, you can contact them directly to inquire about enrolment and course dates. A Training offers an online booking systems and we have information available on our website for course enrolment.

When enrolling in a childcare first aid course, you will need to provide personal details such as your name, contact information, and any relevant medical or accessibility requirements. You may also need to provide proof of identification, such as a driver’s license or passport.

Once you have enrolled into your childcare first aid course, you will typically be provided with information about the course content, course requirements, and any pre-course reading or preparation that may be required. You will also be provided with details about the course location, date, and time.

It is important to ensure that you attend all course sessions and complete any assessments or practical components required to successfully complete the course and receive your statement of attainment or qualification.


The Childcare First Aid Course Brisbane can be packaged with other courses of your choice.  Please contact A Training for a free quote on course packages and receive significant savings.

Call us to make an arrangement suitable for you 1300 707 677

* Discounted deals apply to end of each financial year.  A Training reserves the rights to change discounted deals at any time.