Provide First Aid in An Education and Care Setting

We deliver nationally recognised Childcare First Aid courses in Penrith and Sydney wide.

Provide First Aid in an Education and Care Setting

Childcare First Aid coursesPrudent Training Services offers nationally recognised Childcare First Aid courses in Penrith and Sydney wide.

Working in an education and care setting carries a great deal of responsibility. Being an educator/carer influences the lives of the children you care for. It is important to be able to respond appropriately in the event of an accident, injury, or illness. Parents can relax knowing that the people they leave their children with are those people.

nationally recognised Childcare First Aid courses in Penrith and Sydney wide

Training in CCFA with Prudent Training Services will give you all the skill sets needed to attain competence to complete the assessment in the HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an Education and Care Setting.
The process during this course includes HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, HLTAID010 Provide Basic Emergency Life Support, HLTAID011 Provide First Aid & HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in An Education and Care Setting.

This course provides practical training for workers within an education and care setting to respond to first aid emergencies in line with legal and workplace requirements, Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines and other Australian national peak clinical bodies.

It teaches how to identify illness or injury, access emergency services, safely provide first aid treatment using action plans, equipment and resources, for CPR, defibrillation, administering an autoinjector for anaphylaxis, administering asthma medication, immobilisation for envenomation, fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains, for bleeding and shock and other conditions.

You will learn basic anatomy, physiology and the differences between adults, children and infants relating to CPR, managing an infant or child with an acute illness, or who requires an immediate ambulance response and conveying incident details to parents, caregivers and emergency services.

The course covers completing incident documentation and debriefing for improvement of response, recognising psychological impacts, talking with children about their emotions and seeking help as required.

Units Delivered

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

Course Delivery

This course can be delivered/assessed in the workplace or at facility organised by the training provider.

App 3-4hrs face to face assessment with pre-course online learning

Participants must have the physical capacity to perform the practical demonstrations, such as 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR on the floor and performing rescue breathing techniques on manikins.

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.

Certificates will require renewal after 36 months

Please note that enrolment to this course is made with Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909. Please refer to the student handbook located on the RTO website ( for all details relating to rights and responsibilities including complaints and appeals.

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 child casualty with anaphylaxis
• Manage a child casualty with asthma
• Manage a choking child and infant casualty
• Manage a child casualty with non-life-threatening bleeding and shock, requiring minor wound cleaning
• Manage a child casualty with a nosebleed
• Manage a child casualty with a fracture and dislocation
• Manage a child casualty with a sprain and strain
• Manage a child casualty with envenomation (snake/ funnel-web spider bite)

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

This course is delivered and assessed on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909

This course is delivered and assessed on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909.
All practical demonstrations form part of the student assessment process.

Childcare First Aid courses

Working in a Child Care setting whether a Childcare Centre, home-based Care, After School Care or in a School, it is often a requirement to hold the correct first aid certification.

Most importantly, for parents, knowing that the persons caring for your child are proficient in all aspects of their profession is important. As a result they will be confident in leaving their loved ones in your care. Likewise, providing first aid in an education and childcare setting is essential.

Children in your care are learning every minute of the day. Some are adventurous and can get into all sorts of trouble. Whilst some are quiet and unassuming, they too can also become ill or injured without warning.

Knowing what to do, how to react, what to report and who to report to in the event of an injury, accident or illness is important for a child’s wellbeing and the status of the centre you work for. On the other hand, neglecting your responsibilities may have dire consequences.

Carers and educators are constantly confronted with rules and regulations designed to provide safe environments for their charges. However not everything goes to plan.

Get the best training in Childcare First Aid

Training in childcare first aid HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an Education and Care Setting will enable you to gain confidence in treating injuries and illnesses sustained by children.

From recognising dehydration to treating anaphylaxis, carers and educators should be able to respond immediately and effectively. Therefore having the knowledge and training to treat any ailment or injury presented to them is crucial.

Not all first aid equipment comes with instructions. For example, knowing how to administer an EpiPen or now an Anapen without having to refer to the instructions is important. In addition you will have to confirm the expiry date of the pen and that it’s the correct pen for the child. Certainly it will make a difference in time and effectiveness.

Remember anaphylaxis is a life-threatening condition that can be caused by many triggers such as nuts, foods and bee stings. Time in providing treatment is certainly crucial.

Children can be inflicted with Asthma, another life threatening condition. Above all, knowing how to minimize the risks, following action plans and providing treatment in the event of an attack is part of your first aid responsibilities and care plan in childcare first aid.

Best practices in Childcare First Aid

From cooling an overheated child to managing seizures and choking you have a great responsibility to ensure you use the best practices available to you when providing first aid to the children in your care.

Knowing what to report and when is all part of your responsibilities to the child, the parents and your organisation, ACECQA, the Department of Education, your Local Council & Mission Australia are all organisations involved in childcare so who do you report to?

Knowing who to call and when in the event of an emergency is also your responsibility. There is no punishment for calling The Poisons Information Line 131126 if you suspect a child has been poisoned or Emergency 000 if you have administered an Epipen but failure to do so may result in serious harm or death to a child in your care.

Training with Prudent Training Services will provide you with the knowledge and understanding to competently undertake the tasks required when providing first aid in an education and care setting.

Training and Assessment conducted in partnership with Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909For parents, knowing that the persons caring for your child are proficient in all aspects of their profession will ensure they are confident in leaving their loved ones in your care. Providing first aid in an education and childcare setting is no exception.

A quick look at the statistics regarding the number of Australian children that suffer unexpected injuries or accidents on a yearly basis makes for sobering reading. On average over recent years around 350 children die annually as a result of accidents – this is about half the total number of child deaths – and is the largest single cause of deaths amongst kids. Furthermore, in the region of 150,000 children receive hospital treatment each year as a result of cuts, falls, crushes and poisoning, amongst a long list of other related accidents.

Somewhat surprising, however, is the fact that just about 3 out of every 4 people in Australia are not trained and competent in First Aid, even though a massive 99% of the population recognise that First Aid is a ‘critical life skill’.

If you work in an environment where children are in the care or supervision of adults, you may want to ensure that you are able to provide First Aid in an education or care setting, and at Prudent Training Services we facilitate accredited childcare First Aid courses in the Penrith area and around Sydney.

Clearly, working with children comes with serious legal responsibilities as well as moral obligations. If you left your child in the care of others it would be more than reasonable to expect those adults to have the training and knowledge to be able to effectively respond to any potentially harmful situations in which your child might unwittingly become involved. Children are children – they can be inquisitive, mischievous and unaware of potential danger, which is why so many children do befall accidents every year.

In addition, children may be slow to recognise the onset of illness or to be adequately able to describe the symptoms of illness or the extent of their injury – or if they have ingested any harmful materials – poisoning is fairly common amongst toddlers. Administering First aid to children can pose its own unique problems that would not necessarily be associated with adults.

Undertaking and successfully passing a First Aid course with Prudent Training Services here in Penrith will give the participants the confidence to deal with all of the most common harmful situations that children find themselves in – choking, broken bones and cuts, burns, poisoning, anaphylactic shock and more, as well as keeping a child alive through the use of CPR.

At Prudent Training Services, all of our trainers and assessors have ‘Working with Children’ clearance and in order to maintain the highest possible standards of First Aid training, take advantage of all opportunities for personal and professional development – keeping up to date with advances and changes to the way in which First Aid is delivered.

When you choose Prudent Training Services to lead you towards your First Aid certificate, you are choosing the very best First Aid training available in Penrith and putting your trust in a company that has a commitment to teaching the way to preserve life, prevent further harm, promote recovery, relieve pain and protect the unconscious.

Contact Prudent Training Services to book your First Aid training course today.

If you work in the fields of education or childcare you accept one of the greatest responsibilities, looking after and caring for other peoples children, and within this one of the most important aspects is the requirement to be able to deliver first aid to children and infants.

Children are very often surprisingly resilient but are however, more likely to have accidents and contract illnesses as they grow and begin to appreciate risk, whilst their bodies develop and hone all of their senses. Delivering first aid to children can be quite different to doing so for adults; a child’s body will usually be more fragile than that of an adult and children may also be less able to describe symptoms or relate what has befallen them, so different techniques and strategies are required.

If you need to provide first aid in an education and care setting in Penrith, Prudent Training can offer nationally recognised first aid training that covers all aspects of first aid, including specific CPR for children and infants, treating envenomation, anaphylactic shock, injuries and illnesses – and critically, but sometimes overlooked, recording and conveying information to the parents.

Having the correct certification for childcare first aid in Penrith and Sydney is not only a legal requirement but a source of comfort and confidence for parents who leave their children in your care. Prudent Training can bring their accredited training course to your workplace or can deliver it at a mutually agreed alternative location.

Call us to book your training today.

If you work with children in any capacity, there is a strong likelihood that you will be confronted by a situation that requires you to administer first aid to one of the children in your care, given most children’s propensity for having accidents and injuring themselves.

Childcare first aid is something of a specialist field compared to general first aid in terms of the physiology and anatomy of children, plus the increased possibility that the child will not be able to accurately relate what has happened or describe any symptoms that they may be experiencing.

 At Prudent Training we provide childcare first aid courses in Penrith and across Sydney, which are suitable for all who ever have children in their care. Course attendees will learn how to recognise when a child is unwell or has suffered an injury, the differences between the anatomies of children and adults and the appropriate CPR techniques for both children and infants. In addition, students will be trained in disseminating relevant information to ambulance crews, parents and other care givers as well as strategies for reassuring the child not only during their trauma but afterwards too.

Our courses can be delivered at your workplace, or when that is not suitable, at an appropriate alternative facility chosen by the training provider. All applicants must be in good enough health to perform a minimum of 2 minutes CPR and will be assessed on both written and practical work, before ultimately receiving their Childcare First Aid certification.

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