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Course Name

HLTAID014 – Provide Advanced First Aid

Course Code


Course Delivery

Online Training & Assessment + Face to Face Skills Practice & Assessment

Course Duration

6 Hours Face-to-Face + Self-Paced Online

Course Certificate

Issued Same Day (Conditions Apply)

Course Cost

$189 (may vary)

Is the course nationally accredited?


Previously Known as

HLTAID006 – Provide advanced first aid
HLTFA412A – Apply advanced first aid
HLTFA402C – Apply advanced first aid
HLTFA402B – Apply advanced first aid

Available Discounts

Group Booking Discounts Available

HLTAID014 Provide Advanced First Aid

What is “Advanced First Aid”, and how can it help me?

First aid skills are an area of expertise that is always needed, but not always available. Not everyone has first aid training, but everyone needs first aid at some point, even if it’s only for a minor cut or scald from spilled coffee.

Basic first aid training is a valuable thing to learn and gives you a decent grounding in how to respond to more common accidents, injuries and illnesses. But at times, it can fall a little short. Some injuries fall outside the scope of an introductory first aid course. Other common injuries can have complications not covered in standard first aid training, such as if the casualty is elderly and frail. In such situations, more substantial first aid knowledge is needed. While many people may assume such problems can only be addressed by paramedics and other medical professionals, the reality is that there is first aid training available to assist with these more complex emergencies.

Advanced First Aid is what’s needed here. The HLTAID014 Provide Advanced First Aid course run by FirstAidPro can give you the skills and knowledge to respond to a range of more complex medical emergencies. It will give you a solid grasp of the essentials covered in introductory first aid courses but adds additional training for more advanced medical issues, such as first aid for the very young or very old, crushing injuries, life-threatening bleeding, childbirth, and abdominal injuries. It’s quite simply the most detailed and comprehensive first aid course available on the Australian market.

FirstAidPro is one of the few RTO’s (registered training organisations) in the Sunshine Coast area which can offer HLTAID014 Provide Advanced First Aid training. Our courses are also fully in line with the regulations and guidelines of all the relevant national peak clinical bodies, including:

The course is suitable for a wide variety of students of different ages, backgrounds, and training levels – the “Advanced” in the name refers to how much is covered in the course, not how hard it is to understand. No matter your current level of first aid training, advanced first aid can help you better care for others in an emergency.

What topics are covered in Advanced First Aid?

The HLTAID014 Provide Advanced First Aid standard was originally set up by the government – specifically, by the National Register on Vocational Education and Training – to be the highest industry standard for general first aid training. It includes all the course content from a standard first aid training course and adds extra, more detailed content to provide one of the most comprehensive first aid courses available in Australia. FirstAidPro’s training includes a healthy mix of theory and practice, with plenty of opportunity for hands-on experience and asking questions. Some of the topics covered in the course are:

  • Taking and assessing vital signs, including normal clinical values (respiration, temperature, pulse, level of consciousness)
  • Secondary assessments
  • Basic triage processes
  • First aid procedures for the aged, elderly or infirms
  • First aid procedures for major and minor workplace accidents
  • First aid procedures for children
  • Use of ancillary first aid equipment and coordination of resources
  • Advanced first aid management for abdominal injuries
  • Allergic reaction
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Asthma
  • Non-life-threatening bleeding
  • Life-threatening bleeding
  • Burns
  • Cardiac conditions, including chest pain
  • Advanced first aid management for childbirth
  • Choking
  • Crush injuries
  • Diabetes
  • Drowning
  • Ear injuries, including bleeding from the ear
  • Envenomation
  • Eye injuries
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Head injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Hypothermia
  • Hyperthermia
  • Minor wounds
  • Shock
  • Nose-bleed
  • Poisoning
  • Seizures
  • Vomiting
  • Sharps injuries
  • Strokes
  • Substance misuse
  • First aider and rescuer mental well-being and support (Mental Health)

The course also includes a number of assessments and interactive components, including the following:

  • A pre-course quiz covering key content from the Advanced First Aid Learner Guide provided in the lead up to the course (the course will build on this knowledge).
  • Interactive, multimedia presentations on the first aid topics covered by the course
  • A multiple-choice assessment on the topics covered by this presentation
  • Trainer feedback on the results of the assessment
  • Detailed demonstrations by the trainer on using key first aid equipment and performing techniques and skills used in first aid.
  • Trainer led practise using first aid equipment and applying learned skills and knowledge, including question time.
  • Practical assessment in the form of role plays, observations, written and verbal incident reports, and class debriefs.

What am I going to be assessed on?

The HLTAID014 Provide Advanced First Aid course covers a wide range of topics and involves both theory training and practical skills – all with the goal of being able to put them into practice in a medical emergency. You’ll be assessed on both your knowledge of the content and your grasp of the practical skills involved. As such, to complete the course, you’ll need to demonstrate your ability to provide first aid in the following situations:

  • An unconscious, non-breathing adult and child (CPR, AED, 2 rescuer CPR)
  • A regurgitating or vomiting unconscious adult and child (recovery position)
  • An unconscious, non-breathing infant (CPR)
  • An unconscious, breathing infant (open airway)
  • A casualty with anaphylaxis (ASCIA Emergency Action Plan, Epipen)
  • A casualty with asthma (ASCIA Emergency Action Plan, inhaler, spacer device)
  • A casualty with non-life-threatening bleeding (bandage dressing)
  • A casualty in shock (reassuring them, monitoring body temperature)
  • A casualty who is choking (back blows, chest thrusts)
  • A casualty who has been bitten by a snake (Pressure Immobilisation Technique)
  • A casualty with a fractured arm (bandage, sling)
  • A casualty with a dislocated shoulder (cold compress)
  • A casualty with a sprained ankle (RICER)
  • A casualty with a nosebleed (apply pressure, lean forward)
  • A casualty with life-threatening bleeding (tourniquet, haemostatic dressing)
  • A casualty with an unknown condition (Secondary assessment, DRSABCD)
  • 2 casualties with simultaneous unknown conditions (Basic triage, coordination of resources, secondary assessment, DRSABCD)

You’ll also need to demonstrate basic proficiency in the following:

  • Identifying when to provide first aid
  • Following DRSABCD protocol (Danger, Response, Send for help, Airway, Breathing, CPR and Defibrillation)
  • Completing incident reports
  • Performing a handover to emergency services

Are there any certificates awarded for the course?

If you successfully complete the HLTAID014 Provide Advanced First Aid course, you’ll have earned the following nationally recognised certificates:

  • HLTAID009 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • HLTAID010 – Provide basic emergency life support (BELS)
  • HLTAID011 – Provide First Aid
  • HLTAID014 – Provide Advanced First Aid

These certificates are fully accredited and should be accepted in any professional role or context where first aid or advanced first aid are required (including teacher’s registration). The certificates are generally available on the same day your course is completed – which is handy if you’re on the clock.

You should note that, like any First Aid qualification, these certificates need to be refreshed every few years to remain current. Most of the certificates are valid for three years from the training date. However, the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) require CPR training (HLTAID009) to be renewed every 12 months to remain current.

Am I eligible to do the course?

There aren’t any training prerequisites to take part in HLTAID014 Provide Advanced First Aid training. But there are some criteria you’ll need to meet to be able to participate.

For starters, you must be at least 14 years of age – so primary school students aren’t eligible. Also, if you’re aged 14 to 17, you’ll need signed consent from a parent or guardian.

There is also some pre-reading required for the course, and you’ll need to complete a pre-course quiz on that information prior to starting the course. This is a requirement, as the information in the reading material (provided to you before the course) is required knowledge for the training. The time needed for this pre-reading will vary from person to person, but you should set aside at least 4-6 hours for it.

Lastly, the HLTAID014 Provide Advanced First Aid does involve some physical activity. To complete your skills assessments for the course, you’ll need to be physically capable of the following:

  • Perform at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (5 cycles of both compressions and ventilations) on an adult manikin placed on the floor
  • Perform at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (5 cycles of both compressions and ventilations) on an infant resuscitation manikin placed on a firm surface
  • Operate an automated external defibrillator (AED) to deliver at least one shock
  • Provide first aid assistance for a number of conditions, including anaphylaxis, asthma, non-life-threatening, choking, envenomation, fractures, dislocations, sprains, strains, minor wounds, nosebleed, shock, life-threatening bleeding

What is a USI number, and do I need one?

Under current government regulations, anyone taking part in accredited Vocational Education & Training (VET) needs to have an official USI number or Unique Student Identifier. This is a number that’s specifically linked to you and used to track the training you do – it’s a little like a tax file number, but specifically for training and professional qualifications. If you don’t have a USI, the process of getting one is quite straightforward – you just need to go to the government’s USI website and apply for one.

This isn’t something FirstAidPro can do for you, as the USI is an official piece of government identification, and you need to apply for it yourself.

Covid-19 Safety

The courses run by FirstAidPro – including HLTAID014 Provide Advanced First Aid – are all run in a Covid-safe manner where possible. FirstAidPro regards the safety of its training participants as one of our highest priorities. As such, if you’re taking part in HLTAID014 training, you’ll be asked to follow best Covid 19 best practice procedures such as sign-ins, personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks and gloves, and social distancing. We also ask any unwell participants (particularly with flu-like symptoms) not to attend – simply contact us ASAP, and we can reschedule your training to another date at no extra cost.

What locations are available for the training?

FirstAidPro is a national operation, and we run training venues in all capital cities and a range of regional centres. Training runs at various times throughout the week, including Saturdays and Sundays. In the Sunshine Coast area, we operate a number of training venues – simply click on the link nearest you for details of where and when training is running in your area.

It’s also possible to have first aid training come to you – FirstAidPro can run training on-site for workplaces and community groups, with all resources, equipment, and training materials provided. If you’re hoping to organise training for your office or local group, give us a call on (08) 8382 4677, or contact us via the contact page.

How much does it cost, and how much time does it take?

To do the full HLTAID014 Provide Advanced First Aid training course – with all resources and training materials included – the total cost is $189. This price can sometimes be even lower if you can take advantage of our daily deals. And of course, if you come across another HLTAID014 course advertised for a lower price, we’ll happily match it!

The standard format for the course is a single day, six-hour training session, with all learning, skills development, and assessments included in that time. The course can run at various times (depending on the date and venue), but the standard time is from 9 am to 4 pm. Trainers are instructed to seal the doors precisely at the advertised start time, and latecomers will usually be asked to reschedule to another time. We highly recommend arriving at the venue 15 minutes before the start time to avoid disappointment.

The first order of business for participants is always the pre-course quiz for the pre-reading information. It’s expected that you have revised this content prior to the course, or you may be asked to reschedule – your ability to take part in the training and complete assessments will be severely limited by not doing the reading.

Certificates from HLTAID014 Provide Advanced First Aid training are available from FirstAidPro’s online portal, generally within 24 hours of the course.

If time is short, and you’d like the opportunity to do the theory component of the training at your own pace and in your own time, you can opt for the “Online” variant of our HLTAID014 training. This version of the course allows students to study the theory component of the course online. Students are still required to attend a half-day face-to-face training seminar, to learn practical skills and be assessed, but this is a considerably shorter session than the full-day HLTAID014 seminar.

Does FirstAidPro offer other types of training courses?

There are many different training packages FirstAidPro offers students. Many of the components of the Advanced First Aid training are offered as separate modules (including CPR training and basic first aid), but we also provide a range of more specialised training, such as First Aid in an education and care setting (required by teachers and childcare workers), Manual Handling, and Mental Health First Aid. Take a look below to see some of the options on offer.

The training standards set by the National Register on Vocational Education and Training change every so often to stay up-to-date. The courses listed are the most current training standards, but it’s possible that you would have previously completed an older version of those courses – or your workplace might have older paperwork that requires you to be trained in one of the older standard courses. If you’re expected to complete training in one of the following courses, FirstAidPro can provide you with the most up-to-date version of that training.

  • HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation *
  • HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support *
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid *
  • HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education & care setting
  • HLTAID005 Provide first aid in remote situations
  • HLTAID006 Provide Advanced First Aid *
  • HLTAID007 Provide advanced resuscitation

* – The updated versions of these topics are covered in the HLTAID014 Provide Advanced First Aid course.

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NO Pre Tests Required

Our course is flexible in delivery, and we provide a learner guide to be studied by participants prior to attending their practical session.

To ensure the integrity of our assessment process, there is no online assessment to be completed. However, written assessments and progressive assessments will take place during your practical session.