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First Aid Darwin Provide Advanced First Aid

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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

Advanced First Aid: What is it, and why do I need it?

First aid training is a great way to equip yourself with the knowledge to respond to commonplace injuries and illnesses, but it doesn’t cover everything. Basic first aid training covers many of the most frequent injuries and illnesses encountered around the home and workplace, but it might not be enough sometimes. When you’re dealing with more complex medical conditions, more detailed first aid training might be needed.

Fortunately, basic first aid isn’t the only course option out there. If you’re looking for a more extensive course that provides you with all the essentials for first aid, then taking an Advanced First Aid course is a good option. HLTAID014 Provide Advanced First Aid covers all of the topics you might need in an emergency, such as crushing injuries, substance abuse, first aid for the elderly, and mental health first aid (MHFA). There isn’t a more advanced or comprehensive first aid certificate on the market.

FirstAidPro Darwin is an Australian RTO (registered training organisation) that is nationally recognised and fully accredited to provide training in HLTAID014 Provide Advanced First Aid. We’re also compliant with all the national peak clinical bodies, including:

Don’t be confused by the name, of course. We offer one of the most comprehensive first aid courses on the market, but it’s still accessible to a wide variety of students of different experience levels – no matter what their background with first aid is. HLTAID014 Provide Advanced First Aid is training that will fully equip you to respond to a wide range of injuries and medical emergencies.

What does HLTAID014 Provide Advanced First Aid cover?

This course is now the standard for comprehensive, all-in-one first aid training. It covers the full content provided in the standard first aid course (HLTAID011) but also includes additional course content to provide one of the most all-inclusive first aid training packages available to the general public. The course involves both practical, hands-on skills and current first aid theory and includes topics such as:

  • 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 infirm
  • 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 training will also include the following components:

  • 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 will I be assessed on?

There are a variety of varied topics covered in the HLTAID014 Provide Advanced First Aid course. To successfully complete the course, you’ll need to show your understanding of both the practical skills involved and the theory and background knowledge to know how and when to apply those skills.

You’ll need to be able to demonstrate you can provide first aid in the following scenarios, to complete the training:

  • 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)

Also, you’ll need to show you can perform the following in or after an emergency situation:

  • 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

Do I get certification for completing the course?

Upon completion of the HLTAID014 course (including all assessments), you’ll be awarded the following training certificates – all of which are nationally recognised and accredited.

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

This certification is fully compliant with all government standards and recognised in almost all professional roles requiring first aid qualifications. The certificates are made available for download through FirstAidPro Darwin’s online portal within 24 hours – so you can have them printed and ready to display within one day of completing the course. We can also print and mail the certificates to you for a small cost.

It’s worth remembering that first aid qualifications aren’t permanent as such. Like all first aid qualifications, they need to be renewed – as recommended by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC). Most of the qualifications listed above are good for three years, with the exception of CPR (aka HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation) – which is required every year to remain current.

What criteria do I need to meet to do the course?

Attending the HLTAID014 Provide Advanced First Aid course doesn’t require any specific qualifications or previous first aid training, but there are some practical and legal limitations on who can attend.

The course isn’t available to students under the age of 14 – so it’s not suitable for primary or early high-school-aged participants. If you are aged between 14 and 17, you are eligible to attend, but you will need signed consent from a parent or guardian.

The course involves some pre-reading, which will be assumed knowledge during the course – so you’ll need to complete the reading and the pre-quiz provided with your course materials before taking part in the training.

Advanced first aid training also has some required physical activity and movement, which you’ll need to be capable of. To complete the course and be fully certified, you’ll need to do 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

USI requirements

It’s now a requirement that any student undertaking vocational training of any sort needs a USI number (or “Unique Student Identifier”), which they provide to their trainer. FirstAidPro Darwin can’t provide this number for you – it’s something you apply for and is then linked directly to you – not unlike a tax file number.

The good news is that getting a USI is straightforward and free of charge – you simply need to log on to the government USI website and submit an application.

Covid-19 Precautions

The health and safety of our students are one of our highest priorities as a training organisation. As part of that, we take great care to follow best practices when it comes to remaining Covid-safe, and we ask all our participants to do the same. If you’re attending a FirstAidPro training course such as Advanced First Aid, you must be willing to follow covid-safe guidelines – including sign-ins, social distancing, and personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks.

Where can I do the training?

FirstAidPro operates throughout Australia, with venues in most capital cities and various regional centres. Training courses run throughout the week at different times, including many Saturdays and Sundays. Below is a snapshot of some of the different locations we run in.

To see some of the training venues available in the Darwin and greater NT area and get more information, take a look at our locations page.

If needed, FirstAidPro Darwin can even come to you. We’re capable of providing on-site training for your workplace or community group, providing all equipment and training resources at your location. If your workplace needs group first aid training, or you’re part of a community that wants to be better trained for emergencies, why not contact us and make it happen?

What does it cost, and how long does it take?

The full cost to participate in FirstAidPro Darwin’s advanced first aid training course is only $189 – which includes all equipment, training materials and certificates. Our daily deals can bring this price down even lower, so it’s worth keeping an eye out for those. And of course, if you find another equivalent course available for a lower cost, let us know, and we’ll match it!

The conventional format for the HLTAID014 Provide Advanced First Aid course is as a single-day seminar, with all training and assessments – both theory and practical – included as part of the course (not including pre-reading). The course is delivered by one of our highly qualified trainers, who will be on hand to field questions and assist with hands-on learning and skills practice.

Due to a large amount of material covered, our courses usually start precisely at the advertised time. At this point, doors will generally be closed, and latecomers asked to reschedule to a later date (normally at no charge). We recommend participants arrive 15 minutes early to make sure they’re able to participate in the day.

At this point, generally, the first order of business will be the pre-course quiz – assessing your knowledge of the pre-reading materials provided for the course. The time needed to complete this reading prior to the course varies from person to person, but generally, a few hours will be required.

All other course content – assessments included – is included in the one 6 hour training seminar. Once all assessments are completed successfully and the course concluded, you’ll be able to download your certificates from our online portal within 24 hours of completing the training.

Alternatively, you could elect for the online version of the course. This version allows you to complete most of the theory components of the training online. This is ideal for those who want to tackle the theory component of the course at their own pace – possibly working at unusual hours. It’s also suitable for those who are a little more time-poor. You will still need to come in for a half-day session for some portion of the training (most notably the practical skills and some assessments). But the in-class time required is a lot less than for the standard face-to-face training.

What other training courses does FirstAidPro Darwin offer?

FirstAidPro Darwin offers a selection of training packages in addition to Provide Advanced First Aid. Many of the elements of the HLTAID014 are also available as individual training packages – such as the CPR course (HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation). This is excellent news for those wanting to remain current in CPR, who don’t want to re-do an entire Advanced First Aid course every year. We also have a range of other training courses on offer. Have a look at some of the courses we have available.

Some of the courses above are the newer, updated versions of older government training modules that are now outdated. However, they might still be referenced in some workplace documentation and staff requirements. If you are officially required to be certified in one of the following (now outdated) training units, we can provide you with the up-to-date equivalent of that training.

  • HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) *
  • HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support (BELS) *
  • 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.