Childcare First Aid Course – Melbourne

Educators and school support staff are expected to supervise all children under their care and make the appropriate response to accidents and incidents. Fortunately, first aid response techniques and procedures have advanced, and they are all easy to learn, and within a day or two of professionally delivered training you can become a competent first aid responder in education and care settings.

What roles require the Melbourne childcare first aid course?

Childcare roles offer employment prospects in every state and territory. Close to 50 percent of all Australian children attend childcare during some of their upbringing, and the industry has responded by enforcing health and safety standards for workers, including first aid training. The Melbourne Childcare First Aid Course, known as Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education & Care Setting (HLTAID004) is nationally accredited, recognised by all employers, and tailored for childcare workers.

When taught by Real First Aid course instructors, the skills learnt in HLTAID004 become genuine workplace assets. The qualifications are important and often essential for teachers, support staff and carers who need the confidence and skillset to manage care groups of all sizes. Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting (HLTAID004) delivers first aid, CPR, asthma and anaphylaxis training for empowered workplaces.

What’s Included

Elements taught in Perform CPR

Anatomy and physiology of respiratory and cardiovascular systems

Respiratory emergencies

Cardiac emergencies

Shock and anaphylaxis CPR

Management of bleeding


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What are the course requirements?

Thanks to progressive equipment, techniques and procedures, first aid emergency response saves more lives than ever. As a bonus, all the skills are easy to learn, making first aid training tremendous value for the time invested. In only one or two days of tailored training, Real First Aid instructors transform complete novices into qualified emergency responders using the latest simulation training methods.

In other words, all you need to commence first aid training is a willingness to learn and a desire to assist anyone in need of emergency first aid care. Real First Aid was established with the intention of bridging the divide between first aid attainments and genuine emergency response capability, and the education and care industry is reaping the benefits.

What skills are learnt in the Childcare First Aid Course?

A comprehensive skill set is attained in the Childcare First Aid Course. It’s much easier to oversee large groups of youngsters when you are attuned to the signs and symptoms of any first aid eventuality, and simulation-based training, or ‘learning by doing’ is the superior way to ensure all competencies are deeply learnt and easy to recall. The skills learnt in HLTAID004 include:

• Provide first aid care to children
• Anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction) treatment using an adrenaline auto injector
• Provision of CPR for adults, infants and children
• Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) practice
• Artificial respiration and airway management procedures
• Procedures for ensuring a safe care environment
• Provide appropriate emotional support for children during an emergency

Additionally, simulation training delivered by Real First Aid provides teamwork, communication and leadership experience. Our training gets course participants away from the desk and into simulated emergency response scenarios where realism improves learning and proficiency. You are guided safely during training by our simulations experts, but once training is complete you will be ready for responsibility in education and care settings.

Where are childcare first aid courses held in Melbourne?

Real First Aid is proud to deliver training courses throughout the Melbourne CBD and suburbs. From our conveniently located headquarters in St Kilda, our simulations teams can come to you for workplace-specific training. Your entire first aid team can be trained on-site, allowing us to help you determine the best safety procedures for everyone concerned.

You will learn about risks and hazards, plus the best ways to respond to emergencies in your workplace. Real First Aid simulation training includes actors, realistic props, genuine emergency equipment, sirens, 000 calls, and much more, so get ready for an exciting and enlivening training experience.

Groups are also welcome to train at our Melbourne Real First Aid headquarters, located at 1/3 Wellington St, St Kilda. Since establishment in 2014, Real First Aid has grown fast, thanks to our highly qualified instructors and advanced training methods, and we invite you to experience the difference Real First Aid can make.