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What is an Advanced First Aid Course?

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Not all First Aid courses are created the same. Many First Aid Courses have been developed to meet the different needs of the people, be it for their professional or personal use. Specific courses were made suitable for different industries and environments, as well as different types of injuries and illnesses.

“First Aid Courses comes in all shapes and sizes.”

One key area that we need to address when deciding which course to take is the difference between basic and advanced first aid. One of the differences between the two is the length of the training. The Basic First Aid Course is held for only 6 hours, while an Advanced First Aid lasts for 7 to 8 hours.

Keep reading to learn more about Advanced First Aid and find out if it is the perfect course for you!

What is Advanced First Aid?

HLTAID014 or Provide Advanced First Aid is a unit of competency designed for person/s who need or desire more first aid training than the basic one provides. It covers a broad range of advanced skills and provides you with high-level skills in the management of large events, major trauma, sudden cardiac arrests (SCA), and other medical emergencies.

This course includes:

  • HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
  • HLTAID010 Provide basic emergency life support
  • HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Advanced First Aid training is relevant and highly recommended to workers who may be required to provide, coordinate, and manage a first aid response across a range of complex situations, including community and workplace settings.

The intended audience of this course is government officials, corporate management, lifeguards, security and correction personnel, law enforcement, and other industries.

This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to provide an advanced first aid response, life support, and management to the casualty(s), incident, and other first aiders until an ambulance arrives. 

Use of More Complex Equipment

One key feature of an advanced first aid course that is not available within the basic first aid course is introducing additional, more complex first aid equipment. 

Since it’s an occupational requirement for first aiders in certain workplaces to have deeper knowledge in handling equipment, the advanced course will teach usage of more sophisticated techniques and tools such as bag valve masks.

Appropriate for High Risk and Remote Workers

Advance first aid is also sought after by workers in remote and high-risk areas where help may be delayed or there may be difficulty accessing casualties.

People who completed this course can act as first aiders to larger facilities and groups and provide the medical care they need before emergency services are ready to take over.

Take your time and think carefully about whether Advanced First Aid is the perfect course for you.

If you are interested in taking an Advanced First Aid Course, reach out to us at or call 08 8382 4677.  Get your first aid certificate the same day and learn CPR, AED, and the DRSABCD.

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