Vet Lab For Schools

HLTAID011 Provide First Aid


The Qualification

HLTAID011 Provide First Aid describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty in line with first aid guidelines determined by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and other Australian national peak clinical bodies. The unit applies to all persons who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings. 

This course has been designed to suit secondary school students who are undertaking a VET program for their senior secondary certificate, or schoolteachers who need the first aid certificate for their employment.  The course is delivered at the host School. (See more in Training Venue)

Who is responsible for your training?

VET Lab for Schools is responsible under the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 for the quality of the training and assessment being delivered and for the issuance of the AQF Statement of Attainment.

VET Lab for Schools knows it’s a privilege to deliver training and assessment in a school environment. In addition to our regulatory requirements for minimum trainer credentials, we can guarantee our staff will have:

  • A valid Police Check,
  • A valid Working with Children’s Check
  • Are fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

VET Lab for Schools also has a COVID-19 safe plan for working within schools. This includes, but not limited to, screening delivery sites for minimum space and ventilation requirements, limiting student numbers, strict cleaning requirements for our equipment and confirming ng with clients 48 hours prior to delivery about students or staff attending recent exposure sites.

Course Structure

The delivery is split into two components. Online theory and face to face practical assessment. 


Module 1

Guidelines and procedures

Module 2

Legal, workplace and community considerations

Module 3

Considerations when providing CPR

Module 4

Techniques for providing CPR to adults, children and infants

Module 5

Signs, symptoms and management of asthma and anaphylaxis

Module 6

Signs, symptoms and management of cardiac condition, head, neck and spinal injuries.

Module 7

Signs, symptoms and management of sharps injuries, bleeding, minor wounds and eye injuries

Module 8

Signs, symptoms and management of poisoning, envenomation, diabetes and drowning.

Module 9

Signs, symptoms and management of burns, fractures, dislocations, strains and sprains and hypo/hyperthermia.


CPR-AED (Cardiac Arrest) Adult

Choking and airway obstruction, CPR (Infant)

Allergic reaction and anaphylaxis

Asthma & Respiratory distress

Fracture (closed) with Bleeding / Shock.

Spider Bite (Funnel-web Spider)

Sprains and Strains with Non-life-threatening bleed / minor wound dress and clean

Dislocation, Nosebleed

It is recommended that students complete the practical component within 2 weeks of completing the theory component to ensure knowledge is fresh and ready for practical application. VET Lab for Schools will communicate with School frequently to ensure the practical session is scheduled at an appropriate time.

Training Venue

The theory learning and assessment is undertaken online. The student will need access to a personal computer and the internet. All learning and assessment content is available through the user’s unique login at the VET Lab for Schools Learning Lab located at

Practical training and assessment is under taken at the host School venue. If you are not an existing partner school of VET Lab for Schools, you will be required to undertake a venue suitability check with our training manager. This will confirm that you have the required space for us to conduct our first aid practical assessment as we have designed for intended implementation. It also gives you the opportunity to ask any further questions and advise us of your required check-in process for when we arrive at your school on the day.

Entry requirements

VET Lab for Schools has strict entry requirements to all our training programs. For the HLTAID011 Provide First Aid, the following requirements apply:

School (the Client)

Be an existing approved partner school OR undertake a venue suitability check when discussing your booking.

Students (the participants)

  • Complete the VET Lab Enrolment form (with valid
    USI number)
  • Complete the VET Lab Pre-Training Review
  • Complete the Student Handbook declaration

Students must have oral communication skills to make an accurate verbal report to emergency response services (simulated by the assessor). The student must be able to undertake a written assessment and record first aid information on an incident report.  The student must attend the face-to-face training and assessment session to confirm their practical skills through demonstration and be physically able to conduct 5 rounds of CPR on a manakin placed on the floor.

Dress and Equipment Requirements

On most occasions, Schools will require students to remain in their school uniforms. It is recommended that students wear their PE uniform to the practical session as they will be required to work on the floor, bend over manakins when performing CPR and participate as an injured people requiring treatment such as bandaging, splinting and using slings. etc. 

Students will need access to a personal computer and the internet to access the learning and assessment requirements via their unique login.

Students are not required to provide anything on the day of practical assessment. All students will be provided a CPR face shield to keep and all equipment for practical assessment is provided, maintained and cleaned at the highest standard by VET Lab for Schools.

Student Information

Detailed student information is available within our Student Handbook which is supplied with the enrolment package. This booklet contains important information about a student’s rights and obligations such as their right to privacy, a safe training environment and the right to complain or appeal an assessment decision. It is important that students undertaking training and assessment with VET Lab for Schools has access to this document proper to enrolment. It is available publicly on our Learning Lab site at  www.vetlabforschoolsonline

Fees and Charges

VET Lab for Schools will never request payment from individual students. All fees and charges are required to be paid by the host school only. VET Lab for Schools will provide an invoice that details the training and assessment fee, materials and equipment and admin fees associated with our courses.

All of our courses are fee for service. VET Lab for Schools does not receive any government funding.


This course is available on a fee for service arrangement.

VET Lab for Schools charges a per student fee of $110.00.

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