The course is aimed at Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) and a range of workers within an education and care setting who are required to respond to a First Aid emergency, including asthma and anaphylactic emergencies.

Students will learn how to successfully provide First Aid to infants and children and how to report incident details to emergency services.

Your training will focus on: 

  • Learning basic anatomy and physiology of children and infants relating to First Aid practices
  • Assess the casualty and recognise the need for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Perform CPR in accordance with the ARC guidelines
  • Manage the casualty(ies) and work with other emergency services
  • Accurately report incident details to the emergency services
  • Reviewing incidents to improve own skills and response times
  • Recognise any relevant psychological impacts on those involved, including yourself
  • Face-to-face
  • 2 evenings (4 hours per evening, totalling 8 hours)
  • Bendigo and surrounding Central Victoria regions

Assessment may consist of:

  • written answers to questions
  • role plays and scenario-based assessments
  • Students must be 15 years old or older.
  • All students will engage in a language, literacy, numeracy and digital literacy (LLND) activity to evaluate potential support requirements.


2 evenings (4 hours per evening, totalling 8 hours)

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