Discount Courses - classes from $150-$170 (Normally $220)

Allow 8.75hrs (including pre-course registration and meals break

Our 8hr HLTAID003 Provide first aid is the national first aid course required by all workplaces, and replaces courses previously known as Level 2 and Senior First Aid. This course is the minimum first aid course for any first aider in the workplace. Most first aiders will also be required to complete annual Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation renewal training depending on the industry they work in or their workplace’s first aid policy.  Our 8 hour course is designed to cover all course content in a single 8-hour session with no requirement to complete pre-course online theory.  This is recommended for those who may have limited access to computers/laptops to complete online theory, or are time poor.  Only offered monthly so please refer to our regular 5hr course if you require a qualification within the next month.

The course includes HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (including defibrillation) and HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support.   

You can read all about the course and the assessment requirements on this information sheet.

Currently only available in Melbourne CBD.


  • Discount courses - $from $150-$170 (RRP $220)
  • Phone bookings incur an additional surcharge fee of $20
  • Free digital qualification emailed to you on the day of training
  • A4 hard copies of your qualification can be posted for an additional fee of $11
  • Credit card size plastic wallet card can also be posted for an additional fee of $11
  • For all special needs, policies and fees refer to the Student Handbook on our Learners Page

At Melbourne First Aid we believe in providing quality first aid courses at student prices for all.  We keep our overheads low so we can offer affordable first aid courses to everyone.  Because we have so many amazing learners we are able to offer courses at a smaller profit margin without compromising the quality of the training.  After training over 30,000 participants last year we value and appreciate offering our service to the community.

For all course locations for this course, see our locations page.


Currently only available in Melbourne CBD

Students who successfully fulfill all requirements will obtain:

  • A digital Statement of Attainment in HLTAID003 Provide first aid (including HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support and HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation).
  • Your statement (certificate) will be emailed upon successful completion after 7pm the same day, or next business day if the class runs on a weekend

Pre-requisites

Whilst there are no pre-requisites for enrolling in this course, there are pre-course requirements. Participants are however required to have a minimum level of Literacy & Numeracy to be allowed admittance to this course. Further information is provided in the student handbook, found on our Learners page.



Performance Evidence (Practical Session) - as per ARC guidelines (monitored & updated regularly)

The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role.

There must be evidence that the candidate has completed the following tasks in line with state/territory regulations, first aid codes of practice, Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines and workplace procedures:

Followed DRSABCD in line with ARC guidelines, including:

  • performed at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (5 cycles of both compressions and ventilations) on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor
  • performed at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles both compressions and ventilations) on an infant resuscitation manikin placed on a firm surface
  • responded appropriately in the event of regurgitation or vomiting
  • managed the unconscious breathing casualty
  • followed single rescue procedure, including the demonstration of a rotation of operators with minimal interruptions to compressions
  • followed the prompts of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Responded to at least two simulated first aid scenarios contextualised to the candidate’s workplace/community setting, including:

  • conducted a visual and verbal assessment of the casualty
  • demonstrated safe manual handling techniques
  • post-incident debrief and evaluation
  • provided an accurate verbal or written report of the incident

Applied first aid procedures for the following:

  • allergic reaction
  • anaphylaxis
  • bleeding control
  • choking and airway obstruction
  • envenomation, using pressure immobilisation
  • fractures, sprains and strains, using arm slings, roller bandages or other appropriate immobilisation techniques
  • respiratory distress, including asthma
  • shock

Knowledge Evidence (Also Included in Practical Session - Quiz questions in class)

The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the work role. This includes knowledge of:

State/Territory regulations, first aid codes of practice and workplace procedures including:

  • ARC Guidelines relevant to provision of CPR and first aid
  • safe work practices to minimise risks and potential hazards
  • infection control principles and procedures, including use of standard precautions
  • requirements for currency of skill and knowledge

legal, workplace and community considerations including:

  • awareness of potential need for stress-management techniques and available support following an emergency situation
  • duty of care requirements
  • respectful behaviour towards a casualty
  • own skills and limitations
  • consent
  • privacy and confidentiality requirements
  • importance of debriefing

considerations when providing first aid including:

  • airway obstruction due to body position
  • appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
  • appropriate use of an AED
  • chain of survival
  • standard precautions
  • how to conduct a visual and verbal assessment of the casualty

principles and procedures for first aid management of the following scenarios:

  • abdominal injuries
  • allergic reaction
  • anaphylaxis
  • basic care of a wound
  • bleeding control
  • burns
  • cardiac conditions, including chest pain
  • choking and airway obstruction
  • crush injuries
  • diabetes
  • dislocations
  • drowning
  • envenomation
  • environmental impact, including hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydration and heat stroke
  • eye and ear injuries
  • fractures
  • febrile convulsions
  • head, neck and spinal injuries
  • minor skin injuries
  • needle stick injuries
  • poisoning and toxic substances
  • respiratory distress, including asthma
  • seizures, including epilepsy
  • shock
  • soft tissue injuries, including strains and, sprains
  • stroke
  • unconsciousness

basic anatomy and physiology relating to:

  • how to recognise a person is not breathing normally
  • chest
  • response/consciousness
  • upper airway and effect of positional change
  • considerations in provision of first aid for specified conditions


  • 8hr practical class, plus 15mins pre-course registration & 30 min lunch break.  Allow 8.75hrs
  • There are no theory requirements for this course
  • However, there are approximately 100 quiz questions to complete in class, compared to 10 questions in the 5hr regular course
  • See our terms and conditions on the Learners page for further information


Practical Assessment Component - the Class:

  • In your practical component (your class) you will be required to complete 1 theory test (multiple choice questions) plus practical exercises.  You will be assessed by your trainer and must be marked as competent to gain your qualification.
  • Practical assessments are completed in groups, pairs or individually (depending on the assessment) and may involve putting people in the recovery position, applying bandages and practicing CPR on manikins on the floor.  where possible trainers will ensure assessments are completed with same-sex partners.
  • To receive a ‘Competent’ mark for this course all participants must be assessed conducting CPR on the floor with adult, child and infant manikins as well as successful completion of the other required assessments. 


Refer to our Learners page for other important information including assessment information and our terms and conditions.

the learners page also contains workbook PDF's for future reference, plus other useful documents.