Disability First Aid - Classes from $110 (Starting 3rd August)

5.5hrs plus pre-course online theory

For those working in the disability/aged care sector

We offer a specialised Disability First Aid Course, which will provide learners with standard HLTAID003 Provide First Aid course, plus specialised scenario training tailored for the disability sector. If you're a Personal Care Attendant, Disability Support Worker, NDIS Support Worker or Home Care Attendant this course would benefit you.

Class numbers are capped at 18 to allow more time on scenarios.  We maintain a practical hands-on approach so we ensure there is a ratio of 1 CPR manikin for every 2 learners (class sizes 24 and under), making us one of the best first aid course providers in the industry!

Learners who successfully complete this course will gain a statement of attainment in HLTAID003 Provide first aid.

Additional Items Covered:

  • Wheelchair access - conducting CPR, choking
  • Amputees - anaphylaxis & administering epipens
  • Obtaining consent
  • Other topics relevant to this sector

To book into a course click on the Book Now / Calendar menu item. Select 'Disability First Aid' from the drop-down menu to filter dates.


  • Course duration: 5.5hrs (including registration and short refreshment break - bring snacks)
  • Discount courses from $110
  • Phone bookings incur an additional surcharge fee of $20
  • An A4 hard copy of your qualification can be posted to you after your class for an additional fee of $11
  • A credit card size plastic card can be posted to after your class for an additional fee of $11
  • For all special needs, policies and fees refer to the Student Handbook on our Learners Page
  • At CPR 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 40,000 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 or evening

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.

Please let us know if you have any medical conditions or specials needs that may prevent you from getting on the floor.  It is a requirement that CPR be performed for 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.

Performance Evidence (Practical Session)

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 (Online Theory)

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


  • 5hr practical class, plus 15mins pre-course registration & mini lunch break.  Allow 5.5hrs
  • 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.