Fast-Track Your First Aid Knowledge: Everything You Need To Know About Blended Courses

Blended courses in first aid training

First aid saves lives. 

And a blended course might be just the thing you need.

With the right first aid training, you will acquire the appropriate knowledge of first aid equipment and techniques that will enable you to provide proper help in an emergency, and help prevent the unnecessary loss of lives.

Vital First Aid has more than 20 years’ experience in the industry, and we’re the leader in First Aid and CPR training courses.

And right now we have some excellent blended courses available.

Blended Courses With Vital First Aid

Our “blended format” courses are for those who need to attend a first aid training course but are short on time – and don’t want to compromise on the knowledge and skills needed to help save a life.

It is important to take first aid seriously, but we also recognise that not everyone can afford to spend a whole day attending a course. 

Blended learning combines self-paced online learning with face-to-face instruction and assessment to ensure all participants walk away with the skills they need to save lives.  

The best paramedical training will be provided on the day by our qualified trainers. And, after completing our courses, you will receive a nationally-recognised certificate.

The face-to-face component of the courses takes approximately 3-4 hours to complete.

Read our blog on the top three benefits of a blended first aid training online program.

Who Are First Aid Courses For?

Individuals

If you attempt to save a life, or respond to an emergency without proper training, you don’t want to make things worse.

We always encourage people to help wherever possible, so it’s vital to have the right training in an emergency situation.

If a person receives appropriate first aid immediately, their recovery time will be reduced and their chances of experiencing a long-term disability are reduced.

By being able to provide basic care you can stabilise a patient until emergency medical services arrive.

It will also help boost your confidence in other non-medical situations you may face on a daily basis.

Businesses

A workplace accident can happen at any time, and who is trained to help if it does? 

A company is legally obligated to provide immediate attention to its employees. 

First aid training gives your staff the confidence and ability to react immediately to an incident, injury or illness. 

Plus, it builds trust. Your staff will become closer to each other when they learn a skill together, one that will aid them in looking after each other.

As well as knowing exactly what should be in first aid kits and how to maintain them, your employees will also know how to use them in an emergency.

And the good thing is, employees will have those skills for life, especially if you maintain ongoing refresher courses.

Blended Courses Available Right Now

See the blended course options we offer below, with links to our upcoming workshops.

Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Course code: HLTAID009 | Check workshops and book online

The HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course is the NEW updated version of this course, replacing the superseded HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) from 2021.

In this course, participants will learn how to assist in a cardiac arrest situation with CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation). It teaches the basics of resuscitation as well as the use of defibrillators in a public setting.

This blended course covers:

  • Recognising a cardiac arrest
  • Ensuring your safety
  • Gaining assistance from emergency services
  • The correct method for performing CPR
  • Using a defibrillator, and more


Provide First Aid

Course code: HLTAID011 / Check workshops and book online

The HLTAID011 Provide First Aid course is the NEW updated version of this course, replacing the superseded HLTAID003 Provide First Aid course from 2021

This unit has been known in the past as Senior First Aid, Apply First Aid, or even Level 2 First Aid. The name of the course has changed, but the importance of the information contained in the courses has not changed. The HLTAID0011 Provide First Aid (which includes HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) unit provides participants with the skills and knowledge to assist in almost any emergency situation involving first aid.

The unit is recognised as the required training for first aiders in the workplace under all the various workcover authorities throughout Australia and is specifically noted in the Safework Australia / Safework NSW Code of Practice First Aid in the Workplace (PDF).

This blended course covers:

  • Anaphylaxis
  • Asthma
  • CPR techniques on adults, children and infants
  • Incident reporting 
  • How to properly assess an emergency situation
  • DRSABCD
  • Using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • First aid procedures for bleeding, burns and fractures
  • Managing medical conditions such as epilepsy and asthma
  • Managing medical emergencies such as snake/spider bites, poisons and choking
  • Infection control procedures
  • Managing exposure to extreme temperatures
  • Administering first aid for eye & soft tissue injuries
  • Assessing and moving sick & injured
  • Legal responsibilities of a first aider
  • Basic anatomy
  • Managing shock, and more

Provide First Aid in an Education and Care Setting 

Course code: HLTAID012 / Check workshops and book online

The HLTAID012 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting course is the NEW updated version of this course, replacing the superseded HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting course from 2021.

Includes Our ‘Provide First Aid’ Course

This blended option requires participants to complete 2 x online modules prior to attending the course. There is approx 4-6 hours of work to be completed online – this is a pre-requisite to attending the course.

This unit covers all the aspects of the Provide First Aid course as well as providing additional training, especially in areas of asthma and anaphylaxis specific to the childcare industry.   

The course is also recognised as the required training for first aiders in the workplace under all the various workcover authorities throughout Australia as it includes the HLTAID011 Provide First Aid course.

Once you have completed this online module and the face-to-face course, you will need to email us so that we can update your profile – info@vitalfirstaid.com.au.

This blended course covers:

  • Anaphylaxis
  • Asthma
  • CPR techniques on adults, children, and infants
  • Incident reporting 
  • How to properly assess an emergency situation
  • DRSABCD
  • Using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • First aid procedures for bleeding, burns, and fractures
  • Managing medical conditions such as epilepsy, anaphylaxis, and asthma
  • Managing medical emergencies such as snake/spider bites, poisons, and choking
  • Infection control procedures
  • Managing exposure to extreme temperatures
  • Administering first aid for eye & soft tissue injuries
  • Assessing and moving sick & injured
  • Legal responsibilities of a first aider
  • Basic anatomy
  • Managing shock
  • Additional training in childcare specific aspects of first aid, and much more

Blended Courses FAQs

How do I enrol?

Simply follow the link to book into the courses online. As an alternative, you can phone our office (call 1300 880 343) and discuss your needs with a staff member.

What is the target audience?

Our units are designed for those who wish to gain a good understanding of first aid and those that are – or wish to become – designated first aiders in their workplace. It is also an excellent course to undertake even for those who just wish to learn about first aid.

Only basic numeracy and literacy skills are needed to attend our courses. Access to a computer with internet, as well as basic computer skills is required for completion. It does require you to be able to get onto the floor to perform CPR – this is a licensing requirement of our courses.

If you have ANY special needs (eg, language/literacy/numeracy difficulties, physical disabilities, etc) that you think may impact your ability to complete this training, please let us know prior to enrolling.

What pre-course study is required?

Completion of an online learning module is required prior to attending the face-to-face course. Participants will not be able to attend the face-to-face course if the online learning module is not completed – a cancellation fee will apply if you are unable due to non-completion of the pre-course work. We also recommend you read the first aid book available on our website to aid in your understanding of CPR and first aid.

There will be a short quiz at the beginning of the course on the information contained in the videos. This is to enable the trainer to better guide the content of the course for you.

What are the assessment / course requirements?

We normally use online assessments via the student Learner Portal for this unit. A smart phone or laptop, fully charged with internet access is generally required. It is the students’ responsibility to ensure they have such a device and have gained prior access to their Learner Portal. Information on accessing the portal is available in the confirmation email.

There is some theory and practical assessment to ensure the participant has gained the required knowledge and confidence in the skills covered in the unit. You will be required, as per the training package, to complete two minutes of CPR on a CPR manikin on the floor. Participants will also be required to demonstrate practical skills, including the application of slings, etc.

What are the recertification requirements?

The “CPR refresher” course is recommended annually, and the “Provide First Aid” course should be refreshed at least every 3 years.

Find out more about Vital First Aid Training Service’s blended online courses, or if you have questions please get in touch and chat with one of our experts.

COVID-19 UPDATE

Do not attend any courses if you are required to be Self-Isolating as per NSW Dept of Health or have any cold / flu symptoms

As COVID 19 has rapidly changing effects on our community, please refer to NSW Health for the most up to date and accurate information

Health.nsw.gov.au Covid 19 update

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