FAQs

Course Questions

Will I receive a Certificate for my course?

A) You will receive a Statement of Attainment, which is the new name for Certificate. A Statement of Attainment is a legal document. Your Statement of Attainment will be posted, or delivered within a week

How much does the course cost?

  • HLTAID001 $70
  • HLTAID003 $140
  • HLTAID004 $140
  • HLTAID005 $240
  • HLTAID007 $140

Are your courses accredited?

Yes, all our courses are VET accredited. Your Statement of Attainment is a legal accredited document, valid Australia wide.

How long is the course?

  • HLTAID003, Provide First Aid is 8-hours
  • HLTAID001, Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation is the first 3.5 hours of the Provide First Aid course
  • HLTAID004, Provide an Emergency Response in an Education or Care Setting is 8 .15 hours
  • HLTAID005, Provide First Aid in Remote Situations is 16 hours, over 2 days
  • HLTAID006, Provide First Aid is 24 hours over 3 days
  • HLTAID007, Provide Advanced Resuscitation is 8-hours

I’m only doing HLTAID001 CPR, but the enrollment says I am completing the full course?

Our enrollment software only allows us to enter one competency, it’s still the same enrollment, but you leave after completing the CPR component.

I only need a refresher course, not the full course.

All our courses are the same, whether it’s your first course, or you have done many courses.

Where are the courses held?

General public courses are held in Mittagong. We can run a course on site at your premises, if you have more than 8 participants.

Am I allowed to bring something to kneel on to do CPR?

Yes. The requirement for competency is that CPR is completed on the floor. You are allowed to use padding for your knees.

I have a physical restriction, where I can’t get down onto the floor to perform CPR, or to check a patient. Is that an issue?

The Australian Government First Aid Companion Volume 2018 states:

It is important to note that the HLTAID competency standards do require a level of physical ability to meet the evidence requirements for assessment. These standards relate to the level of performance required to provide resuscitation and respond to an emergency situation where there may be risk to life.

Due to the potential risk to health and safety where a nominated first aider, or worker with duty of care, does not have the ability to perform resuscitation and/or first aid to the performance standard it is not appropriate to issue a statement of attainment to students who are physically unable to meet the assessment requirements.

How long will my accreditations last for?

This is dependent on your Work Health & Safety policies for your particular industry. Most WHS policies state 0ne (1) year re certification for CPR, and three (3) years for Provide First Aid.

Event First Aid Questions

Are you insured?

Highlands First Aid carries full liability, and indemnity insurance.

Do you have a minimum call out to cover an Event?

Yes. Our minimum call out is 4 hours.

What qualifications do you have?

We have a range of clinicians that can cover your event, from Paramedics, Triage nurses, and First Responders.

What equipment do you carry?

We carry Automated External Defibrillators (AED), Oxygen Viva’s, full spinal immobilisation equipment, full trauma equipment to cover traumatic injuries, burns dressings, Pelvic Binding (a MUST for livestock events), diagnostic equipment, pharmocoligies, two way radios, triage tents.

Do you have an Ambulance?

No. NSW, and ACT government legislation states that only the state, or territorial jurisdictional Ambulance Service is legally allowed to transport a patient.

Also, if a First Aid provider did transport your patient, that would then leave your Event unattended.

Highlands First Aid uses Triage Tents, which have two beds, and two treatment chairs, enabling us to attend to up to four patients simultaneously.