There are no pre-requisite for this qualification; however it is recommended that students have sufficient:
- Language, Literacy & Numeracy (LLN) Foundation skills to successfully complete the required theory & practical assessment process.
- Physical ability to complete performance requirements
This program has the following foundation skills identified:
- Oral Communication – in order to make an accurate verbal report to supervisor and emergency services.
Learner, Literacy & Numeracy (LLN) Foundation Skills
This Unit of Competency has the following foundation skills identified:
- Oral Communication – in order to make an accurate verbal report to supervisor and emergency services. This foundation skill (LLN) is considered ACSF LEVEL 3.
The remaining foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit and based on ACSF summaries from CSHISC are rated as follows:
- Learning (Level 4) – to learn to provide first aid response in an emergency.
- Reading (Level 3) – to administer medication for anaphylaxis or asthma.
- Writing (Level 3) – to complete documentation such as reports/risk assessments.
- Oral communication (Level 3) – to call the ambulance and provide a handover.
- Numeracy Level 2) – to count the number of compressions and breaths.
As part of the enrolment process an indicate assessment may be used to establish the ACSF level of the participant.
Physical Ability Requirements
- There are physical standards which relate to the level of performance required when undertaking accredited training. The HLTAID competency standards require a level of physical ability to provide first aid and respond to an emergency situation where there may be risk to life.
- One requirement of the training package is that you are to be assessed as physically capable of performing uninterrupted CPR for at least 2 minutes on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor.
- There can be no exceptions to these Australian Government requirements that are clearly written into the Training Package.
- Therefore, students who are unable to satisfy the physical requirements of the course cannot be deemed competent or issued with a statement of attainment, even if the qualification is a necessary part of their employment conditions.
Upon enrollment, Alibi Training Australia will provide all students an opportunity to provide information on their language, literacy and numeracy skills to complete this course. There is also the opportunity to provide details and communicate any special needs or support requirements you may have. Students who require support to meet their learning goals will be provided with contact details of providers as required.