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First Responder - Workplace Emergencies

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The aim of this course is to provide select workers who may be required to be a first responder in a workplace in the event of a medical episode or workplace accident. Candidates undergo intensive height safety, vertical rescue, low voltage rescue and occupational first aid training. This course is conducted face-to-face over 8 full days.

Duration: 8 Days (64 hours)

Student/Trainer Ratio: 8:1

Prerequisites & Entry Requirements

There is a prerequisite for PUASAR022 Participate in a rescue operation for any person working in the fire sector. The fire sector is those sections of government departments, statutory authorities or organisations that have responsibility under jurisdictional arrangements for the delivery of firefighting and fire management services.
The prerequisite unit of competency for this course is:
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
Participants must be able to present the Statement of Attainment for verification prior to course commencement. Please email your Statement of Attainment to upon successful enrolment. Participants who cannot present evidence of prerequisite qualifications will not be able to participate in the Rescue portion of the course.
All students must be eligible to receive nationally recognised training within Australia and provide a valid Unique Student Identifier (USI) upon enrolment.

Who should attend?

This course is aimed at persons who may be required to be a first responder in a workplace in the event of a medical episode or workplace accident. This may include anyone from entry level to senior management. It is recommended that participants have year 10 level reading and writing capabilities. It is important to note that there are physical standards which relate to the level of performance required when undertaking accredited training.
One requirement of the training package is that you are to be assessed as physically capable of working under supervision in a team but may be responsible for completing individual tasks relating to a rescue in a range of simulated and real locations.
Students who are unable to satisfy the physical requirements of the course cannot be deemed competent or issued a Statement of Attainment, even if the qualification is a necessary part of their employment conditions.

Can overseas visitors complete this training course?

This will depend on the type of visa that you have.

For example restrictions apply to international visitors who hold a Student Visa. Any course undertaken by a Student Visa holder must be conducted by a provider who is registered on CRICOS. As Elbon Consulting Services Pty Ltd is not CRICOS approved we are unable to accept enrolments into any of our courses from any international visitor that holds a Student Visa.

International visitors who hold a Working Holiday Visa may be eligible to enrol into our courses once they arrive in Australia. This is important as some occupations in Australia will have legislative and/or licencing requirements relating to qualifications. International visitors will still be required to provide a valid USI (Unique Student Identifier) prior to enrolling into any Nationally Recognised Training. When registering for your USI number if you select Non-Australian Passport (with Australian Visa) as your form of ID, you will need to enter your Non-Australian passport number when creating your USI. The following details on the passport must match in order to verify in the USI registry system:

  • Family Name
  • Given Name(s)
  • Date of Birth
  • Passport Number
  • Country of Passport

Students from New Zealand will not be able to create a USI using their New Zealand passport until your passport has been registered with the Australian Department of Immigration. This will only happen when the student crosses the border into Australia. Once the passport is registered with the Department of Immigration it can be verified and the student will be able to create a USI using their New Zealand passport.

If you are an International Visitor, you will need to provide a copy of your Visa and/or Passport by emailing Your Visa details will be verified for eligibility to participate in accredited training within Australia. If you are ineligible, a full refund of fees paid will be provided.

Course Objectives and Content

  • Understanding of height safety, confined space and emergency legislations and standards
  • How to perform risk assessments and control measures
  • Pre and post use inspection of all personal fall arrest and rescue equipment
  • How to identify, fit and correctly use height safety equipment
  • Safe use of fire extinguishers
  • Demonstrate the use of pre-rigged rescue kits and patient packaging
  • Understand and use a Low voltage switchboard rescue kit.
  • First aid training to occupational first aid skill set

Course Structure

Day 1 – 4: Advanced First Aid, Advanced Resuscitation and Manage First Aid Facilities
Day 5: Low Voltage Rescue, Fire Extinguisher & Additional First Aid scenarios
Day 6: Work Safely at Heights
Day 7 – 8: Participate in a Rescue Operation

Qualifications for Successful Participants

Statement of Attainment in:
RIIWHS204D – Work safely at heights
PUASAR022 – Participate in a rescue operation
UETTDRRF06 – Perform rescue from a live LV panel
HLTAID006 – Provide advanced first aid
HLTAID007 – Provide advanced resuscitation
HLTAID008 – Manage first aid facilities
CPPFES2004A – Identify types of installed fire safety equipment and systems
CPPFES2005A – Demonstrate first attack firefighting equipment

Recognition of Prior Learning

Upon enrolment, you may wish to apply for recognition of prior learning and/or credit transfer. You may email a copy of certificates related to prior learning to Based on that evidence the course may be modified based on your previous knowledge. There is a currency requirement to be met in order to demonstrate current skills such as basic life support. The outcome of your application will be notified to you in writing within 14 days of initial application.

Learner Support

We may be able to provide you with learning support. If you think you may need assistance with reading and/or writing, please contact our office to discuss how we may be able to assist.

Course Fees

For more information and an obligation free quote please call our office on 1300 884 978. Group discounts may apply. Please also refer to the Payment Terms and Conditions available on our website and in the Student Handbook.

What do I bring?

All necessary equipment and learning materials will be provided. Light refreshments will be provided for training completed at our training facilities. Please wear comfortable clothing and enclosed footwear.

Where can I train?

Training can be conducted in one of our dedicated state-of-the-art training facilities or be conducted on your site with the use of our mobile training simulators.

Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Provide advanced first aid (HLTAID006)
  • Work safely at heights (RIIWHS204D)
  • Demonstrate first attack firefighting equipment (CPPFES2005A)
  • Identify types of installed fire safety equipment and systems (CPPFES2004A)
  • Provide advanced resuscitation (HLTAID007)
  • Manage first aid services and resources (HLTAID008)
  • Participate in a rescue operation (PUASAR022)
  • Perform rescue from a live LV panel (UETTDRRF06)

Additional information