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Assessment Requirements for HLTAID004 emergency first aid for teachers and carers course

 

HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting course standards are set for all Australian vocational accredited training providers. They must follow the assessment guidelines set out by The Australian Skills Quality Authority “promotes quality training so that students, employers, and industry can have confidence in Australia’s training sector”. (ASQA)

The Australian Children’s Education & Care Authority (ACECQA) has endorsed HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting as meeting their requirements for anaphylaxis, asthma, and first aid training.

Attendance is required to demonstrate competence so we provide first aid training at our venues or onsite.

Private education providers like International Paramedic College are like The Red Cross and St John Ambulance, fully regulated by The Australian Governments Skills Quality Authority (ASQEA) to provide the health and safety qualifications we deliver. Our regulation is through this national government accreditation body to provide professional courses and accredited qualifications like our Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting course which is recognised nationally as the standard requirement for people who work with children in Australia.

The Australian Children’s Education & Care Authority (ACECQA) has endorsed HLTAID004 as meeting their requirements for anaphylaxis, asthma, and first aid training.

It is how training providers interpret and deliver the content that provides the learner with a quality training experience.

The Assessment Process – Introduction

Welcome to the assessment section of your course.

You have been provided with access to International Paramedic College’s course learning materials; it is expected that you have read and understood the content prior to starting the assessments.

 We use a range of assessment methods to gather evidence of your knowledge and applied skills for the unit HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting. These are as follows:

Part A

Short answer questions and/or multiple-choice questions

 

Part B

 

Practical activities – your assessor observes you demonstrating required skills

Written activities

 

Foundation Skills

Foundation Skills are embedded in the assessment tasks, this means that the language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills you are required to demonstrate during your participation are assessed at the same time as the other required skills and knowledge for the unit.

Competency Completion

You must successfully complete all assessment activities to be deemed competent.

Results

  1. Individual assessment tasks will be marked as:

 Satisfactory (S)                 Not yet Satisfactory (NYS)

  1. On the completion of all assessment tasks a final result will be given as:

Competent (C)                  Not yet competent (NYC)

You will be given the results to part A: Assessment Activity 1 automatically online or at the beginning of your face to face session and you will be given the opportunity to re-sit any tasks you did not satisfactorily complete at the end of the day.

Your assessor will give you feedback as you complete the assessment activities in Part B and, again, if you are not given a satisfactory outcome on the first attempt you will have the opportunity to re-sit these tasks at the end of the day.

Reasonable Adjustment – Learning difficulties

Enrolment in this training requires participants to provide details on any learning or physical difficulties which may impact on their training outcomes. This may include any language, literacy or numeracy issues.

Discuss any special needs with your assessor who may be able to make any required, reasonable adjustment to the assessments to meet these needs. Please note the requirements under physical activity below.

Reasonable adjustment may include access to paper-based assessments due to technical or access issues to online assessment systems.

Please speak with us prior to assessment if you have any concerns.

Please note to be deemed competent you must be physically able to perform the following (these requirements cannot be changed):

  • Uninterrupted CPR for at least 2 minutes on an adult manikin placed on the floor
  • Uninterrupted CPR for at least 2 minutes on a child manikin placed on the floor
  • Uninterrupted CPR infant manikin placed on a firm surface.

Please speak with us prior to assessment if you have any concerns.

Physical Requirements

If you suffer an allergy to latex products, please advise us. 

Practical activities involve training scenarios conducted at floor level and contact with other students/instructors. Please wear suitable clothing

CPR is a rigorous physical activity requiring you to compress the chest of a manikin downwards about a third of the chest depth continuously at 100 to 120 times a minute for a continuous period of 2 minutes. This requires a level of endurance, strength and fitness appropriate to this task. If you have current physical injuries, medical problems or limitations, please discuss this with your trainer. It is important that you don’t injure yourself or exacerbate an existing condition in training. 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is the acknowledgement of competencies obtained through formal training, work experience and life experience. If you feel you are entitled to recognition, please discuss with your assessor who will explain the process in detail. Please note:

  • you cannot be granted RPL for part of the unit, it must be for the entire unit
  • RPL does not apply if you are refreshing your First Aid training as recommended by Industry Standards– once every year for CPR and once every three years for First Aid.

More information on RPL is available here

Assessment Appeals

If you are unhappy with the result of an assessment, talk to your assessor first to see if they can resolve the issue. However, if you are still not happy we have an Assessment Appeals Process, this can be accessed in our Student Handbook.

Further Information

Further information relevant to our assessment processes can be found in the Student Handbook which is on our website https://www.internationalparamediccollege.com.au/student-information/ or you can contact the office or your trainer for a hard copy. Topics include:

  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
  • Credit Transfer (CT)
  • Student Support
  • Student Rights and Responsibility
  • Reasonable adjustment
  • Complaints and Assessment Appeals Procedure and Forms
  • Issuing Certificates and Statements of Attainment
  • Assessment Outcomes
  • Reasonable Adjustment
  • Submission of Assessments
  • Authenticity of work
  • Foundation Skills

 

The Unit

Details of the contents of the HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting can be found at: http://training.gov.au/training/details/hltaid004

USI

From 1 January 2015 anyone undertaking nationally recognised training delivered by a Registered Training Organisation will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you have not yet applied for a USI you will need to do so prior to attending training with us. To apply or to check if you already have a USI number is a very quick and painless online process at the Australian Government website www.usi.gov.au . Follow the prompts as a student.  Click here to apply on-line or check your USI number

If you require help in obtaining one, please contact the office. If you are unable or choose not to provide an USI, or have an exemption granted under the Student Identifiers Act 2014,  then your training outcome will not be recorded on your USI account and will not be available in future years as part of the authenticated USI transcript service.   

 

 

Part A: Assessment Activity 1 -Questions and Answers

Instructions to students

There are two types of question in this assessment activity:

  • Short answer and/or multiple-choice questions (Numbers 1 to 9)
  • Multiple choice Questions (Numbers 10 to 90)
  • The questions included in this section are devised to test your knowledge of providing CPR and First Aid in an education and care setting, the topics are all covered in the learning material provided to you on enrolment.

The questions included in this section are devised to test your knowledge of providing CPR and first aid and the topics are all covered in the learning materials you were provided access to on enrolment.

Answer the short answer/multiple choice questions in the spaces provided after each question on the answer sheet or online. Mark your answer on the answer sheet provided or by selecting the appropriate answer online.

With the multiple-choice questions, read every question and all answer options carefully before making a decision as some questions have an ‘all of the above’ option to choose from. This option may or may not be correct.

To complete Part A satisfactorily you must answer all questions correctly.

Submission of answers:

You can either

  • Complete the online assessment activities prior to your practical class. They will be automatically marked and any feedback provided to you by iMessage/email or on the day of your practical course from your assessor.
  • If for any reason you are unable to complete the online assessment activities prior to class, you will be given a paper copy to complete. This will be issued to you on the day of your class or can be emailed to you on request prior to your practical class
  • Complete online prior to receiving your certificate. Certificates are normally issued within 1 working day and only on successful completion of your assessment tasks.

If you do not get a question(s) correct the first time, you will have the opportunity to discuss the topic in class with your trainer and re-answer the question(s) at the end of class. Your trainer will give you another answer sheet if required or you may submit your corrections online or via email/iMessage

If you have any learning or physical needs that make reading or writing the answers to the questions difficult, please contact our office prior to class and we will discuss any reasonable adjustments we can make to facilitate you completing this task.

The time taken to complete this assessment will depend on your previous experience and qualification in relation to providing CPR and first aid, however, we estimate it will take between 45 minutes and one and a half hours.

If attempting paper-based assessments, please make sure you complete the Assessment Cover Sheet including making a statement regarding the work you submit being your own. This should be attached to the answer sheet on submission.

If you complete online assessments, you will be asked to declare a statement regarding the work you submit being your own.

Part B- Assessments

Please refer to the information in Part A: The Assess met Process – Introduction for general information on IPC’s assessment processes. Information is also included in the Student Handbook, available at https://www.internationalparamediccollege.com.au/student-information/or a hard copy is available from your assessor.

As explained previously, we use a range of assessment methods to gather evidence of your knowledge and applied skills for the unit HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting.

In Part B, our assessment methods can be paper based or equivalent online tasks:

Part B

Practical activities – your assessor observes you demonstrating required skills

Written tasks and/or online responses

Part B- Practical Activities:  Student Instructions

 

You are to complete a series of practical assessments based on real life scenarios that you may come across in your workplace. These will be completed during the advertised practical class time. You will be required to demonstrate the application of emergency first aid skills in a simulated workplace or education and care setting.

Your assessor will use the Observation Checklists contained in this section or the online copy of the Assessment Guide to assess your performance as satisfactory or not yet satisfactory. You may refer to the Checklist during the trainer’s explanation and demonstration of the activity and while practicing the task, however, to ensure the assessment simulates a real life first aid response, you will be unable to reference it while demonstrating your skills in the assessment task.

To achieve competency for the unit, you must complete all tasks satisfactorily. If you do not achieve this on the first attempt, your assessor will ensure you have the time to practice the task and will observe you when you feel confident to undertake the assessment again.

Reasonable Adjustment – Learning difficulties

 Enrolment in this training requires participants to provide details on any learning or physical difficulties which may impact on their training outcomes. This may include any language, literacy or numeracy issues.

Discuss any special needs with your assessor who may be able to make any required, reasonable adjustment to the assessments to meet these needs. Please note the requirements under physical activity below.

Reasonable adjustment may include access to paper-based assessments due to technical or access issues to online assessment systems.

Please note to be deemed competent you must be physically able to perform the following (these requirements cannot be changed):

  • Uninterrupted CPR for at least 2 minutes on an adult manikin placed on the floor
  • Uninterrupted CPR for at least 2 minutes on a child manikin placed on the floor
  • Uninterrupted CPR infant manikin placed on a firm surface.

Physical Requirements

If you suffer an allergy to latex products, please advise us. 

Practical activities involve training scenarios conducted at floor level and contact with other students/instructors. Please wear suitable clothing

CPR is a rigorous physical activity requiring you to compress the chest of a manikin downwards about a third of the chest depth continuously at 100 to 120 times a minute for a continuous period of 2 minutes. This requires a level of endurance, strength and fitness appropriate to this task. If you have current physical injuries, medical problems or limitations, please discuss this with your trainer. It is important that you don’t injure yourself or exacerbate an existing condition in training.

However, please note we cannot adjust the need to perform CPR as outlined as follows:

  • Uninterrupted CPR for at least 2 minutes on an adult manikin placed on the floor
  • Uninterrupted CPR for at least 2 minutes on a child manikin placed on the floor
  • Uninterrupted CPR infant manikin placed on a firm surface.

 

Part B- Written Tasks: Student Instructions

 

Assessment Activity 6 requires written short answers or online equivalent

Assessment Activity 8 requires the completion of an Incident Report or online equivalent

Assessment Activity 11 requires written short answers or online equivalent.

 

Again, if you have any learning or physical needs that make completing these tasks difficult, please discuss with your trainer at the beginning of class to establish any reasonable adjustments we can make to the task to facilitate you completing it.

Part B Assessment Activities are as follows:

A copy of the practical observation checklists will be provided prior to assessment so you are aware of the requirements and what you will be assessed on. Please contact us to order additional copies or if further information is required. Additional copies are available from the office if required, please contact administration. Marking of practical observation checklists may be performed online or on paper copy.

 

Assessment Activity

 

 

Subject

Assessments Method

Assessment Activity 2

 

Case Study – Unconscious Patient from a febrile convulsion/seizure

Observation

Assessment Activity 3

Case Study – Adult cardiac arrest

Observation

Assessment Activity 4

Case Study – Child cardiac arrest from choking and airway obstruction

Observation

Assessment Activity 5

Case Study –Infant Cardiac Arrest

Observation

Assessment Activity 6

Questions –Envenomation

Question and Answer or online equivalent

Assessment Activity 7

Case Study – Envenomation

Observation

Assessment Activity 8

Patient report form for workplace/medical support

Written Project or online equivalent

Assessment Activity 9

Case Study – Sprained wrist and head injury

Observation

Assessment Activity 10

Case Study – Fracture and bleeding causing shock

Observation

Assessment Activity 11

Asthma and Anaphylaxis Questions

Observation

Assessment Activity 12

Case Study –Asthma

Observation

Assessment Activity 13

Case Study – Allergic Reaction/Anaphylaxis

Observation

Assessment Activity 14

Case Study – Poisoning

Observation

 

Course Information for HLTAID004

Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

The following is an extract from the training course documents which outline what the student must achieve to satisfactorily complete a first aid course in Australia. The latest copy of this document is publicly available at www.training.gov.au

Performance Evidence -What you are required to show and do

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 ventilation) on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor
  • Performed at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles both compressions and ventilation) on a child resuscitation manikin placed on the floor
  • Performed at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles both compressions and ventilation) 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 three simulated first aid scenarios contextualised to the candidate’s workplace/community setting, and involving infants and children of varying ages including:
  • Conducted a visual and verbal assessment of the casualty
  • Demonstrated safe manual handling techniques
  • Post-incident debrief and evaluation
  • Provided an accurate verbal and written report of the incident
  • Conducted a hazard assessment and identified strategies to minimise risk
  • 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 principles techniques
  • Head injuries
  • Poisoning
  • Respiratory distress, including asthma
  • Seizures & convulsions, including febrile convulsions and epilepsy
  • Shock
  • Located and interpreted workplace policies and procedures

 

Knowledge Evidence- What theory you must understand

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 for provision of CPR and first aid to infants, children and adults
  • Guidelines from Australian national peak clinical bodies
  • Safe work practices to minimise risks and potential hazards
  • First aid requirements for services under the Education and Care Services National Law
  • Infection control principles and procedures, including the use of standard precautions
  • Requirements for the currency of skill and knowledge
  • Legal, workplace and community considerations, including:
  • Awareness of the potential need for stress-management techniques and available support following an emergency situation, including the psychological impact on children
  • The duty of care requirements
  • Respectful behaviour towards a casualty
  • Own skills and limitations
  • Consent, including situations in which parental/caregiver consent is required
  • 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, including placement of pads for adults and children aged older than 8 years
  • Specific considerations when using an AED on children aged between 1 and 8 years, including identification of AED with paediatric capability, paediatric voltage and use of paediatric pads
  • Chain of survival
  • Standard precautions
  • How to conduct a visual and verbal assessment of the casualty
  • Principles and procedures for application of first aid management of the following scenarios:
  • Abdominal injuries
  • Allergic reaction
  • Anaphylaxis, including signs, symptoms and triggers and using different types of adrenaline auto-injectors
  • Asthma, including signs, symptoms and triggers and using different types of bronchodilators
  • 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
  • Febrile convulsions
  • Fractures
  • Head, neck and spinal injuries
  • Minor skin injuries
  • Needlestick injuries
  • Poisoning and toxic substances
  • Respiratory distress
  • Seizures, including epilepsy
  • Shock
  • Soft tissue injuries, including sprains and strains
  • Stroke
  • Unconsciousness
  • Basic anatomy and physiology relating to:
  • How to recognise a person is not breathing normally
  • Chest
  • Infant respiratory systems and implications for the provision of CPR
  • Basic anatomical differences between adults and children, and the implications for the provision of first aid
  • Normal clinical values for children
  • Response/consciousness
  • Upper airway and effect of positional change

Reference:

https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/hltaid004 accesssed on 18/01/2017

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