The Education and Care Services National Law (Section 169) and National Regulations (Regulation 136) mandates that for approved services that provide education or care to a child (e.g. school or daycare), that there must be at least one member of staff present:

  • Who holds a current first aid qualification;
  • Who has undergone approved anaphylaxis management training;
  • Who has undergone emergency asthma management training.

This could be one member of staff who has completed all modules, or three members of staff who have completed one module each. The fine for non-compliance is $2000. However, it is worth remembering that the real cost of non-compliance could be a child’s life.

At We Train You, as a Licensed Training Provider of Safety Corp (RTO 91694), we offer accredited HLTAID004 training. “Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting”. HLTAID004 is approved by the Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) as an appropriate course for first aid, asthma, and anaphylaxis.

In addition to covering asthma and anaphylaxis, participants of the course are also trained in general first aid topics such as broken bones and fractures, soft tissue injuries, choking, and drowning amongst many other scenarios. Importantly, this course also covers how to provide CPR to infants, children, and adults. Adult, child, and infant CPR certification should be retaken every 12 months to remain valid.

For more information about any of our courses, or to book a place on one, you can call us on (08) 9337 3451 or email us at info@wetrainyou.com.au.