On Friday 9th August 2019, the Australian Skills Quality Authority published guidance on third-party agreements. There are some significant implications for third-party providers. At this time NIFAT is seeking further clarification from ASQA in relation to advertising and marketing provisions. The recent guidance suggests that any advertising and marketing must be done in the name…

We are excited to announce COBA First Aid as the Silver Sponsor for the 2018 National First Aid Trainers Conference. COBA First Aid provides a complete e-learning package that meets the knowledge component of HLTAID003 & HLTAID004. COBA's resources are produced for First Aid Trainers and RTO's throughout Australia. Integrating Online & Face-to-Face learning allows…

SkillsIQ, the Service Skills Organisation responsible for the First Aid Units of Competency, has updated the First Aid Companion Volume. Updates include: How do recent updates to ANZCOR Guideline 9.1.1 First Aid for Management of Bleeding affect the first aid Units of Competency? Clarification of the use of adrenaline auto-injectors (including no disassembly) Removal of…

Thank you Lisa for submitting the following questions. Can a minor consent to treatment, when a parent is not available to give consent on the minor’s behalf?; and Can a minor consent to treatment, when a parent declines treatment on his/her behalf? See the response at the following link. https://emergencylaw.wordpress.com/2018/02/26/first-aid-treatment-of-a-minor/ 

National consultations are currently open for the following draft 2018 Industry Skills Forecasts: First Aid (closing date: Monday 5 March 2018). Please click here to access these documents, as well as Online Feedback Forms where you will be able to submit your comments and feedback. You are invited to review the drafts and provide feedback…

It's with much excitement that we announce the attendance of Chris Solomons at the 2018 National First Aid Trainers Conference. Chris worked as an Emergency Medical Dispatcher (EMD) with the Yorkshire Ambulance Service (UK) for 20 years before moving to the patient transport service. During the time Chris worked as an EMD, the BBC were…

Recently a member asked the following question. Last week first aiders at a hotel attended a gentleman who had suffered a cardiac arrest in the hotel carpark. On arrival, they commenced CPR and applied an AED. Full resuscitation efforts were made. While attending to the gentleman the wife was becoming increasingly agitated saying that he had…

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