First Aid Industry Reference Committee recommendations in regard to delivery of First Aid training impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic Over the past few weeks, many training providers have contacted us asking for advice on continued training activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, we have been unable to provide any advice on this matter. on Wednesday…

The following ARC guidelines were recently updated (Document date: Nov 2019) Guideline 9.1.7 – First Aid Management of a Crushed Victim Guideline 9.2.3 – Shock: First Aid Management of the Seriously Ill or Injured Person View the updated guidelines at www.resus.org.au 

On Monday 4th Nov, SkillsIQ released the second draft first aid units of competency for public consultation. The consultation will end at 5.00pm on Friday 22nd November. All feedback must be provided via the feedback forum on the SkillIQ website. View the documents and provide feedback at the link below. https://www.skillsiq.com.au/FeedbackForum/TrainingPackages1/HLTHealth/FirstAidDraft2

ASQA has updated its previously published information on third party arrangements to provide further clarification in line with questions received from the VET sector. The updated information provides scenarios to help providers understand what may or may not be considered a third party arrangement between registered training organisations (RTOs). It also presents modified language to…

ASQA recently notified RTO’s of updated guidance on third-party arrangements coming into effect. The transition period for existing arrangements to meet the requirements set out in the General Direction has been extended from 1 November 2019 to 1 January 2020. More information? Fact sheet—third-party arrangements General Direction—third-party arrangements for training and or assessment of VET…

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…

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