This course applies to a wide range of settings where emergencies involving allergic reaction may occur. It is relevant for people working in childcare, education, aged and community care, tourism, hospitality and other workplace and community settings.

The course contains two units.

VU21800 Provide first aid management of anaphylaxis includes:

  • Triggers, signs and symptoms of mild to moderate allergic reactions and anaphylaxis
  • Emergency response to anaphylaxis, including ASCIA action plans.
  • Use of adrenaline autoinjector devices
  • Communicating details to emergency services and incident reporting procedures
  • Evaluating the response to an anaphylaxis incident

VU21801 Develop risk minimisation and risk management strategies for anaphylaxis includes:

  • Development of individual anaphylaxis management plans
  • Risk assessment for allergies
  • Implementation of strategies to minimise allergic reaction risk
  • Development of communication plans to raise awareness


There are no prerequisite units for this course. As a minimum, participants must have numeracy and literacy skills equivalent to the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) level 2.