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.

VU23090 Provide first aid management of anaphylaxis includes:

  • Triggers, signs and symptoms of mild to moderate allergic reactions and anaphylaxis
  • The appropriate first aid response for allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis.
  • Use of adrenaline autoinjector devices
  • Communicating details to emergency services and incident reporting procedures
  • Evaluating the response to an anaphylaxis incident

VU23091 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
  • Completion of the organisation's required documentation


There are no prerequisite units for this course. Participants are best equipped to successfully undertake this course if they have language, literacy and numeracy skills equivalent to the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) level 3.