This course applies to a wide range of settings where first aid emergencies may occur. It is relevant for people working in education, aged and community care, sport, outdoor recreation, travel and tourism, hospitality, industry enterprises as well as in home or other community environments. It covers all the content of 'Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation', 'Provide basic emergency life support' plus a range of additional topics in first aid for trauma and common medical conditions.

Participants will need the ability to meet the physical demands of providing first aid, including provision of CPR on the floor. It is also recommended that participants have language, literacy and numeracy skills equivalent to level 2 of the Australian Core Skill Framework.