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Title: First Aid Training in Australia


1
First Aid Training in Australia
  • Peter Mckie
  • Managing Director
  • PARASOL EMT Pty Limited

2
Content
  • Overview of First Aid Training in Australia
  • Australian Quality Training Framework
  • Training Packages
  • Units of Competency
  • Assessment

3
Overview of First Aid Training in Australia
  • Very similar in some states to UK model
  • First Aid training required under legislation
  • Number of first aiders mandated (1 per 25)
  • Large organisations (over 100) - Occupational
    First Aider
  • No Appointed Person
  • First aid kits required under legislation
  • Various standards depending on the
  • size of organisation
  • type of organisation
  • Codes of Practise on First Aid exist in each State

4
Overview of First Aid Training in Australia
  • Differences exist
  • No independent assessor required
  • Shorter courses
  • Several accreditation processes exist

5
Overview of First Aid Training in Australia
  • Dominated by traditional providers
  • St John - 315,000
  • Red Cross 90,000
  • Private providers are emerging
  • PARASOL EMT 42,000
  • Swinburne University - 30,000

6
Overview of First Aid Training in Australia
  • Subject to legislation
  • New South Wales
  • South Australia
  • Western Australia (Childcare)
  • Other states providers have to be
  • A Registered Training Organisation
  • Have first aid on scope of training

7
Relative Size of Market
UK Australia
Population 59.5 million 19. 3 Million
Area 244,108 sq km 7,682,300 sq km
8
Levels of training
  • First aid training has several levels
  • Senior First Aid
  • Most common workplace course
  • 1 or 2 day formats
  • 1 day with eLearning or pre-course material
  • CPR (2 4 hours)
  • Basic Life Support (1 day)
  • Occupational First Aid (4 days)
  • Remote Area First Aid (4 days)

9
eLearning
  • eLearning is the emerging area in first aid.
  • Reduce normal first aid course by 50
  • Pre-course
  • Reduce time away from work
  • Allows customisation of theory and practical
    aspects

10
Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF)
  • The AQTF is the quality system that underpins the
    national vocational education and training sector
    and outlines the regulatory arrangements in the
    states and territories
  • The framework consists of two sets of standards
  • Standards for Registered Training Organisations
  • Standards for State and Territory
    Registering/Course Accrediting Bodies

11
The National Training System
  • Industry leadership and engagement
  • Training qualifications developed by industry
  • Industry determines competencies for each
    qualification

12
Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF)
  • The primary objective of the AQTF is to provide
    the basis for a nationally consistent, high
    quality vocational education and training system
  • The Standards for Registered Training
    Organisations outline a set of 12 auditable
    standards that must be met and maintained for
    registration as a training provider in Australia

13
12 Standards for Registered Training
Organisations (RTO)
  1. Systems for quality training and assessment
  2. Compliance with legislative and regulatory
    requirements
  3. Effective financial management procedures
  4. Effective administrative and records management
    procedures
  5. Recognition of qualifications issued by other
    RTOs
  6. Access and equity and client service
  • Competence of RTO staff
  • RTO assessments
  • Learning and assessment strategies
  • Issuing AQF qualifications and statements of
    attainment
  • Use of national and state/territory logos
  • Ethical marketing and advertising

14
Training Packages
  • A training package is a set of nationally
    endorsed standards and qualifications for
    recognising and assessing peoples skills in a
    specific industry, industry sector or enterprise
  • Training packages describe the skills and
    knowledge that individuals need to perform
    effectively in the workplace
  • Teachers and trainers develop learning strategies
    the how depending on learners needs,
    abilities and circumstances

15
Training Packages
  • Training packages are developed by industry
    through national industry training advisory
    bodies.
  • Training packages are monitored and reviewed to
    ensure that they are current and continue to meet
    industry needs
  • Training packages consist of a set of endorsed
    components and some have an associated collection
    of support materials
  • Endorsed components include competency standards,
    qualifications and assessment guidelines
  • Support materials may include assessment
    materials, learning strategies, professional
    development materials

16
Training Packages
  • The benefits of training packages include
  • Training meets the needs and requirements of
    industry to the standard set by industry
  • Qualifications are consistent and nationally
    recognised
  • Students have the flexibility to choose how, when
    and where the training is undertaken
  • Individuals and businesses are assured of
    training and qualifications in areas that
    specifically suit the needs of the enterprise

17
Units of Competency
  • Units of competency comprise
  • Identifying code
  • Competency name
  • Unit descriptor
  • Elements of competency and performance criteria
  • Range statement
  • Evidence guide
  • National key competencies

18
Units of Competency
  • The unit descriptor provides a general guide to
    the purpose of the competency
  • Elements of competency are the building blocks of
    the unit of competency
  • They describe observable actions which result in
    outcome performance
  • They are the component activities of the
    competency- the smallest, logical, identifiable,
    discrete sub-groupings of actions and knowledge
    that make up a competency
  • They define the skills associated with the
    competency and provide guidance on the scope of
    the competency
  • They are directly linked to performance criteria

19
  • Performance criteria specify the required level
    of performance expected in the workplace
  • what people need to do to display competence
  • Describe evidence that can be observed
  • Describe aspects of work organisation and the
    overall work role
  • Describe only essential aspects of performance
  • Refer to the work requirements where practicable

20
  • Range of variables place a defined competency in
    the context in which it will be applied.
    Information includes
  • The unit scope
  • The unit context
  • Legislation such as occupational health and
    safety
  • The range of equipment, processes and procedures
  • Requirements arising from enterprise procedures
  • Special characteristics and needs of customers
  • Particular locations
  • The range of applications arising from particular
    quality assurance systems

21
  • Evidence guide helps in the interpretation and
    assessment of units in the standards, and
    indicate the context within which an individual
    would need to be assessed. These cover
  • Context for assessment
  • Critical aspects of the unit and its relationship
    to other units
  • The required evidence of competency

22
Moderation of Assessment
  • Moderation is the process of comparing standards
    of assessment across different courses,
    institutions or organisations, to ensure that
    assessments are valid, reliable, flexible and
    fair
  • Standards 8 9 of the AQTF require registered
    training organisations to
  • Ensure that assessments are valid and reliable
  • Validate their assessment strategies at least
    annually
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