Consultation of First Aid Until HLTAID001 – HLTAID007

Carol CareyNews

The draft new release of the First Aid units will be available for four weeks of public consultation from 21st July – 15th August 2014.


The First Aid Subject Matter Expert Group (SMEG), in which the Australian Resuscitation Council was represented, signed off the draft of the new release of First Aid units:  HLTAID001 – HLTAID007 (HLTAID008 not included in this review) on 7th July 2014.

Pending feedback, the next release of these units will be a Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council (CS&HISC) upgrade, resulting in no change to code or title of the units as they will be deemed equivalent.

Once endorsed, RTO’s who have the original HLTAID units on scope of registration may immediately use the new release version in their assessment tools and strategies. CS&HISC aim to have this new release available on by 6th October 2014.

Please ensure your feedback is submitted by 15th August 2014 as no extensions will be available.  This will be your final opportunity to comment on these units.

For full details on the units and to submit your feedback, please visit