First Aid Units Update 2020

Oct 12, 2020

Make sure your RTO is up to date!

During August 2020, the AISC endorsed the release of eight new versions of the first aid units from the HLT Health Training Package. HLTAID001 through to HLTAID008 were replaced with HLTAID009 through to HLTAID016 respectively. All of these units were deemed not-equivalent apart from HLTAID008 to HLTAID016 which was deemed as equivalent.

ASQA has made arrangements for a simplified application process for any RTOs that have one of these units on their explicit scope of registration. This means if you have one of these units listed on your scope of registration on its own, ASQA will send you an email asking you if you wish to update your scope of registration to the new units.

By accepting this invitation, you are agreeing that you are aware of the changes and you will only commence delivery and marketing of the new units once you have incorporated the changes.

What do you need to do to get ready?

  • Update your Training and Assessment Strategies
  • Ensure you have recent industry engagement records that demonstrate your delivery strategies are suitable
  • Update your course outline or course information
  • Update your website
  • Update your training materials
  • Update your assessment materials
  • Conduct pre-validation on your assessment materials prior to delivery
  • Review your enrolment forms and any LLN assessments
  • Update your trainer files and trainer currency

If you need assistance getting ready, reach out to our team for support. Or if you’ve previously purchased Eduworks Resources’ first aid materials, we’ll have our updates ready within the next 2 weeks and we’ll be contacting you to find out if you want to upgrade.

What happens if the old units are on my scope because they are within a course I’m delivering?

The question about which first aid unit – old or new – to deliver in a qualification when the outdated one is listed has been a complicated and confusing one that’s been going around the industry for a while. While it might seem counter-intuitive, you always need to follow the rules of the qualification when you are deciding what units you need to deliver.

That means if one of the old units is listed as a required unit in the qualification you are delivering, you need to keep delivering that unit to meet the qualification packaging rules.

Take the CPP20218 Certificate II in Security Operations as an example – it has HLTAID003 Provide first aid listed as a core unit. ( This means providers delivering this qualification need to keep delivering HLTAID003 (the now superseded unit) until such a time that the CPP20218 qualification is updated to reflect the new first aid unit.

If you need help getting ready for the first aid changes or need first aid delivery materials or assessment tools, please get in touch with our team.

It’s business as usual (from home) for us here at RTO Advice Group. We’re here to support you and you can contact us as normal on 1300 676 870.

If you have any questions about our Eduworks Resources you can contact us by calling 1300 761 141.