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Short courses

VTP354 Provide First Aid

Not available to international students.



Estimated completion time: 0.5 year/s

* - Student Visa holders must study internally full time

CDU Reference
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
Occupation types
General Education - Not Occupationally Specific

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty in line with first aid guidelines determined by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and other Australian national peak clinical bodies.

The course applies to all persons who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

Career opportunities

Successful completion of this course will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to provide first aid response to a casualty in the workplace or in community settings. It is also a program that may provide a pathway to increased opportunities for employment in a diverse range of occupations and positions across all industries.

Credit transfers and pathways

Skills recognition

Skills recognition is not applicable to this course. CDU's short courses are highly targeted courses designed to help you improve a specific skill. They will help you improve your career prospects, maintain currency in your field, or allow you to try out something completely new.


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Entry requirements

CDU Entry Requirements - 2021

There are no formal entry requirements for these units. However, students will need to demonstrate an appropriate level of language, literacy and numeracy skills to undertake this course.

All VET International applicants are required to meet the English language proficiency for their chosen course of study.


This is a non-award course and a Statement of Attainment will be issued for nationally recognised units of competency successfully completed.

Additional information

VET for Secondary Students (VSS)

Select VSS for more detail about this program.

Location and study mode

Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

Locations: Palmerston

Study Mode: Internal
Some components of this qualification may be available in other modes of delivery and not all modes are available at all locations.

Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Contact details Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call).

Course structure

To achieve VTP354 - Provide First Aid, one (1) unit of competency must be completed as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

The total nominal hours for the sequence listed below is 18.

On successful completion of this program students will be issued with a Statement of Attainment.  

Code Module/Unit of Competency


HLTAID011 Provide First Aid 18
  Total nominal hours for the qualification 18

Course fees

Domestic Students
This course has a total of 18 hours, and thus the qualification cost is $180.00.
Fees are subject to change annually. Indicative government-subsidised and full course fees are shown on this document. For further clarification and information on fees, payment options, instalment plans and refunds contact CDU on 1800 061 963 or refer to

The following Fees are applicable to this course:

Domestic Students

Fee for service

In some circumstances this course may be available as fee-for-service. Please contact the relevant team to discuss delivery charges for this program.

International Students

International students

How to apply direct to CDU

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.


You will need a valid email address to create your online account.


Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.


There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner to help you apply

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from theAustralian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.


To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

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To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.


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