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VTP251 Provide First Aid


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Alice Springs

Estimated completion time: year/s

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

This course provides the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to anyone 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 course that may provide a pathway to increased opportunities for employment in a diverse range of occupations and positions across all industries.

Credit transfers & pathways

Skills recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.
This can include skills from:

  • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
  • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
  • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact VET RPL Enquiries on 1800 238 838 or email

Credit Transfer
Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.
In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.


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Entry requirements

CDU Entry Requirements - 2019

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.

Course fees

2019 course fees will be:
Domestic Fees: $180.00 - Additional fees may apply for delivery outside of Alice Springs
Fee for Service: as per fee for service agreement

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.

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

  • 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: Alice Springs

    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

Community Services and Allied Health
Location: Casuarina & Alice Springs Campuses
Phone: 08 8946 7517 (Northern Region) or 08 8959 5239 (Southern Region)
Fax: 08 8946 7118

Business (Central)
Location: Alice Springs Campus
Phone: 08 8959 5467
Fax: 08 8959 5344

Course structure

To achieve VTP251 - Provide First Aid a total of three (3) units of competency must be completed as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

The total nominal hours for the sequence listed below is 34.

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

Code Module/Unit of Competency


HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation 4
HLTAID002  Provide basic emergency life support 12
HLTAID003  Provide first aid 18
  Total nominal hours for the qualification 34